Hi all my beautiful nappy followers!
So I am going to a wedding in about 2 weeks and I really want to rock a sleek, straight look since my dress is sleek and sassy. So one of my "bus stop friends" told me about an Ethiopian shop up the street from me that does natural hair (roller set, blow out, and flat iron) for $40. She has been taking her daughter for a while who has a beautiful hair of natural, thick hair that she always wears straight. I am going to give this place a trial run tomorrow morning instead of waiting to the day before the wedding. Wish me luck. You all know that I have been trying to find an affordable salon so if this works out, I will have not only an affordable but close (probably not even 3 miles from my home) salon. The idea of going to a salon really makes me nervous, but I have heard good things about this place so hopefully everything will be okay.
Update: So I am back from the salon. I rate my experience about a 6 out of 10. My hair washed, conditioned and then set on rollers. I sat under the dryer for about 30 minutes and then the styling began. This shop used a ton of heat! She pressed my hair then trimmed the ends and then use a flat iron to bump the ends. I was a bit skeptical at first because she kept telling me how "hard" it was to get my hair straight, but the finished product was nice. My hair was soft, the ends look neat and it was only $50. I wouldn't go to this shop all the time because of the heat, but for a special occassion, I would probably go. I was thinking about putting another dark brown rinse in my hair before the wedding, but I LOVE how my color looks with some heat on it. Before my next visit I plan on doing some serious deep conditioning as well as a deep condition at the shop. Pictures are below: