Mark is fabulously talented! Kind and caring. Salon Xia is this charming little converted house and the cuts are affordable. Mark takes the time to discuss with you what you want/need and what will work for your hair type, lifestyle, and the amount of time and effort you are willing to put in to accomplish your look! He does not do a dry cut, nor was he trained in the Deva or Ouidad techniques, but his experience with "ethnic" hair and his styling methods have definitely made a HUGE difference in my transformation to a No-Poo, Sulfate & Paraben free, Rocking My Natural Curls kind of Girl! I just saw him last week for a cut, texturisation, overall clean up and for the first time in a long time, I can say 1) I'm deliriously happy and 2) this is what my REAL hair looks like (or should!) Can't say enough good things.