I am pretty lazy when it comes to my hair. Most of the time I’ll do a wash, deep condition, twist it up, pick it out.
I kept it in a high poof or a front poof, mostly because my hair was uneven.
Yep. Was. 🙂
I actually had some time on Friday to treat myself to something nice, so I made an appointment at Mirror Salon.
I had no idea that Carol’s Daughter had a salon in the back of the store, but now I do, and I will be going back!
So, before you settle into your service, you have a chat with the stylist about your hair and what goals you have for it. Do you want it to grow longer? Do you wish it were thicker? What do you love about your hair?
For me, I’d love for it to grow out, but my focus was dead ends and unevenness. With me having two different curl patterns in my head, wearing it out made for a challenge. The front of my hair has tight, coily curls, and the back of my hair is all loose curls. Now, y’all have seen me with my hair picked out, but y’all couldn’t see the back of it. I have the Fro Mullet.
Fierce in the front, wtf in the back? Yeah. Not sexy.
I told this to my stylist, Sandy, and she grinned a bit at my description. I don’t think she realized how bad the struggle was until she washed it. She sat me up and got a good look, and she seemed genuinely puzzled.
“What is going on back here?”
*giggle* “Yep, told you I had another curl pattern going on back there!”
She told me she’d probably would have to give it a considerable trim to even it out. While the back is probably always going to be longer than the front, the way she would cut it would make it look the same length all around, even if I picked it out completely.
That made me happy, because I would wear my hair out more if it didn’t look so odd in the back. So she got to work. I told her all about my upcoming Full Figured Fashion Week events, and to the Shop and Swap I would be attending Saturday.
“Ok, so I’ll do a rod set for you, and you’ll have definition throughout the weekend as you’re out doing your thing.”
Now, it was my turn to be skeptical. My hair never has done well with styles. Even when I relaxed, my hair would never hold a curl or do anything but hang there. As a natural girl, since my curl pattern varied so widely, I could really only do a couple of styles anyway.
“Don’t worry,” Sandy said. “I’ll show you how to keep it up.”
About an hour later, I had this:
The part that I loved the most was that it looked as though I had baby dreads all over my head. The curls were all sproingy and happy, and I smelled so good! (Tui oil is the truth, y’all!) And Sandy gave me the good news that the Rosemary Mint Shampoo was coming back, and that just made my absolute day!
So, for upkeep I was to sleep in a satin bonnet and in the morning, take a wide toothed comb and lift the roots a bit. At my look of confusion, Sandy clarified: “Take the comb at the roots, but only comb about halfway through. This will give you lift at the crown, and still keep your definition on the ends.”
And as I sit and write this post up, my hair STILL looks amazing. I’ll probably pick it completely out tomorrow. She did an amazing job!
If you happen to be in NYC and want a great place to get your hair done, stop by! You’ll be glad you did!
Disclaimer: I paid for all services rendered, and was not compensated in any way for this review. They’re just so fabulous I had to share!