Well... I seem to be in this situation more & more lately - from moving around with my husband's career. I was flying back to IL to get my hair done, but quite frankly its kind of expensive & not really worth it. (Especially if I need something done, SOON...) Anyhow, I made an appointment at a highly recommended salon, rec. from a girl at a local shoe boutique that I love going to... (And I like her hair, so that's a start...) ush: I am horrible with this situation though. Turning over power to someone you probably have never met & you don't know "their style"... I am going for a cut/shape up, highlight/lowlight coloring, & eyebrow wax... So my question for you would be: What are the essential things I should ask the stylist before we start?? And what information should I be sure to convey to her? (Other then the obvious, what I like, don't like...) Also, is it too much to ask of a stylist for them to give me THEIR input?? That is what I loved about my girl in IL... she would throw out new ideas, and if I had a BAD idea... she would politely steer me in a better direction... Is this too much to ask of someone new??