A month ago, I tried to be adventurous and cut my own hair using a disposable razor. I ended up with an uneven mess and, even worse, split ends galore. I chose to visit Salon K Salon because they were close by my house (I was desperate for a fast solution). Well, they certainly made a good first impression on me. First off, my hair sylist did NOT make a comment about how coarse my hair was (I'm Asian, and usually get this comment from clueless caucasian hair stylists, who then go on to butcher my hair). She simply listened to what I wanted done, repeated it to me and then did it. The price was about average ($26 for my shoulder length hair). I noticed another hair stylist helping a client in choosing the color for highlights, and while eavesdropping on their conversation, have to admit the stylist sounded very knowledgable and not someone out to grab more money. The client was price conscious and the stylist was working with her in making the best solution.
Overall, I prefer going to a salon where the stylist doesn't try to chat you up and sell you something you don't want. The people in this salon seemed very friendly. I may consider coming here to get my hair dyed in the future, too.