It's hard to trust a new stylist after going to the same one for many years, but with retirement looming for my stylist, it was time to search closer to home. My hair is finicky, and me with it, so for my birthday I wanted a new style that was hip and young, because I refuse to get old. I chose Emerge because it's closer to my home than all of the other higher end studios way into the city, and the reviews were excellent on a number of review forums. I wasn't disappointed! I had Andie and she worked with me and my finicky hair to come up with an up-to-date style and highlights that I could also work with. I arrived very nervous and left beyond pleased, and my hair looks amazing! Andie definitely knows her craft and has wise suggestions. I will definitely be back!