Many times when we are searching for a salon with reasonable prices the task can be daunting. We all have been there. In a perfect “hair world” it would be wonderful to find an online resource with both salons and discounts. Thanks to the genius of three super talented sisters this service is now available. Tia, Devon, and Lauren Williams created The Fly Cut, a new online service that will help you find salons on a budget. Think “Groupon for Black Hair Salons. Basically, it’s the first daily deal website exclusively offering discounted services at black/ethnic hair salons,” explains Tia.
The sisters came up with the idea when they collectively realized that there was need in the market for women of color. The Fly Cut will enable “black women or women with very textured hair to know that the featured salons cater to their hair types and will fulfill their specific needs. What we’re doing is bringing black women into the fold of buying discounted salon services online — which is great, considering all of the money we spend on our hair. We definitely could use a discount,” says Lauren. Tia agrees: “The economy sucks, no one has any money, but black and brown women need for their hair to look fierce. [We now have the option of] gorgeous hair at affordable prices.”
Although the site has the idea of Groupon and other discount voucher sites, there is so much more in store and many qualities that will make The Fly Cut different. “We want to offer deals that are vetted by our team and we are focused on making the promotions worthwhile for both our subscribers and our salon partners. We hope to be able to expand to all major markets in the U.S. (Atlanta, D.C., L.A., Chicago, Houston) and to eventually offer hair products (in addition to promotions at salons). In the future, we would also like to have a Yelp-type user review/salon locator site for black hair salons,” says Devon.