Thursday, 11 November 2010

First Sisterlock Installation

Hey family!

I know I still owe y'all a couple of posts e.g. the one about my experience with the hair replacement people... the progression shots of my rampant hair loss and one about the Consultants' class (at least those are the ones I can remember) but I am so excited about this that I had to switch stuff around.

Ladies and gentlemen, I have just completed my first FULL SisterlocksTM installation (cue: cheers!) With my working hours synchronised with school and nursery timetables - it took me about 3 days. My lovely client is a seasoned professional, owner of her own organic skin and hair care company and had 9 inches of soft Black hair. (Just like me when I started!)

This lady waited patiently for over a year for me to take the class, and I am so glad that I didn't attempt an install beforehand because I was able to offer her a much better service based on what I learned.  Seriously people, don't settle for step-sisterlocks [please note - I am not talking about tiny locks you've done yourself, (hats off to you if you can do this) or microlocs you've had installed by a reputable loctician: I am referring to locks installed by someone who saw it on Youtube or watched over a Consultant's shoulder and figured they could 'copy that' lol :) ]

If you can afford it - treat yourself to the full experience.  (Let me take a moment to emphasise that I really admire ladies like Yahvinah and Thandi who installed their own (micro)locs and rock them like LOC-STARS! (cue: more cheers!). The initial expense of Sisterlocks can be prohibitive for some (in which case rock on wid ya badself and do yo' ting!) and of course Sisterlocks are not for everyone - traditional comb coiled or palm rolled locks are just as HOT! (So don't start a war on my page ok?) Just beware of paying SL prices for something that is NOT Sisterlocks... cos that just sucks.

Anyway - I've digressed enough. This is my first client - to respect her privacy her face has been omitted. I just wanted to share a sample of my work, and let y'all know I aint playing around here lol.

Although this was a time intensive (often exhausting) 'thing', one of the best parts of this experience was at the end - when she surprised me with two bags full of gifts!!! Now who was expecting that?

I received a selection of books and an incredible Himalayan Salt crystal lamp - which is supposed to help remove negative energy and promote healing. (She is aware of my hair loss and ongoing health battle). (Read more about them here).
Her generosity and thoughtfulness brought me to tears. I really hope my hair grows back soon. Sectioning locks for her hair really made me miss my own that much more. Oh well - on with the show.

Have a good weekend xxx

WELCOME TO THE TAPESTRY OF ME.... These are my words and this is my journey, from 'there to hair'! My life, the lessons learned in and through love and loves ones; and my hair affairs.


Mrs Mac's Corner... said...

Round of applause!!! Well done girl I am no expert but that looks good to me!!

Kreyola said...

Oh wow, her hair looks lovely. Well done! I knew you were talented.

Gigglz said...

Wow! You did a fabulous job!! Rock on with your bad self. I can't wait to see the styles you start creating.

Gigglz said...

And she waited for you over a year, she really put her faith in your talent and skill.

Anonymous said...

Hey lovley, that looks so so good! Wow, admire the intricacy! What a skill!x

V @ Locks-N-Motion said...

Congrats on your first client.

She has a lot of hair! You did awesome! Lock ON!

anthia-ofo said...

Impressive!! How long did it take?

The Woman Inside said...

Congrats on a job well done!! I agree you do have some skillz gurl!!! You sould be very proud.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the shout out! :)

Those locks look AWESOME!!! Wow, so perfect!!! Awesome job, I would have given you a bag of gifts and a bag of money for that job! ;)

KristinaHH said...

Congratulations...they look fantastic.

Spicylocks said...

You did a great job on her hair. That install was definitely worth the wait. Awesome work. You go girl!!!!


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