We all know that some stylists do not get the respect that they should get for the work they do. As a matter of fact there was a point in my own journey when a swore off stylists because of a bad experience.
Since then I have developed a new found respect for the stylist and their hustle. There are men and women out there who consider themselves artists as well as hair healers and who invest a lot of time and effort into their craft.
This brings us to Mayvenn! Mayvenn is a “top-notch hair and beauty channel that offers the latest trends, tutorials and celebrity stylist interviews for our viewing pleasure. Recently they did a video that was sort of a funny social experiment where men were put to the test with some of our basic hair practices as it relates to black women.
Each guy had to spin a wheel that had 4 basic tasks, whereever the wheel stopped would be the task that the guy in question would have to perform. For instance, one man had to style some edges, another had to style a wig*, another had to create a funky style and finally cornrows which was probably the most difficult of the styles.
Each guy had varying levels of confidence but the fact was none had ever ‘done’ a black woman’s hair before. Some admitted to not even touching black hair which meant that this experience ought to be a good one.
Check out the hilarious video, below.
At the end of the day it was a funny and fun experiment for all involved but there was a deeper lesson of appreciation for ‘black hair styles’ and for the stylist.
How much appreciation do the men in your life have for your hair practices? Could they benefit from this little experiment? Comment below!
Genell Smith says
Ada Daniel says
The women are very brave.
Evelyn Lattimore says
No!! Here we go!! Thats a white man and they always have an twisted agenda ehen it comes to us!!! They are trying to take over the hair industry of us as a people!! They come smiling as usual to get our dumb ass to teach them how to do our hair ! To feel the texture, the works! We gladly give our treasures away! Only for them to take the info and go practice it. Then claim it as their own then make up laws that prevent us from prospering from our own culture attributes!! Look at how that person looks sitting in that chair! Not even aware of the plot to steal what righfully belong to her!! He is a wolf in sheeps clothing!!! When will we learn people? When? We must be prayful and watchful !!! Vigilant and Sober!!! Putting on the whole armour of God that we may be able to withstand the wiles of the devil!!!!! Wake up Isreal before its too late!!
You are on point! Too much posting, utubing …giving up all our cultural assets. It’s like we’re begging to be exploited, then cry about cultural appropriation. Because they are not going to give you credit for your creativity and ingenuity … that’s not what cultural THIEVES do! All knowledge is not universal; some knowledge is propriety, meant for certain people for their prosperity and well-being. We need to start heeding the advice of our Elders: “never let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.” I appreciate your insight and wisdom. I’m woke -STAY WOKE!
Evelyn Lattimore says
They say men , but not white men thats to throw you off!!! Talking about social experiment my ass!!!!!!!!!!! Black men have been doing our hair since the beginni g of time!!! We have been doing their hair as well!!! Some of the best hairstylist are black men!!!!! So what the hell is this so called ” social. experiment “!!!! Wake up people ! Stop being so dammm gullable!!! The writing is on the wall!!
Chrystel Asiama says
The white man got the hardest task of all bless him!! Not just stylist that struggle we mothers with mini naturalistas should be appreciated too
Erin-Jay Brown says
Cool video, but I hate the statement about not leaving the house unless your edges are laid and that they must be laid at all times. I don’t feel like black women should have “groomed” edges to be socially acceptable
Shaydalyn Brown says
that’s really cool to see that diversity in a single video ???????????? they were cute ????????