I went in some months ago for the Ouidad cut. Seriously, one of the worst hair cuts I have ever had. They carved out a ton of my hair, and it was a mess to say the least! To top off the horrible cut, they were super high pressure pushing products, which they had caked into my hair. Never again! They charge nearly $100, and all they did was ruin my hair.
Dawn is the other Ouidad certified stylist in the state of MN, and she is abosolutely an amazing find! My curls have never looked so beautiful, and her own daughter has naturally curly hair so she really cares and takes a lot of pride in the work that she does. She really understands curls, and takes the time to get to know you and lets you get comfortable with the Ouidad cut and style without pushing for a dramatically different change the first hair cut. She listens to my questions and comments throughout the whole cut and style process. She's never pushed products on me, and has never made me feel as if she was rushing through my cut and style. Her work is just wonderful! The fact that she has such a wonderful and kind personality really is a perfect addition to a beautiful cut and style!
Theresa is a certified Oiudad stylist, one of only two in the entire state of MN as of Oct 2009. She is an experienced, talented stylist who now knows how to cut curly hair. I highly recommend her for all curly girls. Don't be fooled by those who claim to know how to cut curly hair. Just because they can avoid the often mentioned "christmas tree" effect doesn't mean they have any real training for curly hair. It just means enough people have let them experiment on their curly hair and they've learned a couple of tricks through trial and error. Go with a certified Oiudad trained stylist. You won't regret it! The salon itself is warm and friendly, but located in a strip mall. Those of you who prefer a hip, trendy salon may not care for the ambiance, but you will LOVE the haircut that Theresa gives you. The drive to Excelsior will be well worth the results.