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  • http://blog.trushots.com Trudy

    Very interesting article because those I know with relaxed hair still aren’t visiting salons as much and take care of their hair themselves. Natural hair wearers share tips via social media, i.e. #naturalhair hashtag on Twitter. Salons do have to adapt and provide something unique, different and remarkable for all types of hair textures and styles in order to remain relevant. 

  • http://blog.mysalonscoop.com MySalonScoop

    The good black hair salons have always been able to adapt to changing style trends to stay relevant to their clients. I think more importantly, the salon owners that have been most successful have challenged themselves to become better business people by leveraging technology and going the extra mile to treat clients like VIPs instead of just heads that walk in the door.

  • Monica

    I stopped going to the salon years ago (back in 2000/2001) because there was absolutely nothing that they were doing that I was not able to do myself, the only difference is that when I do it myself, it’s free, and I’m not wasting 8 hours of my life in a salon on a Saturday. If the prices were more reasonable (like the Dominican salons, which charge about $15-$25 for a wash, set, and blowout), and the turnaround time was much shorter, I think the Black salons would fare better. They need to realize that they are no longer a necessity for Black women, they are a commodity.

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  • rosa

    Great artiicle. I for one do not go to a salon because of the prices and the time that you have to spend there. For the black salon to go into nursing homes would be great. My mother-in-law was in a nursing home and it was hard to find someone to do her hair. These women like to look good with a nice hairdo.

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  • http://www.cometonigeria.com Oladimeji Adisa

    This is a fantastic article. It is good to start learning how other businesses are doing it. The publishing business that I am involved in also need something like this. I publish a tourism magazine, CometoNigeria.com and would love articles that could help people like me also not to be flash in the pan.

  • Tamico

    I just went natural and I have no need to visit the salon, another road block for salons are prices. If I can do my own two-strand twist at home why pay 65 or more. You have to add more than just doing hair, like your own product line that shows great results and research what other natural salons are charging to build your business. One powerhouse that will always be successful is MissJessies. They are the reason for lots of women going natural and having products that caters to our hair, and their name alone stands strong in the NHCommunity, just like Damone Roberts the eyebrow king, yeah you can get a 6-10 wax somewhere but I rather go to him just because his marketing skills and reputation speaks for itself and he proves it. Its all business, not hair. 2011 will become the year of natural hair.

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  • Angela Randolph

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  • http://www.manta.com/c/mmjyc81/luzinda-s-hair-design Luzinda Pierce

    Hello to all the readers. I am so glad I came across this web site. I am a cosmetologist/owner of a hair salon San Leandro/Oakland Ca. I read what you guys wrote and I know that most black women don’t wash their hair as much as thhttp://www.manta.com/c/mmjyc81/luzinda-s-hair-designey should and to know go to a salon to ever get a trim or cut at some point your hair will start to break off. You owe it to your self to go to the salon at least once a month so that you can have a styist give you a good shampoo and conditioner. You guys who wear your braids and weaves so long that your hair is starting to thin around the edges and at the top of your head and the nap area. You really do need to listen and watch your hair and get someone to take care of your hair. Yes it takes hours in the salon we have to make a living also. And we are there to take care of our clients. Their are lots of women the once you see who wear their own hair short or long it’s pretty and nice and you can tell they had it done by a styist. So take out time for your self and get your hair done just like you go to the korens for that weave hair and your nails. If you have any friends in the Oakland ca bay area send them to Luzinda’s Hair Design and let me give them a treatment.

    • http://www.PeggyDuncan.com Peggy Duncan

      Thanks for your comment Luzinda. You’ll have to rethink your statement about people spending all day in your salon because you have to make a living. Women have decided that they don’t have hours to sit and wait for you. You’ll have to do better time management and create processes and procedures that will speed up everything. Have you watched the Bravo show, Salon Takeover. It’s a great show that teaches excellent business and management lessons.

      • Luzinda Pierce

        Hi Peggy, no I dont have to rethink what I said because I meant every word. My salon is sit up for MOSTLY African American women and men. It takes longer to style our hair. Because of the styles that Black women enjoy wearing. I watch BravO show, I learn alot from the show however my salon isn’t that big with all those people in it. I have been in business going on 14 yrs and its going strong. My salon is very nice and the people in my area love it. As I stated we (black women) do so much more to our hair than white women. You have seen us work our stuff in hair shows and on stage. Should I say more..it takes time. 3 hours in the salon is better then burning hair out at home in the kitchen or the bathroom. I’m only talkin about my WORLD IN STYLES.

  • http://www.manta.com/c/mmjyc81/luzinda-s-hair-design Luzinda Pierce

    Hello to all the readers. I am so glad I came across this web site. I am a cosmetologist/owner of a hair salon San Leandro/Oakland Ca. I read what you guys wrote and I know that most black women don’t wash their hair as much as you should and to never go to a salon to ever get a trim or cut at some point your hair will start to break off. You owe it to your self to go to the salon at least once a month so that you can have a styist give you a good shampoo and conditioner. You guys who wear your braids and weaves so long that your hair is starting to thin around the edges and at the top of your head and the nap area. You really do need to listen and watch your hair and get someone to take care of your hair. Yes it takes hours in the salon we have to make a living also. And we are there to take care of our clients. Their are lots of women the once you see who wear their own hair short or long it’s pretty and nice and you can tell they had it done by a styist. So take out time for your self and get your hair done just like you go to the korens for that weave hair and your nails. If you have any friends in the Oakland ca bay area send them to Luzinda’s Hair Design and let me give them a treatment.

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