I drive from the LAX area to Encino to go to this salon. Stylist James Knoke is amazing, especially with thick or curly hair. The salon itself is bright, airy and clean and everyone is very friendly. They have many services to offer, one of which is permanent cosmetics, which I plan to do as soon as I can afford it. As far as this salon being expensive, you do get what you pay for, but it's nowhere near as expensive as some of the salons in Beverly Hills where you pay three times the price for the same quality.