Van Allen is amazing. He's such a talented hair stylist--- you can just trust him and he'll make you look your best. I've been to salons everywhere, I've paid $200 plus for a great haircut, but Van gives the best haircuts I've ever had for a LOT cheaper. The few times I've given him guidance to what I wanted, (like, not too short, etc) he always paid attention and cut it exactly how I wanted. (At the same time, though, some of my best haircuts were when I said, ""Make me look cute"" and then I just trusted him to do whatever he wanted.)
Pros: Van is an expert, not too expensive, easy to talk to, did I mention talented?
Cons: you can't tell from the outside how good the salon is...