Oh boy! There must be good money (unfortunately) in creating waxed dreads! Blood money though, I'm sure, to the people who have had to live with the results. Like I said, no conscience when there's money involved.
Like you with your stylist, a great number of people place their trust in "friendly-faced people" fronting capitalism in this country. As mentioned, I'm so glad you've recovered from your horrific experience as well! But this is only one aspect of a much bigger picture in this country.. always be careful who you trust! These big businesses and corporations train these people to be falsely trustworthy on purpose - to trap you. As SE wrote about Jonny Clean - even Jonny knew he was doing wrong, but the almighty dollar is more important than human sensitivity! How did our country, further yet mankind, get to be so self-indulgent, indifferent, and unemotional? .. it boggles the mind, seriously!
I'm here because I was researching dreads and stumbled upon SE's site several years ago.. information contained in this site is trustworthy, common sense, well researched, logical and true. There are still good people out there willing to help those of us when needed.. people with kindness, honesty, and love for others. Words cannot express the gratitude I have for this site and SE.. otherwise I may have ended up with dreadlocks looking like the photo's above!
Be Well! ♥ R☮ZE ✌️
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." - Jimi Hendrix