Just not really a friendly atmosphere. The gal who did my hair never say hi, bye or thank you. Just "when did you get here" when she stepped into the room. Never talked, just did my hair and when I said a few words she turned the blow dryer off and looked aggravated and said I cannot hear when this is on. So I said sorry and never tried to visit again.Owner never spoke or said hi or glad to see you. I did speak to her at the first but she would just breeze in to the room and breeze out and never acted like she saw me.The parking is all at the outer edge of the concrete so no shade other than a couple of areas.No manicurist or pedicure person.And I went every week and had a haircut the first week and on week four she said she needed to do another cut even though my hair was short as a man's haircut, practically. Makes it very expensive with a haircut a month. She said I cannot do anything with this.And the final straw was that after I walked to her station from the shampoo stand, another hairdresser ran up and grabbed my cane which was beside my knee and moved it to the shelf at my girls station. And my hairdresser said, "thanks, it could trip me". Made me feel very funny. She could have taken it and put in on the shelf. I just felt very uncomfortable.Anyway I am now checking out other salons and am looking for an outgoing person, with some talent and a friendlier atmosphere.Only other comment I have is the decor was yuk. One royal purple wall, chocolate brown painted concrete floors. And some off creme or something walls. It could be other hairdressers are friendly or personable and have talent, but the one I drew was none of that. Hopefully my next choice will be better.
05/22/2016Fallou African Hair Braiding
When I called Fallou answered the phone and was very polite, she had a client in the chair, a walk in AND she handled ALL of us without my feeling left out. Fallou runs her business elegantly and is very professional. I told her what I wanted and when I got there and she looked at my hair, she told me that my hair was too short for what I asked for and she gave me an alternative style that fit me perfectly. Raleigh, NC African Braiding Salons, you all could take a lesson from Fallou, she does excellent work without all the talking and playing around and I didn't have to take ibuprofen and come out with a permanent smile. Thank you Fallou!
Most embarassing experience for a hairstyle ever!! I had a head full of hair, for a natural hair style I wanted my hair to be cut like. Stylist Bernisha (who did not know how to operate a pair of clippers) CHOPPED my hair up! I showed her a picture of a young lady with a tapered V shaped hair cut. However, I walked out with a very narrow mohawk (I didn't want) with a very small patch of hair at the top of my head. My center, back, and sides have no hair. She cut too much off the center. I have to hide this messed up cut! This is not the place to come. This is not my first BAD experience with this salon. I figured I'll give it another chance and still walked out a mess. When my natural hair was shoulder length (before the horrible chop) I let Bernisha strengthen my hair the first time. I had the consultation, blow dry, hot comb, and flat iron. That experience went fine but when I went back for the second time she missed an important step for my thick natural hair; the hot comb! She went through it with just the flat iron leaving my hair frizzy, not like I paid a salon. I entrusted once more after she told me she could cut my hair like the pictures. She LIED! She had to ask Freddy, (the guy whom they are training to do hair... :\\ ), how to turn on the clippers...and I quote, " how you turn these things on", he walked over... I was there from 830am til little after 4pm for a hair cut and color. I don't care for the color, but everybody knows you may not get the color you want on the first try but not a MESSED up cut. They have a barber, (I forgot her name), who tried to help make it look better but even she said it was a bad cut. Therefore, there was no fixing the haircut. I thanked her, but I do not know if the cut was that bad or if she did not know what to do either. The mohawk was uneven. I told her I would have had more respect for her if she would have told me she did not know how to do the cut or work a pair of clippers. I had someone back in NOLA who would have done much better(VOGUE). I gave it a week for the owner ,Yolanda, to call me. However, she has yet to respond. It's a shame! I paid $100! I want my money back so I can go somewhere else to get my hair fixed. After all the money I've spent on hairstyles, gift cards, and hair products, I would think they would have more respect for their clients. Where's my professional experience to go with my professional hair prices? STAY AWAY IF YOU WANT HAIR ON YOUR HEAD!!