From: Rachael Miller (22.214.171.124)
In Reply to: Hair Village in Queens posted by alex on September 22, 2006 at 3:09 pm:
The place was very nice, and clean (including the bathroom). They had a plasma tv on the wall, modern appliances and nice flooring (not the dive I expected). The women are all Asian and speak very little English. First, they inspect your hair, then give you a price, written on a piece of paper (Do not lose this paper). It also has a number on it, which means who you are to them! Sometimes, they yell out the number, looking for you. They put chemical in your hair, and tell you how long it needs to be in. YOU are responsible for timing yourself! This place is very crowded, with 30 - 40 clients all going thru the process at the same time! When your time is up - go to the sinks and tell them! Next, you are rinsed out. Then you are blow dried by 3 girls at once. Once completely dry, your hair is frizzy, but straight, and feels like brillo! DO NOT PANIC! (I did) Next, 2 girls iron your hair at the same time - one on each side of you. When done, your hair looks silky and beautiful. Not done yet, though! You get neutralizer applied, while wearing a trough around your neck. They tell you how long, and you go back to the sink when your time is up. Then they wash your hair really well. Then, you get blow dried (just one girl this time), and your hair falls perfectly straight and smooth! They tell you to pay (bring your paper to the register). You tip each person who worked on you - tough to remember them all! NO washing, getting wet, or crimped at all (do not tuck behind your ears, wear a hat or clip up) for the next 3 days!
I just washed my hair for the first time this morning, and I'm lovin it!