Ear Hustle

Beautician Cut Little Girls Braids Out After Her Mother Didn’t Pay



Per Madamenoire While working in the service industry, small business owners sometimes run the risk of being bamboozled by clients who try to wiggle out of paying. One Louisiana hair stylist by the name of Crystal Collins recently became a hot topic of social media discussions for cutting out a little girl’s braids after it began to seem like the girl’s mother wasn’t going to pay her. She then posted photos of the child on Instagram—a decision that attracted mixed opinions.

“One thing I don’t play about is my money. I try to be patient with everybody but I will not get played,” she captioned the photo of the child with her braids cut out.

After receiving a ton of harsh criticism for her decision, she decided to further explain her actions. According to Crystal, the child’s mother made an appointment to bring her in to have her hair braided. After waiting close to two hours for the woman and child to arrive, she did the girl’s hair while her mother ran errands.

“When I was almost finished, I texted the child’s mother and told her she can come,” Crystal wrote. “She said okay about 20 minutes.”

After waiting for the woman for almost another two hours, Crystal said the child’s mother claimed to have a flat and so she drove the child home herself. Interestingly, once they arrived to the apartment building as directed by the child’s mom, she didn’t pick up her phone. It was later revealed by the girl that her mom had actually directed them to her grandmother’s house.

“The lil’ girl says, ‘This my grandma house. My mama stay down the street.’ So I take her there, she gets out and goes in the house.”

Crystal says she waited around some more because the child told her that no one was home except her brothers. After it became clear that she was being given the run-around, Crystal reacted.

“She finally answers and sounds unsure as to how I’m going to get my money. So then we come up with the decision that she will bring it to my house, so I leave. Then I realize I think she’s trying to play me, so I turn around and head back to her house.”

After calling the woman a few more times and sending a text message informing the woman that she would just wait at her home for the money, Crystal summoned the child back outside and cut her braids out.

“I cut the braids out and went on about my business. At the end of the day, I spent 9 hours away from my kids for nothing. Y’all wasn’t in my shoes or in my position. I have to take care of my three babies and I will do what I have to do to let it be known that I don’t play when it comes to my job or supporting my family.”

While some seem to feel that Crystal did the right thing, others felt her actions were completely unprofessional and that she made matters worse by sharing the child’s photo on social media.


Source : http://madamenoire.com



  1. Anonymous

    June 4, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    Hey agreed time are tough, but you should equally live within your means. Just repercussion and consequences. Parent should not do stuff the will affect their children adversely.

    • Felicia A. Felder

      January 7, 2018 at 3:25 PM

      I agree. The parent teaches the cold too try and get over or haven an entitlement attitude.

  2. sharonda

    January 2, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    I agree what she did she did better than me and some what she needs to do is put mom’s name and pics out there 2 beware of her u have a family just like everyone else and if u didn’t u got bills this is y it’s hard 4 people 2 be nice to other people because of people like her I just hope she doesn’t past those traits down to her children at least her daughter told you the right address 4 now on just like birthday party the parents stay with their kids same when it comes to the hair heffer.

  3. Cici

    July 16, 2017 at 9:13 AM

    Really, you had to take it out on the child? That’s pathetic. That girl is probably going to get bullied at school now for what you’ve done to her hair, and then posting it all over social media. People like you are the reason I lose faith in humanity more and more everyday.

  4. Anonymous

    January 8, 2018 at 4:16 PM

    You took your money issues out on a child, shameful, how is that decision protecting your babies? That is not you protecting YOUR children that is you abusing someone else’s innocent little girl. First off, if you do your own business, then get half the money up front, always. That way your time is not “wasted” if someone can’t pay then guess what, they don’t get your service. This is simple business 101. Now if that mother owes you money, guess what – then you take it up with the adults. You are the bad guy in this, even though the mother was in the wrong for not paying you, you took it too far and made a victim out of an innocent child. This should be a lesson to you to get the cash up front, you have no excuse for your actions, there is no excuse for you abusing a little girl because you didn’t get your money.

  5. Cindy

    January 12, 2018 at 12:28 PM

    I think it could have been handled a different way.Money is the ruler of evil.I have seen worst thinks happen when money is involved.This child is an example of this evil for money.This women probably did what most people would think of doing but won’t act on it.If the end sad to say but fact……Some one had to pay and that was the price.

  6. Simone

    January 15, 2018 at 8:30 PM

    Hairdresser is right. The lil girl old enough to know what her mother doing, she learning same behavior. I have seen students use, abuse and lie on teachers (6-8 yr olds) about everything. They expose themselves, touch and say inappropriate things to their peers and elders. Teachers are blamed and not the parents or family members in the home that they learn and see the behaviors from. School is not a daycare facility but a learning environment. Good job hair dresser, this country likes turning victims into perpetrators or bad people. The little girl learned a lesson, the mother hopefully learned a lesson and hopefully some of us learned the same lesson. The good Lord punishes and so do I.

  7. Anonymous

    January 24, 2018 at 12:22 AM

    I agree she has to provide for her family too she didn’t hurt the kid She simply removed her hours of work and proved she won’t be stolen from like that!!! Good for her. The mother should go to jail for leaving her kid with a stranger like that

  8. Pam

    January 25, 2018 at 10:59 PM

    I think the hair stylist could have and should have handled it differently. In one way by removing the braids it sent a message to both the mother and daughter that she wasn’t going to be “played”. But, instead, the wiser thing to do would be to call the police and have the girl taken into their custody until a parent showed up. I don’t think that mother would be trying that stunt again after the police notified CPS and she had to endure home checks for who knows how long – if she indeed even got her child back at all – for abandonment. But, I can see where the stylist had already spent way too much time with this child and she didn’t want to waste any more time in what she perceived as not having any chance of getting reimbursed for her services. Although, by cutting the braids out of that child’s hair, (in my opinion) it removes all obligation for that mother to pay her because she voluntarily undid all of her 9 hours of labor! Some people let their tempers get the best of them and it’s like cutting off their nose to spite their face.

  9. Lynn Johnson

    August 16, 2018 at 3:27 AM

    I don’t know if I could have did anything to the child’s head but most definitely I would have got something out of the house for collateral. I would have call the police, I would have put her mother’s picture on Instagram YouTube and everywhere else. He also would have cashed out with her ass. Doing that too little girl I know I could have did that. If that was my only option I would have had to suck it up.

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