Having been to a couple of the nearby hair salons in Ithaca, I found Stella to be the most knowledgable and passionate about her profession. I came in looking to fix a previously messed up cut. Without having to describe what I wanted in more than 5 words, Stella already knew what style I wanted (A-cut? Not sure about the exact term). You can tell how much of a perfectionist she is because of the amount of time she takes cutting your hair. She really did a great job giving me the exact style I was asking for and giving me tips on how to maintain it everyday. Side note-- Stella is really polite. She always excuses herself before answering a call, instead of just answering the call and walking away from you. I've encountered people who constantly check their phone while they're cutting your hair. It was always a little irritating how distracted they were, so it was refreshing to see that she was more courteous than that.