Aug 21, 2012 - I can't even tell you how great my experience was with Melissa! For starters, she is very friendly and easy to talk to. She also has AMAZING curls. It is always a good sign when your stylist has great hair. When it came to the actual hair cut, I was extremely happy with the results. I asked to get about 5 inches cut off my hair (my hair is now a bit above BSL). Melissa spent a lot of time creating layers so my curls would fall nicely. The new cut is fabulous - my hair is lighter and curlier than it was before! Melissa is an expert about curly hair products (plus, her knowledge is in no way limited to Deva products). I consider myself to be quite knowledgeable about products/ingredients as I have been CG for about 2 years, but I learned a ton from Melissa. I absolutely love learning about new products, so this aspect of the Deva cut was really fun for me. She sent me home with a list of products that she thought would help me get the maximum amount of curl out of my wavy-curly hair. She also gave me various other tips like how to better distribute product into my long hair, how to properly clip my roots for volume (she even sent me home with a container of clips!), and techniques for getting wearable 2nd and 3rd day hair. My appointment was a week ago, and I have since been using the new products she suggested, along with some of my HG ones, and my hair looks SO AMAZING! I felt the need to write this review so everyone knows how great my experience was - I'm actually shocked that she doesn't have more reviews on here. I would definitely recommend Melissa to any curly girl!