Yehia Co & Hair Designs

★★★☆☆

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Wow, for the person who was told that Mohammed doesn't do black hair--I'm sorry. I don't know what kind of cranky day they were having over there to treat you like that, but it's unfortunate that you had a bad experience. Mohammed most certainly does black hair; I went to Yehia and specifically requested him on a recommendation from a black woman who has difficult hair like mine. I'm mixed-race and it shows very much in my hair texture, which has the coarseness of African-American hair but at the same time is baby-fine and breaks easily; it's hard for me to get a good relaxer that'll both look good, hold its straightness, and retain fluidity without making my hair brittle. Mohammed does a good job on giving me all of that, and he's pretty pleasant; I think there's a language barrier there to account for the fact that he's somewhat untalkative and can come across as snooty. Some of the stylists are snooty, but in a friendly way, if that makes sense. They put up with me being a silly dork, and don't really patronize me for it. (Though there is one woman who just stares at me while I'm getting my hair done with an entirely baffled look on her face, as if she's never seen a man getting a relaxer before; what annoys me is that she doesn't look away even if I look back at her, acknowledging that I'm aware of her scrutiny as much as one might acknowledge the stare of a dog you're watching.) My only complaint with Mohammed is that he argues with me a little in the end about how to style my hair when he's done. I have a deliberately asymmetrical haircut, and he keeps wanting to trim it into an even line as it grows out, rather than just trimming the split ends as I ask. And he keeps trying to curl the ends under like a weird pageboy cut. It's nothing I can't either talk him out of or brush out, though, and the look and feel of my hair when he's done are worth it. Just a warning, though: he's got somewhat rough hands. If your hair tangles easily or is tightly curled, comb it out before you go, as he pulls a bit hard with the comb. Also, when he's shampooing and rinsing, he kind of finger-scrubs your scalp and it can hurt a bit, but it doesn't last long.

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★★★★☆

Wow, for the person who was told that Mohammed doesn't do black hair--I'm sorry. I don't know what kind of cranky day they were having over there to treat you like that, but it's unfortunate that you had a bad experience. Mohammed most certainly does black hair; I went to Yehia and specifically requested him on a recommendation from a black woman who has difficult hair like mine. I'm mixed-race and it shows very much in my hair texture, which has the coarseness of African-American hair but at the same time is baby-fine and breaks easily; it's hard for me to get a good relaxer that'll both look good, hold its straightness, and retain fluidity without making my hair brittle. Mohammed does a good job on giving me all of that, and he's pretty pleasant; I think there's a language barrier there to account for the fact that he's somewhat untalkative and can come across as snooty. Some of the stylists are snooty, but in a friendly way, if that makes sense. They put up with me being a silly dork, and don't really patronize me for it. (Though there is one woman who just stares at me while I'm getting my hair done with an entirely baffled look on her face, as if she's never seen a man getting a relaxer before; what annoys me is that she doesn't look away even if I look back at her, acknowledging that I'm aware of her scrutiny as much as one might acknowledge the stare of a dog you're watching.) My only complaint with Mohammed is that he argues with me a little in the end about how to style my hair when he's done. I have a deliberately asymmetrical haircut, and he keeps wanting to trim it into an even line as it grows out, rather than just trimming the split ends as I ask. And he keeps trying to curl the ends under like a weird pageboy cut. It's nothing I can't either talk him out of or brush out, though, and the look and feel of my hair when he's done are worth it. Just a warning, though: he's got somewhat rough hands. If your hair tangles easily or is tightly curled, comb it out before you go, as he pulls a bit hard with the comb. Also, when he's shampooing and rinsing, he kind of finger-scrubs your scalp and it can hurt a bit, but it doesn't last long.

Pros: Does very well with mixed-race hair.

Cons: Slightly uncomfortable atmosphere, bit expensive.

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If there was a zero star rating, i would give it to this salon.l rang in to make an appointment to have a shampoo wash. l made sure the receptionist understood that l wanted a stylist who knew how to take care of black hair and she recommended a stylist named Mohammed. And so appointment made, i got in my car,paid $10 to park in a lot closeby, got in the salon,the receptionist asked me to sit and wait, l waited for about 5 to 10mins and decided to ask a random stylist who and where Mohammeds station was, he heard me ask and turned around, he then signed to me to come to him(l thought that was rude,although he was working on a client, l still thought he could have been courteous),he asked me what l wanted to do and l told him a shampoo wash, and he just carried on with his client and said he does not style black hair, speaking under his breath and not even looking at me like l wasn't there, and he then pointed to another stylist and said, 'ask her if she'll take you on'. What an ........... .At this point l was boiling.l walked over to the other stylist knowing there will be a very small chance that she could fit me in, asked her and she said no she could not .And so i stormed out of there.That was my first time and definitely my last time.Could not believe l had wasted my precious time driving all the way there, paid for parking and then to be spoken to so unprofessionally by this uncouth stylist, was to say the least, deplorable.What you need is professional etiquette.Spend a day in Van cleef on Huron and clean your act.

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★☆☆☆☆

If there was a zero star rating, i would give it to this salon.l rang in to make an appointment to have a shampoo wash. l made sure the receptionist understood that l wanted a stylist who knew how to take care of black hair and she recommended a stylist named Mohammed. And so appointment made, i got in my car,paid $10 to park in a lot closeby, got in the salon,the receptionist asked me to sit and wait, l waited for about 5 to 10mins and decided to ask a random stylist who and where Mohammeds station was, he heard me ask and turned around, he then signed to me to come to him(l thought that was rude,although he was working on a client, l still thought he could have been courteous),he asked me what l wanted to do and l told him a shampoo wash, and he just carried on with his client and said he does not style black hair, speaking under his breath and not even looking at me like l wasn't there, and he then pointed to another stylist and said, 'ask her if she'll take you on'. What an ........... .At this point l was boiling.l walked over to the other stylist knowing there will be a very small chance that she could fit me in, asked her and she said no she could not .And so i stormed out of there.That was my first time and definitely my last time.Could not believe l had wasted my precious time driving all the way there, paid for parking and then to be spoken to so unprofessionally by this uncouth stylist, was to say the least, deplorable.What you need is professional etiquette.Spend a day in Van cleef on Huron and clean your act.

Pros: none

Cons: none

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Some of the stylists are not certified to be doing hair. The assistants that work there have never been to a school for training so, they burn clients hair off when using the dryer on their hair. They also, leave the relaxer on the hair for to long which results in loss of hair. When doing color they mix whatever colors they think will look okay. The stylists show up late for their appointment and they flirt with every woman customer so that they will keep coming back. Overall, the place needs a major remodel. They also, have creepy crawlers.

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★☆☆☆☆

Some of the stylists are not certified to be doing hair. The assistants that work there have never been to a school for training so, they burn clients hair off when using the dryer on their hair. They also, leave the relaxer on the hair for to long which results in loss of hair. When doing color they mix whatever colors they think will look okay. The stylists show up late for their appointment and they flirt with every woman customer so that they will keep coming back. Overall, the place needs a major remodel. They also, have creepy crawlers.

Pros: In a nice building

Cons: No parking

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I've gotten my eyebrows waxed at this location several times and the woman who did them was very nice and considerate. I have found some of the hair stylists to be a little snooty but it doesn't really matter to me because I don't have to deal with them.

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★★★★☆

I've gotten my eyebrows waxed at this location several times and the woman who did them was very nice and considerate. I have found some of the hair stylists to be a little snooty but it doesn't really matter to me because I don't have to deal with them.

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