I have gone to several hairstylists over the years. I have extremely curly hair, cross between hispanic and caucasian. I have even gone to curly hair specialists and paid an arm and a leg. Don't waste your time. I went to Debbie explained to her very honestly exactly how I wanted my hair. I don't think she specializes in curly hair per say, but sure felt like it. She listened to what I wanted very carefully. I came out with movie star hair and paid a lot less to get it. I feel it isn't always a certificate that matters, but the relationship with your hairstylist that's most important. I'd recommend her in a heart beat.