Jan 13, 2009 - I went to Futuro (now called Al Couture) specifically because of the positive review here, but I was very sorely disappointed. I walked in with waves and curls and walked out with almost-straight hair! Al's hair-cutting technique was very strange. He picked up pieces of hair, twirled them round into a rope and then dragged (can't think of a better word) the scissors down the length to cut layers. It actually reminded me a lot of razor-cutting techniques. Unfortunately he kept twisting the hair in the opposite direction from the curl, and so effectively straightened it! Granted, I didn't go in there with a great haircut, and I am (now) happy with the cut he gave me. The atmosphere, conversation and coffee were great, but this doesn't make up for a hairdresser who is willing to misinform a customer to get a commission.