Alise is fantastic. She does a dry-cut for my curly hair and I really prefer it. She's also a great listener. I take a very active role in what style I want and she's open to all my "how about a little x here and a little y there." And when I explain any problems she always has a suggestion/solution to address it. I would highly recommend Alise if you've got curly hair; especially if you want a real style, something other than a curly A-frame bob. Lastly, she also works in a salon in Livermore or Pleasanton California if that's closer for you.