Saving Black Women from Nightmare Stylists
Two businesswomen from D.C. launched an app to help black women find the right stylist.
It seemed innocent enough. A black woman gets her hair done live on the "Today Show." Then something went horribly wrong.
In an attempt to give the model a side pony, the "one minute summer hair" segment took a turn for the worse when it became obvious the stylist at work was clueless about how to work with the model's hair.
In comes two women, Jihan Thompson and Jennifer Lambert, who created an app called Swivel Beauty -- a tool that black women can use to find expert and vetted stylists in their cities or wherever they travel.
Friends from Washington D.C. who travel extensively for work, and constantly face the extreme challenge of finding a stylist knowledgable in the ways of and workings of black hair, the Swivel ladies have put their efforts into saving other black women from the tragedies of the model on the Today Show.
"Black women have curly, kinky, textured hair that is just not easy for every hair stylist to do," Lambert said in an interview with Fast Company. "It requires special training that isn't generally taught in beauty school."
Sorry ladies... the only rub is that Swivel Beauty only offers info on salons in D.C. and N.Y.C. Booooo!!!!