Hairdressers are failing me

Four years ago, I decided to do the big chop and go natural.

I have 4B hair that’s a pretty nice length when I wash and detangle and finally see the length that I think it has grown out to be (shoutout to shrinkage).

This past weekend, I decided to get my hair professionally done for the first time in four years.  I decided to get a silk press and a trim. Before I get into this rant, I would like to make it known that I am a BROKE college student.

My hair has not been done (except in protective styles like Marley twists) by myself. I wash it, I detangle it, I manage it, and I also damage it, but it is all with the best intentions.

Now I thought it would be a good idea to try a silk press to determine how I will do my hair for graduation. The total cost of my hair is $65 which isn’t a bad price at all, until you add in other fees….trim, detangling, washing, conditioning, showing up fees… when did this all happen?

Hairdressers are starting to get completely out of pocket. I saw that it started as a joke on Twitter, but this isn’t just internet banter, this is real-life stuff. Hairstylists want you to do everything such as make sure your hair is removed of all products, extra hair, glue, edge control, or whatever else you have in your hair to make you look like a decent human being.

Have your hair already washed, blow dried, trimmed, and ready for them to then style your hair for $200. I have one question, what is the point? I might as well come to my appointment with my hair already done. If you are unable to deal with coarse hair with product, then why are you even a hairstylist? What did they teach you in beauty school?

Luckily in this world, there are still some really nice hair dressers out there that are still going with their old ways, but these new hair dressers, I just cannot.