I have used Christie's for years and have always found a great stylist there, with patience. The best strategy may be to stick with the same person. Hayda is trained in Manhattan and I am her loyal customer...but before that the stylist she replaced was great; and, of course, I always keep my appointment and try to tip well. They have "Master" stylists designated, or used to. Sometimes if my stylist is absent, they do not inform me but give me someone else instead, then I get a bad cut.