Melanie is a mind-reader. Even better, she reads my mind about what I want to do with my hair and makes smart recommendations to improve my ideas. She then exercises the patience and skill to bring it to fruition, and the end result is a great hair style. I drive from Tinton Falls to Toms River for appointments withi Melanie, and it's well worth it. The rest of the staff at Hair Friends is great too - warm and welcoming.