Why can't White hairstylists do Black hair?

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  • They actively choose not to or they don't even think about it while learning to do hair. In my opinion you are NOT a beauty specialist if you can't work with all kinds of hair and skin tones.

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What Guys Said 8

  • they weren't trained for it, probably best to go to a black one.

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  • We ( the white people) did not grew up with black culture into knowing about their hair. Blacks did attended barber and beauty school to cut non-black hair without any complications. Some them did on mine pretty good.
    By the way you must have license and qualifications to handle ethics hair style. If not qualify and not experienced you will be sued for damaged their hair.

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  • I'd say its just a skill gap that has grown wider over time. A very unfortunate thing. As it does hurt the range of customers they can have.

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    • Well between cultures there's a pretty huge look gap between what Asians, Cacuasian and African-American hair styles. They all have some rather culturally diverse styles that each are kinda well known for,

    • Question closed 😊

  • They probably are not trained or not used to it. To gain experience you have to practice, so with out practice, you don't have that skill.

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    • That's the only excuse?

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    • I'm sure that u can find a good stylist that you will like.

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  • Cause they white XD joke joke, they may have no experience in how-to handle the hair type.

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    • Apparently, they chose not to

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    • Im being serious about the culture indifference what I was laughing at was the innocence comment.

    • It didn't look like it

  • Well this is so true 😂😂

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  • Black people can't cut wavy white hair. I can say that right now

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    • Trust me some can

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    • In other words you admit I'm right

    • No you are not right. But your privilege is

  • Not all places teach it. Don't know the mix, probably depends how many black people live in the area.

    Not everyone needs to do everything, as long as they are up front about what they can do, and can do that well!

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    • Hair isn't just hair.

      East Asian hair requires different techniques from Caucasian hair as well.

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What Girls Said 20

  • I think they choose not to. I went to school for hair and I loved doing black hair. I couldn't quite get down a corn row even though one of my classmates showed me multiple times! But I could do a beautiful smooth with hot combs. I even did a clipper cut on a lady with short hair. I was so proud when I was done.

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    • Why do they do that? Hair is hair

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    • They lady I did the clipper cut on had been coming to my school for years. She said I was the first student to actually cut her hair. All the other girls let the instructor do it

    • No I meant why won't they learn about Black hair. That is my main question

  • Probably because they live in an area with mostly whites so that's what they learn. I live n a town with mostly black people so I literally can't go anywhere to have my hair done because they don't know how to do it. And yeah I've been told that, it just depends on if they get thought how to do other races hair

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  • I'm all about being Pro-Black discussions, but by the way you have been replying back. It's more like a trap. Not mad at it. Just stating the obvious. Perhaps you were expecting more enlightenment, and not the same ole lame responses you've heard plenty of times. Tbh even as I type this, I know good and well our people are truly never heard unless we fight to be heard. It should never be this way, but until change occurs this will always be the case.
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    I definitely know the answer to this question, and the fact of the matter is nobody knows how to take care of their own LIKE their own. Black hair care has only recently become an important factor in America. We are relearning what was lost by our ancestorial roots. I am all for equality, but it starts with us in some instances. Once we learn then we can teach. Currently we are experiencing another revolution, but that's a whole other topic. Basically... You can not expect those who oppress and already have racial/social ambiguouties towards us, to show interests in things that matter to US! This isn't the end all be all because I believe everyone should take the time to understand and respect a culture that is/was vital in the growth and prosperity of the world.

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  • I agree with you, why can't they do Black hair? I mean they can learn, it's not like it's not something they can't learn. I knew a girl who had to go to the city to get her hair done because no one in the small town we lived in knew how to style her hair. It's really unfortunate, because a hairstylist should be able to work with a variety of clientele.

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  • I think its because black hair (heck even non-black curly hair), requires more work to learn how to cut and style because its more complex. I would think that a hair dresser living in a black community should kbow how to do black hair, even if she's white.

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  • Because obviously in predominantly white areas there are very few places that teach how to do black hair. Shouldn't be a surprise. When I lived in China nobody knew how to do my hair because no shit they mostly deal with Asian hair (that's completely different from mine) and many places don't teach how to even do white, or black or mixed hair like mine because they very rarely have to deal with it. The reason black people can do white and Asian hair is because they learnt how to style weaves, if they didn't wear weaves I doubt many in black dominant areas would know how to cut white/Asian hair either.
    Honestly majority of the time it's really not that deep girl...

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  • because they haven't learned how. black people have totally different hair types. even within our race is totally different hair types. most white stylists would just be overwhelmed. tbh i only want someone with similar hair texture as me to do my hair and thats real i wouldn't trust a white girl doing my hair unless she was gonna put it in a ponytail or a bun lol

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  • Because some people don't know how to style it. Not everyone knows how to do certain things.

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  • Because curly/frizzy hair is not so common where I am from. Most hairdressers don't know how to handle it because it's a lot harder. I'm a white chick with really curly hair but whatever just find a hairdresser that suits your taste. Problem solved.

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  • probably because its a different type of hair. im black and my hair has to be oiled because it gets dry also how often u wash it combing it out etc is different. i would prefer someone who knows what to do with it and the struggles that come with it

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  • Because they choose not to since they don't want to, and they feel they don't have to.

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  • They don't have similar hair so they simply do not know how to do it correctly.

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  • Do you really want to risk them giving you a bad hair day? Not worth the trouble.

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  • Usually it's short and pouffy

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  • Who says they can't?

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  • Because they don't want to. Plenty of black people out there doing black peoples hair anyways, as soon as they catch wind of a successful white person doing black peoples hair you know who's getting smacked down in a back alley.

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  • Why can't a nurse perform producers a doctor does? Different expertise fields.

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  • It's a specialty, the same as curly hair is a specialty. Contrary to popular belief, white people can't just walk into any salon and get a good haircut. If you have curly hair or even really long hair, not all stylists are trained in that skill. I have long curly hair and I have been trying for years to find a stylist, and I'm as white as they come.

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    • Kinky hair & curly hair are NOT THE SAME thing 📚

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    • Thanks for proving me how small your brain is

    • So if a hairstylist didn't know how to do dreads they wouldn't really be a hairstylist even if they went all the schooling and are certified

  • I don't know but that's a good question. It's so uncomfortable not being able to go to the same salon as my white friends when we have a girls day, it's like salon segregation. If you walked into one of those places it would be awkward. You always have to call ahead or find a specific place that does black hair. All stylists should be able to do all types of hair. A nail salon or makeup artist can't say no I can't do your kind of nails or makeup, so why are salons allowed to do that.

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  • We're talking about a long history of segregation here where white stylists would NEVER touch black hair let alone a black person in anyway, so the black community went their way, white community went their way. Now we flash to modern times and there is still a lot of mistrust of blacks of whites doing black hair because they tend not to learn how to do it out of ignorance or purposefully because the stylist intends to only serve a certain community that doesn't include blacks or natural hair.

    You may say, no excuse, but that is the very excuse they use as in if all day long a stylist only sees a certain type of hair, in their minds, it is not in their financial interest to spend extra time learning to do black hair for the one customer who may come in to their shop. Most black people too have been taught early on to go to a black stylist anyway just because from their own experience as well, they feel black stylist rightly so, know more about the hair and the care needed.

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    • Um but why a Black hairstylist can style White hair and not the only way around? Lmao

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    • Well, wherever you are, you sound like you're dealing with the same story, so there you go.

    • What are you talking about?

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