It happened again and I’m amazed that when it happens, it still surprises me! We received a call at Sisterlocks Home Office from a Sisterlocks wearer, we’ll call her “Betty,” who was unaware of the Sisterlocks web site and that there was a full line of Sisterlocks products. How on earth can this happen in 2016? Well, Betty saw someone in the mall wearing Sisterlocks and was given their Consultant’s contact information. That’s a wonderful way to find out about Sisterlocks. What happens next, is not the way things should happen.
Betty contacted the Consultant and made an appointment to get Sisterlocks. After the locking session appointment the Consultant told Betty about a hair care product that “she loves” and uses on her Sisterlocks. <arg> Betty, who was so happy to have Sisterlocks and she trusted the person who put them in to educate her properly. Fast forward and a few months later Betty met another Sisterlocks wearer who expressed concerns about Betty’s hair and referred her to another Consultant for a second opinion.
Betty made an appointment for a “mini consultation” and discovered that she didn’t have Sisterlocks, at all! She also found out that her locks had product build-up caused by the non-Sisterlocks products she had been advised to use. Betty was shown official Sisterlocks materials and products and the web site. This is what should happen at a Sisterlocks consultation, in addition to sample locks and maintenance education and so much more.
Sisterlocks is a trademarked hair care system, complete with training on steps required to do them correctly. Our trained Consultants and Trainees are required to offer their services as they have been taught. We have on-going advanced education and specially formulated products to address the hair and scalp needs of Sisterlocks wearers.
When you meet with a Sisterlocks Consultant, by referral or otherwise, always check the Sisterlocks web site www.sisterlocks.com to confirm that the person is listed on either the Certified Consultant or Trainee Registry. Also, read our online information packet http://www.sisterlocks.com/online-i.... Finally, please refrain from using non-Sisterlocks products on your Sisterlocks as that is a recipe for disaster. Build-up (lint, dirt, grit, etc.) is best avoided rather than try to get rid of it.
The Sisterlocks system is taught the way it’s taught because we deserve better than someone spying and bootlegging a technique that was designed to empower us natural hair wearers. We deserve better!
We're Taking the Refresher Course Online!
If you're like me you'll agree that some things about the digital age can be maddening! For example, I don't like the fact that I have to remember a gazillion passwords, or that my phone is smarter than me! What I DO like however, is that I get to do things in a way that uses less paper and other precious resources. I also like the fact that I can connect with people almost effortlessly. All in all, even though I had to be dragged into this technological era kicking and screaming, I'M GLAD I'M HERE!
Sisterlocks is 'getting there' too and I'm pleased to announce the birth of the SISTERLOCKS ONLINE ACADEMY! We're starting out by offering an Online Refresher Course for our Consultants and Trainees who need it, but attending a 4-day training class is not the best option. This is just the first phase of a larger plan to involve more and more people with Sisterlocks through online platforms. For example, you'll soon be able to download and file all of your certification and re-certification paperwork online! You will be prompted every step of the way to be sure everything gets submitted as it should.
OK. Enough chatter. If you need to take a Refresher to re-certify or regain your "active" status, or if you just want to create a profile in the Academy now to have access to future activities as we develop them, click here: Sisterlocks Online Academy. Create a "New Account" on the login page, or just click on "courses" to explore our modest beginnings!