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Monday, June 4, 2012

10 Hair Trends You'll Want to try on Natural Hair

While browsing website I noticed an article on hair trends to try for the summer. Of course all of the highlighted styles was on straight or chemically altered hair. I wanted to show naturals that we can ROCK the same styles as those with straight hair. Take a look at the side by side comparisons. The descriptions and styling tips under each picture was taken from

Face Framing Highlights

"It's a fresh way to transition into spring." The roots and the crown of the head will be darker (a plus for anyone who loves the low-maintenance aspect of ombré), but the highlights around the face will make the color transition seem more gradual.

Straight Waves
To get the look, Shorter suggests using a spray gel on damp hair and then sleeping in three or four big braids. "Whether your hair is naturally straight or curly, this will change the texture into waves," she says. "And if you're in a rush, you can always blow dry the braids." Once you've taken your braids out, use a 1-inch curling iron to define each of the sections even more.

Braided Updo

Braids have been big since the Spring 2010 Alexander Wang runway show -- and that was actually in September 2009. Sure, they've evolved from thick ropes to more intricate fishtail styles, but it's about time for a real change. Instead of the hanging versions, Corby thinks braided updos are the next big trend: "I'm going to be braiding like crazy this season -- but I'm taking them up," he says. "Whenever you think braids are going to go away, we stylists find a way to incorporate them." He also thinks it's a reflection of the times: "People are still in a hippie mood -- so it's got to be a little natural."

Scarf - Tied Updo
The head scarf updo makes us think of the classic "Rosie the Riveter" poster, but you don't have to work in a factory to make the head scarf look work for you. Danielle Bucco-Regazzi, Farouk Systems Creative Artist, says it's an easy style for the busy mom on the go, or a fun touch for brunch with the girls. Keep it modern: For your scarf, ditch the red and white polka dots and go for a fun floral print in a trendy color like mint green. This is also the perfect updo for hair that's overdue for some shampoo.

Side PonyTail
Keep it modern: Make sure the hair at your crown isn't too teased. You want to have the volume be fluffy, not stiff. And you can choose to add waves to your hair to give it a tousled, beachy look.

Teased Double Bun

Keep it modern: "This evening look began as an elegant updo, but you can modernize it by loosening up the hair and creating lots of volume on top," says Bucco-Regazzi. The key is to not try to make your hair look perfect.

How to: Split your hair into two sections, creating a part in the middle of your head, from one ear to the other. Clip the top section out of the way, then take the lower half and tease for volume. Then wrap the lower section of hair into a loose bun, using bobby pins to secure the ends. Next, take the top section of hair and spray with a generous amount of hairspray before backcombing your roots at the crown. This will give you a modern beehive effect. Secure the pouf with bobby pins before tying the top section into a ponytail. On the last loop, don't pull the ends through the elastic. Lastly, gently tug the looped pony, so that it hangs over the lower bun.

Rolled Back Updo
"Keep the part a little haphazard and not so precise," says Philip B. "The highlights here are really bright, which is what keeps the style modern. And the rolls are pinned in place but not in a severe way, so the texture looks touchable and sexy -- a departure from the '40s look."

Have you tried any of these hair styles? I wear the braided head band alot and I will definitely try the scarf tied updo- I'm seeing that look every where!!!!!

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Friday, June 1, 2012

June's Fab Finds on Etsy!!!!!

Its that time again- to spotlight some of my favorite shops on Etsy. You all know what Etsy is-right? Etsy is website where you can buy unique handmade and vintage items directly from independent sellers around the world. All of the products spotlighted, I have purchased with my own money. I was not compensated with merchandise or monetarily.  I'm spotlighting these shops because their products/service was awesome, high quality, and affordable!

1. The Queen Gems-
Handmade unique and affordable jewelry -inspired by Natural Hair, Wooden, Fabric, Hoops, Sports Teams, and Tassle Styles.

I purchased these earrings a few weeks ago-I LOVE them-received many compliments on them.  They are light weight and very colorful- can wear with many items from casual jeans and a tank to maxi dress w/ a cute pair of wedges.

2. BoBeam Natrural Hair Products
Bobeam's specialty is shampoo bars made with all natural ingredients and they can be used on all hair types, including locs. The shampoo bars contain no SLS or SLES, detergents, surfactants, or sulfates. They are all-natural, 100% vegetable soap, non-comedogenic, hypo-allergenic and biodegradable.

My absolute favorite shampoo bar is the shealoe shampoo bar. It works great on my daughters loc's- thoroughly cleaning without stripping. This bar is also a GREAT make up brush cleanser. Wet the bar, wet the bristles on the make up brush, swirl around a couple of times- and you have a squeaky clean make up brush- that is still soft!

3. Au Naturel Diva Apparel
High quality, original design, specialty apparel and accessories for kinky, curly, coily and loc'd natural haired women of color.

Calling all sororities!!!!!!! If you are natural and are a member of the divine 9-then this shop is for you!!!!! I fell in love with this shop because of the shirt pictured above- Reppin them pretty poodles of Sigma Gamma Rho EE-YIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ** All sororities are represented on her Etsy site** I also love her Loc lover tees

4. Think Kinkz Natural Hair Apparel
Think Kinkz was created from the love I have for being natural. It is a brand committed to helping women express their individuality. These fashionable tees encourage women to embrace their kinks and not care what others think!  

Ya'll know I love this shirt because it is  PURPLE and I love the message. This shirt is available in small-xxl and in other colors. This fashionable tee is screen printed on an American Apparel or Tultex* fitted tee made of 100% fine ring-spun combed cotton. This lightweight fine jersey is ultra soft and form fitting. For added "flair" I cut the collar off and made it an off the shoulder tee :)

5. Ewa Madam
Nigerian-American, Self-taught jewelry designer, Poet, Yoruba Initiate (Obatala Priest in training), Omo Obatala ati Omo Yemoja, M.P.A. holder and African Humanitarian that loves watching Ghanaian and Nigerian movies, exploring the world of African cultures, the arts i.e. music; dance; movies/theater, tradition and shares that expressively through word, deed, and when the opportunity presents itself-- teachable and creative moments:)...

Can you say EARGASM!!!!!!! Every time I go to her site I have an eargasm- her pieces are unique and too die for!!!!!!!  She also does custome peices, and in addition to earrings she has necklaces, rings, and bracelets.  Check her out!!!!

If you make a purchase be sure to tell them that Mz. Sixx sent ya!!!!! ** If you know of a shop/merchant I should check out- please post the link to their shop in the comment section. Next Etsy spotlight will be July 1st**

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