I was at the shop till 3 am doing hair listening to tales last night. After I’m done with a client I have to clean up count my money whine down before I take the long trip home. This is Ashley I’ve known her since she was 11 years old. I haven’t seen her since and she hasn’t let anyone touch her hair either. She told me that I could blog about her drug addiction experience and her stripper days. It all started with pain killer addiction which led her to go as far as injecting other drugs. She was homeless for three years sleeping in alleys, cars or sleeping on people’s sofas. She did three months in jail and was making six hundred dollars a nite as a stripper. She taught me how they are trained not to wear too much perfume, glitter or makeup so that it doesn’t get on the client’s clothes. Most of them are married and the club dont want drama with their wives. I asked her if good looking men go to the clubs. She said the finer and more handsome they are the more twisted in the head they are. She’s been sober for five years is suffering depression but finally got out that dark lifestyle. One part of her story that stood out to me was how she was drugged by other strippers the first or second nite she showed up for work. She reminded me how vicious women can be when it comes to competing for money and men. The story goes on but I must go rinse my client now her color is done.
I made Ashley my new hair model , she’s going to let me try different colors and cuts. I’m so happy she’s alive and well. She’s not bitter or angry at her past, she found love and is happy with a good man that saved her from herself……how does her hair look. To be continued. Gotta go!!
This is my nephew Emmanuel. I get a kick out of him. He calls me out and puts me in place, I love it coming from him. He’s twenty years old has been around me enough to know me more than I know myself. He had been going to another stylist because he says I don’t listen to him.. LOL..it didn’t bother me..I’m glad he went..the stylist did his hair pretty good. I don’t like to talk bad about other people’s work. He came to me yesterday..I bleached his hair then applied the red. He was very happy with it. I did not get to blend his #fadecut like I wanted to since my client showed up and I needed to start with her. He made an agreement to come at least once a month so that I could touch up his red again.. he was happy indeed. Here’s one of our typical conversations we had yesterday.
Me: I look ugly today.
Emmanuel: Ummm Hummm who you tellin..
Typical laughing day at the shop.
Tadd: Evy what you been up to.
Me: Oh nothing paying off dept so I can take a vacation one day.
Tadd: Where you want to go?
Me: I don’t know England, Costa Rica or the Dominican Republic where my parents are from.
Tadd: I didn’t know you were Dominican.
Me: Really where did you think I was from?
Tadd: (Thinks for a while)…hummm I dont know the hood.
We both laughed so hard I think my eyelashes flew off.
Ps) He’s one of my best clients. In 15 years I’ve been doing his hair I’ve never heard him speak bad about anyone.🖤