I went in with a giant head of unruly, frizzy, dry, over-processed, horribly damaged hair. He knew I wanted to cut it off and start over. I was worried I would have to "live with it" for a looong while until it got to the point where I was happy with it (since I have never liked short hair on me)...BUT when he finished my hair cut I was shocked. This is the BEST hair cut I have ever gotten, even after trying other Portland Salons listed here as "curl-friendly". I am sticking with my new short curly 'do and my new favorite stylist!