Consultant Number 1: She was off to a good start because she takes weekend appointments and is in my neighborhood. She is very professional and courteous; but retightened my hair using the clip tool which is designed for mature locs to my understanding. It made my locs inconsistent where she retightened them, and there are several bulbs and knots where she retightened it. She is very heavy handed. Ouch! Although the ambiance was great... She retightened my hair while I lounged in a chaise lounge chair.
Consultant Number 2: She is not at all professional!!! I called her a couple of months back to make an appointment with her, and she said she would call me back and didn't. Then, I called her back because she was referred to me. I made an appointment AND confirmed the appointment. When I show up at the shop, which took me 40 minutes to get to, she looks perplexed. I introduce myself and remind her of the appointment. She goes to her book where my name and number are written; then says, "I thought we discussed another day." I advised her that we didn't. She then says that she can't do it and refers me to Number 3 without even apologizing. Number 3 is an hour away from her shop and equally far from my house. Even worse, I took off of work for the appointment.
Consultant Number 3: She was very far from where I lived, but took my appointment on short notice after Number 2 called her. She was the most expensive and combined several of my locs without my knowledge. Gasp! I was feeling my hair over the Labor Day break and noticed many locs had one root but two ends. I spent the weekend undoing that because it totally messed up my parting that was even horizontally and veritcally. She also noted that Number 1 retightened my hair incorrectly producing knots and that she wouldn't have installed them the way they were. She complained that they were too small around the hairline and that my ends should not have been left out. I explained to her I want my ends loose...that it's ok. She stopped at that point with bringing my locs down to the ends. Yet another thing I had to undo. Then, she gave me some maintenance instructions which involved braiding my hair ever night and banding. Whateva! Totally, not why I got locs. No daily maintenance required.
I am seriously considering taking the Sisterlocks class to retighten my own hair or using the Nappy Locks tool to retighten them myself. Thoughts?