It's so hard to find a good salon/stylist...especially when you have very long hair. You never know how short someone will cut it. Well, I went to Avant Garde and am super-pleased to say that it is a wonderful salon! Tom, the owner, did a fabulous job cutting my hair; he listened to and fulfilled my wants of keeping my length. I didn't find him to be rude, as another reviewer mentioned. I thought the atmosphere was professional, pleasant and I will definitely go back!