We’ve all had times when we try out a new style or even attempt one that we’ve done before and, for whatever reason, it’s a complete fail! Thankfully, there ARE a few ways to save a failed natural hair style. Here are some suggestions…
We moms are always going, aren’t we? Especially if you’ve got a BABY baby or toddler, your time is not your own. But we still gotta look cute, right?! So here’s a quick and easy frohawk for you that’s great for the summer heat!
When you’re pressed for time and need a quick, easy and cute style for your anniversary, a simple frohawk is the way to go. Wanna see how it’s done?
Sure, any season is a good season to wear a protective style. But when that air starts to get cooler, I like to put the fro away for a while and rock some low maintenance dos. Not only do they save me time during the seasons when I like to do my hair the least but they aid in the overall health of my hair. Here are four of my favorite fall protective styles! Twisted Fauxhawk w/ Pompadour This is my favorite fancy-ish protective style. Definitely a go-to when I have a special affair to attend with limited time to do my hair. Marley Hair and I have become the best of friends ’cause it’s the perfect “fake it til you make it” synthetic hair for updos, blending in SO well with my natural texture. The style looks a lot more complicated than it is. Believe it or not, once my hair is prepped (washed, stretched) the style itself takes me no more than thirty minutes to do. It was just right for this fall photo shoot with Danielle Finney back in 2012. Wanna see how it’s done? I GOTCHU BOO!!! Clickity click >>> HERE! Marley Twists This was the very first set of Marley Twists I had ever done. They were on the small side but that made for lots of versatility in styling. Buns have been my thing since relaxer days so that wasn’t gonna change. But I also liked to do a half up/half down thing as seen in yesterday’s post. While I was able to do a lot with those twists, they took me soooooooo long to do! So I gradually moved on to doing them larger, a look that I adored anyhow. I wish I had a tutorial for you (I have one coming… eventually) but…
Over the past year or so, I’ve been seeing so many versions of this funky style and I gotta say… I love EVERY. SINGLE. ONE! This long-in-the-front-short-in the back do has quickly gained popularity and I predict we’re gonna see much of this style in some gorgeous hues come Summertime. It seems to me that color really takes it to astronomical levels of awesome! See for yourself… The key to the success of this coiffure, in addition to the cut itself, is defined curls and coils. To achieve just the right appeal, I’d probably set my hair in some bantu knots for a bit of a stretch and definition. Flexi or perm rods could also do the trick! You can even combine the two for a multi-textured look- bantu knots in back with flexi rods for the longer portion in front- to form your tapered fro. While I love this cut, I’m nowhere near brave enough to do this much hair-chopping! How bout you?! Will you be doing anything drastic with your hair this Summer? A chic cut? Bold color? A second (or third or fourth) Big Chop?! Share below! ^_^ Till next time my naturalistas, xoxo ~Toia Sources: thebrownfacebee.onsugar.com; woohair.com; nappyheadedblackgirl.com; www.hairloveart.com; faintlymasculine.com
Here’s a protective style that’ll get you the “wow factor” without having to spend hours working on it. Wondering what to do with my hair for my sister’s graduation party last year, I turned to YouTube and BAM! Fierce do in less than thirty minutes! The photo above is a few days after the festivities. With a slight change to the pomp, I rocked it about a month later when I was approached by photographer Ray Tamarra on 6th Ave in TriBeCa. He loved the ‘do and wanted to get some shots for Essence Magazine’s Fall Hot Hair Issue! Ummmm, ‘KAY!! (O_O) LOL! Welp, here’s the one that landed in the mag… When it came time for my shoot with DFinney Photography, I had to do it! And now, here’s how it’s done… ENJOY!! Do you often turn to YouTube when you’re stuck in a style rut? ‘Til next time folks! xoxo Toia B.