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Old 06-18-2009, 07:46 PM   #1
 
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Default Bostonians: Anyone been to MonicaTodd salon?

I'm thinking of making an appointment, but I don't know how good they are with natural hair. I really wish I could find a salon that doesn't have "relaxer" as the most prominent service on their list of services, but oh well...
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:53 PM   #2
 
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Never heard of it.
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Apparently it's an upscale black salon in Roxbury. The owners used to work with the famous Olive.
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I've been there! I had Todd cut my hair (texturized at the time) and he did a great job. The environment was really peaceful and when I said I wanted to go natural he was SO HAPPY and he never pressured me to get a touch up.

I haven't been back since I actually became fully natural. But when I'm back in the area I plan on going again to get my hair shaped
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:08 AM   #5
 
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Wow! I wasn't hopeful that I'd get any responses to this thread since I've never seen anyone talking about this salon here. I'm so glad you had a good experience there. I've been wanting to try them but I just wanted to be sure ahead of time that they would be comfortable and experienced with styling natural hair. Sounds like they are!

I'll try to make an appointment soon and let you know how it goes...
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So, I went to MonicaTodd... and I loved it! Love Todd, love the hair cut, love the salon's atmosphere, etc. I had a lot of hair cut--from waist-length to bra-strap-length when stretched--and my hair feels so healthy now. Not only do I like the cut, I liked how he styled it, even though he didn't sit me under the dryer long enough and sent me out with damp hair. He seemed to know his way around natural hair.

Best of all, I was shocked at how little it cost! The cut and styling were, I think, 55 dollars. I definitely recommend it highly for anyone in the Boston area. And I definitely will be going back.
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Glad to know you had a great experience. How did he style it? Photos?
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Glad to know you had a great experience. How did he style it? Photos?
I don't have any pictures from immediately afterward, unfortunately. I do have one from one or two days later, but I'm not computer savvy enough to upload a pic, anyway...

The salon uses Paul Mitchell products, so Todd sprayed my hair with a leave-in conditioner spray (can't remember the name) and applied a lot of a styling product called Round Trip, which had a thin gel-like consistency. Then he basically twirled some curls with his fingers--are these the same as single-strand twists?--and blow-dried using a diffuser for about two minutes. Then he sat me under a dryer for about two more minutes. Like I said before, that was my only complaint: that he sent me out with wet hair! I was wondering if maybe he didn't want to take credit for how it would look when it dried! It looked fine, though.
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