I've beeen going to the same place since I was a kid. Its not really a "salon" but its not a barber shop either. 15 bucks plus a 4 buck tip, not too shabby. Anyway, depending on what day go go you could get a different person, which is ok if you know your hair and how you like it. One day I went in there, after years of good and bad cuts, and one of the 2 or 3 people who regularly cut my hair just explained everything- how my hair grew, how to get it one way, all kinds of stuff. All I have to do if I get someone who's never cut it is just explain it to them, in their own "hair cutting terms"
. They like the fact that I took the time to learn about it and do it pretty much perfect everytime. And I go every 3 weeks or so... ...Or I did until I decided to experiment with my hair length. Since then I've onlt got it cut once in 6 months for some holiday events I wanted to look really sharp for. Nothing too long, the length that Johnny Depp sports. Other than that I take some of the bulk out with a Pair of thinning shears I bought at a supply shop for 12 dollars. Still experiemnting with that since I usually end up with a lot of really short hairs mixed in with the long ones