Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Nightmare in Black Images Braiding Salon

Let me tell YALL about my experience here....smh...Ok so I go in and it isn't the nicest looking place but whatever all I wanted was my own hair cornrow'd back, because as I stated I would be wearing my hair in braids underneath, they tell me that would be $40...FORTY DOLLARS??? "Nevermind!!" She then asks, how much did I want to pay...uhhh $20!!!...she accepted that. So there are two braiders, one is twisting dreads, the other is finishing up micros, so about 20 minutes of waiting she finishes with the micros...but she can't do me, bc she doesn't know how to cornrow, "You didn't teach me" is what she said to the owner, so my nerves are shot, as I am sitting here thinking....'she has JUST started on these twists am I really going to wait???", so I sat about 40 minutes and was getting up to leave. "No." she says, "My other girl will be here in 5 minutes...she is walking from home". So I sit back down...30 minutes later a girl who looks no older than 17 walks in with attitude ALLLLLL over her face, she walks in slowly, stops, just stares into space doing absolutely nothing....finally she walks over to her chair and calls me over....I sit down...((this is where the nightmare begins))....

First thing first she grabbed a SMALL tooth comb...and proceeded to the TOP of my hair to comb it out....:-( I stopped her, pulled out my own wide tooth comb, carefully sectioned it...combing it out starting at the ends first...she stops me and says "No. Your ends are fine, you just need to comb the top" {insert confused face...uhhh boo boo I got this} So I finished combing my hair down...she begins to braid...although I could tell she was having trouble and the owner had to come help her a few times. She was being a bit rough with my hair but nothing to bad...UNTIL...she came to a knot...AND SHE JUST BROKE IT!!! The sound of my hair was as clear to me as a bone breaking I swear I was just like WTF...but what could I do, I remained cool....pissed TF off, nevertheless cool....she continues to braid, combing and ish and I just felt like crying, I felt like this would be the cause of my set back...I was just pissed at myself for even coming she comes across another knot...I stopped her...and said "Let me do it."....this is the kicker...she says "No. I gave you your chance to comb it, you didn't do it good oh well."....-_- I had to stop-...did she just say No...and pretty much like she is going to fuck my hair up despite how I feel about it...- yes she did....proceed, I said "Hold up. IDK How yall do things, but you are not about to just be snapping and breaking my hair, if you don't want to take your time, I can get up and go elsewhere, it isn't hurting me to leave...if you want to finish I will be more than happy to show you how to comb through my hair" After that, she just stopped using the comb, except for to part which I was more than pleased with....Afterward, I just put the money down and walked off, I was livid still, though glad she got the picture....It took all I had to remember that she was my "sistah" and refrain from telling her that she can take that nasty ass attitude and go back to Africa, but in the meantime that she is in America and there is such thing as lotion...for those crusty ass ankles!!!....Excuse the "unprofessionalism" of this post, but that heffa brought it out of me smh.

NEEDLESS TO SAY, MY FELLOW ARKANSANS...LITTLE ROCK BOUND...STAY CLEAR OF BLACK IMAGES BRAIDING SALON @ 3408 South University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72204.Unless you don't mind being talked to any kind of way while having your hair pulled TF out!!!


  1. i'm proud of you for speaking up as you did! so many ladies just sit and steam. I can't believe she said no either! but it was comical to read about I must admit!

  2. So happy you spoke up!!! It's your money and it's your hair! I can't believe you were treated like this. I will never understand how some establishments will treat paying customers any which way they want! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thanks for reading Ladies!!!!!
    @EbonyCPrincess I figured if I'm going to rant @ least make it entertaining to read! Lol

    I too have to be proud that I spoke up, I hate confrontation & used to be the girl just sitting there mad!
    But she was down right horrible!!! Being passive would have left me bald!!!

  4. That trick needed her tail whooped!! Who just snaps of folks hair like that!?! Good for you for telling her off!!!

  5. Good on you for telling her straight. Not to mention about her crusty ankles!!

    I would have done the same thing. I used to give my stylist (who was a good stylist) such a hard time at the salon and also the shampoo girls. When my stylist used to cut my fringe I could feel his hands shaking in fear, whilst I watched him like a hawk with one eye open despite the potential of hair falling in my eyes. And don't even get me started on the shampoo girls when they were either basing my scalp or washing out my relaxer!!! If I had to remind them to do something (like wash the relaxer off my nape properly, or winced cos they dragged the rat tail comb through my newgrowth too hard there would be no tip. Needless to say there was rarely ever a tip left. Yep, I'm hardcore!

    Well done you for speaking up and saving your lovely hair. (",)