Aug 02, 2008 - I went to Dana after reading all of the great reviews on this site, and after trying unsuccessfully to make peace with my curly hair a few times. I've had my hair cut by him 3 times now, and overall I have been pleased. The first cut was when my hair was long, and he shaped it up and brought out the curl really well. I've been wearing it curly ever since. I'd been wanting to cut it short for a while now and ran htis by him during my first cut. He was supportive and so I bit the bullet and had him cut it short the second time I visited M Salon. Still good results. The 3rd time I went back was for a trim to shape up my hair as I grew it out again, but this time the cut didn't last for much longer than about 2 weeks. It just didn't grow out very well and I found I needed another cut badly after just a few weeks. Although his fee of $45 is pretty inexpensive for the city, it wasn't cheap enough that I could afford it very often! I decided to try another salon (Twilight; I wrote a review for them, too), and was quite pleased. I think I will go back to them rather than to Dana/M given that I got more attention, just as good (if not better) a cut, and all for a cheaper price. I do have to say that I didn't find M Salon as a whole very comfortable. It's a funky place but the staff isn't particularly friendly (if not being downright rude). I had the same experience that it sounds like a lot of others have had with the owner and rest of the staff. Overall I was pleased with Dana's cuts, although I did not feel like he spent a lot of time on my hair (each cut was about 30 minutes). I felt like he knew what he was doing - of course, a good thing - but felt like he didn't spend a lot of time getting to know my hair.