July 22, 2007 12:58:58 PM CEST
I totally agree with Seo2007.
When I first moved here and couldn't find a beauty supply shop .. I just drove into Amsterdam and the FIRST black lady saw with braids ... I asked her WHERE she got her hair done. (Now this was mainly in sign language as I knew very little Dutch!)
She didn't know any English, but she directed me to follow her by car to a shop.
That's how I found my first beauty supply shop in Amsterdam.
You really have you step out of your comfort zone and speak to complete strangers if you need this sort of information.
Like seo2007 says, they will be more than happy to set you on the right path .... as they too were in the exact
same situation when they moved here.
You have to network.
(btw, I started my own Black womans group right here in Holland quite some years ago if you just want to get 'connected'.
We have ohhh so much fun! If you are interested give me your email address.)