- St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Dec 02, 2009 - Helen is an awesome and cool girl. I went to her after reading the reviews on this site, and I was glad; so glad. I only get my hair cut by her and I'm only in St. Louis twice a year. After not having my hair cut in almost two years, because of fear of getting a hack job, the first time I went to Helen she explained everything she was doing as she did it. My curls usually have good formation, so of course I got the same formation, but my hair was more consistent, balanced, and shiny!
I felt like my hair was more of a collaboration between her and I, as I was talking about what I wanted, giving her ideas of what to do, getting her feedback, and then she would execute accordingly. This kind of collaboration with a stylist really opens your eyes to how it should be with a stylist. It shouldn't be one minute of, "This is what I want." Then the stylist goes to work without anymore feedback as they talk about your day. It made me really aware of how important it is to have a stylist who you can still keep giving feedback on what you want while they are in mid-cut. It's your hair. It's okay to ask questions or change some plans during the haircut.
Also, she always seemed happy to go through this routine, as she was never frustrated with my continuous questions and feedback. She just replied or asked a question to make sure we were on the same page. She's really a nice girl who knows what she's doing with curly hair. I can't wait to go back to St. Louis in two weeks to have my hair cut again by her.