Salon to check out in Bklyn...

winterwinter Posts: 8Registered Users
I'm new to the board but not to the site and I did a bunch of research on stylists and products from all of the wonderful information that so many of you have provided...
Today I went to go do the BC at this place called the Beehive in Bkyln (Williamsburg) and I love it! My stylist was Erin (Curl Specialist) and she did a wonderful job of listening to what I had to say, looking at my curls (which are 4 to 6 inches of new growth stretched out with straggly relaxed ends) and carefully trimming off the ends while checking in with me.
She's had advanced training by the Devachan folks and is very sweet. A cut by her is only $50! The website is www.thebeehivesalon.com
They also used DevaCurl products on me while I was there.
I think that's it...but if anyone has any questions feel free to ask!
4a curls with just a dash of 3a thrown in here and there...to keep things interesting :)

Comments

  • ConcernedCoilsConcernedCoils Posts: 106Registered Users
    It looked interesting,

    until the part where they offered a double-process package :shock: :cry: ...

    Which is a great big red flag. I was hoping they were a chem-free salon.

    But, I'm glad you liked your cut!

    ETA: no worries, Winter! :)
    products:
    co-washing with any Aubrey Organics product
    Olive Oil +/under leave-in for super soft hair!
    Whipped Karite/Shea or Avocado butter leave-in
    Also lots of water, pilates and meditation
  • winterwinter Posts: 8Registered Users
    Well, they do offer color processing if that's what you mean...but there was never any pressure to do any sort of chemical processing to my hair. The stylist understood that I was transitioning to natural hair and very supportive and encouraging about that.

    Why is that a big red flag? It's up to the client if they want chemicals or not, no?
    4a curls with just a dash of 3a thrown in here and there...to keep things interesting :)
  • winterwinter Posts: 8Registered Users
    I'm sorry ConcernedCoils, I think I misunderstood your comment - I didn't realize you were looking for a chemical-free salon. I know of an organic spa in my area but they only have skin treatments and mani/pedis and some massage...no hair services as of yet.

    I'm glad I got the cut though and I'm enjoying my new hair :D it's taking my man some time to get used to it though :(
    4a curls with just a dash of 3a thrown in here and there...to keep things interesting :)
  • *Jane**Jane* Posts: 18Registered Users
    Even though many salons now cater to their natural clients, it's still somewhat uncommon to find one that offers chem-free services exclusively... The whole money factor is still the driving force behind salon services, so the actual needs of human hair aren't exactly the top influence, second maybe, but profits are still first...

    The only places where you really find holistic services completely arte usually those that have personal experience with health conditions or sensitivities that may prohibit use of any chemicals...
    But, if you find any that are totally natural post them and we'll definitely show our support!
    3d4a-z Coily [x-dry]-
  • lalapixielalapixie Posts: 242Registered Users
    i'm glad to hear a curly talk about this salon not only cause i need a cut and live in williamsburg but i plan on going to cosmetology school and need a place to apprentice and this would be convenient, my roomie goes there and suggested it for training but he's white so i was like "mmm hmmm" and dismissed it but i'll have to check it out
    violently happy
  • Dijah_xoxoDijah_xoxo Posts: 131Registered Users
    thanks for this!! I'm going to check this place out. When the cut your hair, they wash it too, right?
  • winterwinter Posts: 8Registered Users
    Glad to help :D Yeah, after she dry cut my hair she instructed the shampoo guy to wash my hair with No-Poo and follow that with One Condition but to leave some in while rinsing it out. He was careful with my hair while washing and conditioning it and while drying it (he used a hand towel to gently blot a few times :)
    4a curls with just a dash of 3a thrown in here and there...to keep things interesting :)
  • lalapixielalapixie Posts: 242Registered Users
    what kind of styling did she do, i went to one guy that did a great cut but we really differed in our opinions about styling and what products to use, he was anti-gel and thats ok i guess but my hair didnt look "done" to me in the end and i was self conscious when i left and instantly wanted a headband
    violently happy
  • winterwinter Posts: 8Registered Users
    She used some Angell and Set it Free and scrunched, pulled out individual coils and did some twisting for texture here and there. She also used a four-prong metal comb/pick to lift out some areas. In the end I looked reminiscent of Foxy Brown. It was good to go for the street but when I got home I washed it out (unfortunately) to play with my new hair :D
    4a curls with just a dash of 3a thrown in here and there...to keep things interesting :)
  • rose's ringletsrose's ringlets Posts: 119Registered Users
    Hi Winter. Just noticed this thread. Glad you were happy with the Beehive. (Winter PMed me since I reviewed it.) I'm going today for a trim. I'm looking forward to showing my stylist (Casey) how healthy my hair has gotten since I was there almost 3 mos. ago. I've been strict CG and it shows!

    Winter, I checked out your website. Your prices are so reasonable! Where are you located? We could compare curls!
    Over 2 years without shampoo. Finally grown out the evil relaxer. LOVING my ringlets!
  • winterwinter Posts: 8Registered Users
    Hi Rose's Ringlets! I hope your trim went well :D good for you for staying true CG!
    Thanks for checking out my website!! I'm located in manhattan, in the east village :) I'd love to compare curls sometime...
    4a curls with just a dash of 3a thrown in here and there...to keep things interesting :)
  • zahrazahra Posts: 202Registered Users
    Anybody else visit this salon?
    3c and 4a. DevaCurl No Poo, Curls Milkshake and Souffle. BC in April 2007.
  • *Belle**Belle* Posts: 43Registered Users
    winter wrote:
    She used some Angell and Set it Free and scrunched, pulled out individual coils and did some twisting for texture here and there. She also used a four-prong metal comb/pick to lift out some areas. In the end I looked reminiscent of Foxy Brown. It was good to go for the street but when I got home I washed it out (unfortunately) to play with my new hair :D

    Winter your hair is really pretty.
    Belle Coils that squiggle, flop, shrink and hang.
  • winterwinter Posts: 8Registered Users
    thank you *Belle* :D
    4a curls with just a dash of 3a thrown in here and there...to keep things interesting :)

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