Jun 16, 2012 - Went in and basically said "Do something to this 2C mess, maybe I'm growing it out, but I'm not sure, I hate it all over the back of my neck." I had a vague idea of an early Ani-Difrancoesque look, and said a few times that I like the bulk of my hair to be higher rather than lower. Maureen started by shaping my hair into a bob-esque look, then wanted to dry it straight to make sure I could wear it that way. It's a nice move, but I NEVER wear my hair straight, which I told her a few times. She insisted, so I said well what the heck and let her round-brush dry it....into a horrible New England Prep Mom pageboy. To her credit, she did see the look of horror on my face, but it took about three repetitions of me saying "I just never wear it straight, it looks so weird, it's just not me" before she said "Well let's wet it down again." Once it was wet and I'd sat under the dryer for a little to let it curl, I was pleasantly surprised. It was that sort of top-heavy shape that I like and it was a length that I could still clip back in the front if I wanted. I'll definitely go back to the salon-I may try another stylist, but I think I'm on the right track with Judy Jetson. Maureen says she has 2c-ish hair like me but she DOES wear it blowdried straight, so maybe cut wise she's more comfortable with defined curls over curly-ish fuzz.