Karen isn't Deva certified, she doesn't use the Carve & Slice method, and doesn't cut hair dry. I say this because for 10 years I tried many Lehigh Valley salons, and traveled into NYC for cuts. What she is is a brilliant stylist that understands wave and curl. Her salon is small, friendly, and relaxing. She instinctively knew what to do with my hair -- no fuss, no muss. I left with the best haircut and color I have ever had and 7 weeks later my hair still looks terrific. So I took my "wavy" kids, and left with the same great results. I'll save the bus ride into NY to see a show. I now I have sanctuary to go get pretty close to home.