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HOURS OF OPERATION

 

What are your hours of operation?

I am available Tuesday through Saturday.  I am off on Sundays, Mondays, and every other Tuesday. My actual hours vary by appointment. I generally start around 10 a.m. and take my last client at 4 p.m. on weekdays.  On Saturdays, I start around 6 or 7 a.m. and take my last client around 12 or 1 p.m.

 
 
 
APPOINTMENTS AFTER HOURS

 

I have a very important occasion coming up and I need my hair done outside of your hours of operation (very early morning, very late evening or a Sunday or Monday).  Can you help me?

I truly value my off days/hours, but depending on the day, I may do your hair for an additional convenience fee.  I will provide this service at my discretion.

 

How much is the convenience fee?

The convenience fee is currently $60. 

 

 

 

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?

I have to make sure that my

 

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

 

 
WEAVE HAIR

 

What kind of weave hair do you recommend?

My favorite high-quality brands are:
 
Relaxed Straight from Extensions Plus (EP) - 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 re-usuable. You may purchase this hair from Extensions-Plus.com
 
Outre Velvet Remy - This hair does not tangle, and you may be able to re-use it at least once.  It has a straight, smooth texture that some may feel is a bit too silky.  However, it does blend nicely with nearly all textures of hair.  You can purchase this hair at beauty supply stores.
 
Goddess Remy - This hair feels just like the Outre Velvet Remy hair.  It may also be re-usable as well.  This hair holds up very well most of the time and I've only had a couple of clients that experienced a bit of tangling.  This could have been due to getting a bad batch.  You can get this hair at regular beauty supply stores or online vendors.
 
Spanish Wavy from Adorable Hair-Do Corp - This hair has a pretty wave pattern - not too tight, not too loose.  It also flat-irons bone straight.  This hair generally holds up nicely.  I've had some batches that have bunched up a bit in the nape area of shoulder-length styles.  Overall, I have been happy with this hair.
 

The brands you have recommended are a bit pricey for my budget right now. Do I have to use those brands?

You do not have to use the high-quality hair that I recommend.  If you choose to use basic yaki hair, there may be 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. Remember, higher quality hair can lengthen the longevity of your weave.
 
Here are a some basic brands that I like:
 
Janet Collection King Yaki
Evonne Nova Yaki Perm
 
Here are a few brands that I do not like:
 
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.  This hair also feel like cheap, elastic strands
 
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.
 

How many packs of hair do I need?

If you’re buying the basic hair from the beauty supply store, you’ll only need 1 pack for partial weaves and full weaves.  Yes, I can use one pack.  If you like your hair to be very full, you’ll need to get two packs.  For full-head weaves, you need to buy 2 packs – I usually will use at least a pack and a half or the whole two packs.

 

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 – 8 ounces is the equivalent of two packs of hair.

 

 

 

 

HAIR WEAVE SERVICES

 
Do you specialize in the African-American hair texture for weaving?  
I can work with all textures of hair that people have (African-American, Caucasian, Spanish, bi-racial, etc) 
 
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. 

 

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’m self-conscious about my hair, can my weave be done in private?

Most definitely.  Services are rendered in a private salon suite without anyone else around.

 

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 techniques.  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.  

 

 

 
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 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 Organic Root Stimulator’s Olive Oil Lotion or Shea Butter Moisturizer/Hair Softener.

 

How often should I shampoo my weave?

Once a week or once every two weeks is fine.  However, your shampooing needs may vary.

 

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 suds in between the tracks.  You can do the same with the conditioner.  Rinse VERY thoroughly.

 

 

 

FUSION SERVICES

 

What kind of hair do you use for fusion?

I use Indian Remy hair most of the time.  –No basic yaki hair.

 

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 “swinging effect”. Plus, your natural hair will have naturally shed – 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.

 

 

 
FUSION CARE

 

Will fusion cause damage to my hair?

With proper application, interim care, and proper removal, the fusion method would not cause damage.

 

Can I use the fusion method to grow my hair out?

You can, however, 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.

 

 

 

 

DEPOSITS

 
New clients are required to make deposits for the first two appointments.  The first deposit is $80.  The deposit for the second appt is $50.

 

A $75 deposit is required to book an appointment.  Deposits can be made by credit card over the phone or through email.  I will also accept money orders.  Note: I must receive the money order within 3 days.  Expedited mail service is advised if you choose to mail the money order. 

 

The deposit will be credited to the cost of your service on the day of your appointment.

 

The deposit will become nonrefundable if you do not cancel at least 48 hours before your appointment time.

 

 

 

CANCELLATIONS AND FEES

 
ALL clients must give atleast 48 hours notice for cancellations.  Otherwise your next service will receive an additional $40 fee. 

 

Clients who repeatedly cancel at the last minute will be required to pay a $75 deposit for appointments.

 

If you decide to order your own hair,  please ensure that you order your hair in ample time prior to your appointment.  Also, this gives you time to check the accuracy of your order and exchange it if necessary.  You may be subject to a cancellation fee if you end up cancelling your appointment even if it is for circumstances involving hair.  Again, please obtain your hair in a timely fashion.

 

 

 

 

PLEASE BE PUNCTUAL

 

Please respect my time as I greatly value your time and business. 

Please give me ahead of time 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 cancelled.

 

When you're late, you effect 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 appt 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.