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Ngozi Paul, left, and Trey Anthony yesterday at Afro Hair Salon on Commercial Drive. Paul and Anthony star in Da Kink In My Hair, which airs on Global Sunday nights.

Some people go to a bar, others to a priest. For women in Vancouver’s Caribbean community, it’s the hair salon that’s the gathering place to confess, gossip and find support.

This is the premise behind Da Kink In My Hair, a TV series written by Toronto-based Trey Anthony and Ngozi Paul, premiering on Global Nov. 23.

The duo, who also star in the show, were at Afro Hair Salon on Commercial Drive yesterday, asking customers how they’d handle different situations the show addresses, and getting ideas for future episodes.

They asked people whether they’d sacrifice their family to realize a dream and what they’d do if they found out their husband was cheating.

One grandmother said she went to her husband’s mistress’ house to demand the woman give her man back. She looked under the bed, opened closet doors, but said she forgot to check the shower, where he had been hiding.

"Getting (our) hair done takes some time, and maybe that’s where the bonding comes from," said Anthony.

"(The salon) is like a confessional space," added Paul. "I don’t think they’d give the same level of intimacy and divulge so much information (anywhere else)."