Hey bhm ladies, some of you may know I have been looking for a good hairstylist in NY. I am constantly posting in the IG Hairstylist thread but of all the stylist I had posted, once contacted, nobody fit the criteria and of those who didn't respond it was a waste of time and I suppose a lesson learned. I will do a run down of the main NYC (IG) stylists I've contacted over the past 8 months. Now I don't know about you ladies but I am very picky about who does my hair and I have a list of qualities that I look for in a stylist.
My rule of thumb: I am only contacting you once. My mama taught me not to ever beg someone to take my money.
Hard to get in contact with, very busy, constantly traveling.
Answered my email a month later meanwhile her IG was updated on a regular. fullhead sew in starts at $200, more than 3 bundles is an extra $25
A freaking joke!
Returned my emails three weeks later and she has an assistant. Works from home, installs start at $150 for full/partial weaves, $180 and up for closure weaves and $15 more for over 2 bundles. BUT you have to come to her with hair washed. For that price I don't understand that.
Cheetahisthenewblack (Fashion Hendricks, owner of the NYC Weave Studio)
This woman is "booked" until 2014.
My bestfriend saw an old coworker on the 2 train and ended up asking about her install. That is how I found out about Ebony. Like Eveblacchair and Sewnatural, I would put my_majestichair in the lane with those two. I had a consult with her today and felt very good. I was supposed to get my hair done with her but a family emergency came up. Her price includes wash, deep condition, trim and any treatment needed, braid pattern and sew in with style. I am only doing this review because I feel that we NY ladies should share when we find a hidden gem of a stylist. It is sooo hard to find somebody good that
(1) you can develop a good relationship with
(2) will educate you about your hair and suggest
(3) isn't expensive as hell and who puts your hair health first
(4) has a great personality, isn't RUDE or LATE
(5) respects your time, WON'T DOUBLE BOOK or OVERBOOK
(6) has FLEXIBLE hours with appointments starting at 6 and 7am
(7) has inclusive prices, no HIDDEN fees
(8) and who responds back to emails or text messages the same day usually within 1-2 hours.
Those are all the qualities that I was looking for in a stylist. Ebony passed all of those and hopefully I can help someone.