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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Chris Rock's "Good Hair" Documentary

I saw the movie on Friday night, October 23, 2009 in Charlotte, NC. It was an opening night.

I found the movie to be insightful, entertaining, and somewhat educational. I also feel that everyone who sees this movie will take away a different message and opinion.

I was literally in the audience during the Bronner Brothers hair Battle that Chris Rock featured.

After seeing the beginning to end of each competitors show in 2007, it was interesting to find out in 2009 what played into the judges' decision. CLEARLY without a doubt the BEST hair stylist of the four stylists competiting was Jason Griggers i.e. "the white stylist." Jason's skit was a little slow and a little too provocative; but who knew what was the criteria to win. After seeing "Good Hair" -- I now know that Jason was set to win until Derek J found a loophole in the competition and had a whole marching band come through the audience. It was amazing. I remember that Battle very clearly.

Also, I had no idea that Raven Symone wore extensions! Too much information. Smile.

But on a separate note, prices that were quoted in the documentary was based on a 2007 market. So if there are any hairstylists leaving out of the movie ready to become a "weaveologist," please know that the demand and pricing is much MUCH different now than it was then (2007). Not to burst any aspiring weaveologist's bubble, but you probably already "missed the boat" on making any real money in the "weave industry."

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