(Examiner) — For generations African American women typically frequented a “black salon” to get their hair styled because non-black stylists were not familiar styling kinky curly hair textures in a pleasing fashion. Lately, there has been a rapidly increasing trend for African American women to go to a Dominican hair salon. Many wonder if the end of the tradition black is near because of the popularity of this trend. What is it about the Dominican salons that are so appealing to many African American women? Saonny of Judith’s Dominican Style in Washington, DC stated that African American women come there “because of the technique.” The Dominican hair technique, known as the Dominican blowout, has become popular for getting curly to kinky textured hair straight as a chemical relaxer without the chemicals, and with much more volume. To do this technique the stylist roller sets the hair, then blows it out using a round brush and blow dryer.