Why A TV Producer Started A Salon Directory For Women of Color


As a Black woman I think I can speak for most of us when I say that our hair is at the top of our priority list. We will spend hours at the hair shop or half the day at home working on protective hairstyles. It is our crown of glory. It is a confidence booster in a society that tells us our hair isn’t good enough. 

Because of that, WHO does our hair has to be someone we can trust. If we’re  being honest, we can be a bit pretentious about it. You won’t see us just walk into a SuperCuts down the street to get our hair straightened, cut or styled. It takes a special hairstylist who understands various textures…from curly, kinky and beyond.

I learned how important it is to have a great hairstylist when I decided to move to Texas to start my career as a News Producer. The question, “Who is going to do my hair??!” was one of the first to pop in my head. At the time, I was fairly new to dealing with my natural hair and I could not keep up with how thick it was getting. I could no longer straighten it myself. The worry was real. I can even recall voicing my concerns to my journalism professor when I went to tell him about my new job.


Once I found myself in Texas, I knew it would be a challenge to find a new hair stylist but I didn’t expect it to be as hard as it was. I tried a couple suggestions from family and friends but they were not quite what I was looking for. They just couldn’t compare to my hair dresser back home in San Diego who had been doing my hair since I was in middle school. *Shout out to Deyonne Brooks at The Park Salon*.

Then a year and a half later I moved further east to North Carolina. Once again, I found myself in the same situation; I’m in a brand new state and city and I have no idea who was going to tackle this head of mine.

I started to think to myself, “I can’t possibly be the only woman with this struggle.”

After talking with other black women in the business, I started to brainstorm on how I could make this process easier for us and other women with texture hair…and BOOM!

That’s when www.HairDidRight.com was created!

Hair Did Right is not just a resource, it is a community that hairstylists and everyday women can trust. My hope is that our members will share their experiences, whether good or bad, to help others find the perfect hairstylist. Our website not only allows you to submit hair salons, you can review them and respond to others.

I hope you all find this website useful and remember to find us on Facebook and Instagram! Use the hashtag #HairDidRight anytime you post a selfie after getting your “Hair Did”! :)

-Erin Giddens
Creator, HairDidRight.com


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Creator of HairDidRight.com