Melissa is the absolute best! I have really curly hair and went through awful haircut after even more awful haircut from people who claimed to know how to cut curly hair. I sat down in Melissa's chair and told her I didn't care what she did, I just wanted a good haircut. I haven't let anyone else touch my hair since and I even started making my mom (the source of my curly-haired woes) go to Melissa!
Melissa listens to what you want and never pushes anyone into a haircut they aren't ready for. She also always has great tips on new (inexpensive) products!