Apr 12, 2008 - New to Atlanta I checked out this website to see who would be the best stylist to try out after 12 years with the only woman I trusted with my hair, Ivonne Cascallares of Golden Scissors in Wheaton, IL (of all places!). I decided to go with Kristen James who is famous for her "C" cut for curly hair. She charged $100! The cut was good, she gave me conditioning treatment & decent conversation, but certainly not $100 worth. I decided to try someone else in a more reasonable price range and had heard of Malaika on here, but also got a reference from a friend of the family who used to live here in ATL, now lives in Chicago. So I scheduled the appointment. Malaika was running behind about 30 minutes, which was a bit irritating, but I hung in there. I was a bit thrown off by the straight haired weave or wig she had on and hesitant when I first sat down in her chair. She did a consultation and showed me some samples of what she was thinking - I told her I wanted something more fun/funky - I had 11 in. cut off in June '07 after 15 years of long curly hair - it was growing out to close to shoulder length and I was bored. She gave me a lovely fun cut and conversation that was actually interesting (without prying into my life). I've decided to stick with Malaika and encourage other weary curly haired Latinas to check her out!