I've known Shelli Martin for years and once I started working downtown, I decided to start letting her cut my hair. That's how I got my introduction to 7 which is apparently one of the hottest salons in town. I find this both intriguing and intimidating. It has a very different atmosphere than other salons. It is very busy, with about 10-15 stylists working at any given moment. It also plays very loud music, but in my opinion it is good music so that is a plus. Their philosophy is to give you a cut that works with your face. I was actually told not to bring pictures, because they want to give me a cut that looks good on me, not on someone else. Shelli has always taken the time to chat with me not only about what I want my hair to look like, but what will work best with my features and lifestyle. And that is not just a special bonus to knowing her personally...I've seen her give the same treatment to many other customers. Shelli has many years of experience and has studied in style-meccas like Paris. She helps me to be fashionable and current but in a way that works for me. I'm super-confident in both her judgment and skills. She changed the side I part my hair on, gave me bangs and showed me how to get my hair to have a great wave on its own. So I definitely recommend 7 and especially Shelli Martin if you are in the market for a big change and want someone you can trust. 7 is very expensive (about $95 after tip), so I have to limit my visits, but it has always been worth the splurge.