Aug 20, 2008 - I'm 31 and have been frustrated with my hair for as long as I can remember. My curls went into overdrive at puberty and until college I just slathered on the strongest (ultra hold) gel I could find. In college I tried to be more adventurous but I never had a good stylist-- always bouncing from once place to the next (following my mother) so I used whatever my roommates had. This resulted in frizzy hair constantly tied back in a ponytail or bun. Once I got my first job I hit every place in Manhattan from cheap to super expensive. And I left each place more frustrated and annoyed that I was flushing money down the toilet. Just a few months ago I spent a few $$$$ on hair products from folica.com. Still no success. I found this site and read every review. After my last stylist that I had a love/hate relationship with left me frustrated from my last haircut I decided I was ready to to try a salon based on people's reviews. I'll admit I was super nervous. I didn't want to flush more money down the toilet. I made an appt with Carlos and told all my co-workers,"Ok I'm getting my rat's nest FIXED wish me luck!!" I had my appointment yesterday and I can't believe this but I am SO excited with what Carlos did. He was MORE than thorough. From the moment I sat in the chair he started talking about my daily routine and how I can make changes to transform my hair. I know I'll never have super easy hair to deal with but it's now DO-ABLE and I did not leave my house this morning cursing my curls. * I also ride a motorcycle to work so you can imagine I have a lot of helmet/curl issues working against me. Carlos cut my hair dry which no stylist has done before (even bumble and bumble and aveda failed me)! I am using the products he recommended (totally affordable and can be found at major beauty supply stores) and am giving this new routine a full 30 days. You won't be disappointed. The salon is very inviting and serene. Carlos is not intimidating and I was more than blunt with how I felt about past stylists and $$ I spent on products. I by no means 'rake in the dough.' I saved up my money and can honestly say that you are getting your money's worth. Every girl in the salon had super curly hair and I saw how gorgeous some highlights came out! Something I might think about down the road. According to Carlos I only need my hair cut every 4-6 months. So when I did the math..HE is cheaper than my cheap hair cuts every 4-6 weeks!! If you want a good hair cut and you have crazy curly hair then save up the money because you are worth it. And you will leave satisfied! Rock on Carlos!