A couple of thoughts. If you're happy with the cut, just not the styling, don't let her style it. I always walk out of the salon with wet hair. I leave my clips in the car, scrunch, and put them in for the drive home. Or something like that.

But, if you're itching to try a curly cut, ask your stylist - in a conversational, friendly way - if she knows anything about "that curly salon" down the road. Make it sound like a curiosity - maybe she'll be curious, too, and want to know more about curly cuts.