Why You Should NOT Give Your Client A Sew In

Marquetta Breslin  by Marquetta Breslin • November 28, 2012

I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving! I had sooo much fun with my family and friends. It was one of the best Thanksgivings I've ever had!

The only “bad” thing is that I caught someones cold or flu or something. Yikes!

Even though I'm not feeling well, I felt the need to share with you something I recently experienced at my salon.

I had a very sweet client come in thats been waiting for quite a bit of time to get a partial sew in.

I completed her consultation, custom colored her extensions, and yesterday was her big day, but we had a tad bit of a snag.

During the consultation I told her it would be a good idea to get her roots touched up prior to the extensions to ensure her color was on point.

She went to her stylist to get her color done and didn't have the best experience. The first time it was too blonde, then it got low lighted and toned.

Well the toner turned her blonde blue. The stylist was instructed to do a soap cap and low and behold she did, but the soap cap lifted the low lights and in turn gave her what she did not want!

Needless to say her hair was put through the ringer.

So, when she sat in my chair, I was somewhat surprised that it didn't feel like straw, but it also didn't feel strong and healthy.

I decided at that moment that we should put the sew in off a little longer to strengthen her hair.

Her hair was in too vulnerable of a state to put the stress of cornrows and wefts sewn in to her hair.

I'm sure some stylists would have still sewn her hair in and not though twice about it, but because I care about the health of my client's hair I chose to do the right thing and treat her hair first.

I also explained to her that because her hair is so thin and vulunerable I also suggested another method of extensions that would be better for her hair.

I said all of that to say these 3 things…

1. Not every client is a candidate for a sew in. Consult with your clients to ensure you're giving them what they need instead of what they want.

2. Always keep the health of your clients hair in mind. Your client will appreciate your honesty and integrity.

3. Offer some alternatives that will still give them what they want, but also maintain the integrity of their hair.

You should always put the needs of your clients first to maintain the integrity of their hair.

And, if you're not a stylist and you are a client be sure to ask questions to ensure the health of your hair is taken into consideration when getting any type of hair style.

Alright, I'm going back to bed now.

Take care and be blessed!

Talk soon,



Marquetta Breslin

Marquetta Breslin

Marquetta Breslin is the creator of Million Dollar Stylist, Lace Wig Training System, Fully Booked, and many others. While she is known for her knowledge and wisdom passed on to other beauty professionals, she teaches her practical and inspirational lessons to people around the world on how to better their lives, their businesses, and themselves. Be notified on new articles, news, and events by subscribing to Marquetta's Daily Journal.

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