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Tressumé: Karen Marley

Name: Karen Marley

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Karen Marley is an entrepreneur, fashionista, beautiful spirit, and daughter to legend, Bob Marley. She has an eye for fashion, sharing that with many through her exuberant style and boutique, Buttons and Bows LA.

I am extremely humbled to have gotten the opportunity to get an interview with the amazing Karen Marley. Not only am I humbled, I was excited as all heck to share this with you all too. Check out Karen’s natural hair journey below.

How long have you been natural?
I’ve been natural since early 2000.

Did you transition or do the Big Chop?
I did the “Big Chop”.

Why did you choose that route?
I chose that route because I had been using relaxers and heat (styling) on my hair for many years whilst I lived in Jamaica but after I moved to London in 1999, I couldn’t find a hair stylist to maintain my straight hair the way I liked and was used to. I decided the easiest option for me was to go natural. Within days of cutting my hair I felt the difference, fell in love with my curls and have never looked back.

What inspired you to have natural hair?
Sparing my hair from heat, chemicals and not having to spend hours at the hair salon inspired me to go natural.

What has kept you motivated to remain natural?
Besides all the compliments I receive, it is extremely healthy, it feels great and the natural look encompasses my “healthy living” lifestyle.

What are two(2) natural hair products that you just can’t live without? Why?
I actually have three, Kinky Curly’s shampoo & conditioner and Curling Custard. These products keep my curls shiny, tamed, manageable and easy to style.

What is your favorite way to wear your hair?
I like it short with a little length at the top because it’s easier to manage, yet versatile so I can still have fun with it.

What do you love about your natural hair?
I love the formation of the curls and the fact that my hair is free of harsh and damaging agents.

What do you dislike about it?
I do not like that I have to wash and style my hair every morning.

What tip(s) would you recommend to someone who wants to become natural, is transitioning, or needs advice about natural hair?
I would advise someone with natural hair or transitioning to keep hair very moisturized and only use alcohol-free products.

If your ever in LA be sure to stop by Buttons and Bows LA for you fashion fix!

**Disclaimer: All photos were taken from the Buttons and Bows LA instagram page. I do not own any of these pictures**

“Affairs of the Heart”

Once again, I’m still on vacation in Jamaica(in my mind). I just can’t stop missing that place. The people were so care free and everything was so much slower paced than NYC. It felt great to take a break but now I just want to get back to that stress free feeling of Jamaica. Though, I can’t go back now…I use the music to bring me back that stress free feeling. So, I thought I’d share one of the songs that I fell in love with. I think you might just fall in love too. Hoping you too feel the same stress free feeling. The most important thing I want you to check out is Damian Marley’s locs….I’m IN LOVE!! Makes me want locs!

Definitely, take a listen and look…..

Until next time…



Bob Marley Documentary

While on vacation in Jamaica I was constantly hearing about a Bob Marley documentary. Well guess what its finally here and you can see it in theaters or in the comfort of your own home. How awesome is that.

The Bob Marley documentary “Marley” will stream on Facebook simultaneously during its theatrical opening, a signal that social media may also play a role in shifting movie release windows.

Such day-and-date releases have become increasingly common in recent years for smaller independent films. But this will be the first such U.S. film to stream concurrently on the social media behemoth while opening in theaters.

The film, directed by Kevin Macdonald, will be available for a $6.99 rental beginning April 20th, which is the day it opens in theaters. A portion of the proceeds from Facebook sales will benefit Save the Children, the charity for needy children.

“Marley” is also being released via video-on-demand on April 20th.

Facebook began hosting movie rentals in March 2011. Digital delivery of new releases and older films has been a highly competitive frontier, particularly among Google Inc.’s YouTube, Apple Inc.’s iTunes and subscription service Netflix.


Want to watch Marley at home?

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On Demand · Uverse Movies – All Movies
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On Demand • Movies • Indies & Foreign – Magnolia Pictures
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Video • Playstation Store • Playstation Store • Studios • Magnolia Pictures (Search Titles)
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What a great present for the 4/20 crowd. Bob would be so proud!20120420-130939.jpg


Until next time….


Happy Birthday Bob Marley!

On this day, February 6, 1945, a legend was born; Roberta Nesta. He has become well known to spread
“positive vibrations” through the sounds of his reggae music and thoughts. Today we recognize a great…..Bob Marley!

Just wanted to take the time to spread some of his messages with you all as motivation & his beautiful natural hair of course. Locs are so beautiful!!!

“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake up and live”.
– Bob Marley

“Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny”.
– Bob Marley

“Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold”.
– Bob Marley