So I ended up going to Wavelengths on Ninth street in Durham last night. Whitney cut my hair. I loved the vibe of this place and that they played nothing but 80's music the entire time I was in there. She took her time, made sure she understood what I wanted and offered insight. I don't think I've had a more pleasant hair appointment. The best part is that it's only 5 minutes or so from home. Thanks to everyone for their suggestions and to Melanie and Valerie for wavelengths!