I admit it. I just don't get it.
When I purchase day spa treatments for my wife or female relatives, I specifically look for, and find, spas that are Black owned and operated so that when they get their hair done and their makeup done, it is by someone who should know how to work with the complexions and hair textures that Black people have. I KNOW there has to be a Black owned spa in the area of Vienna, Virgina.
Seandria Denny wanted to do something special for Mother's Day. So she treated her mom to a full package at the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salon and Spa in Vienna -- manicure, massage, hairstyling, the works.
During her mother's visit to the upscale spa in 2002, Denny showed up and tried to add a hair coloring. It was then, she said, that a receptionist uttered the words that turned a day of pampering into a protracted legal battle.
"We have a problem," the receptionist and then the manager allegedly told Denny. "We don't do black people's hair."
Outraged, Denny told the salon to send her mother home. She said the salon tried to style Jean Denny's hair anyway but did a shoddy job. "Her hair looked like her finger was in a socket," she said. "They just blew-dry it out and sent her out the door."
I she had taken the time to find a Black owned spa, which I know Black women in D.C., MD, and VA suburbs take the time to do, none of this would have happened. So, I just don't get it.