I am looking for a salon/person to do a full sew-in for me in Philadelphia (or surrounding area, I'll travel if needed). There are hair salons everywhere here and weaves are a dime-a-dozen in Philly, there are too many to choose from and no way to know if you're going to get a true professional. I am going to be paying $300 for Mongolian Kinky hair and I want a weave that really mimicks my natural hair. Here are my issues with just going to any random salon without doing proper research: 1. Because the hair is so expensive and in this economy I want it to last as long as possible, cannot afford to buy more anytime soon 2. I hear that the hair is difficult to manage unless you really know what you are doing, 3. I don't want to spend alot of money and don't have the proper install, (too much hair, not enough, braids too large, etc...) for these reasons I want to find a stylist that is experienced and used to working with natural, kinky-curly weave hair (indian remy straight is all the rage in Philly nowadays and that's what alot of stylists are used to working with), and I want my edges out so I can blend it with my hair. Does anyone know of a salon or a styilst that has experience with this type of hair and doing a install with it? My natural is without chemical or color and it is VERY thick and coarse and curly...similar to the pattern of the weave hair I am getting, but obviously without the volume. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks a lot for any help,