Getting your hair done as a hijabi

And tell the believing women to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which [necessarily] appears thereof and to wrap [a portion of] their headcovers over their chests and not expose their adornment except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands’ fathers, their sons, their husbands’ sons, their brothers, their brothers’ sons, their sisters’ sons, their women, that which their right hands possess, or those male attendants having no physical desire, or children who are not yet aware of the private aspects of women. And let them not stamp their feet to make known what they conceal of their adornment. And turn to Allah in repentance, all of you, O believers, that you might succeed. (Quran Verse 24:31)

A Hijabi is someone who wears a hijab.  Today I went to get my hair done in a salon.  I was thinking of the past and different situations I’ve gone through since I started wearing hijab.  I asked around and found out JCPenny’s salon had a divider.  They were very accommodating and were able to style my hair a few times.  But, at some point they had misplaced the divider and were no longer able to offer the coverage and had since hired a male hair stylist.

I asked a salon that was closer to me and most of their chairs were next to the window.  I asked if they might be able to cut my hair in a backroom.  They said they would ask the manager and call me back, they never called.  One time I found a place that had just opened and they were so slow, they were standing outside waiting for people.  I just ran and got my haircut before anyone else came in to the salon.  After that I actually had my husband trim my hair for a while.

When I went to Morocco they were able to fix my hair which had become a bit uneven, lol.  I’m not complaining it was just wasn’t something I had not thought about before wearing hijab.   But, really it would not have stopped me from wearing hijab, alhumdullah, I am so happy with my decision.

I’ve since had recommendations from people for a while I was going to a Moroccan sister here in the US that was next to previous job.  Her salon had tinted windows and she would lock the doors, so it was a really private location.  More recently I’ve left that job and moved farther away so, I had the recommendation from someone else for a place close to home.


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