These flatiron vultures are in every major mall here and it is funny to see them look at my hair and don't approach me when I have a thick fro. But when I have twists in my hair, they are all ready with the iron in there hand asking to straighten my hair. I look at the person like I am about to batter them with that iron if they don't leave me alone.I guess, you or your hair needs to look more intimidating.