I went to a place 2-3 times because it was a basic $40 cut salon. The first couple times I asked for a trim and even though they were liberal about it it still turned out ok. The third time I brought a photo of a basic short and layered style and instead they cut it straight across which looked terrible because I have thick voluminous hair. Then he told me I would look better if I went home and flat ironed it. Like wtf? I was so pissed. So I will unlikely spend less than $50 for a cut ever again.