Good morning ladies. There's something I'd like to discuss but I'm working up the courage eh?
It's in relation to Zola Brown's 'fire starting' (smile) question in the other group last night. Now I may be about to lay my neck on the chopping board so I'm ging to hpe that I don't lose my head over this.
For those of you who don't know: Zola had expressed a desire to have small SLs installed all over her head. In short - the responses were that
a) she should trust the judgement of her Consultant and
b) noone gets the same size all over, usually you have smaller SLs to the front and larger ones to the back etc
There is another post over there where a Consultant (or maybe a trainee) is complaining that some of the pictures posted by clients and consultants look as though Large SLs have been installed all over the head - and not just at the back etc.
As a consultant, 3 years in, I'd like to say that we often face a conundrum. In addition to areas of hair loss or breakage, we are sometimes asked to choose between what the client is asking for (e.g. larger SLs all over or small SLs all over) vs what we have been taught in class. Sometimes you can part someone's hair and realise that if you d a standard small square - you will capture a mere 6 hair strands instead of the 20-30 you expect - what are you gonna do? Loc those 6 hairs? Or make a bigger parting to give a more stable base to the loc? And if you make it a bigger SL - are you gonna be crucified for deviating from the standard parting taught in class?
Most of us are professionals and take our work seriously, we want our clients to be happy and to look beautiful.... we also want t be in good standing with the Home Office and the wider SL community... Most consultants will work with you to make sure you get the look (and sizing) that suits you and makes you happy but what are your thoughts on this?
It's your hair, if you want it done like x, as long as it's within the SL sizing guidelines do you want your consultant to help you knowing that they could potentially get in 'trouble with the boys'?
I'm just thinking out loud - I don't have the answers, it's just something that gets me thinking... especially when I see (yet another) post telling someone their SLs are too big or their squares are too large or they don't have enough locs or they have too many locs or.... *yawn* it's exhausting!
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