I JUST left his salon, and all I can say is: WOW. The atmosphere: cool, rock & roll-y/harley davidson/tatoo-ish. The other stylists: funny, nice, they all seem to get along really well, giving the place a fun, creative vibe. Me: I have curly hair (ringlets, but not tight little ringlets or super super curly hair) and am VERY picky about who touches it! I don't get my haircut more than once a year because I'm generally so freaked out by what some crazy stylist is going to do it. I went to Ray after reading that he knew about curly hair, and had gotten some positive reviews. Trust me, I was very nervous! But from the start he was warm, welcoming and fun. He looked at my hair, asked me some questions, looked at the pictures I had brought in and we talked about the style I was looking for. He explained what he was going to do with my hair step by step, BEFORE he did it. He really looked my hair over to see how it grew and for any cowlicks or super curly parts. He made sure he understood what I wanted which I definitely appreciated! Towards the end, and I cannot say this of ANY stylist I have gone to, I trusted his judgement. He suggested texturizing, and I told him to go ahead! It was a GREAT call! My hair is exactly how I wanted it, and the cut is both interesting but not too crazy (maybe next time!) He was very nice, very cool and really explained why he was doing each step. If I can say anything, it's be sure you communicate with your stylist! If they start to do something you don't like - SAY something! Don't just sit there! He asked before he cut, and I definitely appreciated that. I can't say enough positive things - really, the best haircut I have EVER recieved. I am so happy with his work! And for $75, WELL worth it!