Some stylists just know. They know you really don't have any idea what you hair "should" look like - and they know that what you're used to is all wrong.
Unfortunately, most of the time your stylist says "trust me", you're headed for big trouble. But, if you're lucky, you might be sitting in the chair of a stylist who actually does know better. If this happens, hang on to that stylist like your life depended on it. Because it does - bad hair leads to premature death (seriously, I read that somewhere...on the Internet).
Cherie at Blue Velvet Salon is one of those in "the know".