Traumatic experience at G's salon, Brooklyn!

Presto - Reminds me of when I last went to a salon, the woman doing my hair literally drowned my hair in conditioner. I was like "that's what I'm talking about!". She didn't want to break any strand of hair, LOL
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I've been to this place before and did not like it. At. All.

I don't know what was worse, the hour wait just to get into the chair? The 4 hours to actually do my hair? The price? The women around me yapping about "good hair bad hair"? Having split ends maybe a week after leaving the salon?

Horrible experience. And I've been to the one across the street too and unless I'm thinking of the wrong place, it was full of black people. This was back in '07 so perhaps they've marketed to a new demographic since I've left.
Originally Posted by Bianca
I'm not sure if you went to the same one, but this one had a man's name. I've blocked it from my memory. To be fair, there was hardly anyone in there for me to be able to assess what made it a "white" salon-there were just 2 caucasian stylists sitting around looking bored as they had no clients, and the receptionist who was this fair skinned Caribbean lady with a gorgeous red twa.
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Presto - Reminds me of when I last went to a salon, the woman doing my hair literally drowned my hair in conditioner. I was like "that's what I'm talking about!". She didn't want to break any strand of hair, LOL
Originally Posted by greenandchic
oooohhh, see that's what i'd love. sadly it never happened, even at the natural salons...heck i'd be willing to bring my own bottle or jar of condish in, just to make sure it's well covered.

i'm still chicken about hair handling issues too. maybe one day I'll find a place to go. it would be nice for a break from doing it myself but OTOH I've had and read about so many foul experiences. I'm beyond nervous.
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Presto - Reminds me of when I last went to a salon, the woman doing my hair literally drowned my hair in conditioner. I was like "that's what I'm talking about!". She didn't want to break any strand of hair, LOL
Originally Posted by greenandchic
oooohhh, see that's what i'd love. sadly it never happened, even at the natural salons...heck i'd be willing to bring my own bottle or jar of condish in, just to make sure it's well covered.

i'm still chicken about hair handling issues too. maybe one day I'll find a place to go. it would be nice for a break from doing it myself but OTOH I've had and read about so many foul experiences. I'm beyond nervous.
Originally Posted by Presto!
This wasn't exactly a "natural hair" salon, but she does specializes in curly hair of all curl sizes.

I think bringing your own is a great idea if they are stingy with it...
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Eeeeeew this makes me so angry, you poor thing!! This is why I haven't been to a salon since I BC'ed...the stylist who cut my hair then is as sweet as can be, but she definitely combed my hair dry with a fine toothed comb. I didn't care then, but def not now. And I don't feel like finding another stylist in my area.

I wouldn't have paid for shiz though. I would have caused a scene and cussed them out while I was crying.
Originally Posted by ellepixie
+1
Originally Posted by sassywillow
This. Because it sounds like assault and battery to me.

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Your experience makes me nervous about trying out different salons. When I get my hair straightened, once in a blue moon, I go to the same stylist. She does a good job styling and trimming, but I'm still not a fan of how she doesn't detangle well. What I do now is wash and detangle my hair before I go. Saves money, time and pain!
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For all the ladies that cut their own hair though, how do you ensure it is even? I used (attempted) the deva method of cutting curl by curl (it took HOURS!), but then with some curls the splits were quite obvious so I knew how much to take off, but with others, it wasn't obvious at all, so I just had to estimate and couldn't tell if I was taking the same amount off. I've re-twisted so can't really tell if it is even or not. I guess the proof will be in the twistout.
Originally Posted by NoodleNaps
i don't straighten my hair so having perfectly even hair is a non-issue for me. curly/kinky hair can actually hide a lot of imperfections. i snip the ends of twists for a trim and it works well for me. if i have a specific issue i trim/snip there. for me i'm a lot less anal than i was when i had relaxed hair about perfectly even/symetrical hair.
Originally Posted by luvmylocs
I know what you mean, but I have these bits at my nape that hang and look like a mullet, and I would like a shape more like Ekua's avatar, for e.g. (just saw it and it perfectly illustrated what I meant), however this would mean snipping off quite a lot off the back, and I'm quite scared to attempt this. I'm thinking I should just quit while I'm ahead and accept this as my hair shape.
Originally Posted by NoodleNaps
First off, Noodlenaps, that sucks and I'm soooo sorry! I'm an out spoken person too but it's something about that situation that makes one hestitate...
I'm also hella scared. I can see some short broken off hairs when detangling and some split ends in the front of my hair so I've been waiting to get back to the states for a trim. I was already cautious but now... O_O idk about a salon.
I'd rather jack up my own hair but I don't even know how to do that! Lol! Sorta like Noodlenaps, my hair is longer/ looser in the back, and short/ super tight curl in the front. Stretched it's not as noticable but I wanna rock the fro... not to mention the need for a trim... =/


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