While doing hair last month I was introduced to the show Beveryly Hills Fabulous while doing a client’s hair. The title alone should let you know it’s not a natural hair friendly program. But my client said the drama was funny so I said ok let’s watch it. It wasn’t my cup of tea, so the one viewing was enough for me, until….
Against my better judgment I gave the show another chance because sometimes the pilot episode doesn’t do a show justice. So about an hour ago I caught the latest episode in which celebrity hair stylist Sean Cameron (in the above photo) proceeded to go on and on about how much he hates working with natural hair. He announced to america not to come to him if you have a thick healthy head of natural hair. The bad part wasn’t just him putting down natural hair, it was the fact that during his tantrum he had a client in his chair with one of the most beautiful heads of natural hair I’ve seen on televison.
If I was her, I would have gotten up and walked out taking my money elsewhere, but this chic decided to sit there and let him rag her out. Then to add insult to injury, he passes her off to his assistant refusing to finish her hair and the chic still didn’t leave. Obviously being on camera was more important to her than having someone positive put their hands in her hair.
Granted, looking at Sean he obviously could care less about some natural hair the way he bleaches his down to the root, but dogging out a clients hair so negatively, especially while they’re in your chair is beyond unprofessional. I guess if the girl in the chair wasn’t offended then I shouldn’t be either, but I was not just offended as someone with natural hair. I was offended as a natural stylist who takes pride in her clients and their hair and would never treat a client that way.
I do want to give a shout out to Lolita Goods who is another stylist on the show that made it a point to say she doesn’t promote the use of chemicals on hair while talking to another stylist. Thanks for supporting the natural crew Lolita !
Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Peace 🙂
Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs