In The Master Hand
3810 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans, LA 70122
in defense of the one star rater's comments, i understand where she's coming from. this salon IS expensive, and i, too, experienced a bit of the ""thanks for your input, but i'll cut your hair the way i see fit"" when i went. i also suffered with the roller set scenario. the problem to me seems to be that there is a bit of a one-track mind with regard to styling. they like a lot of stacked up curls, and that is just the way it is. it doesn't matter if you show them a flat, laid down style--they will still curl your hair up big. fortunately, curls are not permanent. (a single night's sleep has taken care of this for me both times.)
now...in this salon's defense...your hair will be healthy and shiny. they use great products and are really very skilled with our hair--in every texture and length. i can't fathom them having a chemical mishap because, from what i've seen and experienced personally, they really seem exceptionally well versed in this arena (very attentive, thorough, and professional), so i'm terribly surprised and sorry to hear what happened to the one-star poster. the salon itself is very nicely designed (with separate areas for shampooing, chemical service, drying, and styling), and the staff is exceptionally friendly and approachable.
overall, i would recommend the salon with just the two caveats: (1) expect to pay a lot of money and (2) expect to leave with some big, ghetto fabulous, stacked up curls. but hey--some people LIKE that! :-)