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Colour Me Beautiful!! Why Yes!

Exciting news guys!! If you follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram you may have already heard that I was the winner of the Colour Me Beautiful Contest by WonderCurl. I admit I kinda gave up after a while and didn’t think I’d win, but I did. I was super excited! Go Me! Well here’s a recap of the day:

Wednesday before my travels I met up with the lovely Scarlett of WonderCurl to get fitted for some threads for the shoot. We stopped in at Ragz to Riches located in New Jersey; with numerous outfits for a wide variety of diva styles, it was fashion galore.

The weekend I traveled from NYC to DC, patiently awaiting my day to come. Saturday arrived and I was on my way to Capitol Heights, MD. There I stopped in at Fabulocs Salon.

I was greeted by the lovely Lorin Michele of LocXurious, where she assessed my hair and referred me to one of the best washers in the salon, Danielle. She took some before pics of my hair and we went on to the wash station. Boy, when I tell you she hooked my hair up with that wash. She massaged my scalped and ensured it was fresh and clean.

That was just the beginning! Followed by my massage filled wash, I then sat in the hot seat. Fierceness was on its way! Lorin applied all of the WonderCurl line to my hair, and she added some mini flat twists to one side and chunky flat twists to the other.

Once she was done I sat under the dryer for a while, and waited to head to the shoot. I met with Holly of MakeUpbyHolly who prepped my face and added that extra umph to my face. My makeup was on point!

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I was receiving that STAR treatment baby. Hair & Makeup!!

I was all glammed up and now it was time for the shoot by Cipriana of Soulfully Speaking. I got dressed and was feeling EXTRA fierce. ” Oh you fancy huh, nails done, hair done, everything did, Oh you fancy huh”

Yes, I didn’t forget you all. I’ve got a sneak peek of the shoot. 😉

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Fun on the set with the ladies who made this day possible.

(Scarlett of WonderCurl, Lorin of LucXurious, Holly of MakeUpbyHolly & Cipriana of Soulfully Speaking Photography)

I would like to thank all of these lovely ladies for an amazing day of star treatment. I appreciated every moment of it all.

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I was definitely feeling my self!! You see that lip color! You see that hurr! Im fancy huh!

P.S. Fabulocs has natural hair seminars and training! Be sure to check it out!

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Love your Kinks,

BkAphrodite

Tressumé: Anita

Name: Anita

Location: Baltimore, Maryland

I found this young lady on Instagram and she has been a fellow Instagrammer for quite some time. Time and time again I see her post pictures of her amazing transition. If I were a longer term transitioner I’d definitely have to go to her for tips. All of her transition styles come out super! Check out her Tressumé.


How long have you been natural?
I am not fully natural at this time.

Did you transition or do the Big Chop?
I am a transitioner.
Why did you choose that route?
I chose to transition for two reason… I believe I do not look good with short hair. Had it once (not on purpose…scissor happy stylist) and vowed never again.  Second reason, my husband had one request as he got used to my new hair.  Do not cut off all of your hair, is what he requested.How long have you been transitioning?I have been transitioning now for 12 months (August 2011 last relaxer).  I plan to transition anywhere between 18 months and 24 months.

What inspired you to have natural hair?
I have had a relaxer in my hair since I was 6 years old.  My mom doesn’t need a relaxer and did not know what to do with all of this thick kinky hair.  I have never seen my natural hair and became curious after seeing so many beautiful naturals.  Even though my relaxed hair grew long it always seemed to stop growing at a certain point and I experienced thinning at the temples.  I also have a very sensitive scalp and the relaxer gave me severe burns and I couldn’t take it anymore.

What has kept you motivated to remain natural?
As my new curls started coming in at first I began feeling like I needed to do something with this thick hair, but after learning so much about how to take care of it and what products to use it became something I began to get excited about.  The longer it got the more I wanted to try new transitioning styles to see what I could do with it next.  I can’t keep one style in (braids) too long because I begin to miss my curls.

What are two(2) natural hair products that you just can’t live without? Why?
This is really hard to come up with only two because I have become a product junkie.  If I had to go with any two, it would be Shea butter mixture (Shea butter, jojoba oil, coconut oil, & vitamin E oil) and Kinky Curly Knot Today.

What is your favorite way to wear your hair?
My favorite hair style is two strand twist out with perm rods on the relaxed ends.  This style is great to work out with and if when it gets old it’s great to pull up into a curly puff.  It really blends the two textures.
What do you love about your natural hair?Since I am not fully natural, I have to say I love the thickness of my hair and my curls.  I love when it’s wet and just fingering through to look at how I have different textures throughout.

What do you dislike about it?
Currently, I can’t say I dislike anything about it.  I can say however, I dislike the relaxed ends that I just can’t part with at the moment.

What tip(s) would you recommend to someone who wants to become natural, is transitioning, or needs advice about natural hair?
Patience, patience, patience.  This is a process.  Even through the transition you will still be figuring things out about your hair.  The more it grows the chances are you may have to change things up a bit.  Try not to fall into the product junkieism (as I have)!! There are so many things to try, so stick with what you know works until it doesn’t work anymore.  Most of all don’t give up to fall into hair typing and when you find out yours isn’t want you expect, be happy with what you have and learn how to take care of it.  There will be those who do not like it and that’s ok, you are doing it for you and not everyone else’s approval.

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That Damn Hair

I recently have been hearing a lot about “The Damn Salon” and was interested in seeing what it was all about. Well let me tell you it is Damn excellence.

Some may or may not have heard of them but here is a quick bio on “The Damn Salon”…

The damn salon is certainly not just your everyday hair salon or braiding parlor. Damn is a beauty movement. We are about hair. We are about make-up. We are about being natural and still high fashion. We are about being conscious and still exciting. We are about being intellectual leaders and teachers, who are intelligent enough to know when to follow. We are about being fierce and DAMN, we have attitude for days but are humble enough to give. We are confident in our art, in our selves, in our goals, in our beliefs and in exactly what God made us to be. We are beautiful to the fullest of our potential and frankly dont give a damn what other people think. Through our art, we aim to inspire and dare you to be beautiful to your fullest potential. Our art is unique and has inspired and attracted women internationally. Our clients fly in religiously to experience our damn services from as far as California, New York, Hawaii, DC, Toronto, Alaska and even Europe. Yes that may seem farfetched, but once you’ve had damn experience, you too would travel to be damned.

Source: TheDamnSalon.com

The Damn Salon is located in Georgia but they share all of that greatness with us. They host what is called A Taste of Damn where they give you a little taste of the salon. You too can get DAMNED! If your looking for a protective style for that natural hair then head on over to TheDamnSalon.com to find out how you can take the next step to get a Taste of Damn.

“Taste of Damn” Locations

Washington DC June 23-24, 2012

Philadelphia June 26-27, 2012

New York June 29-30, 2012