What you may not know is that I have a 3-year old granddaughter. She was at our house last week and as the day would have it, she was due for a new hairdo. We had someplace to go that night and I was totally not up to taking her hair out, shampooing, conditioning, detangling, and the tears....oh yes, the tears!!!! Without hesitation, I called up a kiddie beauty salon that's right in my community called Iconz Kids Salon. I've been wanting to try them out for some time to gear up for Selah and this was the perfect opportunity. I called up the salon which generally stays booked with kiddie clients and as the beautiful day would have it, they could fit us in. Off we went....and the verdict....I loved it!
This salon is very rare in that they cater to African & African-American boys and girls. It's set-up just for kids. Each station is complete with a tv & dvd and they keep great movies in stock for the kiddos. There's a waiting room for parents. From what I learned, the salon is owned by a Christian wife and husband team who also have an adult salon next door. It's pure genius I tell you! We were in and out in a couple of hours, including a deep conditioning and the tears which flowed and flowed but didn't make our amazing assigned stylist, Nesha, miss a beat. She was great in recommending products for my granddaughter's hair. I shelled out about $65 dollars for everything and let me tell you, it was well worth it. With the use of a scarf, this style will keep for days and little miss muffin, or Pocahontas, as she likes to call herself loved it. Being able to shake her hair and hear the music of the beads was just pure heaven for her.
There were only two downsides to my experience or things I'd put on a wishlist for this salon. They don't accept debit/credit cards. For me, this was a major blower because I rarely carry cash and they didn't share that with me when I booked the appointment. This meant I had to go find an ATM and come back to pay. With a toddler in tow, it wasn't my favorite option. Yet, I have to say, they were very kind. Secondly, for waiting parents, I'd suggest adding free wi-fi so parents can get some work done, or maybe even surf the net while they wait.....since I'm guessing the average wait time for your child is anywhere from 1-2 hours.
So basically.....this will be one of Selah's regular spots when mommy needs some help.
Do you have kiddie salons in your area that cater to Ethnic hair.