I always end up getting my hair styled at the salon. I think I've always walked out with my hair styled for probably the past 13 years or so. But I go to top notch salons, so I haven't ever really ended up with a bad style. It's also kind of fun because they can show you different ways to style your hair (I'm talking mostly straight haircuts, not Deva). I went in one day and the guy decided to make my hair wavy. Not like natural hair wavy. Like 20's flapper wavy. Except not greasy like I imagine in my mind when I think of 20's flappers. It was reminiscent of finger waves, but was softer and moved more.

I also like to watch them as they style it so I can recreate it at home. But that's because it was a banging style. If I consistently walked out with a bad styling job every time, I wouldn't hesitate to tell them to leave it alone.
http://public.fotki.com/SunshineGrrl/ pw: drama
This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.