On a day when most of us are reflecting on life's blessings while devouring plates of delicious food, it's also important to remember those simple, but impactful pleasures...like the occasional hair appointment.
For many black women, self-love includes learning to embrace our texture and stylists undoubtedly play an integral role in that journey. Also, bad hair days are just plain terrible.
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So much so, that we asked six women to tell us exactly why they're grateful for their hairstylists, all of whom can be found through Mayvenn, the genius site that allows stylists to sell product directly to client without having to worry about hidden costs and inventory.
These testimonials are both heartwarming and all the convincing you need to try out the service yourself.
Name: Estelle Goli
Location: Herndon, VA
Stylist: Adrienne Kouadio
Salon: Adrienne Beauty
"I love my Mayvenn stylist because she likes to take risks and is not afraid to try something new. She loves what she does and always has a smile on her face."
Name: Maya Askew
Location: East Lansing, MI
Stylist: Katina Treadwell
"I love my Mayvenn stylist because she never disappoints me! She listens to my ideas and the outcome is always better than expected. Aside from great hair, she offers quality work!"
Name: Leah Richardson
Location: Reston, VA
Stylist: Tiyana Greene
"My stylist takes fantastic care of my hair and make sure that I never leave unsatisfied. She makes sure that my style looks best for my face she also does fantastic make up and make sure that all of her customers leave looking extravagant. She is AMAZING and does FANTASTIC work."
Name: Mia McNeal Moore
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Stylist: Oudrey Love
Miss O is my stylist, friend and confidant. Her shop is a comfortable place to go. And she is able to implement most any style that I request. She can also be stern when it comes to haircare. She will disagree with anything that will damage your hair. I only allow Miss O to touch my hair.
Name: Tonia Bellard
Stylist: Candice Franklin
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Salon: Candice House
"I love my Mayvenn stylist because she is professional, knows how to grow and protect my hair, is versatile, and creative. Her prices are affordable and a great value for the service she provides. She is very knowledgable about all things hair and is hands down one of the best stylists in San Antonio. When I found her after relocating here 6 years ago, I looked no further and have been a loyal customer since!"
Name: Tionna White
Location: Lincolnton, NC
Stylist: Denada Williams McDowell
"I can always count on my stylist to get me right, no doubt! Noodie (Denada) is so special to me, she never fails to have me looking amazing. I honestly can't choose a favorite style because I have loved each & every one of them! Whether I rock my weave or a different style she always makes sure my natural hair is in the right condition as well. I'm very proud to be a client of hers and also a proud buyer of Mayvenn!"