Hood salons use to be the spot, plus it’s was a one stop shoppers dream, anything you want to buy you can find in the hood salons. The downside to getting your locks done in the so call hood can be a drag especially the long wait, “You better make your dinner plate, bring your fan, and your own chair because you will be there for at least eight to nine hours if you’re lucky. But it was a spot where sista’s could gather, talk about real issues like our men LOL! back in 2010 Noire magazine did an articles on knowing if your salon was hood, they pointed out that if your stylist has someone in the chair, someone under the dryer and someone at the sink your salon is hood they were dead on. We truly miss the spot where we used to get our hair done, our salon was straight up hood, and even though she had almost twenty people show up for the same appointment when you left sometimes @midnight you knew your hair was gonna last close to three-week. Kekee our stylist was the bomb, she would grease our scalp like no other and had growing hands, she would feed all of us stopping in between each head to barbecue some Flounder- fish that tasted like gradmama’s kitchen, we were all family. If you didn’t have all your money for your hair she would let us put it on credit real talk.
Fail economy and lost of income forced KeKee to close up shop, but what we have been noticing lately more sisters are either weaving, braiding or wigging it out they say to save money. But no matter how rough it maybe we still love having our hair done by a professional, the Dominicans may not be Kekee but it’s the best for right now. Several beauty supply stores have made billions on black hair care products and customers, blacks are there only resource and they will continued to make money in the future, because they have studies the culture of blacks to a point where even the wigs they are making looks like the real naps in our hair. Blacks refuse to frequent their own neighborhood salon’s which has forced so many professional out of business, some of those salons were the one place you could go and be happy, the very place that has kept “sista’s from all walk of life sane and together. So the next time you go to Jasynia down the street, remember don’t trip you only getting what you pay for…. Thatswhatsupnow.