How Cute is Janelle Monae with the crimped hair!
Which is your Favorite look by her?
I like them both!.. Everyone has the right to switch it up every once in awhile..
Lord knows I been waiting on this video!
Isn’t this an awesome style, I watch her vlogs and she straight gives me life on a daily with that hair~ sigh!
I loved this comment on her Video
Anybody else think that this is hair porn?
Why yes, we all think its hair porn!!..
I half way do this already but I braid instead of twist and I don’t stretch them around my head, I am definitely gonna try this thing!
Homage hair is basically when a lady uses her hair to pay homage to herÂ favoriteÂ snacks, cookies, sodas, or basketball team. The hair cut could be the cutest thing but if you have theÂ OreoÂ cookie package all over it or when you have a replica of skittles taste the rainbow in your headÂ then all of a sudden a perfectly good deed becomes an unforgettable crime.
I am almost certain the companies or organisationsÂ aren’tÂ going to pay you, ifÂ thatâ€™sÂ the point of the look, or maybe you just like cookies an inordinate amount. Either way homage hair Â should go away and fast!
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Its spring, the sun is out, the flowers are ‘a blooming’ and this is the season that some of us get that itch to head to the salon after years of ignoring them to get a littleÂ pamperingÂ and maybe do something different with our hair. This should be an easy decision, I mean whoÂ doesn’tÂ like a great scalp massage and steam treatment in one of those giant magical contraptions?
Unfortunately going to a salon is not an easyÂ decisionÂ most of us suffer from what I like to call stylist anxiety, that moment when you sit in the chair of a new stylist and all the bad things that happened to you sitting in a similar chairs keeps replaying in your mind. We all have have had stylist horror story, I have had my hair chopped not trimmed, burned not straightened, Â falling out instead of remaining in. The list of bad scenarios can go on and on so how do we Â get back to that comfortable space in the stylist chair where we are focused on getting fabulous sans the wet armpits.
Here are a four tips you can use to help trust your stylist again:
Don’t Turn Down The Free Consultation
A consultation is the best opportunity to have the honest and candid conversation about what you expect from your stylist and what your needs are as it relates to your hair. Take some notes with you so that you do not forget anything and talk freely with him or her explaining what your expectations are. TheÂ dialogueÂ between client and stylist is a great way to start building trust and understanding so that on the day when you arrive to get your hair done there should be no need for rushed communication and rash decisions.
It is important to hold the stylist accountable in your conversation, this means not being afraid to ask why and to get educated on how herÂ recommendationsÂ would be beneficial to you. Lets face it, we don’t know everything and a great stylists are Â trained professionals who want to help usÂ achieveÂ our goals. Ask whatever you need even if it seems silly to you make a point to take full advantage of that one and one time.
Reputation is Everything
If you hit the internet and try to find details about a salon and all you can find is the name and address then you might want to reconsider letting them do your hair. Lets face it, its 2013 and if your in the salon business without information about your services and your business online then you cannot expect your prospective clients to make an informed decision about walking through your door. Assuming the salon has a great online presence, look at reviews from other loyal and new clients to see how they felt about the salon, the services offered and the stylist you plan to use for your hair.
YouTube can be a great resource because many women are starting to keep video diaries of there experiences as well as other online review services out there. This is not the time to be shy, talk to clients who have had experience with the salon services and specifically the stylist that you plan to use. It is also important to find a client with similar needs as yours, for instance, what would be the point of asking a woman with short relaxed hair how she liked her stylist if your hair is waist length and natural? Additionally, it is important to poll old and new clients because sometimes old clients are so comfortable getting bad service due to loyalty they may give you a biased clouded opinion.
Write a Review After Your Service is Complete
This is an important step because your review could help someone else in the same shoes as you trying to decide if she should go get her hair done or just DIY as usual. Make sure your review is specific, informative and most of all honest. Don’t just say, ‘I hated it’ and leave it at that, say why your experience was bad and what expectations you had that were not met. Not only does this help a prospective client but it might help the stylist too.
BuildingÂ trust is not always roses andÂ daffodilsÂ sometimes we need to hear something that we don’t want to hear to make things better and create a better experience. The stylist may reach out to you to rectify the situation or to clear up any misunderstandings that may haveÂ occurred. This may not workÂ every timeÂ but at least your created the opportunity for growth by doing your part as the client.
Look at Your Stylists Hair
This is an oldie but goodie, and itÂ doesn’tÂ work all the time but it would help if your stylist took care of her own hair while trying to sell you on how great she would be at taking care of yours. We can all appreciate that stylists are busy people and sometimes their hair might have no bearing on their talent. But to be perfectly honest it would be a whole lot easier to sit in the salon chair of a woman who takes great care of her own hair than to sit in the chair of a person that looks like her hair was the driest part of theÂ SaharaÂ dessert.
Be careful not to be tooÂ judgmentalÂ though because sometimes a stylist may choose to do different things to her hair forÂ experimentationÂ purposes that we might not consider positive. For example the stylist might prefer to test out products and hair color on her own hair whichÂ could get a little scary for us especially if one week she has purple hair and the next week its blue. This however could attest to the creativity of the stylist and the fact that she is willing to test products out to make sure her clients only have the best options.
Now if your stylist is male you might have to rely on his clientele and what their hair looks like to get comfortable with sitting in his chair, unless he himself has a fabulous head of hair that gives you lifeÂ every timeÂ you look at it.
Have youÂ visitedÂ the salon lately, what do you do to get comfortable about seeing someone new?
Ya girl learned how to do three strand twists yay!
IÂ don’tÂ know why I never tried these sooner, not only are the twists easy to do (now), but I seem to get maximumÂ stretch and elongationÂ from the three strand version of twists vs the two strand version.
I used the below tutorial toÂ achieveÂ the look:
(honestly, if this young lady knew how many times I watched her video to do these simple little twists she would probably think I was a stalker.)
Tonight was actually my second time trying them, andÂ I’mÂ telling you, theyÂ yielded the most amazing twist out today whichÂ I did not document, ever! – I willÂ definitelyÂ take some picsÂ tomorrowÂ when I release the ones I put in tonight.
Here is Kellee – Looking like princess Ariel
And how adorable is Lexi’s
I think these are my new thing- maybe
I saw this article on you Beauty Online about what hairstyles men are mostly attracted to, and I thought hmmÂ that’sÂ interesting, lets just see what they have to say, shall we. It was also good time to test my own man, so IÂ solicitedÂ his opinion on just what is sexy hair to him.
Short is hot right now and Luca Sumberac of New Brunswick, N.J. says, â€œItâ€™s the mark of a hip, confident girl.â€ Not every woman is comfortable with a short hairstyle so if you have the perfect face for a bob and the confidence to match, go for it! Going short is also a great way to get rid of any damaged ends you might have while still staying trendy. You can no longer use the excuse that men donâ€™t dig short hair because it made the list.
HeÂ isn’tÂ a fan, then he said ‘well is it soft?’Â I’mÂ like – (side eye)- Ok yea its soft!.. then he said, well then I kinda like it then.
This is the easiest style ever for the natural bunch! Texture is appearing more frequently and as we all accept our natural hair, the men in our lives start to as well. Jesse Kasendorf of Madison, Wisconsin told Glamour â€œâ€¦curls are mysterious and unique. They imply spunk.â€ Girls with straight hair often say they wish they had some texture to their natural locks, so instead of conforming to what we have been told is beautiful for so long, take Jesseâ€™s words to heart and let your curls run wild.
In my opinion, this is the simplest yet most difficult style to achieve on this list. I, like so many curlies, are used to wanting our curls to look put together, and this style requires the exact opposite. You have to be OK with a little frizz and some fly-aways if you want to achieve this look, but according to men it is exactly what they find sexy. It makes your hair look effortless which screams low maintenance, another thing men happen to find attractive. Be bold with your second day hair and stay away from the idea of taming if you want to pull off this look.
Not hers, but yours ….hmm he gonna just say anything now.. well he aint complainin.
Glamour says it best, â€œVolume is like a push-up bra for hairâ€”it maximizes the good stuff.â€œ If you have a lot of hair and itâ€™s thick, this style is much easier for you than for someone with very fine hair. If you are struggling with volume, try diffusing your hair upside down. This will pull the curl away from your scalp and give you lift all along the crown of your head.
He likes thick hair but heÂ didn’tÂ think the picture represented that well or what he pictures to be thick hair.
For the hubster, big curly voluminous hair wins hands down, and I cant say I expected less because he really likes when I do like a twist and curl or a roller set!
What hairstyles does your honey prefer?
When you head out to the salon and kick it with your stylist for over an hour and you spend hard earned money you might want to preserve the style for more than just a week. Here are a few ways I plan to keep this bad boy going for the next two maybe three weeks
First Week -Rock it bone straightÂ or Pin Curls
Second Week – Around the Way Curls
How to –
Section the hair and get to twistin or braidin add small per rods to the end of each twist/braid. Do not add any product! I have not added a single drop of anything since I left the salon last Friday
3rd week – You can continue to wear the hair curly or you can move into protective styles
– Top knot buns
– braids – If you need your hair to be longer, add some clip inÂ extensions or some kind of hair see below
OptionalÂ 4th week – If you arent itching like crazy
– other protective styling ideas
Have you met Luxy? she has the mostÂ awesomest,Â simple protective hairstyles and braids … time to get creative
Braid out – After a thorough detangling yesterday, my wash and go ponytail did a number on my hair with the tangles
Like it or not, the big V-Day is right around the corner and whether you decide to just kick it with your girls or get cozy with your boo having the right hairstyle will make all the difference.
Without delving too deep into the idiosyncrasies of the holiday,Â valentinesÂ day should be about having fun and enjoying life, its the perfect excuse to get down right flirty and sexy without feeling the least bit weird.