Beauty Salons and Rude Behavior

How many curly naturals feel a tad bit uncomfortable in hair salons, I went to a salon in VA, why do black hair salons always try to get us to texturize, or perm our hair??

I think it's so rude to suggest options that are permanent to a curly, obviously if a client has naturally curly hair ...they like it, so why suggest perms, etc. It's not always that way, but i've experienced that in salons that primarily do permed hair, I suppose i need to take time to find a good natural hair salon in the DC metro area....I live in NORTHERN VA....and uhm not much to choose from in VA, DC here I come, anyone know of any good natural hairstylist in DC, well - behaved, supportive ones??
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There's that salon Cornrows and Company which has been around forever.

Im not sure if they do non-braided styles though.
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Girl, i know the hassle of living in VA. They basically run in fear when they see my hair. i think my best bet is to find a stylist when i go to new york this summer. I live in Southern VA, but its all the same.
tell them what kind of hair you have and what you want over the phone. that way they know what to expect when you get there.
I have felt this when going into salons and decided to just go to salons that specialize in curly hair when I go get my hair trimmed. The topper was when I went to an African braiding shop where they deal with natural hair, they looked at me like I was an alien when I asked them to braid my hair Oh well.
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I stopped going to a long term stylist once I decided to transition again. I knew she was going to complain everytime she did my hair and it was her attitude that my hair was just too much that led to texturize after my first transition.

So I switched to a Dominican salon and there I have no comments coming from the stylist or her assistant. They might be thinking it but they don't say a word.
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I've had this experience no matter what kind of salon it is. At least so far, it seems that every place I've gone to I get some comment from someone suggesting that I get my hair relaxed/reverse perm/or just plain cut it all off short! It is so irritating. Before I went CG I usually just ignored it and shrugged it off. Now, it bothers me because my hair has never been in better condition and then I still hear comments like that. I haven't gone to a salon since, but I know that eventually I'm going to have to get my layers fixed up. There has been a curl friendly salon suggested in Sacramento on the curlscene board but they're just so expensive! I think niaoli had a good suggestion about calling the place ahead of time and explain what you want done. I'll have to try that, thanks for the suggestion!
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Ive always had bad experiences in salons. I dont even go to salons anymore because I know the first thing they will do is offer to relax my hair. The last time I went for a trim, the lady looked at my hair and said, "Wow, I know you must want to get rid of those!!!" I walked out and never looked back.

Now I just trim my hair every four months, and do my own deep treatments. And Im much happier this way
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I too have stopped going to salons b/c of the treatment I've rec'd. I always get huffs and puffs when they stylist actually looks and feels how thick my hair is, mind you I always call the salon first and let them know how thick curly and long my hair is. I always get charged more for services. I find I get the most attitude in AA salons, which is crazy since they have the hottest tools to help get my hair straight, even when I had a relaxer I was being charged extra for a touch up and the stylist always complained. Now natural, I was going to a Dominican salon to get blowouts and I find that there are tons of women w/ hair like mine but I still found the same attitude w/ the stylists. I have really given up.
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Oooo, I agree with JEM. African American salons were always the ones to give me attitude:

"I'd be straightening that!"
"It don't look right curly!"
"Dang why aint your momma ever perm your hair?"

And they always seemed to cut my hair much more than I wanted it cut. My older sister whose hair is just like mine used to go in for 'trims' every four months, but learned after a couple visits that her stylist never hacked off any less than two inches each visit. I believe it has a lot to do with jealousy. Now I wash/condition/trim my own hair. It's MY head and IM the only one who has to deal with my hair on a day-to-day basis. So if some stylist has issues with the fact that I never got a perm and never will, thats something they're gonna have to deal with.
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Oooo, I agree with JEM. African American salons were always the ones to give me attitude:

"I'd be straightening that!"
"It don't look right curly!"
"Dang why aint your momma ever perm your hair?"

And they always seemed to cut my hair much more than I wanted it cut. My older sister whose hair is just like mine used to go in for 'trims' every four months, but learned after a couple visits that her stylist never hacked off any less than two inches each visit. I believe it has a lot to do with jealousy. Now I wash/condition/trim my own hair. It's MY head and IM the only one who has to deal with my hair on a day-to-day basis. So if some stylist has issues with the fact that I never got a perm and never will, thats something they're gonna have to deal with.
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