Letty's mentor, Pops, arrives at the shop in need of a favor - to give his grandson, Malik, a job at Letty's Salon. Letty is hesitant; Malik looks like a true thug. Joy is against this idea from the start. Meanwhile, Starr is trying to find an acceptable gift for her mother's birthday. When Malik's friend, Skinnaz, comes to the shop with amazing brand name goods, Starr is not so sure they are "legit". In the mirror story, Elise, a single mother, is judged harshly by the other clients for her work in the "arts".