Since I last posted about styling A’s hair, I’ve mastered the rope twist and found a great styling cream for a twist out. I experimented with scallop-shaped parts and triangle parts. None of it is even close to perfect but her hair is healthy and I’ve gotten praise from African American women, which is enormously gratifying. I’ve been learning as I go, when it comes to how to style her hair, what products to use, and what order to use them in. Instead of waiting another whole year to get a haircut, this year I’m going to take her to my salon every three months to get a light dusting of a trim and give her hair some shape. I’ve tried taking her to salons for little kids but the haircuts aren’t as good and she ends up eating way too much candy. The ladies at my salon all know and love A because she comes with me when I get my hair done.