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Patrik Alan Salon, Inc. - Arnold, Maryland, United States

May 25, 2008 - I have to post to echo the raves about Patrick - he is absolutely wonderful and is truly the best stylist I have been to since making the "natural" switch from a relaxer a few years ago. He has worked his magic on my hair twice now, and he has a real understanding of curly hair, the needs of curly girls in general, and how to meet the needs of the individual client. I Prior to Patrick, I had been going to another highly-regarded stylist on this site for years (even before growing out the relaxer). She helped me through my transition and, while I love her to pieces, there was one limitation that drove me nuts - her cuts looked beautiful when they were short, but grew out into the dreaded triangle. EVERY time. For two years. I've always worn my hair longer, and wanted to keep that up with the curls – but she only seemed to be able to make my curls work when they were short. I found Patrick on this site and made an appointment. When I sat down on my first trip, I explained my frustrations and Patrick understood immediately. He listened carefully, asked some questions, spent some time studying my curl pattern, and immediately went to work on the (dry!) "DevaCurl" cut. At first, I was surprised at how detailed his work was - literally each curl - but once I saw the finished product, I was thrilled. He gave me some excellent tips and a real understanding of the “realities” of curly hair. I had a cut I loved and was armed with knowledge as to how to keep it up. I was on cloud 9. The real test, though (and the reason I waited to write a review) was the "growing out" period. Well - six months passed - and I LOVED it. Beautiful, long layers that fell where they were supposed to go without much work on my part. Healthier, more hydrated curls that no longer frizzed within 5 seconds of drying. AND NO TRIANGLE. Bliss. I just went back for my second cut and was as happy as I was after the first. In addition to Patrick’s skill, friendliness, and willingness to answer questions, the salon is comfortable and very relaxing. What are you still waiting for? Go, go!