If you don't want to read it all, my stylist recommendation is Jason!!!!
I have always loved fun hair. And my hair is a bit unconventional for Texas being almost as short as most men. But the cursed hair gods gave me fine thin hair and greasy scalp. Not cool. That and I""m from Seattle. Which compared to Texas has a very different sense of style.
All of this added up to making it very difficult for me to find someone who knew how to do hair! My hair! It's not difficult (in my opinion), but it certainly not a very often requested style around her. I spike the back, longer in the front, wispy sideburns, and play with browns and blondes as far as color. Think pixie. But apparently pixie is hard. Or pixie and color, without making me look like I have stripes on my head, is hard.
I have been to 5 different hair salons in the past five years. And I get my hair done about every 5-7 weeks. They have all given it a great shot, but if I came upon someone who had great color or an interesting cut, I would always seek out their hairstylist.
And then August 2007 I meet Jason. Jason had cool hair. And it turned out Jason DID HAIR! So I went to see him at Emmanuel Salon. Very hip little place. And it's now over a year later and I still go to Jason. We have great conversation, he gives me great color, and he perfects the cut. No more stripey hair and no more awkward cuts.
Beyond that, they give amazing head massages during the shampoo phase. And everyone else there is super cute and trendy. My husband saw another stylist as Jason was unavailable and she did a great job with him, too. Unfortunately I can't remember her name, but she is next to Jason.
Go there. It's worth it. It's not as cheap as your average Great Clips, Fantastic Sam's, Sport Clips, etc, but in my opinion you get what you pay for.