When does the calendar open?
The calendar opens every 1st of the month for returning clients of the past 3 months. The remaining appointments available will be left for potential new clients/general public. At this time, the percentage of our returning client rebooking is very high therefore as of June 15th, 2021, we will not accept new clients until further notice.
What Services do you offer and what are your prices?
Please navigate our services and prices by clicking on the "Services" or "Book Now" in the menu bar. Every service will have a description. The prices for Add-ons such as deep conditioners, scalp detox, aloe scalp massage etc; can be viewed after you have selected your service when booking.
Where are you located?
Please be advised that we are a home based salon. An approximate address is located on our site. Once you book an appointment, you will need to confirm via email at least 4 days to your appointment to receive the exact location. To give you an approximate address, we are a 6-10 minute walk from the TARGET: 1730 Hempstead Turnpike Elmont, NY 11003. BUS: N6 to Elmont Rd and Hempstead Tpke stop. 8-minute walk from the bus stop.
Do you service children?
We are currently not servicing any children under the age of 10 years old. If they are between the ages of 10 and 16, they must be accompanies by an adult during the appointment.
I have questions about my hair. Do you offer consultations?
We offer 2 types of consultations. 1) Quick 20 minutes in person consultations can now be booked with Mimi. This is not a hair appointment. It is an opportunity to have Stylist Mimi assess any issues you may be encountering with your hair. We will also clarify your hair goals and provide a basic home care recommendation 2) 3 hour Full Service Consultation is a consultation perfect for those who do not know what to book would like like to be serviced the same day. Once you consult with Mimi, you both with agree to a hair care service for that day (not including protective styles). Because of the time length, this consultation is based on time availability.
Do you braid tight?
For most, no. However if you are getting the flawless illusion crochet service, the install may feel tighter AFTER the foundation is braided. If you have any scalp irritations, alopecia or are extremely tender headed, please send us a message to consult.
I love your crochet, but does it have to be so big?
We use a special technique created mainly for its versatility. With versatility comes more hair to cover, which means more hair will also be used. If you’d like to get something the isn’t so big, please consider allowing us to do a one or two part install to reduce the volume.
How is your crochet different than others?
Most stylist use the traditional technique with the small knots that sit right on top of the braid. The technique we use, created sort of a loop that sits underneath the braid. This underloop also creates an illusion that the hair is growing out of your scalp. This technique is done throughout the whole head unless directed not to.
Hair Maintenance:
Can I wash my hair while it is in crochet braids?
This answer would be dependent on the style/curl you select. Most curls you are able to wash GENTLY. For many clients, cleansing the scalp and oiling the scalp works fine during the time you’ll have the style in. During your appointment we go through all maintenance and tips to keep your style as long as possible.
How do I maintain my Flawless illusion crochet braids?
For most styles, because this will be done with synthetic hair, it is first important to note that constantly separating synthetic hair will be your best bet. Synthetic hair usually mattes and tangles when it is unbothered, also causing it to age faster. So when you are taking care of the hair you’ll need to separate the curls and twist is down in 4 sections.
Can I use any products on my hair?
Yes, mist your hair with a light water based conditioner when add oil to scalp. Please give your scalp some good ole TLC during your protective style. To rejuvenate the hair, you’ll be fine using the following:
  • Non Alcoholic Mousse.
  • Light leave in conditioner mixed with water.
  • Remember when putting products on synthetic hair: Less is more
How do I take down my crochet?
  1. Cut out all Synthetic hair as close as you can to your cornrows without cutting your own hair
  2. Dampen your hair with water, then add a moisture rich deep conditioner to your braids
  3. let sit for at least 30 minutes to help create slip between the synthetic hair and your cornrows
  4. Look for the tail end of your braids, somewhere in the middle. The tails should be tucked underneath the other braids so it is best to use 2 mirrors to help guide you- pull up the ends and start unraveling the braid.
  5. Be sure to unravel the braid close together to ensure you do not tangle you hair- TAKE YOUR TIME
  6. As you unravel also use your fingers to help take out any buds that are left for the Synthetic hair. Unraveling should help the rest of the hair come out.