They work with all textures 1

They work with all textures

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While most salons claim they can work with all textures, I've been to plenty that could hardly handle my natural curls. Dominican salons on the other hand know how to style everything from pin-straight strands to the tightest, most unmanageable locks. Why? Because Dominicanas have all kinds of hair!


They let you bring your own products 2

They let you bring your own products

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I've been to plenty of Dominican hair salons and I can tell you that most (if not all) of them allow you to bring your own products. This is such a financial relief for me because instead of paying 5 or 10 extra bucks every week on a deep conditioning mask, I just bring my own!


They feed you 3

They feed you

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When it comes to Dominican salons, one thing for sure you're not going to go hungry. There's always someone in there selling pastelitos, empanadas, avena, café, and even arepas for no more than a dollar each.

They do the best blowouts 4

They do the best blowouts

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There's NO doubt in my mind that Dominican salons give the best blowouts. You can walk in there with the curliest hair and come out with the sleekest strands ever. There's something in the wrist flick.


They're affordable 5

They're affordable

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Most places charge anywhere from 15 bucks to $30 for a blowout depending on your hair length or texture. A lot less than you'd pay at a regular salon. And if you become a regular (like me) they start hooking you up with deals.

They speak to you in Spanish 6

They speak to you in Spanish

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Even if they speak English, if they know you're Latina they'll automatically speak to you in Spanish. It's the best place to brush up on your Spanish-speaking skills.


They play Latin music ALL day 7

They play Latin music ALL day

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Most of the bachata and merengue artists I listen to today, I heard playing at my local salon. Enough said!

You feel like part of the family 8

You feel like part of the family

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The best part about our neighborhood hair salons is that you can get to know your stylist and once you've been coming long enough, you feel like you're part of the familiy. Not to mention, you're supporting a Latino-owned business, which is invaluable.