I found Carol at Salon 54 through this website and I had to come back a give a review. I have been seeing her for two years now and I have never been happier with my curls than during these past two years! She rocks! Carol understands curls so well and has enhanced mine every time. She introduced me to Redken Ringlet 07, which has changed everything for me. I also went through an illness where i lost about half of my hair and Carol was with me through it all. She worked with it and made me feel beautiful when I felt helpless. My haircut is about $45 every 4 months and I'm okay with that because it is almost a therapy session for me too because Carol is so sweet and fabulous! She even pinned up my hair for free when I was a bridesmaid last summer. And if you didn't think it could get better, the salon sends out a nice coupon for your birthday every year. :)
I found Carol after looking for Deva stylists on their site. I had already tried the most highly recommended one (when I called to make an appt.) at Bellabloom, also in PTC, and had not been at all pleased. Carol, one of the owners, is herself a curly. She's Deva trained but doesn't use that method strictly, but rather what works for your hair and its current needs after conferring with you. She cut mine wet the first visit, and I loved it the entire time until I went back the second time. That time I had her cutting off old highlights, so she cut it dry so she could see their cut-off point better. I didn't like the cut quite as well, but I think it's largely because I had her go shorter than I really like just to get rid of more of them. Anyway, I'll definitely go back - I already have my next appointment scheduled - the first available was 45 days from when I called, unfortunately - I got in in about a week when I called for the first appointment. I don't know yet which, if either, is the norm. Rates are very reasonable, compared to most other curly cutters I've tried, and I've tried a lot, LOL. I believe it was $38 both times. They're actually located on Hwy 54 between the lake and Hwy 74 in the shopping center on the corner of Willowbend Rd. They use Aveda and other lines, but NOT Deva. She uses methods many of us here are familiar with and use ourselves: applying product to very wet hair, clipping the top for lift, scrunching with paper towels instead of terrycloth, diffusing, etc.