Feb 06, 2011 - I have been going to the JT Salon in Toronto for a few years but business has not taken me back to Toronto and the cost of travel plus the salon meant I had to find a closer alternative. I tried someone local and it was ok but not great. So based on NC reviews I found Julie at Studio Jade II. I waited almost 2 weeks to post to see how things settled and how the cut was after i did it. I had Julie do a colour, highlights and a cut. I love lots of highlights and I got them. She did a great job with both the colour and highlights. She took time with my hair before the cut, playing with it, looking at the curl pattern, where it was thicker etc. My hair is much shorter now then when I went in (which is what I wanted) and I love it. Having washed and styled it myself a few times it is still looking good, curl pattern good, staying in place well, framing my face well etc. Overall I was really pleased with Julie, her knowledge of curls and how to cut them, the time she took to work with me and identify my needs, and the salon in general. If you are looking for someone in the Ottawa area I'd recommend Julie without reservation. The salon is easy to find and free parking - a bonus in the city! It was well worth the trip to Ottawa and I will be going back!