LA Hair Recap: ‘Lisa and The Ratcheteers’ [Episode 4]

Posted on Jun 13 2014 - 9:13am by Drama Queen

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The gang is back in Los Angeles and Leah is still steaming, stewing, seething and snapping at folks. So Kim has no choice but to run and tell on Leah to mama Jasmine. However, Kim only serves up a side dish to the story and Jasmine needs the meat. For that, she goes to Dontay. Now Jasmine has the full picture and knows her daughters’ latest powwow is over Kim’s seemingly rash decision to open a salon in Atlanta.

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Watching Leah and Kim fight is like observing two three-year-old siblings arguing over a toy. You know what I mean.  Mine!   Stop looking at me or the “I’m-not-going-to-play-with-you-anymore” type of temper tantrums. Jasmine has gotten into the mix and I am just waiting for the belt or extension cord to come out of retirement but it doesn’t. Jasmine tricks her girls into joining her for dinner instead. The bickering continues. Kim thinks Leah will come to her senses right around the time she needs her roots colored, but Leah is a hard sell and ends up leaving the joint still pissed.

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The next day starts out with a much softer and kinder Leah who tries to put together the steamer her little sister (Kim) ordered without authorization. Kim may be the boss but there is a budget to stick to.

Lisa, who has been pleading to deaf ears for a decent barber chair, brings in some big guns to prove her point. No, literally she brings in some big guns as in biceps and triceps. Her client Joe is a big brawny dude who renders China uncontrollably giddy and even causes Jasmine to rush out and give those arms a good once over with her hands. As Jasmine puts it (paraphrasing), “Lisa always has the best looking eye candy in her chair.”  Clearly, Joe must be a model in some bionic men calendar coming out next year.

Nevertheless, Lisa still needs a bigger chair, a better chair, one that can accommodate large chiseled Greek mythological-like frames such as Joe’s.  Feeling no one is taking her request seriously, Lisa talks the receptionist (China’s sister) into ordering one for her. Now, they should know you can’t go ordering things all willy-nilly, especially big costly items like furniture.

Anthony meets Angela for dinner and drinks and soon the pair is joined by Lisa and Dontay. Earlier, Naja made the mistake of calling Lisa a ratcheteer and the leader of the three ratcheteers. Of course, Lisa spews this out to an appalled Angela. Lisa has to do this. In order to enjoy her food she must first cleanse her palate of the bad taste left in her mouth by Naja.

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Lisa’s chair arrives at the salon – C.O.D. and the question becomes who is going to pay for this non-approved piece of leather and chrome? Leah has an idea. Since the receptionist took it upon herself to order the chair at the behest of Lisa but without permission from Kim or Lisa, the payment should come from her paycheck. You won’t try that again will you China’s sister?

The next client to plop down in Lisa’s chair is Ray J and it don’t take Naja long to mosey on over to Lisa’s station and offer her services to the singer/TV star.  Is she trying to make Lisa run at her with scissors or clippers rather? Naturally, the whole “ratchet-gate” comes up and Naja tries to explain it away as a joke. A hit dog will holler won’t it?

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Ain’t nobody laughing or coming to Naja’s defense nor does Ray J accept her services. In fact, Ray J’s face clearly shouts Team Lisa as he gives Naja a glare sharper than a crew cut as she shuffles on back to her manicure station. Aww, that’s a shame.  It kind of makes you wonder though.  Lisa sure does seem to have quite a few clients at her ready to come to her aid and we’re not talking bozos off the street either. The other week, R&B and hip hop artist Akon got up in Anthony’s face to politely tell him to back off.  Get it Lisa!

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Watch ‘LA Hair’ on Thursdays at 9:00 PM on WeTV.


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  • Chloe

    I’m happy this site is covering this show. It’s one of my guilty pleasures. I love Kim and her wacky staff. Naja is doing too much, starting fights with everyone. It was cool to see all the celebrity clientele the show offers.

    • Sharon Oliver

      I just started watching it and I’ve been wide-eyed with amazement every since…dramaqueen

  • SAMRA1116

    Never saw this show, but RJ is on any shows that will have him. SMH
    there’s nothing like a good hairdresser. We all need them

    • Lorn

      That’s true. I also didn’t know Akon was still a celeb as he made an appearance on the show as well.

      • Sharon Oliver

        I was sort of thinking the same thing about Akon…lol

    • Sharon Oliver

      LOL…so true (Ray J)
      a/k/a Drama Queen

  • Awesome recap Drama Queen!

    “I like my hair like this!”….LOL!

    I LOVE LA Hair. All the characters crack me up and the show gets better with every episode. That Naja is one messy oompa loompa, always saying some slick shit to stir the pot. I like the new girl Lisa, can’t wait for her to reveal her BIG secret next episode. I also like Angela and think Kim was way too hard on her. I hope we more of Angela this season. Dontay and Anthony have just the right amount of messy to keep the show interesting. Glad their back!

    • Sharon Oliver

      Thank ya, thank ya. a/k/a Drama Queen

  • Lorn

    Why is Lisa always getting her clients involved in her battles with the staff? Its so unprofessional. I like parts of her personality but think she needs to lighten up. On another note, does anyone else think Lisa looks like a broke down Alicia Keys?

    Naja really needs to stop starting fights with everyone. First Angela now Lisa. Angela was in the right to turn you out of her salon. You better stop; Lisa looks like she would easily pop your behind and turn it into confetti.

    Kim really needs to watch how she speaks to her sister. Her condescension and demanding behavior is deplorable. I think its only a matter of time before your sister decides to kick rocks. Also Kim, for a stylist, the pieces you wear are terribly unflattering.

    I love Anthony and am still getting used to Dontay. I didn’t like him when he insulted his one client over her hair. Bitch, that’s what you’re there for!

    I do like this show and am looking forward to the next episode where Kim gets cursed out and Lisa reveals her secret.

    All about the tea, when are you going to do recaps of Little Women LA?

    • Sharon Oliver

      Agree, agree and agree some more. I think Naja is going for her own reality show!

      • Lorn

        It would be cancelled before the first episode aired. She’s as interesting as her two toned hair…NOT!

    • “am still getting used to Dontay. I didn’t like him when he insulted his one client over her hair. Bitch, that’s what you’re there for!”<—-Preach!!

    • Truthbtold

      They dont realize who she is. She was married to a member of the BLACK MAFIA Family. He just got arrested a year or so ago and has 20 years. They family made millions. Lisa B is no joke. Naja and Anthony do not realize who they are playing with. She truly is connected. They should keep all their comments to themselves.
      Sidenote: Lisa B made a good point. Some people think it’s okay to insult someone as long as they say, “no tea, no shade”, LOL, etc. The fact remains that an insult is an insult not matter if you say it “playfully”. People need to learn when you open your mouth to insult someone, be ready for a reaction. Everybody is not going to take a verbal insult in stride. You might just get KNOCKED OUT!