I have long, layered hair (to the middle of my back), and I prefer to color it myself. So I needed a stylist who cut layers well, and didn't badger me to have my color done professionally, or become annoyed at me when I explain this. Bart, the owner of Progressions salon, turned out to be the answer to this particular prayer. Using a razor on my dried hair to do the shaping around the face, he gave me one of the best layered cuts I've ever had. And he did NOT push styling products, color, highlights, etc. on me after I explained that I color my own hair. In fact, he asked me which combination of Clairol Complements colors I mixed to get that particular shade.
Pros: EXCELLENT cut, no pushing of high-priced products or procedures, flexible scheduling
Cons: Atmosphere a little bit rushed and tense; price moderately high, but a good value