Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Natural Hair Care: A Trend thats HAIR to stay!!

Transitioning from relaxed to natural hair amongst women of African descent has been a growing trend over the past few years. Though some are skeptical about taking the leap from chemically treated hair to natural, so many women are making the change. With the huge success of the movie “Good Hair”, clients have been asking me about making the transition. Check out my tips on going natural:

There are a few basic ways to make the transition to natural hair. The simplest is to just cut off the relaxed hair and live with a short hair style for several months. This is the most drastic approach ; however , it takes the least amount of work and there's no worry about breakage. I prefer two strand twists as a great transtition style, two strand twists are one of the most popular hairstyles among women with natural hair. They are easy to do, look good on everyone, and they can be the basis for many different styles with slight variations. You can easily do two strand twists (aka double strand twists, twists, or twisties) on your own natural hair. They can be done on short hair or long hair; you only need about one inch of hair to wear two strand twists.

There are tons of products on the market for natural hair, but my top choice is by Mizani's Coconut Souffle.

With it's "whipped-texture, Coconut Soufflé Light Moisturizing Hairdress disperses evenly and absorbs quickly for touchably soft waves and curls. Using a concentrated, natural-oil blend of coconut and camellina oils, it instantly envelops each strand and infuses it with uniform moisture from the inside out. Additionally, coconut oil helps strengthen hair and reduce breakage. The result is targeted moisturization, along with extra protection at the "stress" points of curly strands.

Especially formulated for multi-textured hair, Coconut SoufflĂ© Light Moisturizing Hairdress revitalizes and restores curl’s natural luster without building up or weighing hair down."

I’ve been so busy these days, doing what I love & getting great recognition. Be sure to check my work out in the November issue of “Sophisticate’s Black Hair Magazine” in the ‘Gorgeous Hair Care’ Section

Also, check out the November 2009 issue of Essence Magazine for more tips on styling relaxed.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Celebrity Hair Spotlight: Alani "LaLa" Vazquez

Never afraid to try something new, even if that means shaving half her head and donating her gorgeous locks to "Locks of Love", Alani "Lala" Vazquez is in the spotlight this month, for her everychanging look! Whether her hair be short, long, curled, straight, pinned up or half shaven, this chick know's how to rock any "do" and make it look good. With the right amount of hair spray and confidence, you too can make any hairstyle work for you!

Check out Lala's everchanging hairstyles!!



A few Sundays ago, I had the pleasure of attending an event hosted by one of my vendors and favorite product lines-- "Mizani's" Independent Distributor event in Soho, NYC. This event was amazing; it showcased some of Mizani's new products including Moisturfusion, Renew Strength, Butter Blend and Thermasmooth. The event was filled the hair industry's top stylists, trendsetters and tastemakers, including my mentor and friend John Atchison. Check out some of my pictures from the event.