Five Benefits of Booking Biweekly Appointments With Your Hair Stylist

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appointmentFor some women,a trip to the hair salon is a luxury expense. Something they only do for special occasions. For others, it’s a very necessary expense.bw-shampoo-bowl

As a hairstylist, I could pick any random woman off the street, and tell you which category she falls into. When someone’s hair is being professionally cared for on the regular IT SHOWS!

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Even if said woman has it in a ponytail for a few days. The ends look fresh and clean. Hair is shinier and softer… These are just a few of the benefits…

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  1. You will spend less money on hair products. If your stylist sells products inside her salon,she may try to get you to buy a few maintenance products for in between touch ups. But you should not be spending major bucks on hair curlers,shampoo,or chemicals. If you are going to the salon every two weeks,it’s already supplied there for you.  heat-damaged-natural-hair-simple
  2. You will have less damage. Often times when I see damage,it is on people who are advid “do-it-your-selfers”. They take risks to save money but often end up paying more to correct (or cover up) the damage they have done. Your stylist should be trimming,deep conditioning,etc. on a periodic basis during your visits. keravada
  3. Your hairstylist has better product knowledge. Hairstylist are taught in beauty school how to choose good products for the type of hair they will be servicing. It Isn’t just about the price. A 40$ bottle of shampoo will do nothing for someone whose hair is falling out in the sink. Your stylist will always know what to do and use when she sees your hair at your appointments. Which means your hair should ALWAYS look healthy! large
  4. Longer hair. If longer hair is your goal,good products,maintenance,and the regular, professional touch of a professional, will help! 1ef5e106699083860bfd71b2d35808ea
  5. Your hair will never be boring! Most hairstylist are creative by nature. Wanna try curls one week? Straight the next? Crochet after that? Your stylist should have you covered! You won’t have to worry about going back to your struggling ponytail after a hairstyle wears out. If you are on books regularly,that ponytail should be a thing of the past.

 

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Early Black Business Woman:Annie Minerva Turnbo Malone

Annie Malone was one of the first African American businesswoman, inventor and philanthropist. In the first three decades of the 20th century, she founded and developed cosmetics for African-American women.5453debc138dd-image

Annie was born in 1869 on a farm near Metropolis in Massac County, Illinois. Her parents were slaves. Annie attended public school in Metropolis,Illinois. She took particular interest in chemistry. However, due to frequent illness, Annie was forced to withdraw from classes.While out of school, Annie grew so fascinated with hair and hair care that she often practiced hairdressing on her sister.

51090577_127127197747 With expertise in both chemistry and hair care, Turnbo began to develop her own hair care products. At the time, many women used goose fat, heavy oils, soap, or bacon grease to straighten their curls, which damaged both scalp and hair. By the beginning of the 1900s, Turnbo moved with her older siblings to Lovejoy, now known as Brooklyn, Illinois.While experimenting with hair and different hair care products, she developed and manufactured her own line of non-damaging hair straighteners, special oils, and hair-stimulant products for African-American women. She named her new product “Wonderful Hair Grower” To promote her new product, Turnbo sold the Wonderful Hair Grower in bottles from door-to-door.Her products and sales began to revolutionize hair care methods for all African Americans. One of her selling agents, Sarah Breedlove Davis (who became known as Madam C. J. Walker. 1004 When she set up her own business), operated in Denver, Colorado until a disagreement led Walker to leave the company.

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This development was one of the reasons which led the then Mrs. Pope to copyright her products under the name “Poro” because of what she called fraudulent imitations and to discourage counterfeit versions.

annie-malone-mar_1_15c-page-001 Poro was a combination of the married names of Annie Pope and her sister Laura Rober. Due to the growth in her business, in 1910 Turnbo moved to a larger facility on 3100 Pine Street. In addition to a manufacturing plant, it contained facilities for a beauty college, which she named Poro College.The building included a manufacturing plant, a retail store where Poro products were sold, business offices, a 500-seat auditorium, dining and meeting rooms, a roof garden, dormitory, gymnasium, bakery, and chapel. It served the African-American community as a center for religious and social functions. By the 1920s, Annie Turnbo Malone had become a multi-millionaire. Annie funded many programs and ensured that her employees, all African American, were paid well and given opportunities for advancement. Annie’s business thrived until 1927. She died in 1957,at the age of 87 in Chicago,Illinois.anniemalone-smallimage

Big Forehead Beauties

Do you have a big forehead?

Does it make you feel insecure?

A high  or big forehead is actually considered attractive in some cultures. Some of the most popular supermodels have a big forehead. Having a high forehead definitely does not certify you as unattractive!

Great Hairstyles To Try:

  • Layered hairstyles
  • Side-Parted Up dos
  • Side Swept /bangs

Getting Right For The Summer

You can tell when summer time is coming lol.

That is when everyone on facebook wants to workout & eat healthy. When I read some of the “healthy” things people are eating & doing I holler in laughter! You just worked out for an hour on the treadmill. Then ate all that fat back when you rewarded yourself with a whopper ?!

But who am I to judge?! Lol ! I am not a size two, but I’m definitely not obese either! Here are some healthy habits I follow:

Drink plenty of water! People sometimes confuse thirst with hunger.

Jennifer Hudson's weight loss journey has inspired a lot of people. Including me!

Have what you want. Don’t deprive yourself. Just make fast food & sodas a very rare occurrence.

Stop being lazy! Park your car far from the entrance. Try to walk about 15 min a day.

When I have a sweet tooth,I eat yogurt with a lil granola in it. McDonald’s parfaits are also pretty good & cheap too!

 

You Can Do It

Mostly I blog about superficial things like, make up & hair lol ………..

Every now and then I’m in self help mode. I like to be encouraged and encourage others.

If you can think it or dream it. It can be done. It just may not be easy. There’s a difference between being busy and being productive. Here are some tips that help me to stay more productive.

Clear your head. Write down everything that you need to do, all your tasks and projects and ideas. Dump your thoughts on paper.

Eliminate distractions.  Clear your desk of all papers, clear your walls and surrounding areas, and allow yourself to truly focus.

Focus on one task at a time.

Give yourself one project a day.

Stop chatting all day. Anybody can get on facebook and twitter and talk about what they are going to do. You’ve seen the statuses. Usually in all capital letters lol. Just because ” Boss” is in your fb name that don’t make you one. Action does.

Wasting Pretty

 Ever notice how some of the prettiest woman are low key & overly humble? And some of the LOUDEST most EXTRA and “colorful” people are not as attractive? No? Well,maybe its just me lol! Beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder!

Everyone feels inadequate at one time or another.Some are just better at covering it up than others. Having confidence affects how people perceive you physically. People  seem to be intrigued, not necessarily by physical attributes, but instead by  self-assurance. Display the characteristics you love about yourself as often as you can. If you’re funny, use it to your advantage.

The only thing that comes to someone who stays in their comfort zone is what they already have. A confident woman wants the most out of life and pushes herself to be the best she can be. The only way to do this is to step out of your comfort zone and have confidence.

How To Rock Natural Hair With Confidence

Ever wonder how some people can pull things off & others can’t?

Wearing natural hair as a Black woman defines true “versatility” and “creativity”!

I also think it’s all about your confidence level & just being true to who YOU are.Don’t try to hard to mimic someone else’s look.Be inspired but make it your own! Everyone’s natural hair texture is not the same.So how you choose to embrace your natural texture will depend on that.

Being natural forces you to be an individual and to be creative.You don’t have the false confidence of leaning on “enhancements”. Anyone can hide behind a wig or weave & feel pretty.

Yous a bad chick though,if you can feel that great with a fro!

Look at the people you respect who seem confident.Don’t copy them, but identify what do they do differently that conveys confidence and what you can learn from it.