L'Etoile Elite - thank you Alberto - I have found my hair and beauty home. It is one of those salons that I had given up finding in Sydney. Housed in a gorgeous Victorian building on George Street it is palatial and luxurious without being oppressively trendy. After a stressy business meeting on Martin Place I was standing in the rain searching for a taxi when two women in their forties with phenomenal blow drys walked out of the salon laughing while a couple of L'Etoile staff supported umbrellas above their heads to keep them dry. I decided to abandon the cab plan and get a wash and blow dry. The girl behind the counter suggested I try Alberto his clients are highly motivated women who know what they want and arent intimidated to demand it! according to his blurb. Alberto is everything I have searched for in a stylist all my life and until now never found. I am serious - this salon is a hair Mecca. Ive been going for the past few weeks and today I joined their club - for $299 a year I can have as many free keratin treatments as I like (when paying for a cut or colour) and wash and blow drys are $30. Convert!