Apr 01, 2013 - I'm BRAND spanking new to this whole curly hair thing, and decided that I wanted to find a stylist to encourage my curls. I live 80 miles from this salon, but Melanie got such high reviews here that I decided it could be worth the drive to see her. I feel like I'm having an affair - stepping out with someone other than the stylist I've gone to (and adore) for 15 years......... But Melanie is worth a whole lot of inconvience if you're a curly girl in West/Mid Michigan. I honestly doubted that she could be as good as her reviews here, but she is. Not only does she "get" being curly, she provides DevaCurl products at a HUGE discount to her clients. That discount alone made it worth my trip. Melanie is fabulous: VERY knowledgable, very personable, very encouraging, and she gave me the best haircut I've ever had. Granted, it's the first haircut I've ever had that encourages my curls, but I'm loving it. The true test was styling it myself after the cut, and it passed that test easily. I'm a HUGE fan of Melanie, and a very happy new client.