I, too, started to see Alberto after reading the positive feedback on this site. The first few visits were great; he listened to what I wanted, gave me some great styling tips, and introduced me to amazing products that I still use. However, as I continued to see him, it started to feel like he wasn't listening to what I wanted anymore. The last time I saw him, the end result was hideous; I never deviate from what I want in a cut. I like my hair longer (both in layers and overall length) but he cut it much shorter than I like (when dry, it stopped right above my shoulders) and the layers were choppy. After that visit, I did not go back. I seriously let my hair grow out for at least a year and started to go see another stylist in the area.