Guten Tag, y’all!
The day I went to get my hair done at the Honeycomb in Kaiserslautern, I saw a lady walking up the street, coming from the direction of the shop. Her family was sitting on a bench waiting for her. Her tween daughter jumped up, saying, “Let me see! Let me see!” and she bent down to let the girl touch her hair (which was, by the way, laid). There was a general sound of cheering, and I knew I was in for something good. Actually, I was excited long before that, because Bessie told me that it was the “best experience [she's] ever had at a salon.” It turned out to be the best experience I’ve ever had too; here’s why!
I may be wrong, but I’m pretty sure the only way to book an appointment is online. I think this is AWESOME, because there’s no “Oops, I forgot to write you down!” Plus, for forgetful people like me, being able to make an appointment after hours is a good thing.
I like to know exactly what to budget for when I go to a salon, and I absolutely HATE surprise extra costs. The Honeycomb has set prices for packages, and their site spells out exactly what you’re getting. I got just what I was expecting to get, at the price that was promised.
I can recall lots of times when I went to the salon and had to wait until after my appointment time to get started. This, however, was the only time I ever got started EARLY. Plus, I have a LOT of hair, but it only took about an hour from start to finish (I don’t know the exact time because I was having too much fun talking and taking pictures afterwards).
Friendly, knowledgeable professionals
I already told you how cool and down to Earth Maya and Ann were, but I would be remiss if I didn’t add in the fact that they know what they’re doing. While my hair was getting deep conditioned, I overheard Ann chatting with a customer. One second they were talking about life in Germany, the next Ann was explain something about how cuticles behave when they’re healthy vs. when they’re damaged, and some more hair science-y stuff. And Maya took the time to explain what she was doing and showed me how to maintain my style. Awesome.
I can’t believe I didn’t take more pictures, but the Honeycomb is so very chic. The best way to describe it is…I don’t know, hip-hop elegance? Very cool. I also like the fact that even though Maya has her own line of awesome hair products and accessories, there was no pressure to buy them.
Clearly, I recommend this place for ladies in Germany who have or are transitioning to natural hair. Maya’s attitude toward natural hair is just like mine–respectful, but not overly reverent. She won’t act as if your natural hair is bad or difficult, but she also won’t mandate that you only use organic butters and unicorn tears on your hair.
Even if you live far away from Kaiserslautern (like I do), this is definitely a worthwhile indulgence to treat yourself to a few times a year. If you live nearby–well, I’m jealous. High quality black haircare is definitely hard to come by in Germany (from my American perspective), so kudos to Maya for creating this necessary space. (FYI: This is NOT a sponsored post. It’s 100% my opinion!)
The Honeycomb: A Maya Smith Hair Lounge
67655 Kaiserslautern, Germany