Sunday, April 27, 2008

Miss S




I didn't install Miss S's hair, but I am retightening it for her. She was my first paying client. She wasn't the first lady that I retightened. Miss R was the first lady I retightened and that was only a partial session.


Ok, when I met Miss S, her hair was a serious challenge for me. I didn't have a chair at the time and I also went to her house, so I wasn't even on my own turf. I was fresh out of the Sisterlock class. Well not so fresh, because I took the class in September and met her in December. Let's say all the practice I had was on my mannequin, a little on Miss R, and myself. As you can see she has thick hair and a lot of locks. I was terrified, nervous, my feet and back quit around the second hour, and I kept dropping my tools. It took me 10 hours to retighten her hair. Four months later, it took me five hours including combining a few of them.


Thank you Miss S for being so patient with me while I build up my speed. The next goal is four hours.

11 comments:

muslimahlocs said...

why did you combine a few? how many locks does she have? some folks just have a lot of hair and a lot of locks.

CarmenNC said...

The locks I combined were super small. If her hair was thin then I would have left them super small. They were also the ones that had the most slippage. I would do 3 rotations on the super small ones and sometimes barely making a full rotation on the larger ones. I have no idea how many locks she has. Come to think of it I don't think any of my clients have counted their locks. I stopped counting mine after 200.

Meikmeika said...

YAY!! You go girl!!

muslimahlocs said...

wow. three rotations. that is a lot of slippage. i used to count mine a lot in the early stages but had not done it in years until someone asked me how many locks i had. cluelesly, i replied @ 350 when i actually have @ 550+. what was i thinking?

CarmenNC said...

Thank you, Meikmeika!

Muslimah, I'm thinking she might have about 550-600.

Escoveitch said...

You are doing a great job with her locks. I'm having lock envy even though I don't even have locks yet.

CarmenNC said...

Escoveitch, you must get them immediately, lol. Good luck to your on hair journey!

Escoveitch said...

Thanks! I'm getting them soon.

Happiest Nappy said...

Wow! Her hair is beautiful...and THICK! Carmen...thank you for visiting my blog! I will have to link you because I need to get my hands on some earrings (and bracelets)!

CarmenNC said...

Yes Miss S has a lovely set of thick locks. Thank you for stopping by happiest nappy. I don't have bracelets...yet...

Sabriya Fields said...

You go girl! I know on my first retighten client, I was like is it me or did she wait too long ;> It took me 6 hours and she was tender headed but we got through it and speed comes with practice. Now I retighten my lady in 3.5 hours. I did have one lady though that had SO much hair...it took me 9 HOURS. We both were too through, I was cool with her not calling me again. There was a consultant that could do it in 4 hours, if I was her, I would have been in her chair too.

See ya,
Sabriya
http://mysisterlocksaga.blogspot.com/