Nov 23, 2009 - Let me start off by saying I love her!I don't agree with the negative reviews at all. I went to Malaika because a good friend of mine had gone to see her based on the reviews on this website and her hair looks the best it's ever looked. Malaika took a lot of time in the beginning to find out about me, my routine, and my hair woes. After we talked she gave me a fabulous shampoo (she really gets in there and massages the scalp which I LOVE!) and did a quick 5 min mask to help put some moisture back into my frazzeled hair. She took her time with the haircut and explained everything she was doing. I ended up with the best haircut I have ever had. She trimmed the length (I'm trying to grow it out),took out all of the bulkiness and then she added shorter layers around the front which really helped open up my face. She was very approachable and pleasant to talk to. I felt like we had been friends for years. She wrote down everything she used on my hair and and gave it to me and she told me that she knows curly hair is different everyday(Amen to that!)and if I had any issues with the cut or problems styling it myself to never hesitate to call her. That made me feel like she really cared abut my happiness as a client and that means a lot to me. I had a great experience and I highly recommend her.