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    Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 8:05pm
I do :-)
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I've thought about it. But I feel I need more practice with certain things. And I'm ocd about my parting so it takes me a while to complete a braid pattern
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I can do braiding and installs very well,I don't have the patience to deal with short thin hair and cheap weaves,I only do hair for the immediate family,and that is even time consuming Angry
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I need to work on my braiding and cutting/layering first.
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1. It's time consuming
2. I can do something ratchet underneath my own FLW/weaves knowing that my braiding is so-so but I wouldn't do that to someone else who I know would freak out.
3. People's attitudes often leave a lot to be desired
4. Considering how much time goes into doing my own hair, if I was to do other ppl's hair, I'd want to charge a lot bc I tend to be a perfectionist and in this economy so many ppl expect a CL weaver/braider to be dirt cheap.
5. Not everyone is clean. I've had friends tell me horror stories of them going to someone's house to do hair and finding the person's hair/scalp unbelievably dirty or so snarled and knotted that it took them nearly 2 hrs just to detangle before they could actually start what they had come to do.


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Yes to the crappy hair! I try to tell people and cringe when they bring human blends lol and really think they doing the most!
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I dont like dealing with people like that !!
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I do braids as a part time extra income  but mainly for returning clients. All the females in my family generally are good at hair as they come from Gambia.

i am reluctant to take on too many new clients because firstly I work 45 hours outside of this and secondly people will send you images of Beyonce, buy some crappy hair and want you to work magic. i cant wait to be able to post images to show you all some of the hot messes I have had to rescue.

Anyhoo just recently started doing u parts (practicing on myself and would prefer to do that longterm as it takes fewer hours and it is much easier to put someones else's vision into reality this way.
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Originally posted by miiszjanae miiszjanae wrote:

I do weaves and wigs for extra money but I'm getting tired of some new comers wasting my time. I actually enjoy doing hair for the most part but I think I'm going to stick to my regulars. I don't have time for people making appointments then canceling at the last minute, showing up late or not canceling at all as if I have nothing better to do with my time. -_-


This too... I had a family member text me the Friday before Christmas... I had plenty of other things to do but I told her I would do it anyway, then she cancelled at the time of the appointment. SMH
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I do weaves and wigs for extra money but I'm getting tired of some new comers wasting my time. I actually enjoy doing hair for the most part but I think I'm going to stick to my regulars. I don't have time for people making appointments then canceling at the last minute, showing up late or not canceling at all as if I have nothing better to do with my time. -_-
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