Jul 25, 2011 - Valdeh is as good as they get when it comes to curly hair. I went to the Styling Hutch (Ouidad Salon) in Plano for many years and although I was generally happy with the curly/ouidad carve and splice technique, they really only seem to do one hairstyle in different lengths. No bangs, no layers..just curly cuts with no real style. Ouidad, herself, has had the same hairstyle for 15 years! I left the Styling Hutch so that I could experiment with different styles, but the cuts I received weren't really great for my curly hair. Valdeh seems like the best of both worlds. I can get a haircut suitable for my curls, and still try out new styles. He doesn't seem to be bothered that I have a ton of layers...he worked with it. He didn't try to talk me out of shorter hair..he just went with it and still gave me a great cut. I understand that there are some cuts more suitable for curly hair and I'm on board with everything Ouidad says, but stylists married to Ouidad are corporate/restricted in what they can say and sell. It's just hair, and I want to have fun with it for a while and Valdeh is definitely the right guy for the job. He has the training but he's independent. Perfect for me. He's very intelligent and pleasant and I like that. I'm not opposed to buying whatever products he recommends, but I have a ton of Ouidad stuff left and he didn't upsell at all which I appreciated. Prices are reasonable...more than a normal haircut but it's worth it. All in all, a very good experience, and a really nice guy. I will definitely go back.