Q-Cuts is in a strip mall directly across the street from the Alderwood Mall. It's one of those "do it all" mini-salons, with large writing on the window advertising Nails, Cuts, Perms, etc. I dropped by only because I was already in the area in severe need of a hair cut.
I walked in about 45 minutes after opening. There was a single stylist there, who was puttering around, so the haircut began almost immediately.
The Good: The haircut looks fine and was cheap - about $10 before tip.
The Bad: Even though there were no other customers there when I was there, the floor around the work-station had previous hair. The cutting implements were laid out on a towel and also had hair on them already. While probably not a health hazard, this raises my fear of cooties.
Comments: In addition to the cleanliness issue, a huge amount of hair clippings (mine, judging from the color) went down my collars and caused my neck to itch later. This may be partially due to the clothing associated with the cold weather; the stylist did the normal things of using a disposable tissue neck liner and affixing a cape, and they seemed correct at the time.
The cut was done differently than I'm accustommed to. Typically a stylist wants to know the comb size or something like that, indicating what to attach to her electric clippers to get roughly the correct length fast. This stylist used a large styling comb and the trimmers without any attachment, and made several sweeps. Rather more like a razor cut (a cut done with exposed blades, which I've only had in London) than like the normal cuts here.
It's a good cut and great price. If not for the cooties of other people's hair, I would probably return.