- Anson Howard-Owner
May 19, 2011 - Anson is the BEST stylist EVER!!!!! I just discovered this awesome website courtesy of one of my curlie girlie friends and must tell you about the greatest stylist in the Raleigh-Durham area--ANSON HOWARD!!!!! I have been going to Anson regularly (about three times a year) for over 6 years. I will never go to anyone else!!!! Not only does Anson have an exceptional knowledge of how to effectively and beautifully cut, color, and style curly hair, he has a ridiculously comprehensive knowledge of hair, period!!!!! I have the most difficult hair ever--I'm a 3b with some kinks. Anson is so thoughtful when he's cutting hair-whether you get a trim or a drastic cut (which I switch all the time. I also switch my color up and Anson always impresses!). Anson not only listens to EVERYTHING you want or are concerned about, he talks you through the process and tells you every detail you would ever need to know about your particular hair type. Anson is also really knowledgeable about the current trends in color, changes in hair protection technology, and the latest products (he's always fully stocked with great products to try! He even uses the newest ones on you in the chair!!) For those of you with non-curly friends or relatives, I'm the only one in my family with curly hair. My mom, brother, and uncle, who all have different hair types, have been going to see Anson for 6 years as well and are ALWAYS happy! I live in Columbia, South Carolina and gladly drive the 3.5 hours to have Anson do my hair. Because his prices are so reasonable for the services you get, I can travel to see him and keep up with my style. PS: Anson's salon is adorable: it's decorated with modern art and he always has really mellow, chill music in the background. Anson is hilarious and super fun to talk to. He's a sweetheart and really cares about his customers. He truly is the best stylist in Raleigh!!!