Cate gave me one of the best haircuts I've ever had. She listened to my needs for my cut, she was confident in her cutting technique (actually, she had one more Ouidad certfication class to go through until they cut the program and didn't want to offer certification to anyone outside of their own "certified" salons.), and she made recommendations and provided suggestions on styling and products. Cate has been studying curly hair for quite some time now; especially since she's got gorgeous curly hair herself. She was extremly willing to share her tips and tricks; and expects you to share yours with her too! Cate has an exciting and extroverted personality, so, be ready for a ride in her chair -- along with one of the best cuts you'll ever get. Another thing that's nice about the Blades salon is that each stylist has their own private area -- sort of like a private office, where they do all of their services from consultation to shampooing to waxing to even payment. It's all done in the stylist's personal "office" or their own personal "shop" or storefront. It's quite neat actually. You should go!