Tuesday, January 06, 2009

The year 2008 in review

I have truly been busy this past year and what a year it has been. I have been busy answering your emails, taking your calls morning, noon and night, consoling those in need of help, answering questions from other consultants/trainess and clients, and I am still working 7 days a week and I love it.

My grandfather, Palmer Lee Talley Sr. passed and so did Archie's aunt, Alma Powell. We will truly miss them both and will never forget the lessons that they have taught us.

My twin sister got Sisterlockstm. Sorry, no pictures of my sister yet. She is blond and beautiful and she is a Sisterlocks trainee going to school to be a nurse. She sounds like me. Busy and doing what she loves

We donated to a very worth while charity during our holiday party. Alternatives for girls is a nonprofit organization located in southwest Detroit. It serves homeless and high-risk girls and young women with safte shelter, educational support, vocational guidance, mentoring (which is close to my heart) and counseling. Check them out at http://www.alternativesforgirls.org/

We started in what is fondly known as shop 1 with 3 chairs. Now we have settled into our new, 3000 sqft (yes, that is three thousand square feet) location providing all natural services with plenty of parking, 1 mile north of 696 freeway at 26125 Greenfield Rd, Southfield, MI 248 552 6288. There are 13 chairs, a spa pedicure chair, a private room (for those that require privacy) and a very nice bathroom. Also note that the bathroom has seat covers. (smile)

We welcomed truly international clients some from as far away as Brampton Ontario and Braunschweig Germany. Yes Germany. He flies first class every 9 weeks to get his hair done at Locks4Life. I know that sounds unbelieveable. So I have attached his picture.

What a difference a year makes. This was Ashlee and me after last years Christmas Party.

This year, Ashlee, my precious gift from above got Sisterlockstm. Yes, she did have to wait several weeks until our schedules corrdinated. It took 3 sessions because we had to squeeze her in between the paying clients. Robin and Atoya and myself all had a hand in helping. She wished she had done it sooner.

Now my whole family has locks and we can all finally ride in the car on a nice summer afternoon with the windows down.

Martina, one of my oldest clients who is truly a full circle client came back for some maintenance. She was one of my qualifying heads who stated her hair would never grow. That was 4 years ago.

Look at it now. Martina has since moved to Arizona and maintains her own hair. She comes back to Michigan about twice a year and she always stops by to see me/us. My family loves her.

We are offering Threading Services for temporary hair removal and Henna Temporary Tattoos. Threading is gaining in popularity as it is neater, cleaner & lasts longer than waxing or plucking those unwanted hairs. There is no stubble or shadow or ingrown hairs. It is fast but I warn you. You do feel it. But as I have been told, beauty is pain. It hurts but just as you think you can't take any more, she is done.

These are the photos of the henna tattoo. She did it all free hand and it lasted about 2 weeks.

All that and more happened last year. You just can't stop Gods' plans. Stay tuned.


Ayoko (my actual middle name) said...

thank you so much for posting this, i was researching sisterlocks for awhile and I didnt know where or not I can get them with my hair being so short and after seeing Martina's story I am set on getting them asap.

Samie said...


You are an amazing woman....and thank you for giving so much... it is refreshing to hear that you acknowledge that your steps have been guided by someone more than you.

I am a Sister Locks Consultant Trainee...........My business is growing slower than I would like, but I'm happy with what I've done.....I have 2 clients that I have started and do their retightnings...When I retighten them I can see all of my mistakes, not really bad ones, mostly with my sectioning and parting. I know that I have a lot to learn and I am really excited and encouraged about all of the learning processes...Can you make any recommendations about growing my clients base? Parting a sectioning? I'm getting better with the Sister Lock Tools. It took me 2 days to do my first insulation, my second cliente had a very dense head of hair and that took 2 full days too. My re tightening takes 3.5 hours and 4.5 hours on the client that has thicker hair. I do everything that I know is sister locks by the standards that we all promised when we took the
training....Anything that you can offer or suggest that would make a difference in great customer care and service would be welcomed.

Sogolocs said...

Hey Paulette,

Glad to see you family and business is doing so well. I am so excited about Ashley's new locks. How wonderful. I will be there in June to get my tightening and a style would be nice. Hopefully you'll be in the shop, if not I know I will be well taken care of. I just love mu locks, thanks to you starting them . I couldn't be happier. I will post pictures soon. My hair is now touching my shoulders.

Blessings and hope to see you in June.

Paulette said...


Give me a call. There is too much to talk about on this forum. You must be guided as well.

248 552 6288 salon
313 477 2430 cell

April T. said...

I just came across your page and salon and just had to leave a note to say... Thank you for your display of integrity in what you are doing. When I went to your salon's page and saw you have prices listed and you made the comment about not wanting to charge for a consultation I was shaking my head in amazement in saying WOW there is someone out there that's doing this for more that just the money (and I know others are, I just have not seen this level of commitment).

And your work... speechless. I am so sad you live too far from me for me to schedule an appointment for my installation (I'm in Florida).

I pray that you continue to be blessed and favored and that your business flourishes based on the integrity and professionalism that you continue to demonstrate.

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