Simone Archer, executive assistant to the publisher: Sew-in Weave
Ever heard the saying, “Ask and you shall receive?" Well, honey, God heard my prayers and blessed me—and then some.
I had been looking for a new hairstylist ever since mine broke up with me and moved to Chicago. The last weave she installed for me held up pretty well against the rain, sleet, and snow of last winter, but once summer arrived, I was not looking as fabulous as I normally did without her. Just when I thought there was no hope for me and that I’d be banished to the Land of the Basics, Satia Rickett walked into my life. In addition to getting my hair laid to the gawds, I think I found my new weaveologist.
Hailing from Jamaica, Satia is the owner of The Beauty Loft and has been a working hairstylist for over 10 years in New York City. With those credentials, I knew she was the perfect person to bless my tresses, so I headed to her salon for a consultation.
During our meet-up, Satia taught me that there are three steps to a popping weave: Quality, installation, and maintenance. Then we started discussing styles, and decided to go for a dark-brown curly look. I was bubbling with excitement, but anxious at the same time; I’m particular about my hair, so finding a stylist that is able to execute my vision is difficult, and weaves are very expensive. I had no time (or money) for the games.