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My Sisterlocks journey started in February of 2007. My sister had traditional locks installed and I loved her hair. She had taken the big plunge of cutting her hair off to get traditional locks. While I loved her hair, I couldn’t bring myself to cutting off my hair to start locks. A coworker also had traditional locks in her hair, and I loved her locks, partly because they were so small. I inquired more about them. She told me it was a toss up between Traditional locks and Sisterlocks. Since I had never heard about Sisterlocks, I started to research them and much to my surprise, you could start them with relaxed hair. And the biggest plus was that I wouldn’t have to cut my hair. I was sold on them from that moment on and I knew this was the path for me.

When I got Sisterlocks, it awakened a new me. I finally accepted me for the way God made me with coily kinky hair, all while discovering my natural beauty. Who knew this would change the way I viewed myself? A few months later I cut my relaxed ends off and I watched my locks grow and grow and grow. For the longest, I had been made to feel that my hair, in its natural state, was bad.

Sisterlocks has provided me a confidence level I have never experienced before. I am a stronger role model for my teenage daughter and I love to share my story with other women so they can experience the same freedom. I have found the entire Sisterlocks process to be empowering and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

My clients are everyday women. They have been professors, college students, doctors, and entrepreneurs to name a few. They are women who wanted a new and/or exotic look, healthier hair, more styling diversity and easy maintenance.  They are also women with established locks, who were in need of regular maintenance and possibly lock repair.  In addition, my clients have also been men who are just as adventurous.

Well that’s my story, what’s yours?

Yolanda Starnes

Certified Sisterlocks® Consultant
Brand Ambassador
Sisterlocks® Trichology Analyst
Certified Hair Loss Practitioner

Trichology Associate

Shirnett, MD

I had my Sisterlocks installed in November 2009 in Atlanta, GA. I thought about going natural for many years before that, and like most, I tried many natural solutions and looking back none can compare. I traveled to Atlanta for my continued hair care from Greenville, SC for three years until I met Michele AKA Yolanda. I have to say that I have been pleased with the way she cares for my hair. I am very particular, hence my travel to Atlanta. She is conscious and does her best to ensure that my hair is taken care of properly, she addresses any problems that I have with my locks when she sees them and does not wait for a particular appointment to do damage repair, which is what is recommended. She makes herself available and tries to meet her customers every need in a timely fashion. About five years ago she had to move away. I was forced to return to Atlanta and then tried other consultants in the area. When you are as particular as I am and invested in your hair care, you come to realize when someone else shares those same values. Yolanda is among the elite, and I am glad she is back.


“A woman's glory is her hair so they say. If it is my Glory, my hair has met a most gifted and wonderful maintainer. Yolanda has a beautiful spirit and gifted hands. My hair is healthy and has grown exceptionally. It really missed her while she was away and my hair is grateful she has returned to the upstate. I'm a firm believer that the person doing your hair should have the ability to speak life over you and your hair. And she does just that. Her environment is always positive and so is she. It's clean inside and out. And sometimes she has a piece of that scrumptious red velvet cake I can sneak a piece. All and I really love the environment and the person that keeps up my LOCS may she continually be blessed.”

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