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1527 Rockville Pike, Suite 201
Rockville, MD 20852
NOTE: Before calling or emailing, please click here to see information about booking an appointment, policies, and the "Client Acceptance Status". This will tell you whether or not I am accepting clients at this time.
If you have other questions, please feel free to call or email.
Regular Hours of Operation
10am-4pm Tuesday through Friday
(last weave service is taken at 4, last shampoo service at 5:30pm)
(last weave service taken at 1pm)
Closed Sundays and Mondays
Premium Hours of Operation - $85 surcharge
(your weave service can start at 5am, 6am, 7am, or 8am)
(your weave service can start at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm)
*Earlier or later times can be available upon request
Deposits for Appointments:
deposit of $120 is required to secure all weave appointments.. It is due
immediately upon booking the appointment. The deposit for all weave appointments must be made by postal money order (mail-in) or cash
(drop off in person). Appointments will not be held without a deposit.
booking your appointment in advance, you have 3 to 4 business days to
have your deposit mailed in or to drop it off in person. If your deposit is not received after 4 business days, your name will automatically be bumped from the schedule. You can rebook at a later time if you choose to.
hours notice is required for all cancellations.
Here are a few examples of when your deposit will be forfeited:
- If you cancel the same day, or the day before
- If you ordered your own hair and it does not come in time
- If you are extremely late for your appointment (about 30 minutes or more)
If on the same day or day before you decide that you'd like to have a
shampoo service instead of the weave redo service that you initially
These reasons are just to name a few. We have zero tolerance for clients who do not show up for appointments without calling.
CLIENT ACCEPTANCE STATUS
When will you be accepting new clients?
It all depends on the scheduling patterns of my regular clients and cancellations.
Why do you stop accepting new clients from time to time?
My schedule tends to fill up rather quickly with just my regular clients so I must do this in order to keep from getting overwhelmed. I also give my exisiting clients first priority when scheduling appointments. By the time my regular clients book their appointments, there are only a few slots left within each month. Once a new person becomes a client of mine after the first and second services, the same scheduling priority rights will be extended to her as well.
It's been a while since you've done my hair, am I considered a new client?
No, you're not considered a new client but you may not necessarily receive first-priority scheduling rights.
Since you've done my hair a while ago, will I be able to pay the same price that I paid before?
You can receive the same price as long as you have been to the salon within 6 months. After 6 months, you will be required to pay the current price for services.
What are your current weave rates?
You can view my rates here: http://reniece.com/services.html
What kind of hair do you recommend?
My favorite high-quality brands are:
Relaxed Texture from Extensions Plus (EP) (www.extensions-plus.com) - so far, I feel that this hair is the best high-quality yaki-textured hair available. This hair matches African-American hair fabulously. It does not tangle and it's reusuable. You may purchase this hair from Extensions-Plus.com
Zig-Zag Hair from Extensions Plus - This is EP's regular Indian hair line. The texture of this hair is smooth and somewhat silky - but not like doll hair or anything. The ends of some batches may be too thin sometimes.
Indian Remy Hair - This hair matches mostly all hair textures. The cuticles are aligned and it does not tangle. However, with all hair, there may be a risk of getting a bad batch. It is soft and fluffy. There are also online vendors that carry this hair.
The brands you have recommended are a bit pricey for my budget right now. Is there an alternative?
You do not have to use the high-quality hair that I recommend. You may buy what I call "basic yaki" hair. If you choose to use basic yaki hair, there may be a lot of tangling associated with it. However, I do have many clients that absolutely love using the basic yaki hair and they’ve never had a problem with it.
I have found that the darker colors (#1, #1b, #2, and #4) of basic yaki hair usually hold up better than the lighter colors.
Remember, higher quality hair can help the longevity of your weave.
I do not recommend that you buy basic hair for your install. However, here are a few basic brands that you can buy at your own risk if you need to:
Goddess Remy - This hair feels just like the Outre Velvet Remy hair. This hair has tangled and the wefts have gone "bald" on one of my clients recently. I have gotten more and more batches that have tangled than previous times.
Sensationnel - This used to be pretty good, but it seems that I've had too many clients that have experienced terrible tangling with this hair lately. While shampooing, the hair feels like plastic, elastic strands.
Milky Way Platinum - This hair is a waste of money in my opinion. This brand tangled up on my client within two weeks and it costs a bit more than the Outre Velvet Remy. It also sheds really bad. This hair also felt like cheap, elastic, stretchy strands while being shampooed. I had never seen a weave go bald until I used this hair!
Outre - (the basic kind) This hair has tangled up way too many times to be considered good hair in my book. However, a few clients have experienced good results with it. Perhaps there are more bad batches than good ones of this hair.
Basic Hair Note: All basic hair has a high risk of tangling and/or shedding. I recommend purchasing high-quality hair if at all possible. I do not recommend any curly/wavy hair that the basic brands have to offer. Basic curly hair will tangle and mat up on you within one week or less.
How many packs of hair do I need?
If you're buying the basic hair from the beauty supply store, you can go ahead and purchase 2 packs to be on the safe side. Most of the time, I use one pack or a pack and a half.
If you're buying your hair from a vendor that measures their hair in ounces, you'll need about 4 to 6 ounces for a weave with natural density. If you want your weave to be full, you'll need about 8 ounces.
4 ounces is the equivalent of 1 pack of hair from the beauty supply store. 8 ounces is the equivalent of two packs of hair.
If you're not sure PLEASE ASK me before ordering your hair. If you're ordering lengths longer than 12 inches, chances are, you will need 6 a minimum of 6 ounces.
HAIR WEAVE/EXTENSION SERVICES
Do you only work with African-American hair textures for weaving/hair extensions?
I can work with all textures of hair that people have (African-American, Caucasian, Hispanic, Asian, Indian, bi-racial, etc)
I'm caucasian, which type of weave would work for my hair?
A partial weave or individual tracks will most likely be the best choice for you.
How long does my hair need to be in order to get a weave?
I prefer working with lengths longer than 3 inches.
Is there anything that I should do to my hair prior to my weave appointment?
If possible, you can shampoo and blow-dry your hair. Please avoid using excess oils. I will add a moisturizer to your hair.
How long will it take to get my weave done?
You can expect to be in the chair for about 2-3 hours. However, this timeframe does vary from client to client.
Will I have to wait a while to get my hair done after my scheduled appointment time?
Nine times out of ten, I will be ready for you when you arrive at your scheduled appointment time. I always will try to contact you in advance whenever possible if I feel that I’ll be running more than 15 minutes behind schedule.
I want a weave but don't know what type of weave hair I should get.
That's okay. We can schedule a consultation and I can go over the different types of weaves. At that time, we can decide what would work best for your needs. We can also discuss options over the phone.
I want a sewn-in weave, but I have natural hair. Do I have to get a relaxer?
A relaxer is certainly not required for a weave. However, I recommend a full-head weave (with all of the hair braided up) if you do not feel comfortable maintaining the top area of your hair between salon visits.
THE CONDITION OF YOUR HAIR IN REGARDS TO SERVICES
Do you care for damaged hair?
Of course! That is the focus of my business. I truly enjoy the challenge of whipping damaged hair back into shape. I care for the natural hair while installing protective styles (weaves). Please note that it is not necessary for someone to wear weaves to grow their hair out though.
Every client's hair needs are different so the the regimens may vary from client to client. I have started coming up with hair growth/health plans that clients can follow for the best results.
Although I mainly provide hair extension services, I am mainly concerned about the health of your natural hair. So if I feel that your hair may not be suitable for a weave/extension service, then that service will not be rendered (by me).
Are there any restrictions when getting weaves or fusion/extensions?
1) I will not do full weaves or full-head weaves on freshly relaxed hair. The hair is at a weakened state after it is freshly relaxed so it is not the greatest idea to add cornrows, thread, and wefts at that time. A partial weave is okay if you must have a weave installed. I understand that a client may not want to go without a weave because it has become a part of their life but the health of the hair is more important in my opinion.
2) I will not do weaves or fusion on hair that is excessively shedding. It is important to try to get to the bottom of why your hair is shedding. Sometimes excessive shedding can be a caused from an underlying condition that may need to be diagnosed by your doctor. Masking the problem does not stop the shedding.
3) I personally will not install a weave or fusion on hair shorter than 3 inches. The foundation may not hold up for the sewn-in weave if the hair is too short. Plus, I cannot grip short hair very well. I also don't want you to waste money on something that may not hold up for the 6-8 weeks or so.
For fusion, the hair needs to be long enough for coverage reasons.
HAIR & WEAVE CARE
What is the recommended length of time to wear my weave?
I recommend that you wear your weave no longer than 2 to 3 months. The weave itself may hold up much longer, but it's really about your hair underneath.
What could happen if I leave my weave in longer than the recommended time?
Your hair underneath could begin to get extremely matted/tangled, which can result in hair loss.
What should I put on my hair underneath the weave?
My favorite moisturizer to use underneath a weave is Lisa Akbari's Moisture Plus.
How often should I shampoo my weave?
Once per week or once every two weeks is fine. However, your shampooing needs may vary.
Is there a particular shampoo that you recommend for the weave?
My favorite shampoo and conditioner for weaves and natural hair is DHD H20 shampoo and Moisture conditioner. (www.dhdbynatlewis.com) It infuses extreme moisture in the hair. When using the shampoo, it often feels like the hair is being conditioned! So by the time you use the conditioner, you hair will have such wonderful "slip".
Is there an easy method to use to shampoo my weave?
It is easy to shampoo your weave while in the shower. Keep the hair going straight back; that will help minimize or even eliminate tangling. I recommend using an applicator bottle to mix shampoo and water. Shake it, then squirt the shampoo suds in between the tracks. You can do the same with the conditioner. Rinse VERY thoroughly.
What kind of hair do you use for fusion?
I use Indian Remy hair most of the time. No basic yaki hair unless you absolutely insist - but it will still be at my discretion. However, the basic hair will probably not hold up for the whole duration of the 3 to 4 months.
How long does this process take?
It takes me about 4 hours from start to finish (cutting and styling too).
How long does fusion last?
Fusion can last 3 to 4 months. It's a good idea to have the fusion bonds removed after 3 to 4 months anyway because your new growth causes the bonds to move further away from the scalp, which leads to a an unhealthy "swinging" effect. Plus, your natural hair will have naturally shed and that means that there is a bit less hair to hold the bonds and weave hair. At that point, there is too much weight on your natural hair strands.
Will fusion cause damage to my hair?
With proper application, proper care while wearing the fusion, and proper removal, the fusion method should not cause damage. I do not recommend applying fusion to weak/damaged hair.
Can I use the fusion method to grow my hair out?
You can, but I do not feel that this is the absolute best way. Please be mindful that you will need to take extra care of your hair that is in between the fusion bonds. Minimize the use of hot curlers. Since your natural hair is intertwined with the fusion hair, anything you do to the fusion hair affect your natural hair.
PLEASE BE PUNCTUAL
Please respect my time, as I highly respect your time and business.
Please call me if you feel that you may be late for your appointment. I may be able to call the next client to ask if she can come in a bit later so that your appointment will not overlap onto the next appointment. Otherwise, your appointment may have to be canceled.
I cannot guarantee your appointment if you have not arrived by your scheduled appointment time and you have not called.
When you're late, you affect the next client's appointment or my lunch/off time, or both. I schedule my appointments in a manner that allows you to get right into the chair when you arrive at your scheduled appointment. time (9 times out of 10).
If I think that I will be running behind, I will make every effort to contact you in advance to ask if you wouldn't mind coming in a bit later in the day. I'd rather let you know ahead of time whenever possible so that it may give you time to handle other things if you may. I highly respect your time.