Stylist Cuts Little Girl’s Braids Out After Mom Doesn’t Pay For Service

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June 3, 2014 ‐ By Jazmine Denise Rogers
Stylist Cuts Little Girl's Braids Out After Mom Didn't Pay

Source: IG

While working in the service industry, small business owners sometimes run the risk of being bamboozled by clients who try to wiggle out of paying. One Louisiana hair stylist by the name of Crystal Collins recently became a hot topic of social media discussions for cutting out a little girl’s braids after it began to seem like the girl’s mother wasn’t going to pay her. She then posted photos of the child on Instagram—a decision that attracted mixed opinions.

“One thing I don’t play about is my money. I try to be patient with everybody but I will not get played,” she captioned the photo of the child with her braids cut out.

After receiving a ton of harsh criticism for her decision, she decided to further explain her actions. According to Crystal, the child’s mother made an appointment to bring her in to have her hair braided. After waiting close to two hours for the woman and child to arrive, she did the girl’s hair while her mother ran errands.

“When I was almost finished, I texted the child’s mother and told her she can come,” Crystal wrote. “She said okay about 20 minutes.”

After waiting for the woman for almost another two hours, Crystal said the child’s mother claimed to have a flat and so she drove the child home herself. Interestingly, once they arrived to the apartment building as directed by the child’s mom, she didn’t pick up her phone. It was later revealed by the girl that her mom had actually directed them to her grandmother’s house.

“The lil’ girl says, ‘This my grandma house. My mama stay down the street.’ So I take her there, she gets out and goes in the house.”

Crystal says she waited around some more because the child told her that no one was home except her brothers. After it became clear that she was being given the run-around, Crystal reacted.

“She finally answers and sounds unsure as to how I’m going to get my money. So then we come up with the decision that she will bring it to my house, so I leave. Then I realize I think she’s trying to play me, so I turn around and head back to her house.”

After calling the woman a few more times and sending a text message informing the woman that she would just wait at her home for the money, Crystal summoned the child back outside and cut her braids out.

“I cut the braids out and went on about my business. At the end of the day, I spent 9 hours away from  my kids for nothing. Y’all wasn’t in my shoes or in my position. I have to take care of my three babies and I will do what I have to do to let it be known that I don’t play when it comes to my job or supporting my family.”

While some seem to feel that Crystal did the right thing, others felt her actions were completely unprofessional and that she made matters worse by sharing the child’s photo on social media.

What do you think?

Stylist Cuts Little Girl's Braids Out After Mom Didn't Pay

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  • Realest1#

    I think she was damn right to cut the braids out! Family first! She got her babies to feed, like she said she don’t have time for that. How frustrating, imagine the time it took to do those braids and then to not get paid.. Aww hell no
    This hairdresser was right in every way to cut the braids out.

  • camv954

    She should have just blocked the little girls face before she posted it..The little girls Mama just tried the wrong one.

  • Julia Payne

    What the hairstylist should have done is call the police and get a police report. Then taken the mother to court to get her money and more. Beca use what if the mother said that she damage her daughter’s head when cutting the braids out. The mother could be shady and that the hairstylist to court and won. That is why we have small claim courts to handle matters like this.

  • Bianca

    It didn’t matter if u had 10 kids and put n 24 hrs at the end of the day thts a child everyone has took a lost and if u felt tht u just wasent gone let the mother off the hook u should have took her to court for your money u got kids and as a mother u knew it wasent the child fault she can’t get no job or make no hair appointments and yes we all understand a struggle I get out my bed to provide for me and mine everyday but not a day n my life would I hurt a child off of the parents action because i know for turnin the other cheek god would have blessed me more than that mother could

  • Ashnee

    I wouldve done the same thing. Cut them out or take her to court.

  • Miss d

    See what goes around comes around and the mother was wrong but the stylist was DEAD WRONG she could of handle the situation way better the poor child she could of took it as a lost and refuse to do service with that person ever again and for future situation ask for a deposit Now if the mother want to she can press charges for Posting a picture of her child without her permission and humiliating a minor on social media trying to seek revenge on her mother its unprofessional and make u look horrible who wants a person like that to do their hair you catch more flies with honey then vinegar but to each its own

  • certified

    I can honestly say as a Woman of experience, that wat she did was right&wrong @the same time. Slavery is over n NO ONE WORKS FOR FREE. But the little girl is the one suffering because now she’s bald n will b picked@ in school.

  • Maddie O

    It’s. Just. Hair. Hair grows. Her hair is still long enough to do a different style w. When I was little, about this girl’s age, I chopped off my hair and my sister’s hair. Did it come out bad? Yes. My aunt tried to fix it, we looked like little boys. But were we scarred? No. We got over it. We were young enough where we weren’t made fun of, again, me the oldest being about this girl’s age, it just became a stupid thing I did to myself and my sister. She didn’t hate me for it or even feel humiliated. This little girl won’t be scarred. She’ll be disappointed, but she’ll be fine. It’s her mother’s fault in this, as it was my fault in chopping off our hair. The stylist was a mother herself, after all. Kids these days are being babied. When I was little, it was get over it. Now everyone is worried about hurting kid’s feelings at every turn of events, and they end up growing up feeling privileged, thinking things should be handed to them like when they were babies and wouldn’t stop crying until they got what they wanted. I’m still a kid myself. Did I ever cut anyone’s hair again, even my own? No, I don’t want to go through having no hair again. But I feel it was a life lesson for both, because then the mother may be teaching the child to do the same thing when she’s older, scamming. Think she’ll do it now, after her mom got caught? I don’t think so. She’ll remember this for what it taught her.

  • Hildy Martus

    I agree with the actions of the hairdresser. It is called karma, you are responsible for your actions. She taught this child a good life lesson. Now the mom can do her own daughter’s hair.

  • Che`Che`Chi`

    The stylist did take it out on the little girl. If she was all about her business then she would know that she could’ve called the cops or even sued her for compensation INSTEAD she posts pictures on instagram of someone else’s child because of what the parent did. She wouldn’t want someone to do that to one of her three children. She put these pictures of someone else’s child on a social media outlet to try to embarrass the mother. Her actions should not be vindicated and applaud.

  • IMJUSTSAYINWHY

    She should have called he police or found something of value at that house/ Bad enough the child has to deal with her moms fuckery and then this stylist went Edward scissor hands on her. I feel bad for the child. Both the mom and stylist should get slapped

  • val

    both of them were wrong, but the child is the one who got hurt. that said, I don’t feel she should have let the girl go with a free hairstyle. like it or not, her talent for braiding is her product and she wasn’t giving out free samples. you don’t pay for something you run the risk of it being repossessed…so the mother (and unfortunately the kid) got what she paid for.

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  • MARLO

    SHE SHOULD OF LET THE LITTLE GIRL KEEP IT SHE JUST A CHILD AND TELL THE MOTHER IF YOU AINT GONNA PAY DON’T COME BACK.

  • Maye

    The mother and the stylist was wrong. The mother in many ways abandoned her child and really was walking a thin line. If the stylist was thinking, she would have called the cops after failing to get in contact with the mother and let the police get involved. THEN should would have made a stronger case for herself to file a lawsuit against the mother to claim her money.

    She acted out of emotion and left rationality at the door.

    Call the mother several times and send text (can easily show proof), call the police, claim abandonment, get a police report of the incident ( more proof), gather your evidence and sue. DONE! That is all she had to do and she would have still gotten her money.

    I don’t understand people (adults) sometimes. The only person who truly suffered her was the child.

  • Brandy

    The mother was wrong but I think for me, I am more concerned about how the stylists actions may also have affected the child.

  • CHULA2

    ONLY TWO WRONGS DOES NOT MAKE IT RIGHT…. ONE MOTHER IS TEACHING HER CHILD TO BE A SCAM ARTIST. THE OTHER TO BE EVIL.. HOW DUMB IS THAT.

  • Tee

    Well this was very unprofessional. Should have just sued instead of doing something spiteful to the child who had no idea what her mother was doing.

  • ilymikey215.

    I think she did the right thing. After spending hours on the girls hair then turns around and ur not getting paid. I would of done the same thing.

    • Rose Bernard

      and still didn’t get pay for it… thats stupid

  • Dee

    You and all your supporters are real ignorant! That is a child, your issue was with her mother. As a stylist there’s always a chance of some low class itch pulling a stunt like that. You say you have 3 kids? As a mother and a woman you really need to be ashamed of yourself! Then you went as far as bragging on cutting the child’s braids out and humiliating her on instagram with an audience of millions of people! Karma is itch! Your poor actions are gonna come back on you! That mother was disgusting for putting her little girl in a situation like that, but you are worse that her low class mother! Your Actions Were Truley Disgusting!!!!

    • Guest

      Ignorant? WHY?!? Because SOME of us actually understand how it’s hard to make money in order to feed your CHILDREN?!? WORSE than the mother?!? The same one who should have known BETTER than to have a girl who was TOO YOUNG for braids b/c her scalp is too sensitive anyhow (but she didn’t wanna’ be bothered with doing her daughter’s hair, hence the braids), showed up TWO HOURS LATE and left her child with a STRANGER (the hairdresser) to take her home and it wasn’t even HOME?!? If the mother cared about her child, then she would have PAID for her hair being done! Parents are responsible for THEIR children. And then, to top it off, that heifer actually expected a “free ride” for services rendered?!? You CLEARLY condone such foolishness and while I’m not backing up posting the pics on social media, that hoodrat TRASH of a mother is no better and that hairstylist is DEFINITELY not worse than that chick! If Karma’s coming, then it’s for BOTH not one over the other!

      • Emily ‘quiet’ Robinson

        She clearly said “That mother was disgusting for putting her little girl in a situation like that”. So I don’t know why you’re ranting like she said the mom was in the right. No one was in the right. You don’t victimize KIDS to get back at an adult. Like Dee said: As a mother, she should know better. Should’ve sued the woman. But she acted out of spite…. on a CHILD.

        • Guest

          Yeah, at the END of her RANT about the stylist, she puts that in at the last minute, and she did that as an afterthought, which I caught. Furthermore, she calls everybody ignorant, yet can’t look at a situation 360 *eye roll* THAT’S why I’m ranting. The whole article clearly outlined “priorities,” scamming, entitlement, a blase attitude, and nonsensical social media. AND, she calls the stylist “worse” than the mother. Ummm…NO. So YEAH, that’s why I’m “ranting,” b/c she is clearly against the stylist, and puts the ratchet so-called mom in the end as an afterthought.

          • Emily ‘quiet’ Robinson

            She described the mom as a “low class itch” toward the beginning. And when did she say the stylist was “worse”? Now you’re just lying for something to complain about. She’s ranting because it seems NO ONE ELSE has a problem with an adult taking their anger out on a kid. Wanting to get at the easiest target, instead of the adult they’re actually mad at. I don’t see how you can be FOR a person like that.

            • Rose Bernard

              AGREE…. some people I swear are so evil

          • Rose Bernard

            shes not professional at all REAL/educated business WOMAN/OWNER would of done it the legal way..people dont bless u..God does, didnt even know If God was testing her. She failed …. u reap what u sow.. thats a child… she of could charge it to the game & allow God to deal with the mother

  • Valerie langford

    SHE TOOK HER SKILL AND SPEND HER TIME SHE HAS TO FEED HER CHILDREN THE MOTHER THAT TRICKED HER GOT WHAT SHE DESERVED A GIRL SPENT SIX HRS ON MY HEAD DOING THE SENEGAL TWIST I GAVE HER AN $80 TIP N SPENT $150 FOR THE HAIR STYLE SO THE LADY DID RIGHT NOT WRONG UNFORTUNATE FOR THE CHILD BUT IN THE END THE MOTHER DESERVE A SLAP!

    • Guest

      EXACTLY and people who don’t understand that CLEARLY have no kids and no IDEA as to what those who have to work first and be paid AFTER go through. If the idiotic mother cared so much about her daughter (which her actions clearly indicate she DOES NOT), then she wouldn’t have left her with a STRANGER and then not bothered to pay for HER daughter’s hair.

      And people who keep throwing stones need to imagine working a regular 8-9 hour workday and then finding out that they’re not getting paid for that day, which means you work almost ten hours FOR FREE. They’d be the FIRST PEOPLE up in some doggone arms, throwin a fit and going off on somebody. Hmmm…not so crystal clear, IS IT?!?

      • CTROCK

        she could have went a better way about it. I understand she was frustrated and angry, but she took it out on a little girl. she could have went back to grandma’s house and asked her for the money or called the mother back and said – your kids are here alone unsupervised – i’m calling the cops unless you bring me my money, or she could have put the mother on blast on social media spreading the word not the do business with her anymore – there were lots of things she could have done. But she took it out on the child, and that’s what upsets people – she took her anger out on a little girl

  • cubanflowers

    oh MY!………….. pure madness!…

    so she want to scar a child for life…….. ??? and then post her asininity on line to share with the world?….. over some cash?

    and she goes she wasted 9 hrs… and don’t forget the minutes to chop that baby’s hair….

    i want to know how much time she wasted putting the pictures up trying to clown !..

    did her 3 kids not need her atencion??????

    if she was that hard up … desperate…. and angry…

    why didn’t she just go to kick the mother’s a…sss?.. or take her to small claims court…

    now the mother can take her to court … .. and then the judge will take money out of this so called stylist pockets and hand it right to the mother!…

    especially if the little girl’s hair is damaged! …..

    this baby didn’t have anything to do with the mother’s actions!..

    girl children already go through so much with hair and self confidence…

    all this trick did was add to those issues !…

    you see me????…if i was the mother to that girl? ….

    anyway….
    .
    people refuse to believe that the wickedness you do to others will surely be placed back at your foot….or the feet of your own children….

    and that goes for the mother too…for trying to get a freebie!…

    be blessed..

    • Guest

      Oh PLEASE. The child’s hair isn’t damaged and you CLEARLY know nothing about doing hair. I’ve been braiding for almost ten years and taking out sew-in weave as well without EVER taking out hair. Love how your stupid diatribe only puts an OUNCE of culpability on that ratchet hoodrat of a mother who had NO BUSINESS even getting braids on such a young girl in the first place b/c she was TOO YOUNG and her scalp is too sensitive. Then you try to put “be blessed” after having chastised the hairdresser who has THREE MOUTHS to feed. You probably don’t even have kids the way you callously dismiss hers. Furthermore, your *asinine* is clearly a cry for *attention* lol

      • cubanflowers

        the mother is with hoodrat behavior ? what kind of behavior does the stylist exhibit????…

        maybe you are this stylist???? because how would you know if the baby’s hair is damaged or not….

        that shhht was done in anger… so i doubt that YOU or this lady took the time to say let me see where her hair ends and then clip the weave out!…

        and sweetie i have 3 children……… 2 boys and 1 girl child….. my boys have locs for their hair like their father…. and my daughter has never in her life wore false braids…..

        but i don’t knock anybody who does put it for their daughters hair… why should i care… ???? … why should i make mention of somebody decision to put false braid weave in their baby’s hair??? ..

        you are talking about the mother having her child with the hairstyle… but why not ask what kind of responsible professional stylists does this to a baby’s sensitive scalp????…

        and i didn’t “callously ” dismiss her children…

        i said if her children were dead for hunger she should have carried her a…sss to the welfare and got emergency SNAP benefits or tell their papi… or fatherS!

        i also said…… the stylist was wicked for doing this…

        if she was so much into getting revenge… she should have gone to kick the mother’s a..sss or go to court…. or maybe even contact the police… this was theft!…

        why pick on a defenseless child ?..

        this was a dumb move… and you are asinine for approving of the madness…

        be blessed….

        • Guest

          H*LL YEAH, it’s hoodrat behavior! WTH would you call self-entitlement, I-don’t-give-a-d*mn-About-My-Kid behavior, leaving them with someone you really don’t know, showing up late, disrespectful for somebody else’s time, umm YES, hoodrat behavior. Then you talk about HER kids about BDs, government assistance, etc. Girl, BYE. How ignorant is that? CLEARLY, she’s trying to feed and take of her kids and if you do actually have kids SWEETIE, then I’d expect you of all people to understand. Furthermore, I’ve been braiding for almost ten years, and as I’ve already stated, as have others on here, that when a child is too young to get braids, it can do more damage than good.

          I don’t need your hypocritical “be blessed” after your feeble attempt at insulting me. See how that works? You’re nothing more than an IGNORANT cyber-preacher who speculates about other folks’ business, you curse (I do, but I don’t masquerade as a saint), and you try name-calling and then you say “be blessed.” Girl, BYE. I see a situation 360, and YOU are ignorant for not doing the same. Maybe YOU are the mother, hmm

          Furthermore, let YOU work 8-9 hours for FREE after somebody scams you while you have three mouths to feed and let’s see how YOU do.

  • Shantelle

    The first comments I’ve read have got to be a joke! Are you kidding me? What could possibly justify this woman abusing this child? Her self-esteem? She had no right.

    • Guest

      Yes and the mother is sooo innocent in all this after having no business getting braids done in the first place b/c her child’s too young anyway *eye roll*

  • Thelma Gottagetit Jones

    I’m a braided myself….I total agree with the styles…everyone is mad and have something to say about being professional. …what if her kids needed food and that’s why she was doing hair? So no one cares about what she had to do with her
    money? Or if she could have made money doing something else….let me find out! You’re not, not going to pay and still have your hair done. ….bahahahahhahaaaahahha. …you did right

    • cubanflowers

      if her babies need food she should contact the father… or fatherS….

      if they aren’t in the life… then she should go to the welfare to get emergency SNAP benefits!!!!…

      pluck out of here!!…

      be blessed

      • Guest

        YOU get the F out of here you d*@n pseudo-preaching HYPOCRITE! With your “be blessed” as if it negates the harshness of your posts! GTFOH!

        • cubanflowers

          C T F… U!!!! at my comments being harsh!..

          i guess you by passed all the asininity being posted here from people who agreed with this trick chopping this baby’s hear…. ….

          be blessed

          • Guest

            Yet, I’m so wound up that “that thing between my legs is twisted into all kinds of knots over somebody else money….” interesting…

            You are as hypocritical as the live long day, ROFLMAO! You PERMEATE with hypocrisy. Whose really wound tight? I don’t need your “be blessed” after you try to curse at me so you can GO TO H*LL with that nonsensical bullish. Who would want that? I’ll take your “be blessed” with a grain of salt and toss it over it my shoulder, but thanks anyway. I call OUT trolls and cyber-preachers, and that’s how it always is, they just hate it though b/c someone actually does it. Same script, different cast.

          • Guest

            If stylist is a trick, then so is MOM.

          • Guest

            And btw, only ignorant people don’t understand that on a forum, there will be differing opinions. I just thought that ACTUAL parents would be able to see it from the financial aspect, seeing as how we’re in the real world and all and when you have people counting on you for food, then you don’t have time to be scammed, but keep on promoting how wrong the stylist was, b/c that’s all you seem to do

      • Guest

        And how in the H*LL do you know ANYTHING about the father/fathers of her children?!? What about that idiotic mother who was TWO HOURS late, didn’t give a DANG about her child, and then tried to pull the okie doke?!? And on top of that, the little girl claimed to have brothers, meaning that Entitled Mama aka “I-Can-Get-Anything-For-Free-Chick” has children plural TOO!

        • cubanflowers

          mad suspect…..

          sweetie you sound like that wicked “stylist”……… because you are getting that thing between your legs twisted into all kinds of knots over somebody else money……

          try untwist it… … breath … relax and then re read what i typed yesterday……….

          be blessed..

          • Guest

            Sweetie, you sound like the hoodrat mother. You were passionate in response to Thelma, yet you get all hot and bothered when someone else is. Get some HRT and breeeattthee. Furthermore, you’re being disrespectful to the stylists’ children, yet you CLAIM to have children, and you are so fervent in your defense of that child who had her braids cut out. Hmmm…interesting…

            “if her babies need food she should contact the father… or fatherS….

            if they aren’t in the life… then she should go to the welfare to get emergency SNAP benefits!!!!…”

            Spoken like a TRUE (cyber-preaching) internet TROLL. Like I said, speculating about business that isn’t yours (yet saying I’m getting all worked up about somebody else’s money *side eye*), yet no speculation about ratchet mom….MAD SUSPECT

    • Guest

      Pay no attention to cubanflowers. That’s probably the idiot mother who thinks she can do as she pleases with zero consequences

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  • Are You Serious?

    I don’t blame that stylist at all, she should be glad that’s all that happened to her child considering the world we live in today. People have been killed for a lot less.

  • One Proud Mama

    I would have done the saaaame thing don’t mess with a mama who depends on being paid for services she provides ie cutting or styling hair that provides for her children it’s just plain wrong! And those saying let the child keep the hair style I’m sry but if it was me I’d make sure the parent didn’t feel that she could get away for it

  • sarah wells

    Braids were hideous. Getting them cut out was probably a net advantage for the little girl, as long as it was not her own hair.

  • Guest

    This child was too young for braids in the first place, which is only a testament to her foolish mother. Children that young aren’t supposed to have braids, and I’m speaking from experience. More than likely, mom just wanted them done so she wouldn’t have to fool with it. And if that isn’t bad enough, she thought she could “get off” by not paying, so I have no doubt that she’s been enabled to use and abuse people, and she probably milks the system too. She doesn’t care about anybody’s time but her own, after showing up two hours late, and she doesn’t even care about her kid, letting a stranger (yes, a stranger) drive her child because she didn’t want to be bothered to pick up her own child. So for those who continue coming down on the stylist, look at the situation 360, because mom’s mindset is very clear as well as her intentions and priorities.

  • Princess Lola

    I can understand where the hair styles was coming from after spending hours doing hair, and she did a good job, to not be paid that was some Bullshit. Really why not cut it off it’s the child’s mothers fault. stop trying to play people and use them.

  • Guest

    And why isn’t “Mom’s” name being splattered all over the internet too so she can be chastised as so many seem to do to Crystal Collins?!? There were TWO adults in this fiasco, not just ONE!

  • Guest

    Who gets their child’s hair done and thinks they’re not supposed to pay?!? Who DOES that?!? Why do people like that get to exist?!? While maybe she shouldn’t have posted the pics, you don’t pull some crap like that. That ratchet hoodrat mother tried to pull an okie doke, and now has a devastated child, and I’ll bet she probably has some sort of “Entitlement Syndrome” that our tax-paying dollars are paying for. And I PROMISE YOU this isn’t her first rodeo either. Individuals w/a sense of entitlement care about no one but themselves. And on top of THAT, the chick was LATE and then expected the hairdresser to run sort of daycare service! Ummm…hairdresser has kids too and has mouths to feed!

    At the end of the day, the braids would have still been taken out (just later than sooner), but MOM is the one who humiliated her child while hairdresser shouldn’t have posted the pics on social media.

  • MsLadyE

    I understand the stylist being upset, but posting this child’s photos on Instagram was not only tacky, but unsafe. Those photos might get into the wrong hands. The mother should have asked about the price BEFORE she made the appointment. Both these “women” were wrong.

    Why would the child’s mother trust a total stranger to drive her child home? With all the crazy and horrible things happening to children these days (rapes, murder, beatings, etc.), I wouldn’t trust some stranger to drive my child ANYWHERE.

  • Lou

    There’s a right and much more etiquette/ appropriate way to deal with losses. If the stylist was smart, she would have cancelled the appointment after some set specific time frame.

    She made matters worse by cutting the braids off of the child (possibly cutting her real hair), and posting pictures of a minor on the internet.

    She was down maybe $100 or so from completing this task without payment, but now I’m sure she could easily face thousands in a claim against 1) emotional abuse of the child, 2) slandering that child’s name and family and 3) I’m sure the stylist did not get a signed photo release form from the mother.

    Both of these grown women are tacky for these actions. Simply tasteless and tacky.

  • Lou

    Why would you behave like this with a CHILD??? The way the stylist dealt with the mother was unprofessional to begin with. What if doctor’s renege on a transplant recipient who’s insurance didn’t cover the costs? WWJD?

    • Guest

      No…the way the MOTHER dealt with the STYLIST was unprofessional from JUMP. She was TWO HOURS LATE, treated the stylist like Boo Boo the Fool, and THOUGHT she could get away with it! Furthermore, laws concerning transplant procedures and donors and recipients are different, so your “example” doesn’t even make sense in this case.

    • Guest

      And WWJD concerning that RATCHET mother?!? She should have been asking HERSELF that before trying to scam a stylist who showed her that she had the WRONG one

  • nicaw

    I do feel sorry for the littler girl for a number of reasons. 1) she was left with the stylist for several hours. 2) She saw her mom being shady by not coming to pick her up or sending someone to pick her up. 3) The child’s mom showed her daughter how shady she is by not paying for a service.

    It is unfortunate that the person who lost so much in this situation is the child. However, it was her mom that subjected her to that, not the hairstylist. If the hairstylist allowed this little girl to keep her braids, it would not have taught a lesson to the mom and to the child that you should pay for the services you have received.

    • Guest

      Exactly. The mother is the adult and the child is the child in this case. And the mother is responsible for the services she wanted done for her child

  • corbin56

    That is exactly right. Just like hookers do it. Don’t they make them pay first?? Always get your money first and then let the braiding begin. I would’ve cut them out also and dared the mother to say anything!!! I can’t stand deadbeats!!!!!

  • Me

    Although it is not the child’s fault who her mother is. I cant help but understand why the stylist did what she did her intentions were not to hurt the kid it was to show the mother don’t try to scam me. We don’t know what the stylist had going in her personal life she may have been depending on that money for a bill or to buy food for her kids. H3ll she may even do charity work from time to time but by choice not by force! I know life happens but from the mothers action I can’t help but believe she has done this before.

  • Christina Graham

    Let me start by saying “shame on you”! I am also a licensed cosmetologist and have been in business for 18 years. I have had similar experiences throughout the years but grew wise to those charity cases. On several occasions I have done services for people that cost me a large amount of time and money. I had a young girl who got made fun of at school and her drunk of a mother brought her into me to cut and color her hair. I foiled her hair, cut&styled it, did eyebrows and manicure. That young lady was so proud and so was I. Well, long story short, I got a bad check for my services and was unable to reach the mother to make It right. I knew after that not to do anything for that woman again…….. But her daughter, I have done her hair now for 7 years and it was because of that one day of kindness have me a forever client. Since Chrystal knew where the mother lived, she could have filed a report. Furthermore, when the mom used her for a babysitter, she should have called the police? As far as taking care of her family! Give me a break! Seriously, I struggle daily and when I have a no pay problem, they no longer get to do that to me! My concern is what mental abuse Chrystal has caused the little girl! #1 Chrystal could be prosecuted for her actions against that little girl and you can bet the cost of that will be more than 1 days worth of work! Shame On You Chrystal! And I bet your clientele has just diminished ;)

    • Guest

      Yes and the mom has ZERO culpability *eye roll*

    • YeaISaidIt

      Wow that was really nice of you (having a negligent mother is especially hard on girls)…I completely understand this lady’s frustration but sometimes we block our own blessing or good karma by stooping to the level of others. Doing what you did for that girl will be repaid back to you ten fold

  • Dubb

    Sometime the choices we make are for the best and not the most popular at the same time. It leaves a bad taste in your mouth that a young child was involved but the hairstylist has a business to run. What options did she have to send a message? She’s small time, so she can’t send collections after her to try and get the money. It would be too over the top to send goons to the front door of the lady and the grandmothers house. She handled it as painlessly as possible because as blacks we all know how bad this situation could’ve gotten. I bet nobody will try and pull that mess on her again

  • Linda

    It was not child fault the stylist should not have embarrassed the child and cut them out the way she did it is not fair because the child is the innocent one in the situation and the only one that really suffered emotionally!!

  • mikedmeyer

    receiving a service and then not paying for it is theft

  • spanishfli

    I’m in the hair industry, she did the right thing. The mother should be ashamed of herself for leaving her daughter (a small child) to clean up her dirty work. Unless your in the business you don’t understand, period!

  • WhatInTheWorld

    She did right. She didn’t harm the child or anything. The mom is trifling and I would still take her to court to get my money.

  • Chole

    Crystal , your and adult you don’t hurt kid! At the end of the money is just that money. But can you only imagine how you would feel. Ever heard of being the bigger person! Now your as bad as her mom! Losers!

    • Guest

      Mom’s an ADULT too and stylist has THREE KIDS aka THREE mouths to feed

  • justbeinghonest

    The child is not the victim!! The stylist was. the kid came with a nappy head, she leaves with a nappy head. BOOM!

  • Randy

    It has just come to light that the “Carolynn” in this thread, is actually Crystal Collins (aka “The Stylist)

    • Carolynn

      Nice try! So everyone with my point of view is the stylist?

      • Carolynn

        You must be the trifling baby daddy that didn’t pay this woman support so she had to send your baby in there to steal services, right?

      • http://www.itsme.com/ Randy P

        Come on the cat is out of the bag Carolynn, we all know its you… its all good. My only issue is you took the child home, left then went back and called her out like she was an adult.

        • Carolynn

          Randy, is this what you do on blogs when you think someone has a better argument than you? You attempt to call someone out with strong views and accuse them of being that person. Look at the type of vernacular the stylist used in her posting. Do any of my posts appear that I would speak or write like that? Anyone with a brain could tell the way I communicate and the way the stylist communicates, we’re not the same person. Think about it!

          • http://www.itsme.com/ Randy P

            It appears to me AND others that you seem to know what the stylist (you) was thinking, the motivations ant the actions… that’s alot of facts for someone on the outside looking in… seems more first person than speculation. Like I said, its cool, no judgment, just wish you would have handled it differently.

  • Eibhlin Conroy

    The braids did look really good. Its a shame they were cut out. It’s a tough situation but at the end of the day the child was not to blame. I don’t agree with what the stylist did because it wasn’t the childs fault that her mother is a scam artist. Poor kid.

    • ms stacye

      I agree, the braids looked good and the child is not to blame. However, I also agree with what the stylist did. Yes, she should have asked for the money upfront, and I hope she will from now on. If the stylist really wanted to be mean she could have shaved the girls head or cut her real hair off! It isn’t right for that girl to walk around with free braids in her head, because someone else will have heard the tale and try the same stunt. I bet that isn’t the first time the mom did that.

  • Cheryl Robinson

    I would have let the little girl keep the braids but not done her hair anymore she could not help her mother is a dead beat. So you defeated the purpose of the time actually spent away from your kids by cutting the braids out.

  • tyjomika

    the mother humiliated her daughter, not the stylist.

  • roseglasses

    Situations like this is why we have a legal system. Theft of Services should not be dealt with in this manner…. I myself would never leave my child alone with a stylist unless they were a close friend or family. I can understand frustration and anger at the mother, but to leave the child in a manner that she would clearly be made fun is unkind and unfair. I think there had to be a way to deal with the situation with a little more professionalism and kindness toward the child… Let’s face it that little girls head is a disaster.

  • tamaradenise

    Thats was wrong wrong wrong. The child us not responsible for her mothers actions and you are a professional stylist and you should have taken her mom to court. You should have also called the police. You may have traumatized that child angrily cutting out her hair. The child was victimized by you cause you photographed her in this manner.

  • Yvonne Watkins

    A lot of people seem to be forgetting that the braids would have to have been taken out anyway. They just got taken out sooner rather than later. No way is this assault or damaging to the child. The braids would have gotten taken out anyway!!!!! The picture shouldn’t have been posted though.

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  • Leroy Jenkins

    Let em know Leroy got the biggest diiick in the south west

    • Guest

      What’s wrong w/people like you?

  • anonymouse

    And the kid just stood there and let her cut the braids off and posed for a pic?? She would’ve had to catch me first!! And she’s stylist is still stupid because she still did 9 hours or work for nothing.

  • Covergirl2030

    You don’t do that to no child especially after she was stupid enough not to get paid before services. She prolly cut sum of this lil girls hair off. And to take pictures ewwww like go to a business and etiquette class ASAP str8 trash.

    • Guest

      Typically, you pay the stylist AFTER services rendered, which is why trifling, ratchet mother was going to try to pull the okie doke w/her Entitlement Mentality. If stylist was wrong, then TRASHY MOM doesn’t get a “pass” either! If anything, the stylist should have said “NO GO” after hoodrat mommy showed up TWO hours late. THAT was the giveaway

  • Charisse A Hill

    As a small business owner and independent contractor, I have been bamboozled myself trying to help others. I understand her frustration and I don’t have an issue with her cutting the childs braids out because the MAMMY thought she was getting away with something. Now what I do have an issue with was the posting on social media. The child didn’t deserve the scrutiny of being publicized on social media.

  • Charisse A Hill

    I would’ve called the police and directed them to the women’s house. The mother could’ve went to jail because that is theft of services.

  • UGGGGHHHHH!!!

    I don’t blame the stylist for what she did AT ALL. But personally, I just wouldn’t have done it. I wouldn’t have wanted to take my frustration out on the little girl, who had nothing to do with it and didn’t deserve it. Call me a pushover or whatever, but ruining in 5 minutes what took me 3-4 hours to complete just doesn’t seem worth it. But hey, that’s just me…

  • Xtina

    The little girl was returned to her mom exactly as she was when she got dropped off- NO BRAIDS.

  • sortbyoldest

    I feel that stylist has a right to be upset, however the child has nothing to do with her mom paying. She probably had no idea that her mother would not pay. I think the mom is very wrong in this because what are you teaching your children.

  • KV

    There is nothing okay about this the child did nothing to her ghetto unprofessional and ignorant if it was my salon regardless of the mothers actions she woild have been fired

    • http://batman-news.com Raze

      If it were in your salon, the YOU would be the one dropping that kid off, not Crystal.

      • Guest

        This fool talks about “what they would have done” as if they know ANYTHING about having a salon and being played for a fool

    • Guest

      So POS MOM gets a “pass” though?!? Mom is a ghetto, ratchet HOODRAT who shows up TWO hours late, doesn’t even BOTHER to pick up her kid, has stylist driving around playing Baby-Sitter, and THEN Mother Trash tries to pull some sort of self-entitled okie doke thinking that she’s special. People like THAT should piss up the h@ll off, but of course we put ZERO CULPABILITY on her *eye roll*

  • yeah right

    That’s what happens when your clients are from the ghetto! Mom was busy spending her welfare check to smoke crack!

    • Guest

      BINGO!

  • Mr. Clyde Mathers

    I don’t completely agree with her cutting off the girl’s braids but there’s not much else she could’ve done. I don’t think it’s a horrible action to pay twenty dollars for a haircut, and if you don’t have the money, then don’t go get the haircut. Your daughter now doesn’t look good and you have to deal with that.

  • empresstala

    i can understand the hairstylist actions. this is her job and how she provides for her kids. she is a good braider b/c the childs hair looks good. it may seem unprofessional to cut the braids but i’m sure she will continue to get business b/c she does good work. and the next mofo that tries to scam her will think twice b/c she don’t play lol

    • Guest

      Exactly, that’s what it’s about at the end of the day

  • awesson

    Cutting out the braids of this child is Assault and the stylist can be reported to the Police.

  • Autumn

    The mother should file a lawsuit for posting her child’s picture on social media without her consent, and defamation of character. Because truth be told, we only hear the side of the stylist, we have no idea what really happen.

  • uniquefashionista

    In a way, I kind of see things from both sides. I hate that an innocent child was involved because of her mother’s negligence. Stylists make their living by how many heads they can do in a day. It took nine hours out of this stylists day to deal with one customer and she didn’t receive any type of payment for her work. I would have been hot if this happened to me and I can’t say how I would react. I don’t know what would have made this situation right. I guess from now on this stylist may want to have her customers, especially new customers that she isn’t familiar with, to make a deposit before she began services. That way, she can at LEAST get something for her time.

  • CrazyWrapLady

    HairStylists sacrifice a lot of time and effort! Braiders make the least amount of money in comparison to the time spent. She should have paid and tipped her!!! 9 hours and she probably charged her $40-65!!! As a stylist, I know that is pennies and so yes, I would have been Irate about not being paid. When you let people slide, they will abuse it. Just remember its never just one client that wants a deal, a break, a favor, or a hook up! It’s not as simple as “oh let her keep the braids”. Its hurtful. You feel taken advantage of. That poor child didn’t deserve to be the casualty of her mothers selfishness, but I understand that stylists frustration. She should have just told her she didn’t have it!

  • Parthenia Moore-toluv Croskey

    People are always trying to talk about “what about the kid?” Sometimes children need to see things so that they do not grow up to be adults that do the stupid things. She will always remember that she sat down for 6 or more hours getting her hair braided and her shady mama did not pay so all the beautiful braids were cut out! She is not scarred, she learned a lesson!

    • Guest

      no, she didn’t.

    • NightRider

      How was this little girl taught a lesson when she was not privy to the conversation that the stylist had with her mother? That little girl wasn’t aware of what was going and probably still doesn’t fully understand what happened. All she knows is her hair was ruined and who knows what that did to that child’s self esteem. The mom was wrong for trying to run game and the stylist was wrong in cutting the girls hair then posting the pics. Two wrongs don’t make the situation right. The frustration and anger should’ve been taken out on the adult that caused this foolishness not the child.

  • whythetightbraids

    first of all..why is no one addressing the fact that this baby is too young for those tight azzed braids…and that is going to break her hairline off….the mom is hood for getting these braids on this baby’s hair in the first place and if the braider was a real hair dresser she would have suggested that the mother refrain from braiding the childs hair like this until she at least is 12 or hits puberty. So her hair follicles can strengthen.

  • blkbee

    I personally feel she was well w/in her rights 2 cut out the braids. No one out here working hard in the self-employment business wants 2 b played when it comes 2 money.others of u who claim 2 have a problem wud have been cussing, fussing, shooting & fighting if it were yo money. walk a mile n her shoes. However I have mixed emotions about posting the girls picture. The child is innocent, if possible she shud have posted the mothers pic. As 2 warn others of her misconduct in paying. The mother shud have been up front & asked 4 a payment plan r got a family friend 2 do her hair or waited til she cud afford it. Everybody has an opinion until it’s thei Xcuse the shrthnd.

  • kiki

    If she let her keep the braid in trust this child would not long after learn how to pull one over on people. This child has learnt that negative actions have consequences

  • Crystal

    Hair dresser is a c*nt

  • SuperEmcee

    All those who agree with the stylist are dumb. There I said it. What makes you dumb you ask? Because you agree with the mass embarrassment of a little girl. I’m sure a white stylist wouldn’t have handled it this way. We have to do better black people. And you wonder why we don’t get business as it is. smmfgdh

  • Ifuaskme2

    I get my hair braided all the time. No stylist in NY demands money upfront. Good for the stylist for having some gumption. All she did was take back what she paid for

  • F.A.M.E.

    Simple as put, that could be tormenting and damaging to a child. Her mother is at fault. The woman should have a policy in place that doesn’t allow her to start a child’s hair until she has her money in hand to help steer away from this type of situation. The little girl was punished and slightly humiliated for her mothers neglect. I still don’t feel she should’ve had to suffer that ending. The hairstylist should have taken that one on the chin and changed her policy. I think the reaction was emotional and she should’ve thought about it some more. This is just my opinion though.

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  • Tammy

    Some of y’all are acting like she attacked the girl with scissors. Cutting off fake hair is not assault. The girl might be momentarily embarrassed or upset from this, but the bigger problem is her neglectful thief of a mother. The stylist was unprofessional, but I can understand her reaction after being played with all day. As a professional stylist, it wasn’t her job to babysit for two hours and drive the girl home, but she did.I wish she posted the mom’s name so she could get embarrassed.

  • Sunshine

    I would have just drove the little girl to the police station and let them know the mother want picking her up like she said and wait for her to come get the girl there I sure should would have found the money to pay for the hair before she got to the police station

    • Sunshine

      *sure she would have found the money*

  • Sandra Zevor

    I would have cut the braids out but i wouldnt have put them on instagram. She was provided a service and didnt get paid, so she removed her work. Sorry lil girl that your mama tried to hustle someone elses mama and your scalp had to pat the price. By the time this would have gotten to court, the stylist would have owed more than the hairstyle was worth.
    Its just someone removing her braids, this isnt child abuse.

  • RealLifeShrink

    What the stylist did is not defensible. She should not have cut the braids out of the child’s hair nor should she have posted the child’s picture on the internet. The fact is this, the beef was with the mother and the actions were taken on a minor child.

    I read a comparison about kicking a child out of daycare if the parent doesn’t pay-however the appropriate comparison to this situation would be if the daycare owner put the child on the street during the day while the parent was not present because they SUSPECTED that the parent wasn’t going to pay. What if it was a meal eaten, how then do you take your service back from the child? Do you punch them in the stomach or give them something to make them vomit? Is that not comparable?

    The fact that the service was done on and “taken back” from a minor, a young one at that, cries out for the stylist to have had better judgement. Ultimately the mother is not the one really punished here, it was the child; and, the BOTTOM LINE remains: cutting out the braids does not get you paid. A mother of three should have made a different choice.

    The stylist was wrong. It should go without saying but I’ll say it anyway, of course this whole thing is the mother’s fault.

  • Khadija Hicklin-Muhammad

    I can understand her removing the braids from the child’s head… I DO NOT agree with her posting that poor child’s picture online. She should not be punished for having a trifling mother. That was NOT cool!

  • GinaLM

    I feel sorry for that sweet little girl…this pissed stylist humiliated her.

  • say what I want

    Smh you dont do things like that to a baby. Leave her with her hairstyle. It wasnt her fault. And next time you dont deal with that mother again.

    In my opinion im never paying to do my hair first.
    If you dont like it then what…

  • Ashley Victoria Nicole

    A credit card means nothing if there is no money on it…. was it harsh….yes!!!!! But i would have called the police honestly…..

  • Carolynn

    Also, Madamenoire blocked her face, the same rules don’t apply on Instagram that’s why it’s there. I don’t agree with the pics only with removing the braids.

  • Autumn

    Its sad to read the comments from those who agree with the stylist. I once, as an adult, left my money at home. My stylist allowed me to go get it. Now the mom could have realized she didnt have the money and was ashamed. There are so many scenarios I can go over to give reason why the mom didnt have the money. But it seems so many people are filled with negativity. If the child saw how pretty she was with those braids, and then the stylist gently took them out then posted it online….That’s still cruel. If she was a professional, she would have realized in any business you sometimes take a lost. I hope her clients see that she only braids hair for the money, and its not her passion. I know its hard out here financially for everyone, but to behave that way to a child tell’s a lot about her character. Money is not a reason to behave unprofessionally.

    • nerrivik18

      Um you need to go read the article or learn to read all together. This wasn’t a matter of “oops I forgot my wallet I’ll be right back” that “mother” gave that stylist all kinds of run around and down right abandoned her child at the salon. Again, go read and comeback when you find your common sense. being professional isn’t taking being fooled with a smile and moving on. Nowhere does it say that. Every business runs a “risk” of getting screwed but no business “has to take it”. That,s just an excuse criminal use to make hard working people feel guilty.

      • Autumn

        We share different opinions. Common sense should tell you that. But like I said, unprofessional.No one said she forgot her wallet, I gave my experience when I (not the mother in this article) couldn’t pay. Cutting her braids out was cruel bottom line. How much could those braids cost $200? a little more or less? So an unprofessional acts for less than $200? As a professional saleswoman, clients have cancelled transactions with me. Transaction as great as $5000.(bounced checks) I am a trained professional, and receive commission off my sales to take care of my family I don’t return the distrustful act with spiteful behavior. The stylist spiteful act may hinder her reputation, rather than prove a point. Always with love and kindness is how I stay successful. But some people are cruel in nature, and can cut out braids on a little girl and post it on the internet because she lost a few dollars, then say a lesson was learned. A business should conduct itself as a business, so she could have sued and had wages garnished, and court fees reimbursed, or contact the police. A real business does not act like loan sharks, or retaliate. Cutting her braids out was retaliation not compensation. A real business seeks compensation for services rendered. If people believe the stylist was compensated when she cut the braids out, she was wrong. A good example was from a previous post about how service and products are returned when unpaid. A car is repossessed when the loan is unpaid. The bank sells the car to get back the money. They don’t bust the tires out so the owner can’t drive it. That would be criminal. The stylist entered a good faith contract when she allowed the purchaser to not pay upfront. The stylist, if she didn’t cut the braids out, could have still received her money.

  • Carolynn

    I would never leave my children for this to happen.

  • regima01

    My problem with this is that this was a child and a grown person not only cut her braids out and probably some of her hair. There had to be anger there. This should have been address to the Mom. Then she posted it, further embarrassing the child. Now all the little girl friends know and kids are cruel. She didn’t think this through. Bad Taste. Everyone wants to be paid but sometimes you have to suck it up. I know because out of every 10 checks I get 2 are bad…..

  • writingmomma46

    Why should this child have to pay the cost of humiliation because of something the mother did? Shame on this “stylist.”

    • nerrivik18

      And what “humiliation” is that? Are you “humiliated” when a hairdresser removes your braids? *IF* (big fat IF) the child was humiliated, it’s a bit of bruised ego, from which she’ll recover just life in general is much worse, and a darn lesson learned : Thou shalt not steal, Mom tried to steal and I paid for it. Mommy is the bad one.

      • writingmomma46

        First, I don’t get humiliated that way, because I don’t wear fake hair. Next, NOBODY should ever put a child in the middle of their mess! There are many ways to teach life lessons. But, cutting braids from a child’s head, because you are angry at the mother, speaks volumes to the mindset and character of the person and persons that thinks this behavior is okay!

        • nerrivik18

          I love how you imply that wearing fake hair would somehow be humiliating. Right, cuz abandoning your child in the salon and stealing is doesn’t speak volume about the “mindset and character” of the mother, which is the most important as her role of mother is more important than the hairdressers. Being a decent mother is way more important than being a professional who “accepts getting screwed and moving on”, just like cutting braids was has never constituted “assault” but nice try. “NOBODY should ever put a child in the middle of their mess” and yet never once do you tak the mother to task for putting her child in a situation where she could get harmed. Hmmm…. a double standard maybe or just playing the “mom card”?

          • writingmomma46

            First and foremost, the mother was taken to “task” in the first statement, if you care to go back and read it. Second, you asked the question of, “Are you humiliated when a hairdresser removes your braids?” As I replied to your question, I wanted you to know that I would never be placed in that situation. That is not a part of my persona. Lastly, the “stylist” and the “mother” were wrong in this matter. But, there is always more than one way to skin a cat. Hmmmm! Oh, just in case you don’t understand that, there is always more ways than one to handle many situations. In this matter, the child should NEVER, EVER had to be put in that situation. Let’s just pray you are not a stylist and would do the same thing. Even though you sound like you would from your post.

  • nerrivik18

    Just another example of a “mom entitlement” and not taking her responsibility as mother seriously. This woman is guilty of endangering the welfare of a minor by implicating her baby in the commission of a crime – had she not tried to steal the child would not have been so called “abused” (which is laughable anyway). That’s the law, not some “mommy opinion, po’ chile” bull. Somehow, it’s “everyone else job to make sure she doesn’t scam them because she’s a mom”? Wow, you can tell by the comments below who the criminal-mothers are in the bunch and who use their own children as pawns in their schemes and playing the “child card”. Shameful. Nowhere, absolutely nowhere, does it say that to be a “professional” you have to “sometimes accept being scammed with a smile and move on”. Nowhere. That’s just an excuse lazy criminals say to make honest people feel guilty for expecting pay for their hard work. That mother should be put in JAIL cuz heaven knows what other criminal acts she’s committing using that child. The hairdresser is a hero for all people who actually are proud of their work and who take motherhood seriously. The morality of NOT STEALING should prevail. It’s in all books, law books and the Bible.

    I don’t know on what planet ya’ll think cutting fake hair is “assault” or “abuse”. Read a law book or something cuz lawyers will say anything. Any judge with a grain of salt will realize that the whole situation could have been avoided if the mother had not tried to break the law in the first place. If you don’t want people to come after you you don’t mess with them. Afterall, why hasn’t the mom called the cops on the so-called “abuse” yet? Because no cop or judge will find in her favour. Mother dearest created the situation that lead to her child’s so-called “abuse” so the fault is still ALL hers, not the hairdressers. Bruised egos aren’t against the law and the child should blame her criminal-mom, which I’m sure she will as soon as she enters teenhood.

    • regima01

      So are you saying because the Mother was the criminal, that it was right for the child to be subjected to this craziness….

      • nerrivik18

        I’m saying MOTHER IS THE ONLY CAUSE of the alleged craziness (cuz not accepting to work for free is “craziness” in your books).

        • regima01

          I agree with that. The beautician should have called the police on the Mother not do that to a child.

          • nerrivik18

            The police would have done nothing, not to mention that is an abuse of resources. This is a situation that can be handled personally and the hairdresser saw that. The hairdresser did nothing to the child. She took back what belonged to her (the hair/service). Until the service/product is paid for the stylist owns it, it is therefore her PROPERTY and has every right to take it back. In this case she did which is in no way against the law and she didn’t “yank” the braids or did the child any harm in removing the braids. She did it the same anyone removes braids so the whole “abuse” thing is ridiculous (when I think of the girls in Nigeria who were kidnapped to be sold as sex slaves THAT’S BLOODY ABUSE/ASSAULT, not “cutting braids” in 5 seconds, get a grip on reality) and just another attempt by mothers playing the “child card” to avoid taking responsibility for their dishonest acts. Who says the stylist isn’t a mom anyway? Who says she didn’t take the braids without explaining why? Who says she didn’t take the braids out gently? This is all criminal-mothers playing people again.

            • regima01

              Ok, so the Mother should have been handled not the child. The geography does not matter , the Nigerian stealing those girls were wrong and the grown adult woman cutting that child’s hair was wrong. I have a grip on reality and it called common sense. That was a horrible thing for her to do and nothing can make it right. But we are entitled to our opinion, I respect yours and hope you respect mines. Thanks for the time.

              • nerrivik18

                She cut the extensions, not the child’s hair, quit dramatizing the situation and sticks to the facts, they have nothing to do with “opinion”. Removing braids is in no way “traumatizing” especially since you still cannot prove in any way that the hairdresser removed the braids in anger or with violence. No one said the region mattered, do you happen to know the name of those Nigerian girls? Neither do I they’re just known as that “the Nigerian girls” it was never about the region but how insulting and disrespectful you are for comparing “losing braids” to the same level as “being sold into sexual slavery” and calling both “abuse” as if they were remotely close to the same level, which they are NOT.

            • naynay11206

              I agree

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  • Msknoitall

    to treat a child this way is cruel and cold hearted. the child sat for all those hours too, did you consider that? we need to be more charitable towards each other, what would have been the harm in leaving the braids? honestly?

  • Danielle

    It’s a lot of lawyers that work at Taco Bell in the comments so i’ll just say this: The young girl was not “humiliated” because she does not have the same reputation in her community or responsibilities as a adult. This will not EFFECT (I see some of you guys using affect) her self esteem because the little girl came in without her hair braided and probably doesn’t live her life with her hair braided 24/7 so she won’t know much of a difference. People forget that when you sit in a stylist chair, you give legal control over your hair whether it turns out good or bad is based upon the stylists experience which is why it is hard to sue a hairstylist because styles (including hair color) are subjective to personal taste but chemicals are not (such as if a relaxer takes your hair out). Many salons require a parent to be present at all times while a child is having their hair serviced due to the monetary and legal responsibility of the child’s hair. If the parent leaves the child unattended in a salon then it is up to the stylists discretion on what to do with the child’s hair. The stylist in questions here just simply reverted the child’s hair back to it’s natural state. The child came in without braids, and she left without braids. No harm was done to the child’s hair. Taking the braids out is not assault because the braids would have to have been taken out anyway and the stylist was in her legal right to take the braids out sooner than intended since the young lady was in her care and the take down did not AFFECT the child’t natural hair.

    • NightRider

      Thanks for the grammar correction… but let me ask you this…. how do you know this doesn’t affect this little girl? In the age of social media little kids can be very mean and cruel. This little girl could be getting teased or harassed behind this. You’re right, as a stylist I do have the legal right to control the outcome of my clients hair. But morally I’m not going to take my anger out on an innocent party. This child didn’t drive herself to a salon nor promise payment. Her mother was the one who made this arrangement therefore, her mother needs to be dealt with accordingly!

    • Sendec

      Well, since you’re so abreast of the law in that jurisdiction please cite the applicable laws/statutes that support your argument.

  • Nells918

    My heart goes out to this little girl…my mom is a stylist and she’s had some very suspect clients but she’s old school….I couldn’t imagine her doing this. She would never take it out on a child! I feel the stylist’s pain but doing this and posting it like she did something right is sooo low!

  • JustSomeone

    This should be considered assault on the part of the hair stylist. Yes the the mother is a cheat but once the braids were in I don’t think she had a right to take them out. She should have went to small claims court. I wouldn’t want to have my hair done by some that would pull such a low class act against a child and posting her picture. Also would throw in a child cruelty charge also.

  • Randy

    READING IS FUNDAMENTAL…

    “So then we come up with the decision that she will bring it to my house, so I leave. Then I realize I think she’s trying to play me, so I turn around and head back to her house.”

    Where in that are you getting the mom said she want gonna pay? The stylist even says “WE COME UP WITH THE DECISION THAT SHE WILL BRING THE MONEY TO MY HOUSE”

    What REALLY happened… she dropped the child off and left, got pissed went back, called the little girl out of HER OWN HOUSE and cut out her braids. THAT’S ASSAULT!!!

    • Erika

      Wow if you really think this woman was going to pay I have a bridge to sell you. She takes two hours to change her “flat tire”, then gives the stylist directions to the grandmother’s house, doesn’t answer the phone multiple times…she was trying to duck her.

      Cutting out braids is not assault. She didn’t cut the girl’s real hair, she cut out the fake hair at the ends. After two months of enjoying her free hairstyle, the mother would have cut the hair at the ends to take the style out too.

      • Randy

        Going BACK to her house calling her child outside and cutting the braids out is assault, if she did it in her shop, different story.

        So lets say you have a child and he steals a coat… the owner comes to your house, call your child outside cut his coat off your child… you’re good with that, your child wasn’t assaulted???

        • Erika

          That doesn’t really make sense. Coats are not attached to your body, braids are attached to your head. If the owner snatched the coat off, I would have a problem with that, but the stylist didn’t snatch the braids out of her head. Cutting braids out is not forceful and doesn’t hurt.

          • Randy

            So you WOULD be okay with the store owner (store owner without the police) coming to your house while your not home and without your consent, calling YOUR child outside to get his coat back???

            • http://batman-news.com Raze

              The store owner would have stopped the child before he/she left the store. Your analogy is so flawed you don’t even see things straight.

              The mom dodged the stylist’s call for TWO HOURS. She even tried to weasel her way out of the situation by not being at the grandma’s house to tend to her child. Hell, mother dearest didn’t even CALL GRANDMA and asked her if she could help with a part of the payment. I’m sure that the stylist would have been okay if she even saw a quarter of her cash. Mom was trying to con her way into a free hairstyle and her plan backfired.
              If the daughter should feel any resentment, it should be towards her mother who used her to assist in a theft.

              • http://www.itsme.com/ Randy P

                Wow… so where is it that you live that there is no shoplifting and the shop owner ALWAYS cathed the person before they walk out. That’s a safe place. I want to live there. LMAO!!!

  • Dee

    So we aren’t going to speak about the fact that the mother left her child for 9 hours with a stranger, had this stranger drive her around and still wasn’t trying to pay? If the stylist had called child protective services, it would have been a wrap.

  • intro

    If you are in business you understand that you may take a loss. To cut the childs hair was wrong. Change your policy to avoid situations like this. Have the customer give a deposit or have a policy where a parent is to remain in the salon at all times if a child is being serviced. The stylist took it upon herself to drop the girl off and wait outside. That is not the problem of the little girl. Cutting the childs hair and then posting it can open up a lawsuit for the parent. You have publicly humiliated this child by not only cutting her hair but also publicly posting this on the internet for all to see. Obviously she had somekind of relationship with this stylist because I don’t know any stylist that is dropping off there clients after they get their hair done.

  • Erika

    I agree with the hairdresser. She wasn’t going to get paid, her time was wasted, and she had to drive the child around when her mother basically abandoned her. I guess she could have just took it as a loss or took the mother to court, but this way the mother and other birds who try to pull moves like this learn a lesson.

  • Guest

    This is the consequence of the mother trying to get something for nothing. It’s not like braids are a necessity.

  • NightRider

    As being a mom and stylist I clearly wouldn’t have left my child with someone for hours and allowed my child to be subject to this level of humiliation. But with that aside in this case both the mother of this little and the unpaid stylist were dead wrong! The mom was wrong for dropping the little girl off with the intent not to pay. Then having the stylist on a wild goose chase looking for compensation for the work she was asked to do. The stylist was wrong for going back to cut the braids out then posting what she did on social media. Granted I’d be pissed too if I invested time and money into something and got zero return for it but we do have a legal system for a reason. At the end of the day the stylist still didn’t get paid and a little girl got placed in the middle of some nonsense. The mother needed to be dealt with in this situation not the child.

    • Randy

      Everyone is just reading what everyone else is saying, READ what the stylist said… the mom NEVER said she wasn’t gonna pay, how is everyone stuck on that… READ IT YOURSELF PLEASE.

      • NightRider

        First off, I was referencing my comment to what I read in the article sir NOT THE COMMENTS SECTION! Regardless, the mother was wrong for leaving her child! I’m not defending her nor the stylist what I am saying is the stylist maliciously set out to make a point yet still wasn’t paid for her services and possibly scared a child! Children are beyond cruel! Some of her classmates could be harassing this girl as I type behind this. The stylist did all of this to get back at the mom who was DEAD WRONG for not communicating properly as to when the stylist would be able to get her money! Common sense says when services are rendered payment is due! If the payment was not available at that time for whatever the reason the mother should’ve communicated that to this young lady and not ignored her calls or even left the child in her care. Anything could’ve happened to that little girl.

        • Randy

          Agreed.

  • Pamela Solomon

    Time and Money I would have cut it too.. She has 3 babies to feed. Nonsense.. Do like some of the Africans they make you pay first, and obviously it’s for a reason.

  • GOOCH

    NO ONE WAS ASSAULTED!!! Cut that out. And comparing braids to work done on a home or inanimate object is NOT the same thing. And you know damn well you ain’t guaranteed money if you sue, even if you win. #sityojailhouselawyerassdown

  • hunty

    she did the right thing sorry the child had to deal with that but black folks don’t got respect. We are the worst. We don’t go into a white person’s establishment with that bull so y do it to each other…..that lady knew exactly what she was doing…..that is why black businesses fail because of bullshyt artists like that. Sorry for the kid but her momma outta know better……at least she covered the girl face.

  • kierah

    So at the end of all this, she still ain’t getting paid?! This was a childish move.

  • Shea2shy

    Yh she should be pissed no doubt BUTthis stylist is a mother of three…when you have kids you have to think differently. The world is a cycle just like how karma gon get the gurl’s mother it will get the stylist. Ik she wouldn’t want anyone to try her kids. The lil girl was innocent in this and she could have let her keep the hairstyle this entire case here is bs

  • Cyre

    She said she cut them out because she wasted her time by not getting paid but in reality by cutting them out she wasted even more of her time. This definitely could have been handled differently on both sides

  • Rickity J. Cricket

    I heard the lady worked at del taco for 6 years before the cut.

  • Nic TheDragonslayer

    Good for her. We always want a hookup or trying to get over. I don’t blame her. You did the work, NINE HOURS of work and now you want to get paid. You can’t be a business woman, especially a Black businesswoman,without folks trying to get over. I APPLAUD YOU!!! And let that be a warning to others trying to pull a fast one.

  • biglittlemason3

    First of all, what a beautiful hairstyle, I’m sorry it came to this because she obviously does good work. Perhaps the clients Mother could have paid half up front, and then the rest after services were rendered. I understand the stylist point, there really is no argument for the client, if I do you a service, I expect to be paid. I probably would have let the child keep the style, it was not her fault, but the Mother better not ever grace my door again unless she has the money up front and pay me for the last style…….she’s a dirty dog, yeah, I said it….LOL!

  • Kim

    Damn what a hard position to be in. My only issue is with posting the little girls picture online with her braids cut off. Sometimes we have to think about what this poor child must go through. It sounds like her mother doesn’t care to much about her. She never bothered to check on her child. Instead of cutting out the braids, I would have called child services! I understand your frustration but this child is already neglected enough as it is!

  • BrightSunshine

    She is dead wrong for that! Its not the child fault that the mother tried to get over! So ur going to traumatize this child for that?! Ignornant! This is 2014, most people that braid hair and paid up front before you sit in the chair anyway! Just sad that this child had to go thru that!

  • cordelearts

    All I know if I don’t pay my $50, The power company will cut my electricity off. They don’t come and ask me was I cooking, or using the lights. At the end of the day, people don’t work for free.

    The only person to be blamed her is the mother of this child. Period.
    If you can’t afford to have your daughter’s hair done, do it yourself.

    • Autumn

      The electric company doesn’t post your picture on social media saying you didn’t pay AFTER they cut you off either.

      • cordelearts

        The only one you need to blame is the ratchet mother… Now when people see this little girl, and her mother with her, they know to get their money first.

  • KIM

    She probably didn’t let the child keep the braids simply because she figured out that the momma was trying to pull a fast one and manipulate her. The manipulative momma was using the fact that her daughter was a child to get free services. Most people will reasd this and their first respone is, “oh, she’s just a child”, and feel sympathy for the child and disdain for the stylist. Therein lies the problem and why I say the momma was being manipulative. Too bad it didn’t work, and I ain’t mad at the stylist. Guess the stylist may have to rethink her policy now. Maybe pay BEFORE you get your hair done. SMDH!

  • Voice of Reason

    I am disgusted and my heart hurts for the little girl. She will remember this forever… Not only what the stylist did but how her mom propelled her actions. Just sad. For real.

  • cordelearts

    I don’t feel sorry for this child. Her mother can spend the rest of the night taking the braids out.

    (1) It’s not the end of the world.
    (2) That child too young for braids.
    (3) If you cant’ afford the weave, you can afford a comb, a pick, and maybe a little hair grease if desired.
    (4) Hey, kudos go to the braider for having the balls to stop.

    • CoCo Roux

      They need to rename you cordeheartless. Really? All of that nonsense you wrote came from a wicked place.

      • cordelearts

        That wicked place is called getting paid for the services you provide. This stylist has her rent to pay also. You go to your job and work for free and see how heartless you feel on payday if your check is $0.00 and your boss tells you, oh, we didn’t have any money while we knew you were working all your hours.

        • CoCo Roux

          Don’t confuse a wage with revenue. They are completely different. Wages are protected by the laws. You getting paid for free enterprise falls under your business practices so MOST successful folk have a system to limit losses. It really is that simple.

          • cordelearts

            So what you are saying is that its ok to have someone perform work and don’t pay? Because she’s her own boss she should not have to get paid? ok, got it.

            – No further explanation needed.

          • WhenItRains

            That’s like asking a full service restaurant to ask you to pay upfront to avoid non-payment after the meal. There’s always risk in customer service based businesses. Some of the largest companies rely on honor systems like this. Whole cities, states, and countries have policies based on this honor system. Again, have you been any? Do you leave your house on a regular basis? It just doesn’t make sense why you’re so unreasonable about common practices.

  • bepositive

    Don’t traumatize the girl. Call the police and file charges. The little girl is innocent and the hairdresser’s actions were more an assault on a child than anything else. She went about it all wrong. But I feel her frustration.

    • cordelearts

      Police won’t do anything, its a service and contract issue. And who wants to go to court for $50, or whatever the charges were? It’s quite apparent the mother doesn’t have the money, so why bother?

      Or if the police did do something, the mother goes to jail, now the little girl is in foster care? Then everyone would say the woman was heartless… can’t win. — Pay up.

      • CoCo Roux

        She could have called police, police would have called protective services and moved on.

  • Purgatory Perhaps

    All of the “what about the children!” posts remind me that kids will always be ammunition against women. As a woman I’m made to feel like I always have to have the needs of everyone’s children at heart. That just puts me in the position of mother and martyr for all of eternity. Women who use the ammunition against one another are failing to realize the implications and the far-reaching damage it can and does do. First, I should be thinking about this kid’s feelings. Next, Republicans are telling me I shouldn’t go for that promotion because the man I’m up against is the breadwinner for his family. I don’t care about your kids, I care about my kids.

    • Sendec

      I hope and pray someone doesn’t have this same “I don’t care about your kids” mentality if your children are ever in danger and you’re not around to give them immediate protection.

      • Purgatory Perhaps

        I care about my kids and they are always in some extension of my protection. Secondly, people do have that opinion, hence… Most people won’t pay a half penny tax to change the lives of strangers’ kids, much less put themselves in danger for one. You might live in some fantasy happy place, but I live in the real world where there are more than enough videos of passively observed deaths on social media than it takes to convince me otherwise.

        • Sendec

          When you’re at work alongside those republicans who don’t want you to progress, your children are in school. You entrust others with their care and hope they take that role seriously enough to keep your children safe. For your sake, I hope they never adopt your warped mentality.

          • Purgatory Perhaps

            I work for myself and I know my daughter’s teacher socially. Nice try, though.

  • IAMAQUEEN

    I’m sorry but I think this woman did the right thing. I don’t agree with her putting it on IG but she did the right thing. She had the right to take back her services since she wasn’t paid for her services. I feel sorry for the little girl, but it’s her mama’s fault. Not the stylist. Most hair salons have a sign that says payment is due when services are rendered. If I’m a stylist and I don’t get my money when I render you a service, then yes I WILL BE TAKING my services back whether you like it or not. If you know you don’t have the money to get your child’s hair fixed, then you either need to wait until you come up with the money to make an appointment or learn to do your child’s hair yourself. It’s as simple as that. And people wonder why black people/business can’t succeed. It’s because black people tear down each other instead of helping each other out. This little girl will be fine. I don’t agree with the statement that the stylist should have left them in because this was a child. Like I said I feel sorry for the child, but this is the mother’s fault.

  • Lisa Young

    Who do you know that works for FREE?

    • CoCo Roux

      People who call themselves business owners making poor business decisions. Will lose and go out of business all the time. Do the right thing. In the business world it is called “good will.” But, you sure as hell don’t have the privileged of assaulting your clients because of non-payment. What that stylist did was just purely ghetto ish!

      • IAMAQUEEN

        What that stylist did was what she had to do. You have to stand up for yourself. You can’t just let people run over you. Had the mother been an upstanding citizen who supported the stylist none of this would have happened.. But as it stands, all she was looking for was a handout at the stylist expense, never once taking into consideration that THIS is how the stylist makes her money to support herself and her family. She didn’t know this woman’s situation. The stylist could have had use for the money that now she has to find another way to get the funds to use.

        • CoCo Roux

          Your acting like the Mother’s actions were personal. Bottom line is bottom line. You have to do business like business or you will be at risk of going out of business. A THE END OF THE DAY, SHE DID NOT GET PAID. The same could be true if they used a credit card that was charged back, or was paid in fake bills, or the person got ill during the session, or the stylist got sick and could not finish. Those scenarios all part of the risks a business person endures. If you don’t have the operating capital then get you a job under another shingle for a paycheck. But, you can’t do silly stuff like that and put yourself our your business at risk. I’ll bet a mint she does not have business insurance or any other kind of risk management tactics. SMDH

          • IAMAQUEEN

            Personal or not, it’s not the stylist fault. Respect is a two way street. When you make an appointment to get your hair done, you not only think or your needs but you think about the stylists needs as well. You have to provide for your family, but so do they. The mother never once thought about the Stylist. All she thought about was her. So yeah it was personal.

  • CoCo Roux

    Sorry, as a former business owner, I know full well that the RISK is all the business’s. That is why they call it risks and rewards. The stylist needed to have a “business policy” and system in place for issues like this. Do you think for one minute that if I and my child ate at a restaurant and left with the bill it would be appropriate for the owner to assault my child by forcing her to regurgitate the meal. They would be arrested and charged. The appropriate action would have been to call the police and report theft of services and cut her loses. I don’t know what in the world is wrong with people today. Was that little bit of change worth scaring that child? Hell no! The Lord said protect the children and widows. I know the Mom is wrong and scandalous, but does that mean we pitch in with an assist. Somebody has to have some love and common sense. Just heartless over $$$.

    • IAMAQUEEN

      As a business owner she had the right to take back her services. I wish people would put themselves in this stylist shoes. A service was rendered and she wasn’t paid for it. No one works for free. How would you feel if you worked your butt off and your boss came to you and told you thank you for the hard work you put in but unfortunately I don’t have the funds to pay you? You wouldn’t just roll over and do nothing about it.

      • CoCo Roux

        She does not have the right. Show me the statute which supports your assertion. I would not do business as she does. She is the business owner who’s money and livelihood is at risk not the consumers. Get some common sense.

        • IAMAQUEEN

          I agree with the other person. I see why you’re no longer a business owner. Maybe it’s you who needs to get some common sense.

      • Sendec

        Right, but most aren’t suggesting this woman roll over and do nothing about it. There were other remedies available for the stylist but for whatever reason she decided to let her anger and frustration take over. If my boss doesn’t pay me I don’t have the right to invade his person or trespass on his property to obtain my pay. The proper remedy is filing a claim.

        • IAMAQUEEN

          No most are saying that she should just let the braids stay in and cut her loses. So because this is a child, the stylist is at liberty to let her keep the braids and cut her loses? Child or not, a service was rendered. Once a service is rendered, pay is expected. If you don’t have the funds to pay, then the service can be taken back. You don’t go shopping and then when you get to the cash register tell the cashier that you don’t have the funds to pay for your groceries and expect for her to let you still have your groceries. Same principle applies.

          • Sendec

            Of course one expects to be paid but you’re suggesting an “anything goes” solution when obtaining payment and it just doesn’t work like that. Especially when using the example you provided about the boss not paying the worker.

            • IAMAQUEEN

              I’m not suggesting anything. I’m merely saying that stylist did what she felt she had to do. I can’t fault her for that. When you make an appointment to get your hair done, the stylist assumes that you have money to pay for it. If you don’t have the money and you wait until after your hair is done to say that you don’t have the money, then that stylist has the right to take back her services, plain and simple. The only thing I don’t agree with this stylist doing is posting the pics on IG. But I felt she was within her rights to take back her services since she wasn’t paid for them.

              • Sendec

                You most certainly were suggesting something and you still are. How do propose a stylist take back her services if a chemical treatment (relaxer) was provided? Better yet, what do you propose if a stylist gives a haircut and the person can’t pay?

                • IAMAQUEEN

                  I’m sorry. Again I’m not suggesting anything. We’re not talking about a relaxer or a cut. We’re talking about braids. I’m sure under other circumstances she would have reacted differently. But since this was braids and you can cut out braids she did what she felt she had to do. What am I suggesting in that? I’m not going to fault her for standing up for herself. Because she felt this is what she had to do, I’m assuming this maybe happened to her before(from different people) and she was tired of letting it slide. We don’t know this woman’s story. We just know that a mother sent her child to her to have her hair braided and the mother stiffed her on her money so she took back her services.

                  • CoCo Roux

                    Your a tool. So, I release any ability of rational conclusions from you.

                    • IAMAQUEEN

                      You’re a tool too. So because I think the stylist was right for what she did, I’m irrational??? Yeah you’re a tool also, so I also release any ability of rational conclusions from you too. Guess you never grasp the fact that there are two sides to a coin/story.

                  • Sendec

                    So because we’re dealing with braids that makes this situation unique? All I’m saying is there was a better way to handle this but we’ll agree to disagree.

                    • IAMAQUEEN

                      I’m sure there is a better way. There always is. What I meant was that I understand where she is coming from and I can’t fault her for doing what she felt she needed to do.

                    • Sendec

                      I agree with you there, her frustration and anger is definitely justified. I was just acknowledging the distinction between doing what one feels they need to do versus doing what one should do. Hopefully the stylist uses this experience (and any similar experience) as a learning tool and changes her policies accordingly. No one deserves to be cheated out of their hard work.

                • CoCo Roux

                  LOL, so right

      • Autumn

        As a business owner, you would be sued if you post pics of your clients on social media who did not pay.

    • cordelearts

      Maybe that’s why you are a former business owner and not a current one.

      • CoCo Roux

        I never blamed my business decisions on the consumer and I never assaulted my clients. At the end of the day if I decided to hang my shingle I could because I have developed good will. In other words, ain’t no one hating me because I have an ugly heart. You my friend are entertaining.

        • cordelearts

          Well, this lady was preventing consumer theft.

  • http://arafricaine.blogspot.com/ Arafricaine

    Wow,wow woooow. I’m a mean bish but idk if i would have cut the baby’s braids off,it isn’t her fault her mother is triffling. At the same time putting myself in the stylist shoes’s nobody plays with MY money,and i work in corporate… Wow idk what to say…

  • ComeLetsTalk

    my only issue is not blocking the child’s face enough. Other than that,,, pay your fare. Snip, snip, snip.

  • Sendec

    The mother bears the blame here but there was a more professional way for the stylist to handle this situation. If she’s braiding hair to support her family she better incorporate business practices (requiring a deposit, pay up front, etc.) that prevent incidents like this from occurring. Posting the picture on social media was just tacky and unprofessional.

  • az

    She hurt the child the most, not her mother.

  • Britney Robinson

    You didn’t get paid either way, why cut the child’s’ hair? Makes you look petty. Had you posted a picture you getting scammed but letting the girl keep her hair anyways, someone would have paid it forward. Two wrongs don’t make a right.

  • Stephanie

    She is so lucky I don’t know her because Ms. Crystal would have got her a__ __ kicked. Know this, I don’t care what the mother did you do not add additional trauma to this child’s life as a mother.

  • MPISH_1

    I don’t agree with posting the pictures on FB, but I TOTALLY AGREE WITH undoing the braids..no she will not be sporting my work for free.. sorry the child had to go through that BUT I BLAME THE MOTHER for putting her child in that position.

  • Yvonne Watkins

    The stylist repossessed the hair. Too bad she couldn’t repossess her time and effort.

  • Brittany Butts

    Another issue that no one is addressing is that the mother neglected the daughter! She left her daughter for hours and lied about where she was when the hair dresser tried to bring her home. I think that instead of chopping the little girl’s hair, she should have called CPS! I don’t know, that might be a little too far, too. But that woman not only refused to pay for the services, but she also refused to take responsibility for her own child!

  • DeneyTerriosHair

    Crystal, time for clients to pre-pay for braids. This child didn’t do anything wrong. Her mom is ratchet and I’m sorry your valuable time was robbed. But to take it out on the kid? C’mon now.

  • ComeLetsTalk

    Oh well pay your fare. The mother was a scam artist. Trifling behind.

  • Nicia340

    Nope. The stylist had every right and that teaches the little girl a lesson you don’t go around scamming people so now she knows what will happen cause obviously the mother isn’t teaching her right from wrong. So the stylist just had to let it be known. They just met their match that’s all. And to those of you saying it’s assault. So it’s assault when braids get taken out of your hair ? Smh.

  • elladorgera

    There wasvno reason to post the pictures on the web, let alone do a picture collage ! Its tasteless. .. wether she cut the braids or not…. she should have some type discretion

  • Tikeetha Thomas

    I don’t agree with cutting the braids out and posting it on social media. The child did nothing wrong and her parent should be charged accordingly. The mother could have just written it off as volunteer service or sued the mother. The braids were really cute and the poor child was caught in the middle between her mother and her stylist. I am not against paying a deposit for my braids, but I agree that I won’t pay in advance of services.

  • Cut That Ho

    Why take your frustrations out on a innocent child? Could have just taken the moms to small claims court and sued her for even more money. She should be glad she didn’t cut for cutting somebody’s little girl’s hair.

  • P.

    Madamenoire blurred out the girl’s face because that’s what most media outlets do with stories involved minors.

    For all of you saying that the child was not embarrassed, just go to Twitter where Madamenoire got the story from and search for this story. The child’s face is not blurred out in the Instagram pics that this woman posted of the child.

    She “won” by shaming the child because of something that her mother did but she (Crystal Collins) also brought a bad light to her business because of this. Just petty, tacky and unprofessional

  • Mnhcb

    I have mixed feelings about this. Yes the stylists was obviously being played. It’s a shame parents use children to con others. However I’m having mixed feelings about cutting the braids out, after all that is a child. Displaying the pics on Instagram is going too far, unprofessional. That is a child and she has nothing to so with what cons her mother does. As a small business owner I know you sometimes take a loss. Count that as a loss and learn from it. Collect that money up front or at least half up front

  • P.

    Another instance of when adults shame kids on social media to prove a point not thinking about what the child has to deal with.

    The mother is definitely wrong for trying to stiff the stylist but the stylist is just as immature and petty for taking pics and posting them on social media. The folks who are siding with the stylists seem to be in the cosmetology field and looking at it strictly from the business side.

    People are saying that the stylist should sue for doing her hair. What if the mother decides to sue for punitive damages (damaging the child’s hair and embarrassment) ? She stands to win a lot more than the stylist who decided to be petty rather than professional. I’m sure this is helping her business out by doing this to a child. A lot of folks don’t play that mess about their kids.

  • Sheri Bower

    if she was at the womans house, why didnt she just call the cops and have them either get the money or arrest her for theft

    • cordelearts

      If the police did do something and the mother goes to jail, now the little girl is in foster care? Then everyone would say the woman was heartless… can’t win. — Pay up.

      • Sheri Bower

        ive had to use the police for a situation similar {client tried to get out of paying for a service} and magically as soon as the word arrest comes into play the money flies out of their pockets. and if this is how the mother ir “raising” these children maybe foster care is a better option

        • cordelearts

          LOL, I hate foster care for children… but this child may need to go to grandma’s. – lol

      • MsLadyE

        The child would go to foster care if (and only if) they couldn’t find a responsible adult relative to raise her. If the mother went to jail and the grandmother was fit to raise the child, then she’d go to her grandmother.

        • cordelearts

          So you would rather the child go through all that than to just take the braids out. — Would you trust the woman who raised this woman?

          – We pray for this child and the years she has to grow up under this woman’s authority.

          • MsLadyE

            Actually, I would rather the child be raised by someone who’s responsible, who cares about the child’s welfare, and who can teach her right from wrong. Obviously the mother is not the one. Children don’t automatically go to foster care. They first try to find a relative (grandparents, aunt and uncle, older cousin, an adult sibling, etc.) fit enough to raise the child. If they can’t find a relative, THEN the child goes to foster care. And CPS is supposed to do an investigation on EVERYBODY (whether relatives or foster parents) who would be raising the child.

            Taking the braids out is not the issue. Making sure this little girl is raised by people who will give her love and guidance IS the issue.

  • Lisa

    As long as the childs hair wasn’t cut when the style was do, I don’t see a problem with her cutting the braids out. Why was the little girl over this ladies house without her mom anyway? They obviously don’t know each other that well. The completed style looked very nice.

  • slevin

    Let the child keep the hairstyle but sue the mother in small claim’s court… also, let other stylist know that the mom is a deadbeat…

  • Charrisse Martin Ling

    lesson learned…..never use your child as a pawn to swindle money from folks

  • Happy Gardener

    I think the Stylist was correct in her actions. It was the Mother who put the child in the crossfire, not the stylist. The Stylist was a hired professional and did a beautiful job (the hairstyle was lovely). This Mother acquired childcare, hair braiding services and transportation services from Crystal – ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS! Crystal offers a professional service – if you contract for services and then don’t pay for those services, then services are usually withheld or rescinded. She exacted the only recourse that she could under the circumstances after being stiffed on her payment for services.

  • Mimisosweet

    I mean if she cut them out fine, but did she cut the baby’s real hair in the process? Also, if the mama crazy enough to stiff her, what make her think she not crazy enough to shoot up her establishment. Then posted pics of the little girl? That right there is itching for a beat down.

  • sha

    Hate the little girl had to experience that, but the little girl’s mother is responsible for her child’s well being and all fault and blame falls on her for what her child had to experience. I will not say that the stylist actions were unprofessional because any other business would also remove what they installed if payment was not received. The bad thing is that the mother still owes her for the time she put into the hairstyle and those costs cannot be recouped.

  • Sarah

    I don’t blame her. As a stylist myself nothing is worse than completing a hairstyle only to be told “I’ll have your money tomorrow.” Often times people expect the service but then act finicky when it comes time for payment. I hate the child had to get involved in this ugly situation but business is business. The post to social media though was a little extreme.

  • Anthony71404

    if you ask me the mother sounds like a drug addict.

  • MrsMommy

    LIFE is hard enough for our little black children. She shouldn’t have taken it out on the little girl, but held the child and called the police, that would have smoked out the disappearing mom.

  • Homie Da Klown

    I’m kind of on the fence about this whole thing however. Think about this, some say she should of let the girl slide, which i want to agree with. But than again how many times do you think stylists have let this little girl “slide” if this is an ongoing thing her mother is teaching her to be a thief.

  • Homie Da Klown

    This could have ended so much uglier. You leave your child in the hands of basically somebody you are trying to rob? Than make her drive around with your child? Some people are not that friendly and that child could of ended up in a hostile environment.

    • MrsMommy

      ABSOLUTELY! CPS should investigate that household.

  • Gabie Aldrich

    Don’t set up hair appts that you can not pay for!! The other day I had a customer come to the door of my shop after I closed everything out(Computer shut down etc) ..I told the man that “I was closed and I couldn’t help him”. The man had a fit then when I was walking to my car he tried to run me over then he took off from the parking complex..Bad Customers beware: The folks of retail/customer service are human too and we will not take any more of these types cruel treatment. It sucks fot the daughter but with a parent like this it was bound to happen..

    • MrsMommy

      SORRY that happened to you. People really are something these days, and everyone has to be on the alert.

      • Gabie Aldrich

        Totally!

  • jes

    What a joke. I’m no means is this right! The little girl needs to suffer for both parties inappropriate and immature actions. Grow up lady! The mother may have been trying to scam you but who give you the right to hack the little girls hair off. Your a joke

  • mmmdot

    NO. She could have taken the mother to court, but she chose to literally cut an INNOCENT CHILD’S hair because of her frustration with the child’s mother! Nope. You can’t do shxt like that. Her behavior is beyond disgusting, and I’m wondering if it’s even legal.

  • YolandaRThomas1

    A despicable action, taking out your frustration on a child. This was between the stylist and the mother and that’s where she should have left this stupidity.

  • walnut28

    She did the right thing. Hair grows out. No permanent damage done. The little girl will learn something her mother obviously won’t teach her. ethics.

  • Leroy Jenkins

    Real NlGGA SHlT right here

  • Bert Sterling

    Little ‘glet looked like the Predator.

  • not a clone

    another episode of ” the rachet and the hood rats”

  • azibul

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  • azibul

    nice

  • Cadence22510

    Couldn’t she just have taken the mother to small claims court? Or even reported the mother for theft of services? There was no need to humiliate the child–I understand she should have been paid, and it sucks she missed time with her own kids, but it sure wasn’t the little girl’s fault. Her braids were so pretty, and I’m sure she was so proud. Work like that doesn’t come cheap–but she could have gotten her money somehow. I feel so bad for that little girl.

    What a crappy mom to ditch her daughter like that, too.

  • Carolynn

    This isn’t a matter of the mother NOT having the money. How many of you make an appointment to buy something, send a child in to obtain the purchase and don’t show up when it’s time to tender the money? This is called a CON. By the number of you siding with the “child” who is actually acting as the mother’s agent, you will be conned at some time or another. One of two things happened, either the mother took the child to a neighboring town and got away with the con OR she burned the ends of the remaining weave the stylist left and told the child how ratchet the stylist was to do this to them. No matter what happened to this bottom feeder – the player got played and I only wish the stylist had released the mother’s info.

    • Renee

      Do you really think that child went through her mother’s purse to make sure she had the money?! For you to blame the child is completely asinine.

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  • Ella99

    The mother was trying to scam her out of money. Braiding is tedious and that style on the kid must have taken at least 7 hours and cost atleast 70 dollars (why do mothers do elaborate styles that takes many hours on kids instead of quicker conrows) The braider was patient enough and even drove the kid home and got the run around. Yes she’s right to cut it off cause its obvious she wasn’t getting paid for her work. Some mothers are shameless liars who want what they can’t afford. That’s how the braider makes her living and paycheck. She shouldn’t show the kids face on internet though.

  • Linda S. Martin

    May have been petty to post on IG but if she is a certified stylist she had every right to cut the braids out of the child’s head because her mother did not pay. No payment for services rendered she has the right to take her services back. So for everyone saying she should have let her keep the braids no ma’am it’s called theft. It is just like a parent sending their child to go steal out the store hoping that the cashier goes easy on them because it’s a child. No stealing is stealing no matter who you get to do it. She did right by cutting the braids. Tried to play that woman and end up getting played.

    • Chanda

      Smart post. I bet the mother as well as the child learned a hard lesson that day.

  • PICSY

    UHHH,The Stylist did what she had to do….hoodrats always counting on using kids to manipulate others…hope the little girl doesn’t take after her mamie with that piss poor behavior.The JUDGE would tell the hoodbugger,welfare,non paying degenerate to get a job and pay the STYLIST…WITH NO SYMPATHY!

  • Amberlyysh

    I’m shocked at the fact the mother left her child alone with a stranger for that long, and actually asked to drive her around. The mother was chancing anything happening to her daughter. If her child got into the hands of the wrong person hair would be the least of her worries. Disgusted at this mother.

  • Cynthia

    As a current cosmetology student, I understand the stylist’s frustration about the situation, but I do not agree with her cutting the braids out of the child’s head. Apparently the mother was trying to run game on her, but they may have been other ways of getting your point across. But in the heat of the moment, the stylist did what she felt was needed.

    • Carolynn

      Good Luck in your career! This is the kind of thinking that the “con” is hoping that you are thinking when they send in their child. The player got played!

  • sam

    I totally understand the hairdressers anger; but it was not the child’s fault. It was probably quite traumatic for her to have her hair all chopped off. It probably won’t stop the woman from scamming again. I would have posted the woman’s name all over the internet; not the child’s picture.

  • Katrina Smith

    If she wanted to cut the braids out she didn’t have to take pics and post them. How dare she embarrass a child like that.

    • Carolynn

      JB- I absolutely AGREE with that but that’s embarrassing the child not defaming her as you stated in your earlier post. She didn’t lie on the child.

  • Carolynn

    When you send a child in to steal, you do it because you think they will get away with it. The mom thought the stylist would think like many of you are thinking. Good job for the stylist. The player got played!

    • Carmel

      Absolutely. The mother thought the stylist would have a soft spot because it’s a child. Labor is labor no matter if it’s a child or an adult. As far as pictures being posted, their is no face being shown. I will not be able to identify this child walking down the street by looking at the back of her head. All I see on these pictures is a job well done by the stylist.

      The stylist did not do damage to the child. The mother did.

  • Carolynn

    All of you that are bashing the stylist, I want you to think about something. Why did that mother SEND the child in there to get her hair done instead of staying with her or even showing up. You know why? Because she was counting on the stylist being as foolish as some of you think she should be and because this IS A CHILD, “she will let her keep the braids, if I don’t show up.” The player was out played! BOOYAH! The scammer sent that child in there to steal, whether the child knew it or not (good chance she did since mom sounds like a pro) and counted on the goodness of the stylist not to have the nerve (or ingenuity) to take the braids back. People, place the blame where it should be – on the mom!

    • Victoria

      Yes, the mother deserves the blame. I agree. But cutting braids out of the child’s hair wasn’t the answer. The mother probably is a scam artist. But the stylist sounds like someone who is ignorant and not the kind of person I’d ever let do my hair. I hope they end up in court and a judge resolves the problem. I hope the stylist is awarded her money but the mother in turn receives punitive damages for the the braids being cut out of her daughter’s hair. That way they BOTH end up with nothing, which is EXACTLY what they both deserve.

      • Carolynn

        Punitive damages for what?? What are her damages? 4+ hours of babysitting? We should all be so lucky!

      • PICSY

        TRUST…THE JUDGE WON’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT A HOODRAT ABANDONING HER CHILD FOR HOURS…AND TRYING TO GET A FREEBIE.

    • Carmel

      Exactly. This mother had a plan and it backfired. She had no intentions of paying the stylist. I bet she’s done this very same scam before and gotten away with it. I do not blame the stylist one bit for doing what she did. If stylist start letting people get away with this scam just because it is a child, it will quickly get out of control.

      The MOTHER did all the wrong in this situation. I see neglect (child had to be hungry from being there so long), abandonment ( mother left her at the shop by herself and obviously didn’t care), emotional abuse (her mother put that child in a bad situation. This poor child had to be scared especially while getting the braids cut out because mother didn’t pay).

  • marie

    thats not right at all. i mean yea the mom not paying is wrong but this is a baby tho.
    marie

    • Carolynn

      THAT’S exactly what the mom thought the stylist would think – the player got played!

  • Lala Green

    This stylist is tacky, very messy. That child had nothing to do with it. She didn’t have to cut her hair. Embarrassing that poor child. She was innocent. The stylist should have took frustration out on mother.

    • Carolynn

      THIS is exactly what the mom was thinking when she sent her child in there to steal! There is no way she will do anything to a child – the player got played!

  • James Affiliated Sievers

    She shoulda just threatened to call CPS when the mom didn’t show back up for her child. That probably woulda nipped everything in the bud right there and kept it professional. I agree she had to do something but posting the child’s picture was going too far. Maybe just a pic of the braids she cut out would’ve been sufficient if she felt she had to post something but she should’ve kept that child’s face out of it.

  • Chanda

    I’m sorry but that’s some n*gga sh** all around. Never EVER play with a black person’s food or money. And y’all know how long it takes to braid some hair. Time is money. And giving her the run around like that, too? I’d be p!ssed, too.

  • Katrina

    I don’t think she should have cut out the child’s braids, as the child may later be affected by her actions…I’m sure she was scared to see her cutting the hair. She could have put the mom in small claims court.

    • Carolynn

      You’re assuming this woman cut the braids out angrily. Unless she did that, I would think the child would not be scared seeing weaved hair that wasn’t on her head four hours earlier cut off.

  • Mimi

    The mother was definitely in the wrong, but so was the stylist. The child had done nothing to her and was completely innocent. The stylist’s actions were assault and could potentially be prosecuted no matter how “morally” right she thinks she is.

    • Carolynn

      How did she assault the child? How are braids (aka her services) removed?

  • Jb

    The funny thing is the mother can sue the stylists for posting her child’s picture. She made the child humiliated, exposed her to ridicule and not the mother. That can be viewed as a defamation of character. What happened was bad, but posting an innocent child’s face all over social media is tacky.

    • Carolynn

      Defamation of character? How so? What did she do that defamed the child? Defaming means making false statements about someone.

      • P.

        She posted the child’s picture on Instagram without the blurred out faces (which later spread to Twitter and Facebook). There is a reason why Madamenoire blurred out the child’s face because most media outlets do that with stories involving minors.

        Yeah the mother could stand to sue for a lot more money than she would gain by suing her for that hairstyle. It was petty

  • Carolynn

    In addition she should have let the police know that she left the child there for an additional 4+ hours, maybe this is more than a police matter. Can someone spell C-P-S????

  • Emma

    I personally understand the stylist’s frustration being a stylist myself and having been in a similar situation but at the end of the day she was wrong. She shouldn’t have punished the child for something the mother did. Either way she still didn’t get paid the only thing she did do was ensure that she would not be able to get her money. In my situation I had worked for 12 hours I doing 2 of my client’a kids heads and she didn’t answer her phone she didn’t bring them snacks she didnt feed them before hand and she wouldn’t pay saying she had bills so I did the ADULT/PROFESSIONAL thing and called the cops went to court and got more than what I charge. She was just being ignorant, ghetto, and ratchet as hell.

  • Carolynn

    Not ONLY was this woman attempting to steal a service, she left her child in the care of strangers for 4+ hours than needed, had her get in this woman’s car. The mother was more concerned with stealing the service with knowing who she left her child with. Thank goodness, this was an honest, caring mother herself. This isn’t just a police matter, can someone spell C-P-S?????

  • GeDon Davis

    Completely justified. Its only hair. It will grow back. And that momma will NEVER try that mess again.

  • CDW

    The thing is the little girl is probably well aware of how her mother is and knows the risks that her mother takes and unfortunately puts her in, chances are the little girl has benefited from a comp hair-do before.

  • Veronica Houston

    How is it shaming the child to cut braids? Mona would’ve had to take the braids down an throw that ponytail in it. I wouldn’t be letting my work sit in nobody’s head and giving somebody the idea that they can get away with that. The mother did that to her own child setting that the kid can’t pay…. ridiculous!

    • Veronica Houston

      Some of y’all must not know the work that goes into braids and haven’t been scammed

      • Carolynn

        Ms. Veronica, I don’t know the work that goes into braids but if it was a press and curl, I would tell you to water that stuff down and add a scrunchie! Your work is your work and stealing is stealing!

  • Jenni B.

    I’m not mad at all. Serves mama right….but sge didnt have to post baby girls pic like that. C’ mon.

  • http://curvysocialite.wordpress.com/ The Curvy Socialite

    This is up there with the schools that threw the kids lunches out because they had outstanding food bill balances.

  • Agent Dhestroyer

    It doesn’t say she cut her hair. She cut the the weave out and as much as I hate that the baby got her style ruined, the stylist was within her right. She shouldn’t, however, have posted pics of the girl online. I laugh at the people saying sue sue sue. They obviously don’t understand how courts and lawsuits work. You may win, but you may not EVER get your money. Plus you still have to pay those high legal fees. It ain’t cheap to sue, ESPECIALLY not a poor person.

  • Abby

    I understand her frustration but cutting out the braids (which looked really nice btw) taking it to social media was a direct attack on the little girl… she is the one who people will see and tease and bully at school, church, etc. She had her right, but then she lost it when she did that… SMH

  • Ken Russo

    She did right, I don’t blame her a bit! A deposit would be a smart move next time!

  • E_Joyce

    Crystal Collins you just killed your business. Wouldn’t let you touch my hair. Why? Because you assaulted a child by making her pay for her mother’s wrongdoing. Totally unprofessional.

    • Samara D. Woods

      Just curious as to how that is assault? She undid the work that she was not paid for and made sure that every stylist knows what the baby looks like just in case mom tried to pull this same mess on someone else.

      • Randy

        The stylist dropped the girl off, then went back and called the child outside then cut her braids out… that’s the assault, if she took the braids out at her shop fine, her right to do but you can drop the child off then go to her house without consent and cut her hair.

        Let say you drop a box of cupcakes off at a business (hypothetical) because you’ve done business with them before. Later the owner says he’ll pay you later, then YOU decide, “he’s not gonna pay me”. Would you go back to the shop and take your cupcakes back because you THINK he’s not gonna pay you even when he said he was???

        • Samara D. Woods

          I guess that is how she and I are different. I would never leave my cupcakes without receiving payment. My contract states payment is due upon delivery. If payment is not received, I will walkout with said cake or cupcakes. We are all entitled to our opinions, I just don’t see the abuse. She didn’t realize the mother wasn’t going to pay until after she dropped the baby off. In all fairness, I feel she was well within her right. I think because nowadays everything we do we are scrutinized for it, drastic measures are being taken at the expense of a child… no matter how this all ends, the stylist is the one who will be taking the heat, because this poor child’s mother is shady. I guess we will agree to disagree.

    • anonymouse

      Who would go to this woman after what she did?? She could ‘assume’ that you’re sleeping with her man and mess your hair up. Really unprofessional.

  • Iolanthe

    She is a bully! She should have never cut the girl’s hair in retaliation to her mother’s lack of ethics, much less post the pics of her abuse to that girl in social media; again the kid is NOT at fault. She is a bully for doing that to the girl and the mother is shameless! Punch the mom in the face; if you feel that angry and leave the kid alone, Bully!

  • letitia gilbow

    I think that was a little bit much!!! she was just a child. the Mother was totaly wrong!!! for that one! should have got your money up front! that’s how you deal with that!!! Not take it out on the child!

  • Phoenix Rebirth

    That could be any black little girl. Its not like her face, her name, or her mother’s name was given out, unlike that of the hair stylist. This would not even be known if people didn’t take it and spread it all over the web. The problem is the trifling mother who left her child all day with a stranger, with out any food options, money, phone, or any resources at all to get home or safety if need be. No one is talking about the fact the the stylist took this little girl home. Everybody just mad the little girl’s braids (weave not her real hair) was cut. That is the lease of this baby’s worries.

  • jackie

    I think you should not have done the child like DAT. You should have took a picture of the hair and took it to court. The child is the innocent. The mom was in the wrong. Now dat is going to stay in DAT child mind forever how she was treated. DAT child might be the child who save your life one day. We never know when,where, and how we might be saved. I think as you being in a business you could have done it in a better way.

    • LiiSH

      This is definitely a double edged sword. It is so sad that the little girl had to be caught in the middle. Going to court for $70 though? The court cost and filing fees alone in a civil suit can be insane. That mama should be ashamed for leaving her baby with some strange lady and having the stylist ride around for money she worked for.

      • jackie

        I was not taking the lil girl to the mommy should have been charge for every penny court cost in all cause the lady should not have to ran around for het money.

  • mary

    wow this is a hard one…feel bad for the kid involved …but the mom put her the the position ..where this occurred …not to say the least she basically abandoned this kid to someone she barely knew , in her effort to get for free what she should have been paying for…the hairdressers time and effort where given …for nothing…even her gas driving back and forth trying to get paid…she could have called the police or child services stating the child was abandon to her….while it was cruel cutting the child’s braids out …in a sense she was entitled to -as hair and the efforts to hairstyle were all her own…seems like mom was counting on a better person who would not have reacted in such a manner —but she got what she deserved…its too bad she put her daughter in the middle of her schemes…a trifling parent

  • Samara D. Woods

    As a business owner, I rarely get payment in advance for my cakes, I deliver them to the site and receive payment at that time. If, for some reason, I am not paid, I take the cake back, cut it up and give samples at the local store along with my business cards. I feel, though the stylist was well within her right of cutting the braids out, posting pics of that child was crossing the line, yet smart (you’ll see why later in my post). She can’t really be sued because she is the one who was not paid for services rendered. Posting pics of that child is only exploitative if the pics were exposing something negative or something being done wrong She did nothing wrong… People post and share pics of folks kids all day everyday on facebook, instagram, twitter and other social networks. The police should have been called and a report taken, but depending on where they are, that may not have worked. What is done is done and the baby doesn’t have that cute hairstyle and the stylist doesn’t have her money. However, by posting the pics, other stylist know when they see her that her mother doesn’t pay. There is a lot going on with this story and I don’t feel that she should be scrutinized for doing what she felt was best. Hopefully, if another situation like this should arise, she will handle it a little better.

    • CoCo Roux

      Really? What caterer does cakes with no contract (including deposit and payment schedule)? I expect you and that braid stylist to have hobbies and not businesses. Have a seat

      • WhenItRains

        WHOA… A deposit is just that, it’s not payment. No one should fully pay for services before completion. Payment is also due upon completion. Especially with catered service. Do you get out? Like, ever?

      • Samara D. Woods

        I never said I was a caterer, I do, however own a cupcakery. Business is going well for me! I live in a very small town and I never said I do not have a contract. I expect payment at time of delivery, not prior to (which is how I choose to do things)
        , because I am a very busy person and if at any time I or my client have to cancel there won’t have to be a refund. How I run my business is perfect for where I live. Thank you for your concern though :)

  • ShebaBarb

    It’s sad the child had to go through the embarassment, hurt and shame which of course she will after this. The mother is dog-gone hood rat. She needs to be ashamed of herself trying to scam someone for a hair do. Their are too many shade tree hair dressers that would have did her hair for mere pennies. I must admit the braiding job of the natural hair looked nice even when she cut the braids out. I personally would have never did that to the child but I would have been mad as wet hen at the mother. Sometimes you simply got to let stuff ride and that’s what the hairdresser should have did or took her to court on “GP.”

  • http://www.urboiphotography.com/ Lindsey Epps Tucker

    Whenever I take my kiddo to get her braids done I always pay the stylist upfront. Because if I’m bringing her to that stylist then I’m more than confident of that stylist’s work. It’s sad that the daughter had to suffer because of her mom playing games or just not being up front.

  • MzUnprediktable

    As a business owner, sometimes you need to let stuff go. Yes you wasted time. But that’s a child, she doesn’t deserve to pay for her mother’s mistake. Then you plastered this CHILD’S face on a social network. Yes the mother was wrong. However, what did the lady gain by embarrassing this CHILD?

  • YoungAfrique

    uhmm…I can understand the frustration of not getting paid..by the work was all already done..she should have let the child keep the braids..the universe would have blessed her in its own way.

    • mfrierson

      maybe she didn’t want to wait around for it to bless her LOL!! I would have done the same thing. she left the child like she found the child

  • Soosweet

    She did a beautiful job on this child head. She took her time and energy to do this service.
    This is like any other services.
    You get your car repaired. U don’t have the money, your car sits there and if it sits there long enough they sell it.
    You go to the grocery store you don’t have money u don’t get food.
    Now I probably wouldn’t have hacked it off like that. But when u are upset, you are in a different state of mind.

  • Brandy

    Why take it out on the child because she has a ratchet mother. She will need her daughter’s hair done again especially if she lives in the neighborhood, then you could circulate the info. to all the local stylists to not do business with this woman again. I don’t think it was right to cut the little girl’s braids out and post it on IG. I think the stylist was unprofessional. Be kind and it will come back to you.

  • CTROCK

    I didn’t know they did C.O.D.s on hair braiding. Around my way, you pay first then you get your hair done. I bet the stylist will ask for the money up front next time. I feel bad for the young girl though, she didn’t deserve that embarrasment from her Mom or the stylist

    • mfrierson

      leave the stylist out of it! lol THE STYLIST IS NOT THE CHILDS MOTHER AND BEARS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR SELF ESTEEM ISSUES THAT MAY ARISE DUE TO T HE MOTHERS RATCHET BEHAVIOR!

  • MissDominique

    That’s a lot of hours and going to court cost more time and money. Next time ask for a deposit up front.

  • unque43

    None of us know how we would have handle this if we were in this situation. To those who said let the little girl keep the style. What will happened if you have a car a don’t make the payments, or a house. What happens if you don’t pay your rent. Will they let you stay because you got children. Grant it she should have hidden the child’s face. How about any of you working and when the time come for your pay, you are given the round around about your money. Answer this, how would you handle it. Would you just say I need my pay or would you be beside yourself. Put yourself in the stylist shoes. It is clear the mom did not have the money, it was her duty the mom to be honest and say I don’t have the money. Or better yet why get the child’s hair done knowing you can’t pay. The was just wrong of the mom. She could have called the police. Some of you talking about handle it like a grown up well that what the mom should have done. Who does their child like this mom did? Leaving your child with someone all day.

  • Laci

    Its funny how all of these people are saying “i would’ve done the same thing she did” what if you were in a situation like that and someone would’ve done that to your child? You would be ready to fight and everything else under the sun. Both the mother and the stylist were both wrong but you can’t just side with them stylist like she did the “right” thing because she didn’t.

    • mfrierson

      I think the stylist was EXTRA RIGHT! as far as it being my kid in the story, i wouldnt have taken my child in the first, second or third place if i didnt have the money. that goes for grocery shopping, buying cable tv, or getting braids!

  • Fatimahf

    Why do some people think the stylist is a horrible person. Fake hair is no to different, to me that is, than any other article. Like not paying for a car, not paying a furniture bill, getting evicted for nonpayment of rent. The stylist didn’t cut the girls hair. It wasn’t hers and she didn’t own what she was wearing. It just got repossessed. adding hair is not a necessity but if she braided the girls own hair, without fake her then cut off the girls hair then it would be a problem. Just because it looked pretty does not give the girl, unfortunately the right to keep it. Mother will have to keep doing her daughters hair.

  • El

    Wrong to the Child, of course. Honestly, I can’t get beyond the abandonment behavior by the “mother”; she had several opportunities to handle this situation, she alone initiated. First off, who leaves their child for 9hrs without stopping in to check progress, yet mostly on the well being of their own daughter? Did the little girl eat at all? I’m stuck on the total disregard for this little girl. I pray she recovers from this quickly; her mother is a scumbag.

  • Carol

    about time some one shos a parent that they are responsible for their children not everyone else

  • jasz

    FROM ANOTHER STYLIST TO ANOTHER…HUNNI YOU DID NOTHING WRONG AT ALL IF ANYTHING THAT CHILD WOULD HAVE STAYED IN MY DOMAIN UNTIL HER RIDE ARRIVED…..

  • thequyneofquitealot

    Seriously? Why would you humiliate a child like that? There’s nothing right about what the stylist did. I understand she wants her money. But don’t take it out on the child. The child didn’t do anything to deserve that. When she realized she wasn’t going to be paid, she could’ve taken the high road and said, “Well, I’m gonna offer it up as a gift to God — and God will take care of me and my babies.” Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.

    • V

      Right how do you think this child felt. You cut the braid out of her hair and made her stand there so that you could take pictures. I can’t judge you but GOD will

    • Carolynn

      The mother was counting on the stylist feeling exactly as you do. The player got played!

    • mfrierson

      you don’t know if the stylist is an atheist, christian or muslim so you can’t bring GOD into every conversation because she might not believe in GOD but one thing remains fact….THE STYLIST IS NOT THE CHILDS MOTHER AND BEARS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR SELF ESTEEM ISSUES THAT MAY ARISE DUE TO THE MOTHERS RATCHET BEHAVIOR! @ carolyn you are right. folks always think that they can get away with ratchet crap if they involve their kids, well this stylist proved them wrong! lol

  • shenanyginz

    I understand her frustration but why take it out on the child?

  • natalie

    i feel bad for the girl she had to deal with the embarrasment and harshness for her mothers actions, next time find the mom and hack her hair off

  • crosstown

    This was clearly “Thug on thug” with an innocent child as the pawn…

  • Marjo Williams

    So, by the picture I saw, she cut out the braids, not the girl’s hair. They look like extensions to me at least, and she cut the braids below her hair, so what’s the problem? I would’ve cut them out too ESPECIALLY after driving around and waiting like that.

  • CF Sista

    Uh, yeah, the smart thing for the stylist to do would have been to ask for payment UP FRONT in cash or credit/debit card, then plan to braid the child’s hair OR at least ask for a partial deposit a week before the braiding was to take place, then the rest on the day of. SMH. Folks don’t use their CRITICAL THINKING these days. Both the stylist and the mother of that child are “wackadocious.” :/

    • CoCo Roux

      Why are we assuming she has ever exercised critical thinking when everything she did was WRONG. Especially, not having a policy to minimize risk.

  • Guest

    It’s assault. There is no excuse. People who abuse children should go to jail. For a long time.

    • mfrierson

      The chile wasn’t abused. you cut braids to remove them in any situation…..THE STYLIST IS NOT THE CHILDS MOTHER AND BEARS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR SELF ESTEEM ISSUES THAT MAY ARISE DUE TO T HE MOTHERS RATCHET BEHAVIOR!

  • Jasmine

    Sorry, I’m siding with the stylist on this one. I’ve been a stylist for 10 years and the shops I worked at you have to pay BEFORE you or your child can be serviced. We had people that tried to talk their way out of no paying and the shop had banned them. I only feel sorry for the girl in this situation, but it’s the mom’s fault for trying to bamboozle the stylist and the shop.

  • mnyama

    I agree with the stylist 100%. I get tired of folks calling wanting discounts and freebies and trying to give the run around. I went to the beauty shop for 40 years and never did a beautician ask for her money up front. I always paid afterward. You all are reaching when talking about she should have asked for her money up front. It amazes me how folks can speculate all day about how someone else should conduct their business and spend their money. I wonder what you all would have done if this child had been sent to your shop and someone expected you do do the hair, run around town to drop her off then not answer calls? Now the daughter will know that it is not right to stiff people and play games with their money. If the mom didn’t have money, she should have gotten a neighborhood teenager to do it for $25.

    • CoCo Roux

      Well you tell us, who is the dam fool in that scenario? Cause at the end of the day, the stylist spend the entire day babysitting with no money. SOLUTION: Get your business right and stop blaming the consumers when you don’t know how to be profitable. In all likelihood, she aint really making any money cause she was so throwed off by it.

  • Mya

    Smh. The stylist was wrong. The lesson was not for the child to learn, but the stylist and mother. The stylist should have taken the loss and changed up her practice. Have people make downpayments before being serviced. She did not win those unpaid hours back did she? Get paid? No. What she did do was traumatize a child and make a fool of herself on social media. Ignorant.

    • mfrierson

      I think the stylist was right! THE STYLIST IS NOT THE CHILDS MOTHER AND BEARS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR SELF ESTEEM ISSUES THAT MAY ARISE DUE TO T HE MOTHERS RATCHET BEHAVIOR!

  • Stephanie Y. Eaton

    U KNOW PEOPLE THINK WHEN THERE IS A CHILD INVOLVED JUST LET IT GO. NO, ESPECIALLY WHEN U CAN UN-DO SOMETHING. PRAY 4 THAT DECEPTIVE PERSON & LESSON LEARNED.

  • YepSaidIt

    OK yes, leave the braids in and consider small claims court or take the child to the police and claim abandonment/fraud. If it is a slow news day she could get some publicity from shaming this women with a child. Embarrass the trifling mom who left her child with a stranger for hours and then had that same upset stranger drive her around. I would post the face of the mother to warn other stylist because she knew when her daughter sat down she did not have the money. My mom was a stylist and her friends used to try to get away with paying her later until I because the scheduler…”Umm, yeah do you have her money today? Oh then she will do your hair next week!”

    • YepSaidIt

      Meant “became the scheduler”

  • heyheyno

    ummm Idk I think she should have just let the girl keep the hairstyle but hell I might have done the samething. The stupid part was posting it online you should have keep this to yourself lol

  • Blackbeauty72

    What that piece of garbage for a beautician did was wrong, disrespectful and down right rude. I hope she gets fired.

    • mfrierson

      THE STYLIST IS NOT THE CHILDS MOTHER AND BEARS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR SELF ESTEEM ISSUES THAT MAY ARISE DUE TO T HE MOTHERS RATCHET BEHAVIOR!

  • TLC–Tender Loving Care Tip

    I don’t know. I kind of sympathize with the stylist as well as the child. True, it was not the child’s fault. But that little girl, did a learn a valuable lesson that day and it’s the hard truth, you have to pay for services rendered. The momma should not have put the little girl in that situation. At the end of the day, that’s that lady’s business, her way of making money and she is not the only businesses who will hold your stuff, or repossess things you did not pay for. The lady did all she could to get her money and rather than the mother fess us, she had the lady wasting gas and energy when she know she did not plan on paying. No, the braider should not have put the little girl’s picture online after the act, but she was a little frustrated. At least she did not harm the child physically. If I knew how to braid hair, I would offer to braid the little girl’s hair for free. But, that’s not my area of specialty. But maybe the community could come together and find a way to make amends with the little girl. She’s too precious! #kidlover :-)

    • CoCo Roux

      Okay my last comment. You won the prize on callous and hateful comments. “But that little girl, did a learn a valuable lesson that day and it’s the hard truth, you have to pay for services rendered.” YOUR, REALLY SAID THAT! Ain’t nothing tender or loving about that. In fact it was heartless and wicked to think a child that young got the message of “commerce practices” from that experience. I will tell you what she learned. She realized that her Mom don’t give a hoot about her, but it was co-signed by the stylists actions. The stylist was communicating that you are worthless and your feelings have no value–>>translates to “I have no value.” God help people like you and do the unconceived a favor if you haven’t already. Do not become a parent. Because, it is your very disposition that raises monsters.

      • TLC–Tender Loving Care Tip

        Thanks for the award! I would first like to thank my mom and my dad for raising me up with enough sense to know that I should not teach the youth to steal or to obtain services that they have no intention to pay for! On a serious note, your comment is your opinion just like mine is mine. I don’t see anything wicked about what I said. I do actually feel for the little girl but the actions of her mom are not to be overlooked. I was both critical of the mom as well as the stylist and even expressed my sympathy for the child towards the end of my post. You may need to reread my post to find my exact reference to all three. On a non-so tender loving tip, you don’t know anything about me and what a child of mine will think or act like. So keep my children or my potential children out the conversation. Furthermore, for the children I do or do not have, I assure you that I would not dump them off on somebody for nine hours and give those caring for my child during that time the runaround of their lives. And just like I said earlier, that child and her mother learned just what I said she learned, that you have to pay for services rendered. Everything in life is not free and yes there are consequences for obtaining things you did not pay for. Sorry, but what country do you live in? In my country, that’s a crime! I mean I don’t know why you’re so pissed off or you plotting to do the same thing as that mother or something? Do you agree with stealing, lying, and cheating? Those dispositions are the ones that in fact create thieves, liars, and cheaters!

      • Carolynn

        NOW those that don’t agree with you will raise monsters? Seriously? WTF?

        • Carolynn

          What about those that call others names and belittle when others don’t agree with them. What kind of children do they raise?

  • MsShaynaT

    Further more, this stylist is stupid and A horrible business owner therefore I still can’t defend her. Any stylist worth their salt knows that you take a deposit when it comes to braids. And who the heck would see a client who is 2 hours late? So if she thought it was a scam from the beginning, why the heck did she do the little girl’s hair? So she could be a big bad bully and embarrass the child on facebook? Trifling… both the mom and the ‘STYLIST’

  • Bree Clark

    Oh please. The mother put the child in the situation when she left her in the care of someone she KNEW she was trying to scam! Children pay for their parents mistakes all the time. Gas and electric don’t care how kids are affected when services are cut off, why should she?!. When you don’t pay your electric and gas do you get to guilt trip the company because you have kids? Nope! The mother dropped that child off knowing that she wasn’t going to pay. She was 2 hours late bringing her and two hours late picking her up. Then the woman drove her to two different locations to get her money. Man please. I’ll be dammed if I spend 12 hours without pay. Them braids had to go! Lol.

    • PICSY

      LOLLLLLL

    • mfrierson

      EXACTLY!!!! THE STYLIST IS NOT THE CHILDS MOTHER AND BEARS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR SELF ESTEEM ISSUES THAT MAY ARISE DUE TO T HE MOTHERS RATCHET BEHAVIOR!

      • CoCo Roux

        Really, think about what you just shouted. Just saw a case on TV where the teacher was FIRED because they emotionally abusive to a child over a beef with parent. We need to be the ADULTS and not respond like juveniles.

        • mfrierson

          yes I thought about what I posted before I hit enter, thanks! I still stand by what I said and I will say it again. THE STYLIST IS NOT THE CHILDS MOTHER AND BEARS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR SELF ESTEEM ISSUES THAT MAY ARISE DUE TO THE MOTHERS RATCHET BEHAVIOR! The woman is a HAIR STYLIST…NOT a teacher, psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker, counselor, or any other occupation that requires her to do anything but style customers hair in exchange for money. Honest days labor for an honest days pay. I personally think she went WELL beyond what was reasonable. She showed what type of person she (the stylist) was by 1. waiting around for a customer who was almost two hours late 2. Letting the mother leave to finish her “errands” 3. waiting again for the child to be picked up 4. Waitng some more when noone came 5. taking the child, at her mothers request mind you, to her house 6. waiting some damn more before she figured that she was about to get her services stolen. You should also note that items 1-6 WERE TO DIRECTLY BENEFIT THE CHILD IN THIS SITUATION. now I’m sorry but enough is ENOUGH at some point, wouldn’t you agree??? You need to give credit where its due and stop acting like you don’t have human emotions and would go through all that crap (1-6) and STILL let that mother get away with free hair braids!!! no one said its the childs fault, but when parents put their kids in the middle of B.S. its the kids that sometimes bear the brunt of the consequences, right or wrong. And you need to 100% BLAME THE MOTHER

    • CoCo Roux

      Not the same thing at all loser. Utilities are only cut off for non-payment, but they don’t get back that energy. They don’t dig up your wiring, and gas lines. Think about that ish you wrote for one moment. If I left my child in the hospital with no intention of paying and the decided to retaliate by harming my child what do you believe the law would do? A wild guess would be they would side with the mother. I can not understand how people are so gun-ho about abuses on innocent children at the extent of money. The very same mentality is why we have so many kids incarcerated. Because the parents are awful and black folk and society cosign it.

      • Carolynn

        Loser???! In one post you’re saying we should act like adults but you’re the only one name calling!

      • Carolynn

        You are comparing medical care to a hair do and I’m the ignorant one? This story is all over the place, if this child was abused as you say – the stylist will get a knock on her door.

  • Guest

    she didn’t have to go to social media and post a picture. This is a child, how could you make her stand there and wait for a flash to go off?! you wrong. Yes deal with the mother directly like grown people and leave the babies out of it. Children are still children at the end of the day they cannot comprehend or understand grown people issues, how do you sleep peacefully knowing that you done this?..and you are a mother yourself. Even after your rant, did you really change anything? you still did not get paid.

  • Alyssa Simmons

    I have to side with the stylist on this one. A couple of years ago, I was at the salon a walk-in client came in for a touch-up on a relaxer plus hair style. When the stylist finish with this particular client, the stylist told the customer how much she owe, and the customer asked to used the restroom. The client went to the restroom and the stylist went to shampoo room to start finishing her next client, we saw the client walk out of the establishment, and we assume that she paid for the services. About five minutes later after this particular client left, the stylist asked about her and we told her that she had just left!! The client left the shop without paying!!! The stylist whom does my hair had a customer wrote her a bad check!!! So I understand why the stylist cut the braids, people talking about she should take the lost, but how man loses should stylist take? If you had clients to run out on you, then you will agree with this particular stylist!!!

  • TrillProphecies93

    She is very ratchet for taking it out on the child. She should of called the cops or something. She might have cut this little girl’s real hair! Now what? Smh whole situation makes no sense but at the end of the day the child is blameless.

  • anissa

    I usually don’t comment on these blogs but this -person is a real loser. This was an adult matter that should have been handled by the adult that dropped her off and made the appointment. This “stylist” has scared a child over $100 hair do WTF. A business person collects payment up front and if they don’t they handle it in court not social media what a idiotic way to handle something that could have been avoided.

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  • Zekeva Monique

    I just feel that both women were wrong. The child did not deserve to be humiliated like this. I think both women need to grow up and act as responsible adults. You run a business and should be well prepared for individuals trying to scam them. There are other ways to handle this situation besides cutting off the little girl’s hair and then posting the pictures on social media. Besides, she put herself in more danger/trouble than she should have as a stylist.

  • Markitha

    The momma was wrong for trying to skip out on paying, but that does not justify the stylist’s actions. My husband and I are in the cake business, so believe me when I say I know how people try to play you. We had a very similar incident to this. Made a cake (big cake too) for someone and they kept giving all kinds of excuses about coming to pick it up and pay. We realized they weren’t coming so we text them letting them know that their actions were unnappreciated and we let them know that we were no longer interested in serving them or having their business. Thankfully we knew of a family having a funeral so we donated the cake to them since nothing had been written on it. The point is, there’s always a diplomatic way to handle ugly situations. We could’ve gone to the girl’s job with the cake and slammed it in her face, but what would that have done except to show that we lack restraint and tact. This woman, like many of you said, should have just counted this loss and made it clear to the mother that she was no longer welcomed. She was dead wrong for posting that child’s picture, and if I were the mother, for that alone, I would have pressed charges for exposing her child without consent–but that’s the ONLY thing I’d give her. Patrons, pay for your services. Professionals….BE professional no matter the situation.

    • Samara D. Woods

      I, too, own a local cupcakery in my my town and I deliver my cakes and cupcakes. I just noted that if I am not paid at time of delivery, i leave with the merchandise. Though it was a child who received the service, I, personally, feel the stylist was well within her right to remove the style she worked hard on, without pay. Nothing in life is free.

      • Markitha

        Yes, but our merchandise isn’t attatched to someone’s scalp. What did it benefit her to remove the braids? Nothing! She’s still unpaid, and it’s not like she could reuse the hair she cut out. Plus we’re talking about an innocent child who I’m sure didn’t ask to be put in that situation. Of course we’re all entitled to our opinions, but I still think she was very childish and unprofessional.

  • Kenya

    That’ll teach the mom a lesson! Next time don’t expect to get anything for free, and teach your child nothing in this world is free as well! Sorry for the stylist who spent those hours braiding the child’s hair and get bamboozled like that and I’m a stylist myself.

    • mfrierson

      I totally agree. it could have ended a lot worse that a few cut braids on the floor! that mother didn’t even know that stylist and asking her to drive her little girl around on a wild goose chase

  • MRSMATRIMONY

    oh gosh that’s horrible =/ she didn’t have to do that to that girl..something like that is traumatizing to a child :(… I can see her little hand up against her cheek, she probably was crying smh

  • vintage brat

    Why punish the innocent child? Nah that mama on the other hand……

  • Shay H.

    She was petty as HELL for cutting that baby’s hair. There are better ways of handling a dispute than traumatizing a child. The momma wrong for not paying, but she’s trifling for bringing the baby into it.

    • mfrierson

      She didn’t bring the baby into it, the MOTHER did. and sometimes, strange people you don’t know, but leave your kid with, don’t do what you consider to be “right” by them. Thats why the MOTHER should not have left her child in a situation like this. It could have ended much worse that a few cut braids.

  • Janee

    That was really messed up! She’s a CHILD!!! That was so whack and I hope she doesn’t get anywhere in life business wise!!!

  • LayBug

    I can understand her frustration. At the end of the day, she didn’t punish the mother, she belittled the child. Next time she should have her clients put down a small deposit to keep this from ever happening again. Sadly, had this been her child, she would have been wanting to fight someone. Just keep in mind, karma is a b.

  • Randy P

    Once she dropped the child off she cant take her back, that’s could be kidnapping… the mother NEVER said she wasn’t gonna pay, they stylist ASSUMED she want gonna pay… but to cut that girls braids out was just WRONG that child didn’t do anything wrong, sat in a chair for 9 hours to be disrespected!!! If she cared so much about her kids and her money she would have tried to get her money (talk to mom, call the police, small claims court) instead of trying to get even!!!! I’d sue her for cutting my child’s hair without and posting derogatory pictures of my child without permission, that’s not legal.

  • Kozy Korner Katering

    it wasnt the kid fault…thats was so wrong about it…that poor little girl will always remember this mean thing..even though her mom didnt pay…she shouldve just call the police and had them get the mom to the shop to pay for the service….or be arrested

  • Thona Norelus

    by cutting her hair, she is still not gonna get pay but like she said at least the next person won’t even try her again.

  • Sunshinegirl

    With me being the type of person I am, since I’d already done the child’s hair, I would’ve charged that one to the game. I would have NEVER posted pictures of this innocent child on social media because that’s not only violating her privacy, that’s simply stupid and unprofessional. There’s no telling what was going through that child’s mind as her hair was being cut. That child had nothing to do with her mother’s carelessness. She wouldn’t have been able to step foot inside my salon again unless she had what I charge plus my distress fee.

    • MsShaynaT

      Not only is the stylist putting bad karma in the universe for her ugly behavior towards a CHILD, but she’s probably turning a lot of potential clients off. At the end of the day was that one scammed hairstyle worth a potential 20 who would have come to you if you had just posted the pic of the child with her beautiful hair?

  • Sunni_Dee

    People can look at this from two sides. It can be said that the stylus was unprofessional, however how many of us would probably do the same thing had we worked so hard and received nothing in return?

    • Rose Bernard

      only a petty a person would do that… still didnt get pay… so she waste her own time

      • Guestest

        I agree with this..

  • rm

    I find the “stylist’s” actions absolutely disgusting! Yes, the mother was wrong for placing her child in that predicament, but the stylist was wrong as well for humiliating that little girl like that. Taking out her frustrations on the little girl won’t get her paid, following the proper legal channels & taking the mother to court would have.

    • mfrierson

      If the momma didn’t have money for braids how do you think she can pay for braids AND court costs??? Even if she was ordered to pay, thats no promise that the stylist will actually see any money! and the Stylist will have to pay more to file the paperwork!!

    • WhenItRains

      I don’t think the stylist’s actions were “disgusting” I think the stylist was upset, and a bit emotional, which is unprofessional, but that it. The mother’s actions on the other hand were. Leaving your child with any stranger for any reason for hours on end and disappearing is DISGUSTING. Sending your child to aid in your thievery is DISGUSTING.

      Let me get this straight, this stylist is supposed to be a babysitter, hairstylist, and detective for maybe $100. You expect her to take a woman that couldn’t pay $100 for her childs hair to court to do what? Promise to pay even more money she doesn’t have? Now that’s disgusting.

  • candrews

    That was an awesome hair style…but i would have left the style alone….too much time and energy put in it for the child and the stylist, not to mention that style would of been advertisement:) (Beautiful)…I would have let the police handle it and got the money in court.

  • MsShaynaT

    God doesn’t like ugly. This stylist’s behavior was ugly, vindictive and unprofessional. She will definitely reap what she sows from this one and it’s probably not going to be pretty. Sometimes you have to chalk things up a loss and move on. You don’t prove points to adults by humiliating kids. And if you do, I hope you don’t have any because you’re probably raising little psychopaths.

    • Carolynn

      Let’s look at this another way. Some mothers like this learned this from their mothers and they in turn keep the cycle going. The lesson when this little girl got home may have been celebratory – “got another one, good job!’ OR, this little girl, who no doubt knows how her mother games honest people may realize the embarrassment and humiliation of stealing isn’t the path she wants to take. Although you never, ever want to see a child hurt – in this case who is hurting her more? I certainly don’t think it’s the stylist that took her “services” back. I think the little girl is going to know that what happened to her was because one of her mother’s many tricks didn’t work THIS time.

  • Brandy Chynell Reed

    She should’ve taken the mother to small claims court or called the police. To me, this is considered theft. It’s just like walking in the store and taking something without paying. The mother went to the lady’s business for service and did not pay. After hearing her story, it does seem that she was given the run around but the child had nothing to do with ‘playing her’ so the child should not have suffered for what th mother did. She should not have posted the child’s pic. It made it seem as if it was all about money and not principle.

  • Rachel B

    I despise low down mothers like this. You leave your child for hours with the stylist and have her drive to various locations. I would have just let karma get her but man some of these ghetto mothers can be low down too. Poor morals and character. I feel sorry for the child.

  • always right

    One point that is missing here is the fact that this could have turned into a very ugly violent incident. We see people acting a fool everyday over nothing, that mother could have felt slighted (even though she was dead wrong) and decided to do something to that stylist. Grown people need to stop acting like petty little kids and get their minds right. An adult never has a reason to do something like this to a kid no matter how upset that adult is. The stylist should have sued or taken this as a lesson learned. And then to post it on social media? I swear facebook, instagram, twitter are all devil made.

  • JustSteph

    Stephanie loves the kids, but i would have done the same thing (besides posting it online). That mother made that stylist waste her time, money, gas and patience so that her daughter could have the flyest weave in her 1st grade class. Also, if the hair was provided by the salon and not the mother (i’m just saying if)… then she has the right to get her hair back. The girl will be ok! Take the remaining braids down and i’m pretty sure she will have a fabulous braid out.

    However, i do agree with Truth Hurts… she could have just called the cops.

  • Brooklyn MaydMe

    I feel bad for the little girl.

  • Kelli Schultz

    While I understand the stylists position, she lost the opportunity to do something nice for someone else. Maybe Mom was a scammer or maybe she was just poor, it doesn’t really matter. It would have been more humane to just let it go as she did something nice for someone. God smiles at that. God doesn’t smile at punishing the girl for the mother’s sins.Next time charge a deposit. Money is important, but it’s not everything.

    • http://batman-news.com Raze

      Working on someone’s hair for nine hours isn’t something people do for charity.
      God may smile at her for letting that kid go, but that smile won’t feed her kids.
      Sorry, but if I were in that woman’s situation I would have done the same thing, sans posting the child’s face on social media.

      • Homie Da Klown

        Cutting the girls hair off didnt feed the kids either….ijs

      • Sheila Dawson Wright

        @Raze God’s grace can feed anyone and when he smiles on you, you will get blessings that you don’t have room to receive. So yes she can get paid when God smiles on her and more than that mother could have ever given her.

      • mfrierson

        @RAZE you are a hundred times CORRECT…All these people wanna throw GOD into this situation, and she should have let the girl keep the braids…dummies, thats what the momma was banking on!!. That MOTHER caused all the craziness. Her daughter, that she left in the care of a stranger, could have gotten a lot worse from the stylist! The stylist didn’t get paid either way, but I sure as hell wouldn’t have let the ratchet momma be able to brag to anybody about how she scammed me outta my time and money. sometimes kids get caught in their parents mess, and in those instances you blame the PARENT!! That stylist bears NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CHILDS SELF ESTEEM ISSUES THAT WILL ARISE FROM THE MOTHERS THIEVING WAYS!

        • http://batman-news.com Raze

          Thank you. I couldn’t have said it better myself.

  • Deborah Johnson

    she should had got the money up front before that child got her hair done and let the mother know how long it will be to come and pick her up it the business fault for sitting and waiting to get paid what was the problem before you made that a problem for you waiting a her house , you should have know better you have a business, DUH.

    • in_reality

      I’ve never been to a stylist or salon that makes you pay before services are rendered…

      • Fatimahf

        Me neither and I never have not know the price of my braids, hair cut or anything before I got started. How else do you know how much money to bring. Moms knew what she was doing.

      • Tonya Young

        where I take my girls The Do.. I don’t mind, even though they’ve been knowing me for sooo mannny years, I still have to pay upfront.. The ladies do great work, so I don’t mine at all.. And one thing for sure.. I NEVER LEAVE MY DAUGHTER… I’m there the whole how many hours it takes.. It’s too much going on in this world to be leavin’ my child.

    • Sean

      I NEVER ever paid my hairstylist before getting my hair styled. It should be common sense to not go to get your hair done if you know you don’t have the money.

  • ZeroFuxGiven

    Leave the child with the braids, but take a picture of the Mom and circulate it in and around the neighborhood so others don’t get scammed too. Don’t take it out on the kid, she wouldn’t want anyone to scar her kids like that.

  • Taren Wrighton

    Who does not want to be paid for their services, I don’t blame the stylist. I guess she had been taken for a ride before and did not care for a repeat situation. The child’s mother is to blame. Though the stylist could have taken the mom to court instead, i guess she(the stylist) decided to administer her own style of justice of not playing that! It was in no way the little girl’s fault for having a mom that did not pay up.

  • Natalie Henderson Ray

    Mother is very lucky the hairstylist was an honest working woman. So much worse could have happened to her child.

  • Kristen

    WOW! LOL…first of all that’s really sad that the mother put her child in that situation. Not only was she trying to skip out on payment, but she left the child in the hairstylist’s care and assumed the child would be okay with the stylist taking her home. I feel sorry for the child, because she sat there all day getting her hair done and then was subject to it being ruined (then the mom has to take the remainder of the hair BACK down) and her image being online. The hairstylist could have kept it off of social media. However I do understand her frustration. I probably would have done the same (cutting the hair out) but not posting it online. People are always looking to scam you, but it’s a shame when kids are in the middle of it.

  • Sheena Jenee Bradford

    She did the right thing. I will not tolerate wasting my time and being given the run around! 9 hours?! I could have styled 2 clients in that time frame. That appointment could have been given to a PAYING customer.

    • biggiet

      Posting that childs face on social media was NOT the right thing… even if cutting the braids out was.

    • jjboogie30

      PLUS GAS…but she should have handled it a different way. Take the kid back to the shop and call the cops.

    • jewelchris

      Let’s not forget she burnt up gas driving her around to find her mom, instead of calling CPS. What if she had a babysitter waiting on her for her own 3 kids?!?! And, the woman was late, then was out running errands aka spending the money she should’ve paid the lady. On top of that, once she was done with the girl’s hair, she continued to babysit/watch the child…. ALL FOR FREE.

      • Chanda

        I’m getting mad (for her) just reading this!

  • Desma

    I think this poor child didn’t deserve this. It has nothing to do with this child. She’s hurting the child, not the mother. And can we have a little more empathy???? Obviously her mother didn’t have the funds to pay. Do something good and let it go, instead of making the child suffer the consequence. Its sad.Its not that poor baby’s fault. That was absolutely disgusting, in my opinion.

    • Kristen

      How do you know for sure that the mother didn’t have the funds to pay? The hairstylist got no explanation but only the run around, which sounds like a scam.

      • biggiet

        She may have gotten the run around but she acts like 40 days and nights went by!

        • Purgatory Perhaps

          So, you’d be cool with your boss telling you something came up on payday and just wait for the check to come without any further action?
          Would you like a job?

      • Tonya Young

        And what is: take her to my house sounds like only to end up at the grandmothers. That sounds like a run around scam to me.. No once did she say; I’m on my way home can you wait so i can pay you..

      • JustSayin!

        Time is money and the 40 days and nights she spent trying to hunt down the mother is $$$ she couldn’t earn from another client.

        • CoCo Roux

          Assuming she had another one.

        • Kristen

          I agree

    • Cheryl

      Yeah it’s a CHANCE her mom didn’t have the money but what if she did? What if she did this girl’s hair before and the same thing happened then but she let it slide? At what point can a person say enough is enough and be allowed to make an example out of some one? I feel bad for the little girl but as an adult she shouldn’t have put her daughter in that situation in the first place.

      • shanna

        Thank you. We dont know the history behind this and bottom line it was theft of services all she did was take the services back. She did the style it would have took her nearly as long to unbraid as it did to braid it so she did the next best thing. Besides that mom is at fault if she intended to pay her the little girl would have had the money in her pocket or someone would have shown I p ro get her and paid. Not the run around the stylist got.

      • Vicskeyas Faith Moore

        Then she should have gotten the money up front or told the lady no

    • Brandy Chynell Reed

      If the mother KNEW she didn’t have the funds to pay she shouldn’t have tried to get the girls hair done. Just comb it the best way possible until she CAN pay.That’s theft and that’s not fair to the hairdresser’s business. What she should have done was TOLD the lady she didn’t have the money to pay and see if the lady would have worked out a deal with her. But to just ASSUME someone will be nice when this is their ONLY source of income and give them the run around AND have them babysit and bring your child home is trifling. Bottom line

    • GeeMoeNettie

      If the mom didn’t have the funds to pay; she should have never taken the girl to the shop.

      • Tonya Young

        then let alone leave her for all them hours..

    • Sean

      What about the stylish 3 children??? You can’t feed them on hopes, dreams, and air sandwiches. I whole heartily understand because it was petty to posted it on IG. But let’s not act like the mother wasn’t disgusting for risking something this to happen to her child.

    • Trisha_B

      Of the mother didn’t have the funds then she shouldn’t have brought her child to the shop. Maybe if she told the hairstylist before hand, maybe she would have worked something out for. Give her a discount, tell her to pay half now, half later, something. But it’s by fair to say the hairstylist should have just let it go & done it for free. She has bills to pay to. She may have needed that money to feed her kids that night.

    • Cyndy

      Well stated Desma!The stylist was dead wrong! She needs to handle her business better than what she did! Get the money first!

    • http://batman-news.com Raze

      I’m supposed to feel sorry for the mother?
      Braiding hair is a very pricy thing to do, so if mother dearest didn’t have enough money to pay for the procedure, then she should have told the stylist beforehand so she could arrange a pay agreement or better yet…she shouldn’t have taken her child at all.

    • tiajo

      Exactly . She wouldn’t wont anyone to mistreat her children!

    • Sarah

      From what I can tell the mother never once told the stylist verbatim “I don’t have the money.” Instead she left her child unattended for hours and then disappeared. That sounds like a scam to me.

  • Truth Hurts

    She should have just took the child back to the shop, called the police and explained to them her situation. I’m sure the mother would have showed up at her shop then. She could have gotten a report from the police and then took it to court. I know that style was very expensive.

    • Chocolater Reign

      Best comment so far

      • KIR12

        THAT IS ASSAULT!! You don’t do kids like that. Psychologically that’s worst than hitting a child.

        If she doesn’t play, be about it don’t talk about. Go to the moms house. I’m pretty sure she’s just as ghetto and we can see another WSHH Utube black woman fight. lol

        • angela

          That is how you take braids out, by cutting them first. How is this assault?

          • Tonya Young

            well i guess i’d better stop cutting my daughters braids out when it’s time for them to come down, ‘n just take her back to the shop ‘n pay extra to have it done right.. lol

            • Carolynn

              Yes, Tonya! Take her to the salon or CPS could be called for the “assault.”

              • Tonya Young

                I hope CPS gonna pay that extra $30 for a take down.. lol

            • CoCo Roux

              Stop the ignorance. The assault is in the context of the event. She went back to the home and removed the braids. That is premeditated and unlawful. (criminal) We don’t get the right to exercise how we feel about the situation. You have to be reasonable and law abiding. SMDH,.

              • GOOCH

                Dude..drop it. You’re Dead Wrong

                • Carolynn

                  Criminal? Not even civil, she went straight to criminal. OMG!

              • Tonya Young

                aww sweetie, i just made a jokingly comment regarding how I take MY daughters hair. Hell I know it was wrong, but still It had nothing to do with being IGNORANT… apparently you didn’t notice the LOL at the end.. But anywaysss.. My daughter, I do what ‘n say what the HELL I feel.. ‘n that ain’t no JOKE right there!!!!

              • Christina Graham

                Co co ….. You get the point! Not many on here did!

          • Victoria

            Because she’s cutting them out of the child’s head WITHOUT the mother’s permission. If you touch MY child in ANY way, shape, form or fashion that I didn’t give you permission to, I’d charge you with assault. It’s just that simple. The mother asked for braids to be put IN, not taken OUT. So the minute that stylist began removing those braids without the authority to do so, she crossed the line. If it was my child, getting paid would be the least of her worries.

            • cb3

              Well it’s a good thing YOU can’t charge anyone with anything as a civilian.

            • Cynthia

              The mother was wrong for putting her daughter in that predicament, so she is to blame, not the stylist.

            • Ella99

              You have no right to talk or charge for assault if you were deceptive about paying and neglected your child in someone’s care all day, and gave them the run around. Yes she asked for braids to be put in, but you brought in the child with no braids, and she left with no braids cause the mother is a thief who didn’t pay. You will be in the wrong even if you file charges with authorities cause you are a thief with no sense of right and wrong. Now the daughter will grow up not to be like her scaming mother.

              • CoCo Roux

                Excuse me, since when does the childs rights get nullified because you feel jilted? The law is the law and you don’t get to adjust it to your needs.

                • Carolynn

                  What law are you referring to?

              • Christina Graham

                Intimidation and physically removing the braidsAFTER SHE was dropped off at home……. is a crime!

            • Clarissa Doll

              That statement makes no sense, if a person did not pay for the service she has every right to do that, its not as if the little girl got a relaxer and she chopped off all her hair?

              • NightRider

                Ok, let’s just say for this discussion that the little girl’s hair was chemically altered. Would it be fair of the stylist to cut the child’s hair for lack of payment?
                I am a stylist and this is how I make my living as well but I’m not going to take my frustration and anger out on my clients especially not a child! Thankfully I’ve never been jilted but if I were placed in a situation where I wasn’t paid after my services were rendered then I’d call the police.

                • Christina Graham

                  I too am a cosmetologist to 18 years and what Chrystal did was a disgrace! Folks!!! The child was already dropped off at home and Chrystal returned to beckon the girl to cut the hair out?

            • Hope

              Except for the fact that the mother willing left her child there, thereby giving permission for the stylist to alter her hair. Not only did she leave her there… but she failed to show up for hours after the service was rendered despite several attempts to contact her.. Then failed to show up at her own damn home to get her child…..

            • Purgatory Perhaps

              The mother left the daughter in the care of the hairdresser and the hairdresser became the caregiver of the child. If you don’t trust the hairdresser as the caregiver, you don’t leave your child in their care. Look how easy.

            • GOOCH

              I’m sure the Stylist asked to be paid for this service as well. So is the mother not guilty of assaulting the stylist pockets? Ya’ll killing me with the assault charges

            • The Observer

              She is lucky that all the lady did was cut the braids out. The mother left her daughter unattended with a woman she is not close to.If this mother left her daughter like that at a grocery store for hours, the cops would have been involved. Not to mention she turned off her phone, so now the child has no way to get in contact with you, if something bad were to happen. This is the mother’s fault. Cut and dry. That mother knew when she walked in she didnt have money to pay for it so why even go?

        • Carolynn

          Cutting weave out of a child’s head is worse than a spanking???? First, you’re assuming she cut it out angrily. Second, I must be psychologically damaged because I’ve never been spanked but. . .

          • JustSayin!

            Actually, putting weave INTO a child’s head should be considered assault.

            • Danielle

              I have never thought about that. Mmmm.

      • Shakingmyhead

        Definitely Agree that Truth Hurts comments were the most rational one.
        No need to bring shame to that baby girl. Who knows how it will affect her
        self esteem. Obviously the Mother or the Stylist did not consider the Child in any of this Stupidity. IJS

    • Kristen

      Yep. That’s probably what I would have done. Took her to Judge Judy!

    • mikki21

      We think alike. I personally would not go to a stylist that stooped to that level. I only allow “Adults” to do my hair. This was unprofessional and childish.

    • Randy P

      Once she dropped the child off she cant take her back, that’s could be kidnapping… the mother NEVER said she wasn’t gonna pay… but to cut that girls braids out was just WRONG!!! If she cared so much about her kids and her money she would have tried to get her money (talk to mom, call the police, small claims court) instead of trying to get even!!!!

      • tiajo

        I couldn’t have said it better!

      • Carolynn

        How long and how far was she supposed to go to get her money? What “derogatory” pictures did she post? It’s hair.

        • Randy

          She should have waited as long as it took to get her money by legal means, by her actions she’s got nothing for her 9 hours but a handful of cutout braid, that was mean and spiteful… taking picture of someone else’s child that you just CUT the braids of her head is again, mean, spiteful and insulting… what was the point of disrespecting the child, she sat through the same 9 hours as the stylist… it wasn’t the childs fault but she is the ONLY one who got punished in this entire thing.

          • Carolynn

            Randy, you didn’t answer my question. What is derogatory about the pics?

            • CoCo Roux

              Hmm, let me help you out on this Randy. Uh, the actually taking of pictures for said posting on the internet is by its VERY NATURE derogatory. She was not trying to promote her good will, but only to SHAME the mother.

            • Randy

              So you think its cool to cut braid out of SOMBODY’S child’s hair not your own leave it a mess and post them on Twitter???

              • Clutchthepearls

                Just because the hair wasn’t long doesn’t make it a mess. Calling it a Mess is your opinion. Long Hair=pretty Short hair=Punishment Really?

                • Randy

                  I said nothing about short (someone has short hair issues), I don’t mind short hair, my girls wear their own hair, natural.. do you? Did you see the picture, she cut the braids out and left half the braids mixed in with the child’s hair, she didn’t take them completely out which would have taken hours, she just cut the ends off.

          • The Observer

            It’s funny that if this woman took pictures of the child’s hair to show the finished product, there would be no backlash. No one would care that she didnt have permission.

            • Randy

              Even if there was no backlash that is still illegal. You cant take pictures of a person and use them to promote your product or business without the written consent of that person… or in your scenario the parent or guardian of a minor child. Which is why even if YOU did a modeling show for a friend of yours you need a consent form giving him permission to use your picture.

    • Enyotta Watkins

      I agree you have given the best comment by far.

    • Tonya Young

      and time comsuming… I wait at least 5-6 hours WITH my daughter when she gets her hair done.. Plus I wouldn’t dare leave my child anywhere it’s too much going on with ppls businesses getting robbed.

    • Carolynn

      In addition she should have let the police know that she left the child there for an additional 4+ hours, maybe this is more than a police matter. Can someone spell C-P-S????

    • sub black

      Absolutely agree. However, going to court probably will be a waste of time because if a judgment is placed against the mom Im sure mom still wouldnt pay. So sad that mom is teaching her daughter how to scam.

    • JerkJackson

      Bingo. That child is scarred for life. Smh.

  • CD

    She did what she had to do. The mother tried to scam her. Sad for the little girl but her mother is the one who deserves blame for her tears.

    • mikki21

      The “child” did nothing but get her hair done. What if she cut the girl’s real hair? How emotionally heart breaking that must be. The right thing was just to call the police to the person’s house and take legal matters that way. Now the mom has the ability to sue the stylist AND win.

      • Victoria

        Exactly! Even though the mother was wrong in every sense, I hope she does sue and win. By cutting those braids out, the stylist assaulted that child and should be prosecuted for it. If it was my child, she would either be in court or in the hospital. One or the other.

        • Carolynn

          Carolynn • 15 minutes ago

          All of you that are bashing the stylist, I want you to think about something. Why did that mother SEND the child in there to get her hair done instead of staying with her or even showing up. You know why? Because she was counting on the stylist being as foolish as some of you think she should be and because this IS A CHILD, “she will let her keep the braids, if I don’t show up.” The player was out played! BOOYAH! The scammer sent that child in there to steal, whether the child knew it or not (good chance she did since mom sounds like a pro) and counted on the goodness of the stylist not to have the nerve (or ingenuity) to take the braids back. People, place the blame where it should be – on the mom!

          • Carolynn

            JB – how did she assault the child, when that’s how you take out braids aka take back your service. You also said in your earlier post that this was a defamation of character???? How did she defame the child?

            • Guestest

              You have got to be the stylist or someone related to her because you are going too hard Lol

              • Carolynn

                Nope, neither. I haven’t even been to a stylist in years. I do my own hair. What I have is common sense. I know that con people count on the majority of people feeling that children are the innocents and thus they send them in to do wrong knowing that most people will feel this way and “just let it go.” This time however, the player got played. Have you ever heard the saying, “children learn what they live?” This child knows what her mother is about and if she continues to see the benefits and none of the negative, she will be stealing from our children. Don’t feel sorry for this child, she didn’t get her braids, she WILL get over it. They are probably on to their next “mark.” – feel sorry for the kids that don’t eat or are abused.

                • izzy

                  but she shouldn’t have put the pic on instagram! she can get investigated and can possibly lose her shop. then instead of just losing the money from the hairdo of this little girl, she would lose everything. as a grown woman, would i be pissed? absolutely!!! but since she now knows where the mom lives, she couldve went there everyday and demanded her money. but God don’t like ugly. what the mother did was ugly, but she canceled it out with her own ugliness let God take care of the karma because when you take it into your own hands, you’ll get it back 10 fold.

                  • Carolynn

                    Agree, the pics didn’t have to be posted. We’re on the same page. She made her point taking the braids out.

                • soulshadow55

                  I so agree with you. Everyone can say what the braider “should have done” but we have to make a judgment on what “was done.” We have to stay with the situation at hand. In this argument hypothetical’s don’t count. I think the braider went above and beyond the call of duty, and above what most braiders would have done. She waited 2 hours for the mother and child to show up for their appointment. Most braiders would have called and told her the appointment was cancelled due to a no-show. Once the mother and child arrived, I’m sure it took her a few hours to do the child’s hair. Once she was almost finished she called the mother to pick up the child. The mother stalled the braider’s efforts to pick up her child by saying that she had a flat tire. The braider even took the time to take the child home!! But still the mother tried to get over but telling them the wrong address. All over the world children benefit or suffer from the decisions and actions of their parents, why should this situation be any different. What mother would leave their child with a stranger for over 9 hours? We can say that the braider should have done this or that but she did what she thought was right at the time. She was trusting of a customer with a child that needed her hair done. Then the customer let her down by not returning to get her child and seemingly trying not to pay her for her services. And then when she decided to drive the child home (which she did not have to do) telling to her go to a false address. Yes, she should have gotten her money up front but she didn’t. I’m sure the braider has learned her lesson and won’t do that again. And like someone else said, the mother has made it hard for other honest people who now will have to stay with their children and pay up front. In this situation she was a little too trusting of a person who wasn’t trustworthy. But, in my opinion the braider had every right to take the braids out. She wasn’t paid to babysit and she wasn’t giving the service for free. However, morally I don’t think she should have put the child’s face on Instagram, but I guess she felt that this was a way to make other braiders aware of the child and the mother if they were ever came to come to their establishment.

              • Randy

                LOL, she is goin’ hard.

                • Guestest

                  *whispers* I think it’s her… shhhhh!! Lol

                  • Carolynn

                    Everyone has their opinion. If I’m the stylist, Coco and Randy must be the parents. Both of you have used the word ignorant when someone doesn’t agree with you. How ignorant is that? I just saw this story and it was interesting, and decided to comment on it. If someone doesn’t agree with you two, now not only do I have to be all the names you called me but also an imposter. Isn’t your argument strong enough without throwing stones?

                    • Guestest

                      When did i call you ignorant? I never called you ignorant.

                  • Randy

                    LMAO… I didn’t even think about it but I think you may be correct.

                    • Guestest

                      Lol

              • nerrivik18

                And you have to be related to the criminal-mom or be the type who steals to defend her so much. Carolynn you speak the TRUTH.

                • Guestest

                  I don’t know any of these people. That explains why i am not going hard for any of them. I was just reading the MANY comments of Carolynn and this story seems very personal to her.. Lol

                • Carolynn

                  Thanks! I’m a mom in Phoenix with 2 boys and no nothing about doing little girl’s hair but I’m smart enough to recognize a con.

            • CoCo Roux

              You’re trying to play us. You know exactly what the assault was! Okay, you spent several hours with that baby making her feel pretty. (of course she probably is not living in nurturing environment at home). Then, when you realized you got stiffed you took “YOUR FRUSTRATIONS” out on the child. That is all kinds of wrong. Oh, just to make sure you understand, assault & batter does include intentional touching that is offensive in nature. She meant to offend the mother at the harm of the child’s welfare.

              • Carolynn

                You are assuming that she took the braids out in an angry fashion. Unless she did that, the child was not assaulted by ANY definition of the word. She was also left in the care of the stylist well after the services were rendered with the mother’s permission, so she left the stylist in charge of that child. The fool mother needs to be thankful that’s ALL that happened to this child (losing her braids) with all the crazy going on. Assault? I don’t think so.

                • CoCo Roux

                  Damn Carolynn, are you that dense? The very act of taking the braids out is the issue. What do you think that child was feeling when it was happening. Don’t tell me some mess about it ain’t her responsibility to raise someone else child. The fact remains that she had ill intentions and documented it on the internet.

                  • Danielle

                    CoCo I think you might be the dense one here. When the mother dropped the child off to get her hair done, she legally placed the stylist in responsibility of the child’s hair. Now just like the stylist had permission to put the braids in, the lack of payment gave her permission to take the braids out. Since the mother was not present to say yes or no to that decision the stylist had every right to take back the services, just like if your hairdresser messes up your hair and decides to change it or tweak it. This is why most salons will not allow children under 14 to be left without a parent or guardian present. The mother can take her to court for assault but nothing will come out of it but questions wondering why did she leave her daughter unattended with a stranger for so long.

                    • Christina Graham

                      No Danielle….. I believe you are! Read the story again….. Chrystal dropped her off at home instead of grandmas and once she thought about waiting for the money( got pissed) She turned around and went back to the child’s house and called her out/over and hatefully cut the extent ions out!

                  • Carolynn

                    Now, I am dense because I don’t agree with YOU? Seriously? You’ve called me ignorant as well, so anyone that doesn’t see YOUR point of view is ignorant and dense? Why do you get in these discussions? Everyone is NOT going to see your point, but only someone insecure will resort to insults and name calling . I done with you. Thanks but no thanks!

                  • nerrivik18

                    So taking braids out is an “assault” now? Can someone go tell that to those kidnapped Nigerian girls being raped right now by gown men that this little girl is “abused” because someone cut out her braids? I’m sure they’ll “feel her pain”. Oh you probably don’t think about those girls cuz you’re too busy saving the “abused braidless girls of America” lol! Oh man, CoCo I think you’re the thieving mother cuz you are defending a woman who uses her child to commit crimes too hard to be an honest person yourself. Wonder on how many salon “black lists” you are. Or are you writing from jail already?

                    • Christina Graham

                      Think of the child in this! Not about Chrystal’s negligence or the mothers ignorance!

                • Christina Graham

                  Carolyn,
                  It is actually intimidation and also Physically violating the young girl AFTER she was dropped off by the stylist! So yes, charges could very well arise.

                  Let me start by saying “shame on you”! I am also a licensed cosmetologist and have been in business for 18 years. I have had similar experiences throughout the years but grew wise to those charity cases. On several occasions I have done services for people that cost me a large amount of time and money. I had a young girl who got made fun of at school and her drunk of a mother brought her into me to cut and color her hair. I foiled her hair, cut&styled it, did eyebrows and manicure. That young lady was so proud and so was I. Well, long story short, I got a bad check for my services and was unable to reach the mother to make It right. I knew after that not to do anything for that woman again…….. But her daughter, I have done her hair now for 7 years and it was because of that one day of kindness have me a forever client. Since Chrystal knew where the mother lived, she could have filed a report. Furthermore, when the mom used her for a babysitter, she should have called the police? As far as taking care of her family! Give me a break! Seriously, I struggle daily and when I have a no pay problem, they no longer get to do that to me! My concern is what mental abuse Chrystal has caused the little girl! #1 Chrystal could be prosecuted for her actions against that little girl and you can bet the cost of that will be more than 1 days worth of work! Shame On You Chrystal! And I bet your clientele has just diminished ;)

              • Danielle

                So if taking the braids OUT is assault and battery then having a little girl sit in a chair for 9 hours in uncomfortable and painful positions should be assault and battery as well too then. I can tell by these comments by Mikki21 and Victoria that you guys have never gotten your hair professionally done and/or are scammers yourself. Victoria you would have sued the stylists if you wouldn’t have paid her and she took her services back? Yea you sound like a scammer yourself. Mikki, “what if she would have cut the girl’s real hair?” Point is she DIDN’T cut the little girls real hair, just the hair that was put in, you’re trying to make something out of nothing. When you can not paid for daycare,what does the daycare do regardless of the age of the child? Kick you out. The stylist basically did the same thing. She took her services back. The thing is, if the stylist would have asked for the money once HALF of the little girl’s head was done and the mom couldn’t pay then the little girl would of had half her hair braided and it probably would have been taken down then. The little girl didn’t have the braids for long so she will be okay, she’ll just go back to looking how she looked every other day. People are talking about morals and things, not everyone has the same morals.

                • Randy

                  Simple assult not battery .

            • izzy

              but she shouldn’t have put the pic on instagram! she can get investigated and can possibly lose her shop. then instead of just losing the money from the hairdo of this little girl, she would lose everything. as a grown woman, would i be pissed? absolutely!!! but since she now knows where the mom lives, she couldve went there everyday and demanded her money. but God don’t like ugly. what the mother did was ugly, but she canceled it out with her own ugliness. let God take care of the karma because when you take it into your own hands, you’ll get it back 10 fold

            • Christina Graham

              Let me start by saying “shame on you”! I am also a licensed cosmetologist and have been in business for 18 years. I have had similar experiences throughout the years but grew wise to those charity cases. On several occasions I have done services for people that cost me a large amount of time and money. I had a young girl who got made fun of at school and her drunk of a mother brought her into me to cut and color her hair. I foiled her hair, cut&styled it, did eyebrows and manicure. That young lady was so proud and so was I. Well, long story short, I got a bad check for my services and was unable to reach the mother to make It right. I knew after that not to do anything for that woman again…….. But her daughter, I have done her hair now for 7 years and it was because of that one day of kindness have me a forever client. Since Chrystal knew where the mother lived, she could have filed a report. Furthermore, when the mom used her for a babysitter, she should have called the police? As far as taking care of her family! Give me a break! Seriously, I struggle daily and when I have a no pay problem, they no longer get to do that to me! My concern is what mental abuse Chrystal has caused the little girl! #1 Chrystal could be prosecuted for her actions against that little girl and you can bet the cost of that will be more than 1 days worth of work! Shame On You Chrystal! And I bet your clientele has just diminished ;)

              THe stylist

          • Dottie

            You are totally right. The mom is to blame for this situation. There was a story in my state where a mother used her children to steal. These stories are quite common. When the mother failed to pay for services rendered. The stylist was within her right to take back her service. Unless the mother can prove the stylist damaged the child’s hair (I highly doubt that). Then she can sue the stylist, but the problem in this instance is that she didn’t pay for the service. Therefore, she’ll be sued in term for even more money and time waste. Also, she could run the risk of having her children taken from her. As it seemed, she abandoned the child by leaving her with the stylist for a long period of time. Also, she was unreachable as well. Anyone knows the law, knows the mother could have child protective services in her business.

            • Carolynn

              The funny thing is that the mother may be watching all this mess she has caused and see by these comments that she has a better than not chance of getting away with this again. I wouldn’t doubt if she took that child to a neighboring town and pulled the same con and it worked within days.

            • CoCo Roux

              The stylist was within her right to take back her service. Dottie, that comment is the image of your thinking. You can’t take back the services. Think about that. 9 hours are still lost with no pay. LOL.

              • nerrivik18

                “You can’t take back the services?” SAY WHO? You? I guess that shows how YOU plan on abusing hard working people CoCo *counting* on people not being able to take back their service so you can get everything for free. Now that’s the image of YOUR thinking, crimial! Nowhere does it say you *can’t* take back the service. That’s just something you *wish* could be so you can keep stealing from hard working people.

            • Randy

              Dottie… read it again, the mom NEVER said she wasn’t gonna pay!!!

          • CoCo Roux

            You made some valid points, but let’s not get confused with the law. The stylist assaulted that child and had other remedies availed to her! She should have called the law. Period. Morally she should have left the braids in the child’s head. What kind of heartless person would do that to the kid. Did she ever consider the child having a irresponsible mother? If your in business for the money, then treat it like business. HAVE SOME POLICIES AND BUSINESS PRACTICES THAT address theft of services. WRONG IS WRONG.

            • Carolynn

              Again, what definition for assault are you using? How does one remove braids aka taking back the goods/service? Courts don’t deal in morality they deal in the law. One person’s morality is not the same as another persons. The con is expecting people to think like you and say, “this is just a child, let her keep the braids.” That’s the game. The game changed when the player got played.

              • CoCo Roux

                Look at any statute on tort law and get back with me. I am certain you would need to have a assistance in research. But, set that aside, and explain that there is no business in the United States that has that legal right. If I do not pay my mortgage, they don’t come and tear my house up they get a court order. WE are not savages in 3rd world country we have systems in place. But, then a ninja would believe this is justified. IGNORANT.

                • Randy

                  Sometimes you gotta let ignorant be ignorant, cant save them all. lol

                • Carolynn

                  Now, I’m ignorant because I am of a different opinion. THAT statement in and of itself is ignorant. You are talking two different things – if you don’t pay your mortgage, the bank already owns your home and will take it back. That’s a totally different thing – nice try though.

                • nerrivik18

                  You keep comparing CORPORATIONS to people. Banks hire lawyers because they have the deep pockets to do so. Individual business owners are much less recourse. And though banks don’t tear your house down for not paying your mortgage they EVICT you or TAKE THE HOUSE BACK. You lack complete and total logic and use the law to justify criminal acts. The more you speak the more it seems you’re writing from behind bars.

              • Christina Graham

                Okay Carolynn,
                Chrystal failed to call the law to report the child in need of services, she took it upon herself to drive her home and drop her OFF<<<<?? Did you get that part!!!! Drooped her off! Then she left and returned only to physically put her hands on her while retrieving the braid? So…. Say a person across the street had your shirt on that they took from you and they lied about it….. So are you telling me that it is legal to physically go rip that shirt off her because she didn't pay? And the intimidation factor? What defense did that child have against a grown woman?

        • Linda S. Martin

          No she can’t take her to court because she did not pay for the service the stylist has the right to cut the braids out.

          • Carolynn

            The stylist needs to ask for more money for babysitting and gas! And were those her minutes she used calling the mother – charge for those too!

          • Randy

            No the stylist LEGALLY doesn’t have the RIGHT to cut out the braids… if a mechanic fixes your car and you don’t pay, he has to take you to court, if someone fixes your roof, they cant come and take the shingles back when you don’t have the money, if you get a suit made and you pick it up they cant come to your house and get it back after they drop it off… BUT the stylist could wind up in court because she dropped the child off THEN went back to get her and cut them out, if she did it in her shop, different story.

            • Purgatory Perhaps

              Never heard of repossession of unpaid goods laws?

              • Randy

                GOODS… is the key word, that refers to clothes, electronics, etc… you cant reposes something that is attacked. By your logic a carpenter can come take the windows out of your house, a plastic surgeon can take back implants, a mechanic can take back tires, a doctor can take back pins he use to set your broken are… Silly right. LMAO!!!

                • Carolynn

                  Randy, before you LYAO – look up mechanic’s lien. When you don’t pay your mechanic – they can take your car!

                  • Randy

                    Carolynn Carolynn Carolynn… wrong again (but you use to it by now)… yes the mechanic CAN keep your car and even sell it if you don’t pay him in a reasonable amount of time… a Mechanic’s Lien DOES NOT allow the mechanic come to you house after you already have your car and take the parts back.

                  • Christina Graham

                    Oh Carolynn…….. You are definitely a very UNEduCATed woman!

                • nerrivik18

                  The hair that was added to make the braids is….
                  tat ta ta da daaaaa

                  A GOOD!!!!
                  So you ca sit down and be quiet already.

                  • Randy

                    Tat ta ta da daaaaa… what does that mean, did you think you made a valid point, I hope you really don’t think you did? LMAO

              • Carolynn

                Clearly Randy hasn’t but I guess since he used all CAPS, it must be true. :O

            • CoCo Roux

              Sooooo agree with you Randy. That is assault & battery. Plain and simple.

            • MamaPikin

              But if you can’t pay for a car, it can be repossessed. She repossessed the hair.

              • CoCo Roux

                Where the heck did you hear that nonsense. Did a mechanic pull a fast one on you!

                • Carolynn

                  It’s called a mechanic’s lien – look it up.

                  • CoCo Roux

                    Yes, that just confirmed it. Are you an idiot, first off when is a “child” considered personal/real property. I concede, debating with you is diminishing my intellectual capacity. YOU have won by default.

                    • Danielle

                      …CoCo you are the ignorant one by reading some of your posts. Carolynn just proved your point wrong about the mechanic and you just can’t admit when you are wrong. You are more than welcome to come and sit in my criminal justice class so you can actually learn FACTS about the laws in the US instead of these assumptions (although most people make the same assumptions) you are on here making. I believe that it is more beneficial to teach someone the right way, then condemning them for only knowing the wrong way. I’m more than open to trade email addresses with you so we can schedule time to have you sit in on my class, taught every T/TH. I think it will be beneficial to you since you seem interested in laws. Let me know if you would be open to this. This goes for Randy above also.

                    • Randy

                      If you’re gonna side with someone, side with the one that actually knows the law. Carolynn is wrong and if SHE actually READ it she would knw the same…. yes the mechanic CAN keep your car and even sell it if you don’t pay him in a reasonable amount of time… a Mechanic’s Lien DOES NOT allow the mechanic come to you house after you already have your car and take the parts back. So if you gonna call me out, please have you fact straight and not follow blindly follow ignorant people.

                    • Christina Graham

                      Danielle,
                      Seriously? My Brother-in-law Who Is A Lawyer! Just stated that you my dear friend are wrong! Randy, You Are Right! Guess Rhodes classes aren’t so great, eehhh?

                    • Carolynn

                      Coco, you have called me dense and ignorant and now an idiot ALL because I don’t agree with you. Who are YOU?

                    • The Observer

                      She didnt keep the child, she removed the hair on the child.

              • Randy

                You’re kidding right… please tell me your joking and don’t really think that’s the same thing. lol

            • Carolynn

              No, the mechanic can keep the whole car! It’s called a mechanic’s lien – look it up!

              • Randy

                Carolynn Carolynn Carolynn… wrong again (but you use to it by now)… yes the mechanic CAN keep your car and even sell it if you don’t pay him in a reasonable amount of time… a Mechanic’s Lien DOES NOT allow the mechanic come to you house after you already have your car and take the parts back.

        • Carolynn

          She didn’t assault that child, isn’t that how you take out braids? Didn’t the mom leave the child in her “care” long after the service was performed, so she was in charge of her care? Her care included deciding that the unpaid for braids should come out. She could have locked up her shop and left her on the curb.

        • sunshyne

          ASSAULT THE CHILD HOW? DID SHE PHYSICALLY HURT THE CHILD? BABY YALL NEED TO LEARN WHAT WORDS MEAN! HOW WOULD THE MAMA TAKE HER TO COURT AND SHE WAS SCAMMIN SOME ONE? IF SHE DIDNT HAVE MONEY FOR BRAIDS MAKES YOU THINK SHE’S GONNA HAVE MONEY TO GO TO COURT! CHILE PLEASE!

      • CC

        The hair stylist knew exactly how long the child’s hair was and she wasn’t going to cut it. The mother tried to scam her. She is a little girl and is resilient she will bounce back. Maybe now mom will think twice before caring so less about her daughters emotions. I bet the telephone is in one of the children’s name.

      • IBK

        cutting the childs braids must be the least of the mothers worries. not only did she leave her child alone and direct the lady to the wrong place she also left her sons at home alone. what mother would leave their child in that predicament please?

      • kiki

        Trust if this was a boy people would be swearing up and down that this child is being trained by parents to be a little hoodlum. Why is this different for a female?

  • Hey Girl

    Both them broads are hood as hell. SMH.

    • CARAMEL96

      You got that right.

  • TC

    Ooooh. As a fellow braider I understand her frustration. You’re always at risk for people to try and put you in a trick bag. Especially friends and family. However, her beef was with the mother not that poor baby. Not only did the stylist put in 9 hours of work but that baby had to sit through that and you know that it was painful. If this was a grown woman, yeah I woulda chopped every last one of those braids, but not the baby. And no way should she have posted that online. And if she was G enough to chop braids then Im sure she was G enough to handle the mother in other ways. Just sayin….

    • Brandy Chynell Reed

      AND she baby sat and used her gas to take the child to two different places. smh. Wrong in every way possible.

      • TC

        YAAASSSSSSS!!!! And gas is like $5 a gallon now. Oh no no no! This is exactly why I stopped doing hair. Everyone wants a discount, or a payment plan, or leave you with their kids all day. And this is working in a shop! Moms would have mos def had it coming, but dont make the baby pay for the mother acting a fool. If you cant afford to get your baby’s hair done then you need to learn how to do it yourself.

        • LISA

          Or they forget that they needed to wash and blowdry THEIR OWN HAIR.

          • TC

            Yes! All kinds of shenanigans. SMH

    • Danielle

      Age doesn’t matter. A service is a service and people should be paid for it. Do daycares care about the age of the child when the parents don’t pay the fees and the child has to be taken out? No. Same rues apply. Although she should have blocked the little girls face out.

      • Ronnie

        I used to do hair and for this same reason, I stopped …. Do I think she should have cut the braids out? …. I sure do… The kid has seen her mother do this before… so it’s the mother who put that kid to shame … not the braider….. sorry…

        • izzy

          but she shouldn’t have put the pic on instagram! she can get investigated and can possibly lose her shop. then instead of just losing the money from the hairdo of this little girl, she would lose everything. as a grown woman, would i be pissed? absolutely!!! but since she now knows where the mom lives, she couldve went there everyday and demanded her money. but God don’t like ugly. what the mother did was ugly, but she canceled it out with her own ugliness. let God take care of the karma because when you take it into your own hands, you’ll get it back 10 fold.

          • sunshyne

            So go to somebody’s house and risk getting killed or jumped baby please! Hand me those scissors! Now she know not to screw folk over and its a lesson for the! AS A CHLD I WAS TAUGHT IF YOU DONT HAVE THE MONEY KEEP YO BROKE A$X OUT THE STORE. IF NOT THEY WILL BE BOOKING YOUR A$X AT JUVIE

          • nerrivik18

            Where do you get this notion that the hairdresser would “lose everything”?? You keep repeating that like a parrot. That has NEVER happened to anyone who shamed someone with social media. maybe it’s what you *wish* would happen but frankly it’s just not how the world works thankfully. It’s never too early for a child to learn right from wrong and since the mother refuses to do her job in that matter the hairdresser did without repercussion. Thank GOD for that indeed.

            • Christina Graham

              The notion is: Chrystal physically cut this child’s hair off After Taking her home! That is intimidation of a minor ! Let me start by saying “shame on you”! I am also a licensed cosmetologist and have been in business for 18 years. I have had similar experiences throughout the years but grew wise to those charity cases. On several occasions I have done services for people that cost me a large amount of time and money. I had a young girl who got made fun of at school and her drunk of a mother brought her into me to cut and color her hair. I foiled her hair, cut&styled it, did eyebrows and manicure. That young lady was so proud and so was I. Well, long story short, I got a bad check for my services and was unable to reach the mother to make It right. I knew after that not to do anything for that woman again…….. But her daughter, I have done her hair now for 7 years and it was because of that one day of kindness have me a forever client. Since Chrystal knew where the mother lived, she could have filed a report. Furthermore, when the mom used her for a babysitter, she should have called the police? As far as taking care of her family! Give me a break! Seriously, I struggle daily and when I have a no pay problem, they no longer get to do that to me! My concern is what mental abuse Chrystal has caused the little girl! #1 Chrystal could be prosecuted for her actions against that little girl and you can bet the cost of that will be more than 1 days worth of work! Shame On You Chrystal! And I bet your clientele has just diminished ;)

        • Christina Graham

          Let me start by saying “shame on you”! I am also a licensed cosmetologist and have been in business for 18 years. I have had similar experiences throughout the years but grew wise to those charity cases. On several occasions I have done services for people that cost me a large amount of time and money. I had a young girl who got made fun of at school and her drunk of a mother brought her into me to cut and color her hair. I foiled her hair, cut&styled it, did eyebrows and manicure. That young lady was so proud and so was I. Well, long story short, I got a bad check for my services and was unable to reach the mother to make It right. I knew after that not to do anything for that woman again…….. But her daughter, I have done her hair now for 7 years and it was because of that one day of kindness have me a forever client. Since Chrystal knew where the mother lived, she could have filed a report. Furthermore, when the mom used her for a babysitter, she should have called the police? As far as taking care of her family! Give me a break! Seriously, I struggle daily and when I have a no pay problem, they no longer get to do that to me! My concern is what mental abuse Chrystal has caused the little girl! #1 Chrystal could be prosecuted for her actions against that little girl and you can bet the cost of that will be more than 1 days worth of work! Shame On You Chrystal! And I bet your clientele has just diminished ;)

  • lockstress

    I can understand her PLIGHT…truly I can.
    The child is feeling the ramifications of her mother’s credit worthyness, slack and the ratrocity of said stylist.
    May “the blood of Jesus” shield this child from her environment. *SMH*

    • arealsouthernbelle

      lol @ ratrocity!

  • Trisha_B

    She spent all them hours on that kids hair, was more of a waste to cut them off…if she felt the need to post the pic, she should have covered the child’s face. The child shouldn’t be embarrassed. She did nothing wrong…I can understand her being pissed & played, I would have camped outside that woman’s house lol. But let it be a lesson learned. Get at least half the money in advice

    • Chanda

      That’s true but she has 3 kids to take care of. The stylist already wasted enough time with the mom’s BS.

      • izzy

        true but when you have 3 kids, you cannot let something like this prevent you from taking care of them. lets say she lost $200 from the mom of his little girl. by cutting the braids off and putting the picture on instagram, she can get investigated and possibly lose her shop which means she’ll lost everything. as upset as i would have been, i wouldve just remembered where the mom lived and went there everyday to get my money instead of risking all my income by embarrassing a little girl on instagram to prove a point

        • Ndidndid

          You keep saying she could get investigated and lose her shop. . . at least three times so far. What are they going to investigate her for? For cutting out the work that a woman didn’t pay for? For not doing a favor for a stranger? She posted a picture of a girl on her instagram, but that’s not against the law and it’s sure not a legal reason to close someone’s hair shop. If anyone would be investigated for this, it would be the mother for abandoning her little girl for a whole day, and for trying to steal a service from the stylist.

          You say you would have gone to the woman’s house every day until you got your money, but what happens when she calls the police in a month for harassing you, or shoots you for banging on her door too many times? How many hours are you going to continue to throw in the toiled chasing this deadbeat instead of working for clients that pay you? How much time are you going to spend chasing her shifty behind for braid-money when your kids are at your house alone, or are you going to bring them with you to stand outside some deadbeat’s apartment for weeks on end?

          So what do you think they are going to investigate her for? What is the charge that would get her shop taken away?

          • Christina Graham

            Let me start by saying “shame on you”! I am also a licensed cosmetologist and have been in business for 18 years. I have had similar experiences throughout the years but grew wise to those charity cases. On several occasions I have done services for people that cost me a large amount of time and money. I had a young girl who got made fun of at school and her drunk of a mother brought her into me to cut and color her hair. I foiled her hair, cut&styled it, did eyebrows and manicure. That young lady was so proud and so was I. Well, long story short, I got a bad check for my services and was unable to reach the mother to make It right. I knew after that not to do anything for that woman again…….. But her daughter, I have done her hair now for 7 years and it was because of that one day of kindness have me a forever client. Since Chrystal knew where the mother lived, she could have filed a report. Furthermore, when the mom used her for a babysitter, she should have called the police? As far as taking care of her family! Give me a break! Seriously, I struggle daily and when I have a no pay problem, they no longer get to do that to me! My concern is what mental abuse Chrystal has caused the little girl! #1 Chrystal could be prosecuted for her actions against that little girl and you can bet the cost of that will be more than 1 days worth of work! Shame On You Chrystal! And I bet your clientele has just diminished!

            Well, Chrystal could be charged with intimidation, physically removing the braids after she left the shop, leaving her child at the shop especially 2 hours after the appointment end, posting a minors identity on social Medea ( why do you think minors who are on social Medea have their faces blurred!

      • Andrea Lucas

        Her children will be taken care of by God’s grace & mercy, just as they always have been. She was petty!!!!!

  • hi-liter

    Chile please, why not let the kid keep the hairstyle?

    • misss

      Right. And thats the last time and let the mom know as a grown woman. The mom probably is a scam artist.

      • hi-liter

        Or….just make them pay before the braiding starts.

        • Kristen

          At least a deposit or put a hold on the credit card. I wouldn’t get my hair done somewhere that makes me pay before the services start.

          • http://batman-news.com Raze

            Well, thanks to the actions of this mother, more stylists will demand to be paid beforehand.

            • jasz

              I know that’s right

              • SusieBartlettedo

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          • MzUnprediktable

            All African braid shops where I live require payment shortly after braiding starts.

            • Yolanda Nicole Shaw

              I think thats the best solution bc if they dont have the money, then they have an unfinished head . Like nail salons , halfway through they want their money and im ok wit that.

              • MsLadyE

                I used to go to a nail salon where you had to pay before they polished your nails. It wasn’t a problem for me at all. I never got my hair braided, but when I went to a salon to get touch ups, trims, cut, etc., you paid after they finished doing your hair. I always made sure that I had enough money to pay for the service, plus a tip.

            • Kristen

              That’s a good idea.

          • https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jennifer-Terry/833277170035783 Jenn Terry

            Exactly, that’s why you get a credit card number or a deposit beforehand, to see if they are serious. This mom is clearly a scam artist trying to get out of paying. Didn’t even bother to pick up her own child and left her with a stranger for hours. Sounds like a real winner.

            • teya_says

              She want a hairstylist and nanny… I don’t wrong the stylist but to post it is wrong. People are way to eager to post things these days… Super annoying

              • permafrost

                posting was the worst part. do what you’re going to do, but don’t post the childs pics. How horrible for the child though.

        • Tonya Young

          where I get my girls hair done, their POLICY is YOU PAY BEFORE SERVICE.. Even though they’ve been knowing me for 14 yrs, I still have to PAY beforehand.. So, i’m not mad at her actions.. The mother was trying to pull a scam.

          • Katisha Hines- Mccall

            But at the same time, that was between her and the mother!
            She did not have to react the way she did. I am a stylist. Sometimes you have to take a loss. I would have been pissed but I definitely would not have taken it out on the child.

            • Tonya Young

              I agree with you on that. I’d of been in that moms you know what….

            • Andrea Lucas

              I soooo agree with YOU!!! The poor child was innocent in all of this foolishness. But SHE wound up being victimized. People need to grow up & understand that God is in control of ALL matters big & small. Mom will be dealt with, as the braider would have been blessed for her kindness & generousity to the child. I understand ALL too well about being played out her money, wasting 9 hours of time away from her 3 children, but I KNOW this poor child was heartbroken and had nothing to do with her mother’s shenanigans. Did THAT make the stylist FEEL better, because she assured that she would NEVER get her money, if mom had any intention of paying her!!
              Folk gotta learn about the “higher road”.

              • tamaradenise

                I agree

              • permafrost

                if the mom was gonna try to pay her later, forget it now. that could have been a freebie for the child, but never do business with them without a deposit or prepayment again

            • MonicaT

              I don’t think the stylist was taking it out on the little girl. The mother was taking it out on her own daughter. As a mother why put your daughter through that hoping the stylist would have sympathy. I don’t agree with posting the pictures, but let that be a lesson to scam artist using their children to get over!

              • ConcernedParent

                I agree with you MonicaT. The stylist is running a business, and yes it’s a service base business, but, a business all the same. If you buy a car, and can’t continue to make payments, it gets repossessed, with your child’s car seat in it. Does the child not suffer in that situation as well? The stylist did a repossession, and yes the child may have been heart broken, but, it’s something she would get over. However, the mother needed to be taught a lesson. I’m sure, instead of dodging and hiding, if she had told the stylist she was supposed to have the money at pick up of her child, but, couldn’t come up with it, and took the time to find out if she could have a payment solution, the stylist would have most likely worked with her, as she was still very accommodating after all the run around. Now the scheming parent has to explain to her child, why her actions, resulted in her being punished. As a parent you never want to disappoint your child let her now work to repair the admiration she has lost from her child.

                • Thelma Gottagetit Jones

                  If your bank say we can’t finance that car you have to return if if you don’t the police will come get it…..braids are different then a car. If you can’t pay the down then you don’t get the car….she is a service if she don’t get paid she don’t eat

                • blessing

                  True but this is something this child will remember for the rest of her life like all the bad situation in our child hood we never forget them God would have blessed her more than she know it

                • chrissy

                  Although she should’ve paid before.The child is innocent just don’t do her hair again but don’t hurt the child by cutting out her braids!! Plus it didn’t give her the lost time back or money anyway!! Duh

              • Thelma Gottagetit Jones

                Agree

            • permafrost

              right. Make a note never to do business with that client again, maybe let local stylists know not to deal with her too

            • Thelma Gottagetit Jones

              Taken a lost….that’s cool for some people but again who knows what she had to do with her money? Her lights could have been off rent do whatever every body can’t take 9 hour losses

              • Alex LaRouge

                Right, But Now She Has No Money Or Her Time Back.. She Lost Either Way.

          • Britney Robinson

            Yes a little girl should get humiliated because of her mom. That little girl is going to be scarred.

            • Jay Lane

              Humiliating innocent children is ok?? Wow…

              • Britney Robinson

                I don’t know why you replied to me. Maybe you meant Tonya, or maybe you don’t get sarcasm.

            • Ifuaskme2

              You worry about a child being abandoned by her loser mother being scarred? Puhleeze. Even the child knew her mama was a scammer. She didn’t seem bothered being left alone for hours.

              • guest87

                How do you know that she wasn’t bothered by her mother’s actions? She is a child! When you were a child did you flip out on your mother when she did things you didn’t approve of? The situation is in the hands of the adults, not the child’s. She just had to go through this humiliating ordeal because she was the child and not old enough to do or say anything. This stylist is a mother and so she should’ve dealt with the situation with the compassion of a mother and left the child out of it.

                • Ifuaskme2

                  ‘When you were a child did you flip out on your mother when she did things you didn’t approve of?’ Huh? Is that a trick question? Because that’s exactly what children do.

              • Christina Graham

                This was not the child’s battle to fight! That poor little girl was and is humiliated! Shame on you!

          • writingmomma46

            But, the child is the one that got humiliated in the long run. She could have taken her to small claims court or something on an ADULT level.

            • mfrierson

              small claims is a joke. just because you get a judgement against someone doesn’t mean you will get your money. if she can’t afford hair braids from the salon, how is she gonna afford the court cost on top of it? it will be an empty verdict because she might just skip out on that!

              • Christina Graham

                She should have had the cops called due to the welfare of the daughter!

            • Chocolat Button

              She’d have to spend more money taking her to court ., even more hours and time wasted – espcially if the Mother didn’t/doesn’t have the means to pay for the hair do much less court orders … I agree with taking out the hair and believe the posting the pictures was the hairdressers way of sending her message .. IMO

        • just sad

          i dont agree!

          the stylist should have not even allowed that mom to leave, i wouldnt, what if the child said she hurt her or anything, thats a liability in itself. if i did hair i wouldnt want the parent to leave their child with me for hours. you wait too!

          now if the stylist permed and styled the hair what would she have done thrown water on her? i doubt it.

          what if a relative saw her angrily cutting those braids and started drama? than she would have been in more trouble, fighting and chaos is not worth it.

          i would have called the mom left a voicemail and a text saying if you dont come pay and pick her up i will be calling the police.

          • CrazyWrapLady

            Parents leave there children in salons ALL the time. Its a very common practice. And Stylist, at least most, have a service mentality. We serve our clients. Its not unheard of to drive a child home. I have done way more for clients. Her mother should have paid. The child learned a lesson that day, and hopefully so did her mother. Don’t take advantage of people!

            • Christina Graham

              I am a stylist of 18 years and I do not agree with the stupidity of Chrystal toward a young girl!

            • permafrost

              that’s nice of a stylist to do , but it’s a liability to you. you could get accused of stuff you didn’t and there’s no proof that you didn’t!

            • Rebecca Hursh

              I do not know where you work, but where I am children are not left at the salon by their parents … unless the parents are very close friends with the salon owner/employee – It just doesn’t happen. I am going to cosmetology school right now (almost finished), and I would never allow a parent to just drop his/her child off. Neither would any of the other cosmetologists that I know. AND – the stylist was completely wrong to cut the little girl’s hair off… sometimes you just have to eat it, and not allow parents to leave when they have a child sitting in your styling chair!

      • God bless always giving

        Her action most likely traumatized that young girl. Her mother was to blame not her. That hair stylist took it to far… God blesses people for their good deeds and it’s it’s a saying it’s better to give then to receive. She lost her blessing for doing that. I Don’t care what the situation was..

        • MonicaT

          Wow I would be more traumatized as a child my own mother trying to scam this lady out of her money and using me to do it! I would be traumatized at the fact my mom didn’t come pick me up and left me with this lady I don’t know riding around trying to find her. As a mother forget a flat tire I need to get to my child I left with a stranger all day so I could run around and do errands. Yes it was unprofessional to post the pictures on social media, but the mom was irresponsible, and she basically abandoned her daughter. Anything could have happen to this girl in the care of a stranger.

    • Phoenix Rebirth

      Because it is a little girl its ok? What if it was the mother who was getting her hair done? That’s just like you go to work for a full 8hrs complete your job then have to spend another 3hrs doing someone else job. Once you finish your boss says oh um thanks but I’m not going to be able to pay you. You just leave and go home, right? I mean, hey the work is already done, next time you know not to do your job?
      The mother was wrong the stylist took back her services because she was not paid for it. The problem is a little girl is getting caught up in her mother’s mess. Blame the parent not the stylist.

      • Militant Prince

        Only a person who has no child, has no
        sense of protecting children or just a plain idiot, would feel that the stylist
        did the right thing. If one client jipping you is going to keep your family
        from being fed, get another d@mn job. What she did was
        HORRIBLE. That child has no say in what the mom does. You could have handled
        this the legal ay. Black people for some reason think that going the legal
        route is beneath them. I would have not allowed the mom to leave, like someone
        else said, because it’s a salon, not a nursery. But she was so thirsty for
        money, that she allowed it. You can’t say, she did it to be nice to the child,
        because she is obviously NOT that type of person, otherwise the child’s braids
        would not have been cut out, nor would the picture have been put on social
        media I hope she gets sued for humiliating a child. IDIOT.

        • nerrivik18

          LOL! As if “Militant Prince” ever held a job in his damn life. Too busy making baby-mamas. Only a Godless “person” who never worked a damn honest day in their life and sucks the system dry on welfare and food stamps would side with that ratchet, criminal-mom. No wonder jails are crowded in your country. Not a damn person capable of respecting the law and paying for something. You people are always “stealing” and “scamming” and shamelessly using your children to defend your crimes like cowards. Frankly, the more of you speak the more the stereotype is true.

          • Christina Graham

            Let me start by saying “shame on you”! I am also a licensed cosmetologist and have been in business for 18 years. I have had similar experiences throughout the years but grew wise to those charity cases. On several occasions I have done services for people that cost me a large amount of time and money. I had a young girl who got made fun of at school and her drunk of a mother brought her into me to cut and color her hair. I foiled her hair, cut&styled it, did eyebrows and manicure. That young lady was so proud and so was I. Well, long story short, I got a bad check for my services and was unable to reach the mother to make It right. I knew after that not to do anything for that woman again…….. But her daughter, I have done her hair now for 7 years and it was because of that one day of kindness have me a forever client. Since Chrystal knew where the mother lived, she could have filed a report. Furthermore, when the mom used her for a babysitter, she should have called the police? As far as taking care of her family! Give me a break! Seriously, I struggle daily and when I have a no pay problem, they no longer get to do that to me! My concern is what mental abuse Chrystal has caused the little girl! #1 Chrystal could be prosecuted for her actions against that little girl and you can bet the cost of that will be more than 1 days worth of work! Shame On You Chrystal! And I bet your clientele has just diminished ;)

            • hottie

              Prosecuted? Gurl bye. The criminal system has more pressing matters to attend to, like murderers, rapist, molesters, thieves, etc. I agree with you that she should not have cut the girl’s hair, but let’s not go too far.

            • permafrost

              i wonder if she could get charged with assault if she cut out extensions and not natural hair…

          • JPope

            Oh Oh, here we go “You People”. The child had no say in how her life is handled. It was bad enough that she was left along for hours – but to be humiliated by the stylist was probably a lesson she did not need to learn at her young age, children go through so much because of us, yes said us “adults who act like children”. Do you not realize that we are responsible for the emotional well-being of children, whether it’s yours or someone else’s, we complain about children getting trouble, well when they learn lessons that are hurtful, humilitating and bullying how do you think they feel about adults. They feel they can not trust them.

        • permafrost

          yup she went *extra* for that child in order to get her money. In the end she cut out the braids but still is out MONEY and TIME. this solved nothing, it was just revenge.

      • Itsallright

        You put down my exact thought. I feel sorry that the child had to go through that but yes CUT IT ALL OUT. When you work with your hands braiding that stuff takes hours. For you to be scammed out of payment is unjustified so you take your work back in a sense. All the child has to do is have her mama or grandma comb the rest of the braids out and brush her head into a ponytail. The little girl will be fine. My only qualm is the stylist shouldnt have posted the girls face. That’s all. But I bet everyone in her area will be on the lookout when they spot this little girl come into their hair shop.

    • Carolynn

      You don’t let her keep the haircut because she will then hear Mama at home bragging about how she got one over on this honest person and she may decide that’s how it should be done. Hopefully, the “mother” will be so mortified at what happened to her baby she will think twice before putting her in the middle of her scams.

      • izzy

        But she could have easily went to the house of the mom (since now she knows where she lives) every week and demanded her money until i was paid. by doing this and putting it on social media, instead of losing the money for the hair style, she can get investigated and lose her shop and all her income because she let a bad woman get the best of her. God will take care of karma for you but when you put the karma yourself, you get it worse 10fold

        • Chocolat Button

          You put yourself at risk knocking on people’s door to pursue a debt that isn’t theirs. The hairdresser would have been more than wrong if she went to the Grandmother’s house, who would have the right to run her. Bit far fetched saying she could lose her shop etc .. What – is the scam artist gonna report her to the authorities.?! Doubt it. And as a hairdresser she’ll have a way to earn her money – from people who pay.

    • Tee

      True! I would have took her mom straight to court!!

      • Purgatory Perhaps

        The court fees are cost prohibitive. And it takes weeks and several courthouse visits.

        • itsjustmyhumble

          Also, sometimes they don’t pay the judgement. I’m a dance teacher and have been through this. You have to work so hard to get the money even after it is awarded by a judge. However, I still wouldn’t have gone this route. We all deserve to be paid for our hard work, but morality has to prevail. I mean, the mom could have walked up with the payment as she was cutting out the braids. What then? I fear that as a society we are forgetting the frailty of children.

          • writingmomma46

            Just a quick question, do you receive payment for you dancing services before or after your classes? I would think before, just as this “stylist” should have done.

        • Randy

          But the court is a recourse to get your fees for services provided… what does she get now… a handful of used braids, why because her pride was more important than gettin her cash. LMAO!!!

          • nerrivik18

            SATISFACTION is more important than money. Only a man would put money above all else. Not surprising.

            • applepiemahdear

              And only a woman (not all) would be so emotional as to find that satisfaction in someone else’s pain.

              • nerrivik18

                Oh get over it. The girl was NOT in pain. Cutting off hair that ISN’T YOURS doesn’t hurt, physically or emotionally. Being abandoned by your mom at a salon regularly though must hurt but I guess you call that “motherly love” in your twisted world.

          • writingmomma46

            Thank you Randy, you hit the nail on the head. No matter what, if the mother EVER gets a job or presently has one, her wages CAN be garnished for payment of the services.

            • ip_paralegal

              I work in the legal field and let me say everyone is talking about taking her to court. Just because you get a judgment does not mean you will ever see that money. To get her wages garnished you have to know where she works and most courts want a social security number because there are lots of people with the same name. They don’t just garnish someone’s wages because you know they’re name and where they live, this is also another step in the legal process after judgment when a person does not pay. People are quick to say how they would have handled a situation until they walk in that person’s shoes. This is her livelihood and know one knows what this stylist is going thru. She may have very well been depending on that money for various reasons. Posting the picture, however, was a poor choice of judgment.

              • writingmomma46

                I know the process, have sued and won. Then, also had to fight for what was mine. Guess what, I got it. You see, knowledge is the key here. All state and county statutes are different. She may not need a Social Security number to obtain a garnishment. It depends on that counties requirements. Research does wonders. Being a Paralegal, you should know that.

    • Jessica

      You must not know how hard it is to be a hairdresser.

      That is how she makes her living.

      • CoCo Roux

        Then, you don’t set yourself up for a loss. The hairdresser needs to be a smart business person, otherwise they are just going to lose money. At no time was it appropriate to humiliate the “child.” Not only is it unprofessional it is really a crime.

      • mfrierson

        I am not a hairdresser but ANY living can be hard! I agree with what she did and I put ALL balme on mommy dearest!

        • izzy

          But she didn’t have to put it on instagram because even if the hairdo costs $1000 (im being dramatic), once you put something like this publicly, the hair dresser can get investigated and lose her shop which would make her lose everything instead of just the money for the hairdo. so even if she cut the girls braids off, it didn’t need to end up on social media

      • applepiemahdear

        Yeah and next it’ll be okay or justified for waiters to spit in your food if you don’t tip lol smh foh

        • cindimayweatherz

          That is not really an apt comparison.

    • Angelicious

      Can’t blame the stylist totally child or not braiding is hard work on the back and the hands the mother should pay the stylist people are so dishonest. The hairstyle is beautiful and deserves to be paid for.

    • empresstala

      b/c she or her mother didn’t pay for it. it’s not ok to steal.

    • Mike W

      NO FAIR ONES!

      • Andrea Lucas

        LMBO!!! I was thinking let daughter keep the braids & wear Mom’s tail out!!!! BUT I was attempting to take the higher road because I think that what the stylist did was HORRIBLE to do a child. And I’m appalled at the pettiness that too many of my sisters are exhibiting on this post.
        We gotta learn to do better!! SMH

        • Christina Graham

          Let me start by saying “shame on you”! I am also a licensed cosmetologist and have been in business for 18 years. I have had similar experiences throughout the years but grew wise to those charity cases. On several occasions I have done services for people that cost me a large amount of time and money. I had a young girl who got made fun of at school and her drunk of a mother brought her into me to cut and color her hair. I foiled her hair, cut&styled it, did eyebrows and manicure. That young lady was so proud and so was I. Well, long story short, I got a bad check for my services and was unable to reach the mother to make It right. I knew after that not to do anything for that woman again…….. But her daughter, I have done her hair now for 7 years and it was because of that one day of kindness have me a forever client. Since Chrystal knew where the mother lived, she could have filed a report. Furthermore, when the mom used her for a babysitter, she should have called the police? As far as taking care of her family! Give me a break! Seriously, I struggle daily and when I have a no pay problem, they no longer get to do that to me! My concern is what mental abuse Chrystal has caused the little girl! #1 Chrystal could be prosecuted for her actions against that little girl and you can bet the cost of that will be more than 1 days worth of work! Shame On You Chrystal! And I bet your clientele has just diminished ;)

    • WSHH Top Comments

      Because her mom didn’t pay that’s why. If you don’t pay for a car it gets repoed, if you don’t pay for a house it goes into foreclosure, and if you don’t pay for braids they get cut out.

      • guest 87

        Cars and houses are objects; children are not. Children should never be objectified, especially in the name of a dollar.

        • Chocolat Button

          The child’s mother should have put her first.

    • ness

      Straight up!! Why embarrass the child like that to prove a point! Let her keep it man its a Lil girl…I would’ve just whoop mom as when I seen her that’s all!