Viral Backlash as White Hair Stylist in Minn. Tells Black Client Her Hair is ‘An Animal He Couldn’t Tackle’

Bianca Dawkins

*Whose with me on this: Why in the world would a sista who wears her hair natural even go to a hair salon and try to get her hair done by a white hairstylist? Bianca Dawkins apparently had her reasons for stepping into the white-owned, Minnesota-based, Denny Kemp Salon and Spa, but from what she tells City Pages, and posts on social media, the result of the experience, though not surprising to this writer, was not to her liking.

As is now the norm, Dawkins decided to post her experience on Facebook, noting when she attempted to get her naturally curly hair straightened, a white hair stylist “flipped out. He said he didn’t have the time to do my hair and that my hair was like an animal he couldn’t tackle.”

Uh oh.

And then stylist Justin Waltenberg tried to get someone else to do it (pulling over five other stylists), but no one could’ tackle it’ either.

But here’s the thing people, when Dawkins asked, “So what. Black girls can’t come in here to get their hair done?” Waltenberg responded, “Well, it isn’t the 1950s or 60’s, where we can just put up a sign in the window.”

Of course, the owner of the salon later said in an interview, the comment was “misinterpreted.” Read his explanation here.












One thought on “Viral Backlash as White Hair Stylist in Minn. Tells Black Client Her Hair is ‘An Animal He Couldn’t Tackle’”

  1. We have turned into such whiny asses. I heard a black stylist tell a white woman she couldn’t “mess with” with her hair because white people’s smelled too much like wet dog when it gets wet. This lady didn’t run home and jump on social media to bitch and moan about her ordeal. But, once again, here we are, reading about yet another black attention craving drama queen creating a situation that doesn’t even rate recognition, there is “viral backlash”. Why? The stylist didn’t say anything ugly or derogatory. I’ve heard that phrase used in regard to people who have thick, hard to tame hair for decades. When is this “I’m black and sensitive and my feelings are hurt” bulls**t going to end. We are such petty, s**t starting, drama loving race baiters that the real issues of civil rights and racism are no longer taken seriously, because they’ve been watered down diluted to the point where we are no longer taken seriously. And still we persist in whining, bitching and moaning about non issues that only serve to show how shallow and attention seeking we are. It’s really getting old.

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