Feb 14, 2010 - Let me tell you how thrilled I am with Marlene! Yesterday, we were in Chicago for my birthday (we live 2 hours away in Indiana) and my hair was driving me absolutely crazy. On a lark, I mentioned that I'd love a great haircut. Enter Marlene, hair goddess, via the wonders of blackberry and nc.com! We dropped by the salon, and to my surprise and gratitude, Marlene was able to fit me in right then. She styled my 3a/3b hair into the most beautiful curls. It has been years, YEARS, since my hair has looked this good - if ever! My flat, long, lifeless hair was transformed into gorgeous, bouncy, shoulder-length curls. She took my hair seriously (and we all know how important that is!), answered my questions and made great recommendations. I have been lucky to experience many curl-friendly stylists, and Marlene has a special gift and an innate talent of knowing curls. Plus, she is a complete sweetheart! On a side note, I was stopped more than once throughout the day and asked about my hair - when was the last time that has happened? And fresh from the stylist, no less! Thanks to all who reviewed Marlene - she is as wonderful as they say! And a special thanks to her two sweet family members who so graciously shifted their schedules to make room for me.