A Textured Hair Fee?

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  • Yaritza Arias
    Yaritza Arias  40 minutes back

    I'm a half Puerto Rican and half Dominican female with naturally curly, sometimes unruly hair. My hair soaks up conditioner like I been living in the dessert with no hydration for years at a time smh.

    Anyways, I wanted my hair done so I went to this Dominican hair salon around the corner from my house one day. These ladies complained about everything, from women with long hair to kinky curls, etc...but one thing bothered the hell out of me. Every black girl that came into the salon and would ask for a blow out was immediately told they would also need a perm first. Their hair wasn't looked at, taken down or anything first. They were immediately dismissed back to their homes with more money for a perm they may/may not have needed. I found this extremely ignorant, considering my own hair resembled some of theirs'. Nobody said anything to the ladies who worked here though. And I was only 13. Needless to say, I told my mom I was never going back to that salon again.

    • KAT
      KAT  24 hours back

      I love these women

      • Sarah Lee
        Sarah Lee  1 days back

        In the hood if u get braids they ask u to come with blow dryed hair or they charged u extra. So it’s in the black community too

        • Sandy D
          Sandy D  2 days back

          I have absolutely been changed extra for my hair texture many many times

          • OMGiGi
            OMGiGi  2 days back

            Girl this happens in black natural salons! No thank you! I’ll do my own hair for free!!!!

            • Chanel Davis
              Chanel Davis  2 days back

              I have gotten charged extra for my hair length

            • Christian Shepreneur Academy

              I have been charged extra by an African salon when I got braids because of my texture. They said it would be easier if my hair was relaxed.

              • SHE SAID WHAT
                SHE SAID WHAT  2 days back

                There’s places that charge $200 for a curly haired cut vs $40

                • Kiana Acorn-Lopez
                  Kiana Acorn-Lopez  3 days back

                  All I know is that salons charge me extra for my hair because it’s thick , but when I ask up front how much it will cost they give me a number but at the end they say it is more due to the thickness which meant more product.

                  • Nasibu Nyahunzvi
                    Nasibu Nyahunzvi  3 days back

                    I don't think them charging extra is a bad thing. But for them to call it "texture fee" makes it discriminatory. Just tell them the price and if they ask why, maybe it's high, then tell them that they use more products on your hair. And I mean this for like salons that aren't like necessarily for black hair.

                    • Yolanda Gallegos
                      Yolanda Gallegos  3 days back

                      She need to come to Atlanta 😎

                      • chloeinheels music
                        chloeinheels music  3 days back

                        Y’all the conditioner cost more for us with curly/kinky/hair. It’s not that serious. Natural hair salons are usually more expensive as well. But she definitely should have been notified beforehand.

                        • SamAsm
                          SamAsm  3 days back

                          I've never been charged extra for having kinky hair because I go to black hair salons. If I go to a white hair salon, I ask if they have someone who does black hair, if they don't - I leave. I also live in NYC. Maybe "textured hair" is more of an issue elsewhere? Do white, curly-haired women pay the fee too? Lemme watch the other four minutes of this video...

                          • Tiarra Williams
                            Tiarra Williams  4 days back

                            They were wrong to a certain extent. I have thick long 4b hair. This takes more hair products and more time if the beautician takes care of the hair and doesn’t just rake through it. I can understand why we sometimes can get charged more but I don’t think it’s fair at all

                            • sam simon
                              sam simon  4 days back

                              Dominican hair salons low key racist too. Even though some of them share the same dna as African Americans

                              • Chantel Robinson
                                Chantel Robinson  5 days back

                                Some of the topics on here do not need to be discussed, simply because not all of them are relatable and ppl that can’t relate have so many opinions 🤐.

                                You don’t relate what possibly could you comment or have a opinion about 🤔🤔

                                • Hannah Elizabeth
                                  Hannah Elizabeth  5 days back

                                  Loni just said it takes way longer to do textured hair in a salon and then went back and said they shouldn’t charge extra? Girl if it takes so much more work, why wouldn’t you charge extra? I’m confused

                                  • Maria Cancel
                                    Maria Cancel  5 days back

                                    Speaking as a hairdresser for 18 years , the reason it is more is because Usually hairdressers run on a schedule especially if it’s not a walk-in salon .If it is a salon where you make appointments this hair is taking up time for another appointment because it’s longer or a has a different texture we have to charge more because were taking up more time out of our schedule ,that is what people don’t get.What is sounding crazy to me with that these girls are saying is that there is no difference and that it is not more work in comparison to someone that doesn’t need to be flat iron just a quick blow dry it absolutely takes longer let’s get real here people.The reason the more ethnic salons do not charge more is because they already have their time and their price set knowing that is the type of hair they will be doing because that is what most of the clientele has.Me personally I have clients that have curly or very tight curls and if they want to come in and straighten it I just block off more time for and there is already a set price for curly hair so nobody ever complains because they get it.

                                    • Frances Martinez
                                      Frances Martinez  5 days back

                                      I do hair and we charge based on time . However to say you charge for someone’s “texture” is not cool .

                                      • nreynolds75243
                                        nreynolds75243  5 days back

                                        For years, my cousin was charged for the "length" of her hair. This was in the 90's. But for the "texture" of your hair, never heard of it.

                                        • Bebe D XO
                                          Bebe D XO  5 days back

                                          3:41 my favorite part😂😂😂

                                          • Amanda Camille
                                            Amanda Camille  5 days back

                                            This is stupid. "Extra product" makes sense for LONGER hair...not a different type of hair...🙄...use a DIFFERENT product. It's 100% discriminatory.

                                            • elle lee
                                              elle lee  6 days back

                                              I definitely get charged extra for extra bowls of color on my long, pin- straight "wonder bread white" hair. It says it on my receipts. It's made me contemplate cutting my hair. So, I guess charging for extra product use I can understand. BUT, BUT, BUT this should be explained prior to the service and never described as a "texture fee". It's just like ordering more food and paying for the additional "products".

                                              • C m
                                                C m  6 days back

                                                I feel privileged not having these kind of hair problems....

                                                • Meh M
                                                  Meh M  6 days back

                                                  Go to an Ethiopian salon if you have one near by... I guarantee you will be happy! They’re used to all types of textures.

                                                  • La Reina
                                                    La Reina  6 days back

                                                    Lmaooo Adrienne spoke facts about the Dominicans salons in nyc😂 Listen I was always charged a length fee and texture fee by them because many Dominicans have the same textured hair as black women but shamefully don’t know how to do their natural hair and ours. This is why I stop giving them my money cuz I knew it was completely unfair to charge me a hair texture I can’t control. Completely disgusting. Just go to black owned natural hair salons for expert professionals and fair prices 🗣👏🏾

                                                    • Sweetzs100
                                                      Sweetzs100  6 days back

                                                      I HATE Loni!! So much......she literally always sounds so stupid

                                                      • doll b
                                                        doll b  6 days back

                                                        This has always been a thing. Like Adrienne said When I was younger they charged extra for thickness and length.

                                                        • TRUE-TALK Treasure
                                                          TRUE-TALK Treasure  6 days back

                                                          Amanda has NO IDEA what she’s talking about. Even if the hair dresser KNOWS how to do textured hair, it’s still more time consuming and they WILL add extra in the price ACTING like it’s the regular price. It’s textbook marketing. Of course they gonna charge more. I have NEVER been to a place where they didn’t. 🙄

                                                          • TRUE-TALK Treasure
                                                            TRUE-TALK Treasure  6 days back

                                                            Yup! There r fees in a lot of places in NY. They INCLUDE that price. Don’t get it twisted. It’s extra product and time.

                                                            • EXOTIC DREAMER
                                                              EXOTIC DREAMER  7 days back

                                                              They, charge more for textured, hair, longer, hair, thick hair. Simply because of the time it takes, more time and more product

                                                              • Ciara LaRue
                                                                Ciara LaRue  7 days back

                                                                My best hair styles have always been done in my God mom's kitchen ♥️ bent over that sink lol

                                                                • Takoda Isaacs
                                                                  Takoda Isaacs  7 days back

                                                                  Your going to charge me extra for the hair texture that's growing out of my head, the hair that god gave me... oh heck no

                                                                  • Alanna Elu
                                                                    Alanna Elu  7 days back

                                                                    😂 y'all silly

                                                                    • Asia Lynn
                                                                      Asia Lynn  7 days back

                                                                      Lonis makeup is so pretty

                                                                      • Jasmine Lavender
                                                                        Jasmine Lavender  1 weeks back

                                                                        That’s what I was told when I went to get my first blowout, the price depended on my length. It cost me $60, and she did a really good job. If you saw my hair I know I got off cheap.

                                                                        • Daysha Thurman
                                                                          Daysha Thurman  1 weeks back

                                                                          When she said Detroit i screamed, yes Loni give us Detroit girls credit!

                                                                          • velediva
                                                                            velediva  1 weeks back

                                                                            Dominican salons do the same thing

                                                                            • markisa
                                                                              markisa  1 weeks back

                                                                              better take 10 dollars off bc im bald headed mkay

                                                                              • Katy Chang
                                                                                Katy Chang  1 weeks back

                                                                                Well I see how some people think it’s discriminatory but I personally think that you can charge more if it’s because of a surplus in supplies. But if your not charging more for long hair or other people who need different products then it’s not ok. If some places charge more for longer hair why can’t they charge more for different textures, its not a race thing. Also was I the only one who thought they didn’t talk about the subject as much.

                                                                                • Melyssa H
                                                                                  Melyssa H  1 weeks back

                                                                                  If you don't even want to do your own hair there must be some work involved; pay these people.

                                                                                  • Noy Noy
                                                                                    Noy Noy  1 weeks back

                                                                                    Dominican hair salons in NYC are starting to implement this "fee" They use heat as the reason, "Mami because we have to use the blow dryer longer for your hair" smh

                                                                                    • Zaxy Pena
                                                                                      Zaxy Pena  1 weeks back

                                                                                      So is she part of the show now💁🏽?

                                                                                      • Zaxy Pena
                                                                                        Zaxy Pena  1 weeks back

                                                                                        They do man they wanna leave you broke with the Dominican hair salon

                                                                                        • aashkaaay & Ken
                                                                                          aashkaaay & Ken  1 weeks back

                                                                                          This the same as when stylist say they want natural clients washed and blowdried before you come. So moral of the story is, keep going to your cousins kitchen and leave these weird salons alone 😂

                                                                                          • aashkaaay & Ken
                                                                                            aashkaaay & Ken  1 weeks back

                                                                                            This the same as when stylist say they want natural clients washed and blowdried before you come. So moral of the story is, keep going to your cousins kitchen and leave these weird salons alone 😂

                                                                                            • Designed2Live
                                                                                              Designed2Live  1 weeks back

                                                                                              Who says Aveda isn't for the black woman? I live in London and been going to Aveda Institute for about 10 years. I was recommended when I had sisterlocs and been seeing the same colourist since then and wouldn't let anyone else colour my hair. He's a white guy. I've also had my now natural hair cut there a few times by black stylists. They have specialists who can do afro hair and have specific natural hair specialists too. It costs me much thank I used to pay but I'm super happy with the results and the experience has been way better than any black salon I've ever been in. For me it's an investment in me and it's worth it.

                                                                                              • shimar oliver
                                                                                                shimar oliver  1 weeks back

                                                                                                in the hood we will get charged by the length and the only time we got charged for texture is if you was getting a virgin relaxer.