it grew my hair!!! (I'm still looking for a photo). After I
was done with the "Weave Away" I would always return
to my "Curl Up and Dye" - good old standby (photo
with my girlfriend Kathy - last relaxer).
Now I must admit I did look good at this stage. I had gotten
my hair to a great length but the question was at what cost?
The Mini Beauty Supply in my house? I had shampoo for three
different hair types with conditioners to match, along with
things to keep the humidity away, moisture in, and frizzes at
bay. I was going to make it work no matter what the cost.
Oh, and lets not forget the braids!!! This would require at
least two bags of hair - no less than $45 per bag (had to
have the best) of hair that cannot be re-used, plus another
$175 at least to get the braids put in!! This ran every 10
weeks or so. "Braids will make you hair grow!" Let's
not go there!! Even if I give you that one, what about my
hair line? Where is it going and why?
in my quest to find a Black owned day spa in Dallas, while
I was getting my hair done my stylist told me about Sincerely
Yours Day Spa in Irving. That’s when I saw them –
Beautiful Sisterlocks!!! Gigi, the owner had shoulder length
Sisterlocks. When I first saw her I could not stop asking
questions. How can I get them? How do you maintain? Do I have
to cut my relaxer off? How long does it take? How much does
it cost? After answering all of my questions I was sure that
I wanted Sisterlocks.
step, to convincing my husband, and this was not an easy task.
From his perspective he sees a wife that changes her hair so
much he never knows what is next. So for him when I say I want
Sisterlocks he says “How Much?” I say $600.00. He
says for a hairstyle you are only going to keep for 2 to 3 months?
Then I get to explain that it is a “Lifestyle and not
can see where this conversation was going. Then I pull out the
information package that Gigi gave me to explain Sisterlocks.
Play up the positives,
(1) never have to buy hair again for braids or
(2) never had to be taken down, (3) any style I did before Sisterlocks
I can do after Sisterlocks, (4) no more bad hair days because
freestyle is always in style, (5) humidity is no longer an enemy
and last but not least I can maintain my hair myself after six
months by taking a Retightening Class if I want to. I got my
Sisterlocks January 2000 (just Sisterlocked after 22 hrs)!!!
having my Sisterlocks for 18 months, I decided to take the training
myself so that I could share this wonderful system with others.
August 2001, I enrolled in the Sisterlocks Consultant Class
at Everette’s Corn-Rows & Braiding Academy in Detroit,
MI. Sheila Everette-Hale was wonderful. She was great and she
added somuch additional
and information to the class. And guess who one of my first
clients was – my husband (just before Brotherlocks)!
(just before Brotherlocks)!
after locking session.
it is now official, I am no longer a "trainee," I
just received my official Sisterlocks Certification from JoAnne
Cornwell creator of Sisterlocks for January 2002.