FAQ 2017-09-29T22:18:34+00:00

FAQ

WHAT IS A DOMINICAN BLOW DRY SALON?

A Dominican Blow Dry Salon is a hair salon that focuses on hair growth and strengthening through the use of Dominican hair care products and the blow‑out process. We streamline our services in an effort to provide quick and efficient service.

WHAT IS A DOMINICAN BLOW OUT?

A Dominican Blow Out is similar to a ‘wash and set’. First, we wash, condition and roller set your hair. Next, we sit you under a tube dryer for 30‑55 minutes. Finally, we remove the rollers from your hair and use a high wattage, hand blow dryer and a round brush to give you the style of your choice.

A Dominican Blow Out works best on hair that is relaxed (or has a relaxed texture), is trained for a Dominican Blow Out, and is up to date on its trim. The Dominican Blow Out is not recommended for those on their first visit who have never had a Dominican Blow Out, or are coming out of wigs, braids, or weaves. The Dominican Blow Out uses less heat than the Blow & Go.

WHAT IS A BLOW & GO?

A Blow & Go is our version of a ‘press and curl’. Similar to the Dominican Blow Out, your hair is washed and conditioned. Next, we blow dry your hair straight and use a flat iron to achieve the style of your choice. We do not use a roller set for the Blow & Go.

HOW LONG IS THE PROCESS OF GETTING A DOMINICAN BLOW OUT VS. BLOW & GO?

The average styling time for the Dominican Blow Out is 1 hour, 30 minutes to 2 hours.

The average styling time for the Blow & Go is 45 minutes to 1 hour, 15 minutes.

WILL YOU BE ABLE TO GET MY ROOTS STRAIGHT WITHOUT A PRESSING COMB?

Absolutely! Hair products, tools and methods have evolved. There are several, non‑chemical ways to straighten hair without over-processing or causing heat damage.

DO YOU USE RELAXERS AND WHAT KIND DO YOU USE?

Yes. For the hair styles and maintenance of some of our guests we recommend responsible use of relaxers. Our philosophy is that depending on the texture of your hair, relaxers should be given no more than 1‑3 times per year with frequent hair care. Receiving relaxers every 6‑8 weeks is too much for some of our guests, which can result in over processing hair and the consequences that come with over processed hair.

We recommend professional application of a relaxer either here at Paralee Boyd or by a hair care professional you trust. We do not recommend box relaxers. We use Affirm relaxers here at Paralee Boyd.

WHAT IS A DOMINICAN DEEP CONDITIONER?

A Dominican Deep Conditioner is an excellent product that helps moisturize, grow and strengthen hair. Different than the deep conditioners of old, the Dominican Deep Conditioner can be used with every visit without causing a build‑up or weighing down the hair.

WILL YOUR SALON COLOR MY HAIR?

No. We do not color hair. However we will apply a single application rinse either self-provided or provided in the salon. We recommend Clairol Advanced Gray Coverage in the color that’s closest to your own. Please call and inquire if we carry the color you need.

DOES YOUR SALON PUT IN OR TAKE OUT WEAVE OR PONYTAILS?

No.

MY HAIR IS NOT GROWING, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

The key to hair growth is scalp stimulation. We recommend washing your hair every 5‑10 days. Whether you come in to the salon or wash and condition your hair at home, it is important to wash, condition, and blow dry your hair with products that have low alcohol content.

MY HAIR IS THINNING IN SPOTS AND AROUND THE EDGES. CAN YOU HELP?

Yes. We sell Jamaica Black Castor Oil here in the salon that we recommend for thinning hair. It is a serum that can be self-applied 3‑5 times per week. Most guests see results within two weeks of the first application.

IS YOUR SALON A NATURAL HAIR SALON?

Although we service guests who do not wear a relaxer, we do not consider ourselves a natural hair salon. We service both those who do and do not wear a relaxer. We do not do knots, kinks, or twists as natural hair salons do.

DOES YOUR SALON ACCEPT APPOINTMENTS?

No. We are walk‑in only and we take our last appointment at the time of close. We do recommend calling ahead of time if you find that you will be coming to the salon close to closing time.