08/02/2013Maty African Hair Braiding
This place is, indeed, horrible. There are no words to describe how awful of a job the woman did for simple cornrows. First off, she kept changing the price. Now, I refused to haggle on my sister's price because I was treating her to a girls day since she has been very busy with children and college. But I felt $80 for simple cornrows with my own hair was a bit much. After getting a total price for both styles, I sat down to get my hair done. I have been relaxer free for over two years. If she didn't know how to work with my hair she should have said so. She started off with my hair dry, she added no moisturizer whatsoever and proceeded to comb through my hair. She was snagging and pulling my hair and when I complained she handed me the comb. I thought fine, I will do it, maybe she is trying not to hurt me. After I finished, all she put on the table was a cheap jar of Jam gel. We used this in high school so I didn't expect to see it in a salon. I did notice that they had few products on the counters where they do the hair so I thought it may have been under the cabinet. She proceeds to cornrow my dry hair and she is snatching and pulling every step of the way. I do expect some discomfort from getting my hair braided. However, I couldn't get close enough to the mirror when she finished to get the best view. I believe she actually pulled my hair out. She talked in French the whole time to her coworker and once she was done with my hair and paid, she never returned. My sister's style took a little while longer as it was more intricate and the woman was more friendly but her style wasn't what we expected either. The braids in the picture she chose were much smaller than what she actually received and the braids were done in two parts (rows that went to the middle of her head and a second set of cornrows below it). Needless to say I doubt they will be in business much longer and I hope they close down. We will not be returning and I advise everyone to skip this place and go elsewhere with a better reputation. This place had no review that we could find so I am hoping this will help others.
03/27/2013Alexander Paul Institute of Hair Design
I attended Alexander Paul and graduated in December 2012. I am a 27 year old with a bachelors and masters degree so that means I have been through a lot of college and school. Out of all of the schooling that I have had, I enjoyed my time at Alexander Paul the most. The staff, George, Paul, Alex, Casey, Dawn, and Angie were very supportive and made sure that I got the best education I could. They were willing to individualize instruction to where I learned the material best whenever I needed it. Alexander Paul is a more up to date school that keeps up with new and fashionable trends with hair and beauty. It's also located right near ECU which allows students to get large variety of clients while on the floor. While I was in school I was able to gain experiences that I don't think would have been available at a community college like doing hair for fashions shows, G-Vegas events, and going to hair shows. I could go on and on about all of the perks of going to this school but the biggest pay off of going to AP is the happiness that I bring to my clients every day and I have my education to thank for that.
03/26/2013Alexander Paul Institute of Hair Design
Alexander Paul is a wonderful school, i had the pleasure of completing my Cosmetology course threw them and I am so glad that I did. The school is local to Greenville, with strong roots in the city, and throughout Eastern NC. The owner George, along with his sons' Alex and Paul, and the other instructor Casey are phenomenal people. They really helped me to understand difficult concepts, and the smaller environment made it feel like a home to me. The course is about 10 months long, and i loved every minute there. I left there with a sense of accomplishment and a sense of pride for my school. I would absolutely recommend this school to anyone!!