Nov 17, 2009 - I saw Malaika and she was very nice, easy to talk to, and asked alot of detailed questions about my hair. She even introduced my to a fantastic shampoo for people with seborrhea that doesn't dry out hair. The problem was with the cut. I wanted a trim/touch-up to the length and layers I already had. Somehow, the length on my sides turned out 2 inches shorter than the length in the back. I'm not sure if this is a new curly hair cutting "technique" but it just looked odd on me. From the front, it looked like I had shoulder length hair and from the side it looked noticeably longer (my husband even noticed it). I ended up going back the next day so I could have someone even it out more. Malaika wasn't there, so I saw Jade. At first, Jade acted like he didn't see a problem with my hair and kept trying to fluff it in place to show nothing was wrong (eventhough no one's hair could naturally fall the way he was trying to place it). When washing my hair, he took "scalp-sensitive" to a whole new level by only washing the ends of my hair, not even touching my head with the water or shampoo/conditioner. After he made the adjustments I wanted to the length, he dried my hair for maybe 2 minutes with a diffuser, removed the smock I was wearing, then said "have a nice weekend," leaving my hair one step above soaking wet. At that point, I was so frustrated with the whole experience I just prefered to leave the salon instead of asking to have my hair dried more. I was hoping to have been "wow-ed" by my experience at Helmet like most of the other reviewers on this site, but I will definitely be returning to my old stylist.