Jun 30, 2008 - I went online and saw all the great reviews for Malaika so I decided to try her out.I have extremly long curly hair and am embarassed to say I had not had a cut in 3 years! My last cut was so bad I was just too afraid to try anyone else. Malaika was so sympathetic to my concerns. I did not want to loose much length but knew my ends were horrible.She compromized with me to make my first visit less tramatic and took off some of dead ends and reshaped my hair so it no longer resembled a carpet. I was so happy with the results and comfortable with her that I went back a month later to get rid of the rest of the bad ends.If you have curly hair that needs serious help go to Malaika she definitly takes your concerns to heart and will give you a cut that includes your input in the process.