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Old 07-06-2010, 10:13 PM
 
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Anyone know of a place to get braids or weaves? Since I will be in school, I am thinking of hiding my hair for a bit. I will be so busy and it takes too much time to style it. I will check out those suggestions though. I still have 2 months until Seattle is my new home!
Why do you plan to "hide" your hair? Each time I've been to the Northwest, I did not see any black women wearing weaves or wigs. The vast majority of them wore their hair naturally curly (maybe 9 out of 10). Very few wore perms. I did not see any women with braids, but children wear them. I imagine a weave would look totally out of place. With such a moist environment, I don't know if wearing a weave would even feel comfortable.
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Old 07-08-2010, 02:25 AM
 
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Psss. Ive been looking for the secret black girls club for the last 20 years living here LOL thats ok, I started my own club with people who just want to go out and dance; everyone is invited

As for most of my black sistah friends, only 1 wears her hair natural and the rest of us rock braids,dreads,weaves,or have perms.

Michaela's does the best weaves in town according to my friend who is from WI. I know she must do a lot of them b/c she charges an arm and a leg and its difficult to get an appointment with her b/c she's booked solid...so women around here do wear them...
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Old 07-08-2010, 06:18 AM
 
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Why do you plan to "hide" your hair? Each time I've been to the Northwest, I did not see any black women wearing weaves or wigs. The vast majority of them wore their hair naturally curly (maybe 9 out of 10). Very few wore perms. I did not see any women with braids, but children wear them. I imagine a weave would look totally out of place. With such a moist environment, I don't know if wearing a weave would even feel comfortable.
Well, I haven't had the same experience. Everyone I have seen there has had their hair permed. Maybe my experience is different since I have spent most of my seattle time around uw and when I am there I will be leaving by uw and going to school.
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Old 07-08-2010, 11:03 AM
 
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I see plenty of naturals, perms, braids and weaves around here. I've worn all of those styles living here and never felt or looked out of place anywhere. It's just hair after all.
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Old 07-25-2010, 01:53 PM
 
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I am a white male, single, with a 11 year mixed son. Grew-up in Chicago.

I've been in Seattle for 14 years and it has its challenges for dating - just like any city.

What I've learned:
* People are not direct, they are nice, but it seems fake many times. I'm used to people telling me they like me or they don't and why and work it out.
* I've dated mainly black, Asian or European. Its very hard to meet black women - mainly its hard to find you'all. But it can be done. (BTW: thanks for the advice for places to meet)
* I found that the bite of Seattle is one of the few events where there is alot of diversity - the other events there are so-so, even the AA event there was mostly white.
* Art walk is hit or miss
* Online dating (at least for men) is tough here
* Its easy to make a TON of 'friends' here, but then that contributes to the anti-freeze. Parties (house/dinner) are where I have met most people.
* Seattle is small - and I've seen friends learn the hard way its better to stay single until you meet the right person and not sleep around.

I know from the bite that there are more black (especially women) here than I see around town. Where is a casual non-pressure places (neighborhoods) that you hang out at?

Or better yet - where do you want to go to meet guys?

Aide note: Michael's on 12th is a good salon - my son got his corn-rows there and now gets it cut there.
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Moose Jaw, in between the Moose's butt and nose.
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Hi, everyone. I will be moving up to Seattle soon. I was wondering what the dating scene is like for black women in Seattle. Where I live, black women are passed over by everyone. I'm hoping it would be better there. Am I getting my hopes up too high? BTW, I am not hung up on dating just black men. I am simply looking for a nice professional (like I am). I'm in my 30s with no kids. So what do you think? Can a black woman get any play in Seattle?

Thanks!
Black women in Seattle, are much more open minded in dating outside their race, then black women in just about all other US cities.....
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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I'm a single Black gal who moved here from the midwest several years ago. I was quite surprised by the number of BF/WM couples that I saw. At first, I was encouraged. I thought, "wow, this is such a progressive city", but my perceptions of how inclusive this city is quickly faded into disappointment.

As far as hair salons, I used to go to Saks on 2nd Ave in Renton. The stylist that I used to go to left the salon and I never got her new contact info; I then started to go to the Gene Juarez Academy. Good price but the school is lacking proper instruction on black hair and appropriate styles. I guess that is the trade-off.
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:30 PM
 
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i diss like the west coast im from jacksonville fl were a ppl friendly b clubs hot c ppl dont call me ghetto or i hear well u talk black like witch is just wrong granted i have sothren accent just way this coast treat ppl cuz thay dont like emo stuff
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Old 08-10-2010, 06:44 AM
 
Location: US Empire, Pac NW
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i diss like the west coast im from jacksonville fl were a ppl friendly b clubs hot c ppl dont call me ghetto or i hear well u talk black like witch is just wrong granted i have sothren accent just way this coast treat ppl cuz thay dont like emo stuff
Grammar and punctuation are your friend. Also, people generally hate it when you type the way you would text. It just doesn't make any sense and after trying to decipher what you were trying to say for about 5 minutes I gave up. Come again?
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:24 PM
 
Location: International Spacestation
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Hi, everyone. I will be moving up to Seattle soon. I was wondering what the dating scene is like for black women in Seattle. Where I live, black women are passed over by everyone. I'm hoping it would be better there. Am I getting my hopes up too high? BTW, I am not hung up on dating just black men. I am simply looking for a nice professional (like I am). I'm in my 30s with no kids. So what do you think? Can a black woman get any play in Seattle?

Thanks!
As a black man. I am curious why the so called profession black woman has so many issues finding a guy she likes? or one that likes her? this same topic is in the Houston, Philly, DC, Atlanta, Chicago forums and they all say the same thing...sometimes word for word. Why is a relationship so important for black women? It doesnt seem that important to the other races, the other 3 global races rarely complain about finding men. But the black women are always complaining about it. Does anyone else notice this?
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