This girl came into the store on Saturday asking if someone in the store knew of a salon that did dreads, or if the employs would know how to do so. My friend was on vacation at the time, but her co-worker told her all she knew was that some of people use bee's wax, but told her that my friend would be back in the store on Monday and that she has dreads. To my friends surprise the girl did come back today. She told my friend how her boyfriend has been looking to start dreading his hair and they've called all the salons in the area but none "felt comfortable" dreading his hair because he was white. Aside form one salon, who said it would bee ridiculously expensive not to mention the salon was kind of far from the area. My friend set her up with everything needed to dread his hair using the crochet & backcombing method.
I was kind of in shocked hearing no one would do this boys hair because he's white. I understand that caucasian, african american, asain and even hispanic generally have very different hair types and will dread differently than others. Now i dont think this is a good advertisement for a salon though, telling people they can or cannot get dreads because of race, and not because of hair type (witch would be a little bit more understanding). I just think its ridiculous.