I started going to Chris after paying big bucks at the Ouidad NY salon. I think going to Ouidad once or twice is a good idea to learn how to handle curly hair, but finding someone local and affordable is even better. I admired another woman's great curly hair and was referred to Chris. Headhunters is a plain, neighborhood salon and Chris does a good job. My hair always looks nice and healthy. I request no razor/thinning shears and I bring my own Kinky Curly conditioner and custard. I always sit under the dryer. I heard he does awesome blowouts, but haven't had the time to find out. Everyone at the salon is pleasant. A great find!