DON'T go to Alan! Cut off 11"" instead of 8"".
The Cut & Color room is not an upscale salon, nor worth your time and money. I've been going to Alan for years; he's been okay, but after my last experience I hope to never see him, or the salon, again.
I asked Alan to cut off 8"" so I could donate to Pantene. Alan informed me he didn't have a ruler (I've never had to bring my own ruler before). While trying to figure out what to do another worker mentioned a piece of paper is 8 1/2"". I agreed to 8 1/2"" and Alan created two pony tails, showed me, and a I agreed. This is where things went south. Alan moved them to the back and snipped them off. They looked longer than I expected but I didn't say anything because I figured it was the initial shock of losing 8 1/2"" of hair.
During the entire haircut Alan talked non-stop about how bad other stylists are, how many bad colors he's fixed, etc. As he was cutting, and cutting...and cutting (in places well above my neck) I told him it looked really short. He replied ""shut up--I'm not cutting anymore; I'm just doing the layers"". He laughed, like he was joking about the shut up, but he was totally disrespectful and unprofessional.
When I got home I measured the hair he cut....it was ELEVEN inches!!! He used the wrong side of a piece of paper! I immediately called the salon and was only able to speak to the receptionist--she informed me she would tell Alan right way and then hung up. I never heard from her, or Alan again.
No professional stylist uses a piece of paper to measure hair. And everyone knows that a piece of paper is 8 1/2"" x 11"". Alan never called to apologize or offer to make things right.
Alan is anything but professional - don't trust him and don't waste your money.