I've had a tough time finding someone who knows how to handle curls. I was given Placid's reference by a friend who also has curly hair and swears by their haircuts. I booked an appointment with Placid himself, and got one very promptly. The staff also very patiently provided me with directions, and were very welcoming when I got there. Placid first discussed my hair and how it would look when cut, and proceeded only after I agreed. The cut was as promised and, needless to say, I am extremely satisfied with the entire experience.