So, I decided Friday that I was going to color my locks that were linty. I was just thinking maybe I would dye the few rows that need help and then problem would be solved. Hmmm…Khumura probably doesn’t dye hair…ok…lets look at natural shops.
So I settled on Khamit Kinks in Brooklyn…Leighann and Brunsli visited the salon when it was located in Manhattan so it was a name that I remembered…but they have moved. Grrr….Brooklyn?!? Jeez…fine…whatever.
So I call and they say I can just show up for a consultation…ok whatever…hop on the train and head to Brooklyn from work.
Now the shop is BEAUTIFUL…very nice. And what I will say next…hate to sound extra negative since they never touched my hair…but this is just what happened.
Front Desk Person (still not sure if they are a stylist as well): Hi, may I help you
Tired Cluizel: Hi! Yes…I am here for a consultation
FDP: Ok…you can look thru our books ::pointing to a table:: of styles so you can decide what you want
**Ok…at this point I was confused…look at books for what? Oh…ok**
FDP: ::turns to a stylist with Sisterlocks:: Do you have time for a consultation?
SWS: ::sucks teeth…doesn’t answer…obviously not pleased::
**WHOA…I am not trying to sound like a witch but do you always act that way with potential clients?!?**
SWS: Ok…::approaches me:: You have Sisterlocks?
**Whoa x 2…Jeez…was she just asking to confirm or did she not know?!?**
SWS: Ok… ::starts playing in my head::
I can skip over our interaction…eventually she complimented my hair…told me I needed a retightening and said not to worry about the lint because the bottom row will always be a little linty.
Cool…so that calmed me down…or else I would have been annoying anyone who would listen about my lint until I see Khumura.
She did seem a little surprised when I didn’t want to have her maintain my hair and I just wanted her to dye it…but now that I don’t need that…you won’t be touching it at all. 🙂 Even if I have to travel…I would only let Paulette or Khumura touch my hair.
So…to be nice, I decide to get my hair washed and I try to set up an appointment
FDP: So you would like a wash?
FDP: Do you have locks?
**EXCUSE ME?!? I HOPE she is new…like just started today and is blind in one eye…what?!?**
FDP: Traditionals or Sisterlocks?
**WHAT?!? Ok…so you know the different types of locks…there goes any hope I had that she was new**
I think I answered Sisterlocks…found a way to get out of the shop without making an appointment…and I shall not return. lol.
So initially I thought maybe my hair was just not lock looking that day?!? Oh…oh no…because the very next day when I was in Harlem…before I even stepped out of the train station, hair braiders were approaching me to see if they could twist my locks (wait…I don’t have traditionals) and I got a lot of comments/compliments about my locks…so yeah…my hair looks like locks.
Only good thing from my trip was that I am leaving the linty locks alone. I am buying a Sharpie like Brenda and Brunsli suggested and I shall keep it moving