I have very curly, thick hair and have spent my life getting unreasonably expensive hair cuts, treatments, coloring, etc. I’ve always gone to the best salons, so I hold the bar very high. My hairdresser in NY recommended I try the Copolla keratin treatment as a straightener, and this was one of the only salons in my area that had this particular brand of product. Though the salon’s rodeo address put me at some ease, I was definitely nervous about going to a salon I was unfamiliar with. Let me just say that after expensive cuts by pretentious hairdressers at sally hershberger, chris mcmillan, and the like, this was hands-down the best salon experience I have ever had. Mauro treated and cut my hair and was not only professional, efficient and clearly experienced, but he was also so friendly and went out of his way to make me comfortable. That’s important when you’re having a 4 hour process done. He understands the science of hair in a way I hadn’t seen before. He listened to me and knew what I wanted out of the treatment, acknowledged my fears and made me feel very comfortable. He remembered points I had mentioned on our initial phone conversation and assured me I would be happy with my results. Again, this is super important, particularly when you’re having a straightening process done and are concerned about chemicals and bad results. I have had bad straightening jobs before… I was clearly nervous. Mauro simply knew what he was doing. He’s a professional, and I made sure all of my friends knew it the minute I left. This will be my new go-to salon for cuts in additional to straightening.