Apr 06, 2013 - Oh my gosh! Twila rocked my socks, err, curls off! I'm in Portland for the weekend...and have this itch for an awesome layered cut. I have a severe phobia of going to the salon because of too many botched curly cuts. So bad, I the last time I had a cut was from a friend THREE years ago. Before that, it had been another three years. It just takes so long to recover from the bad ones! So I got on here looking for a place to go that might *fingers crossed* have a last minute opening while I am in town. I saw all the raving reviews for Chai & Mychal. I called & Twila answered. She said they weren't available, but would I be willing to see someone else? That they all have been trained in curly hair & do dry cuts. Sold. She had me at dry cuts. I was a bit apprehensive, I'm not going to lie, just because I couldn't find anything on her curly magic. Lately I've been feeling the need for a change. I have 3B long hair that gets weighed down at the top and lots of volume at the bottom. Dramatic layers is what I wanted. She was so enthusiastic, and has a whimsical movement and aura to her cutting. Like it flows from her whole body. Anyways. I tried to keep my cool as she was taking a good 6"+ off for the shortest layer. Tiny bits of anxiety, eyes watering, throat burning building up. But I asked for it & concealed my fright well! Boy am I glad. It came out far better than I could have ever imagined! She kept my length in the back and fixed me up good! I will be back all the way from Seattle!