Can I Touch Your Hair?

Do you let people touch your hair or is it a no-no? Why?

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The Truth About The Natural Hair Movement

Society put a lot of pressure on women to look a certain way, act a certain way and even think a certain way.

Unfortunately, big-natural-hairthis pressure results in some women having insecurities about their bodies or having unbelievable expectations about themselves and to another extent about others as well.

For a long time, women with curly/kinky hair have been told that having natural hair isn’t beautiful. The issue here is that young girls are growing up believing that they MUST be someone else to be accepted. How can WE change that? How can we teach them to love themselves for who they are?

Well, I think that one of the goal of the natural hair movement is to empower women and girls. The “natural hair movement” as some like to call it started with few women (Afrobella is one of them) who decided to return to their natural hair texture showing that you do not have to stick to what’s society wants you to be. I see them as role models for younger generations and other women as well telling us to believe that we are enough. Ghandi was right when he said “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” Just look at the way big brands have started to cater to our needs, including L’Oréal and Pantene. Who would have thought this few years ago.

I can’t wait to see what’s next…

What are your views on the natural hair movement? Has it changed anything for you?

 Photo source(s): @kelbpics

Have A Little Patience…

…or maybe not? Most of us have been there. We want waist length hair within a 

month even though we have only just big chopped or we are not achieving that 

half inch of growth per month that the experts said we should have.

 

So what do you do when your patience is wearing thin and your on the brink of 

stepping back into the chemically treated side? Well word has it, you can now 

buy afro textured clip-ins to give you that boost you may be craving.

 

 

Kurly Klips offer customers afro hair using 100% Remy Human Hair. 

Take a look and let us know if you would rock these in your everyday routine.

 

The Beauty Project: A Return To Natural

You’ve got to check this out, a well put together video summing up popular views on the natural hair journey.
Less than 5 minutes long, watch it and let us know if you can relate.

Afro Hair & Beauty LIVE 2014!

Afro Hair & Beauty Live Logo 2014

 

Afro Hair & Beauty Live 2014

May Bank Holiday weekend see the return of Europe’s biggest showcase for afro hair and beauty. Taking place on May 25th and 26th 2014 at the Business Design Centre, Islington, Afro Hair & Beauty LIVE! is set is set to mark yet another successful year in its’ 33-year history.

At The Afro Hair & Beauty LIVE you’ll find award-winning hairdressers, specialist beauticians and cutting-edge fashion all under one roof. Take the time to indulge with a customised manicure at one of the many pop-up beauty booths or take the stress off you mind with an Indian head massage. The show has everything you could wish for from henna tattoos to professional eyebrow threading and eyelash extensions – all at cut prices. Not only that but the runway will be in full swing with fashion shows, dynamic hair competitions and show special presentations from the leading names in the ethnic hair and beauty industry. If any of the clothes you see catch your eye visit the Afro Hair & Beauty Fashion Boutique to bag a one-off piece at a special show price.

Other features include the Sensational Icon competition where top hairstylists display imaginative avant-garde styles that can only be described as visual masterpieces. Along with the fiercely charged WAHL Battle of the Barbers competition which sees barbers from all corners of the UK work their skills.

Take advantage of this spectacular weekend and see the latest product innovations on the market and interact with the best of the best in the industry, including the fabulous natural hair celebrity stylist, Felicia Leatherwood known as the ‘Hair Whisperer’ who will be at the Beautiful Textures stand.

After the success of last year the interactive debate will be returning, a chance for you to put your burning questions to our top industry panel. Plus this year for the first time ever Afro Hair and Beauty LIVE are bringing you a beauty interactive debate with our panel to consist of well-known names in the beauty industry.

Take advantage of our FREE seminar programme which covers a wide range of hair and lifestyle related topics, and the many giveaways up for grabs.

With SO much going on, this is a show not to be missed!

Afro Hair & Beauty LIVE
25th and 26th May 2014
Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1
Nearest Tube: Angel

For interviews and press enquires please contact:
Jessica Fuller, Public Relations
020 7498 1795
pr@afrohairshow.com

 For more information visit www.afrohairshow.com

He proposed!

He finally popped the question and you said YES! Congratulations!  

After the cries, screams and the ridiculous long hours spent on the phone with your mom, sisters, dad, friends, aunts… It’s time to prepare for the big day and you know your hairstyle got to be on point. Don’t you worry about a thing, we got you.

Check out these stunning hairstyles and get inspired before walking down the aisle. 😉

locs updo

 

Curly hair

 

Chic updo

 

Sophisticated chignon

 

Elegant natural updo

 

Afro for a lovely bride

 

 

 

 

 

Natural Hair Movement Travels to West Africa

Natural Hair Movements Moves to West Africa

In the Ivory Coast, a fairly new group of woman meet every two months in the capital of Abidjan. The group calls itself “Nappys de Babi,” and the 2,400 odd members share tips on how to maintain their natural hair.

The main goal of “Nappys de Babi” – which is a combination of “natural,” “happy,” and Abidjan’s nickname – is to convince black women to forgo relaxers, extensions, and wigs. However, most of the women haven’t worn natural hair since their teenage years.. Read more from Clutch Magazine >>here<<

Remember This..

Hot Comb

Remember blowing on the comb when it first came off of the fire to cool it down lol

Why did you have to sit through it, was it for the high school prom,
family christening or a wedding?

Tell us your hot comb experience

 

Saturday Night Live Brings You Sasheer Zamata!

Sasheer ZamataLive from New York, it’s Sasheer Zamata! That’s right, Saturday Night Live has a new cast member. E! News has confirmed Zamata will join the cast of NBC’s long-running SNL this January. Sasheer is an actress, writer, improviser and stand up comedian. Read more > here <

 

Afro Hair & Beauty Show

Afro hair & Beauty Live

Sunday 26th May and Monday 27th May 2013
10.30am – 6.00pm

Business Design Centre,
52 Upper Street Islington,
London
N1 0QH

Be inspired! That time of the year has come again, it’s all about hair, beauty and lifestyle. Don’t miss this awesome event.
Highlights include:

  • Fashion Shows
  • Hair Demonstrations
  • Nail and Beauty Bar
  • Lifestyle
  • Natural Zone
  • Live Salon: Award-Winning Stylists

Get your tickets here

TICKET GIVEAWAYS!!

One of the most talked about hair shows of the year is finally here and we are giving away 5 pairs of tickets! Yes, I actually said 5 pairs. To get your hands on these babies just leave a comment below telling us how hot your hair is and follow @AfrohairbeautyL on twitter.

There’s no time to waste, get involved, RT RT. Tell a friend to tell a friend to tell their Mum.

This competition ends on Monday 20th May, 9.00pm. After this time winners will be chosen and announced on Tuesday 21st. Good Luck 😉

 

Hot Men Monday: Hairspiration

Can we please take a moment for our natural hair brothers who are giving me life this morning! They are representing fully from hair to physique, scroll down and let us know which one tickles your fancy. (I couldn’t choose, I got me a shortlist) lool 😉

Male Hairspiration NaturalPride

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5 Sizzling Natural Hair Dos

Janelle Monae

Fabulous  Mohawk worn by
Janelle Monaé

84th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

  Fierce Fro
Esperanza Spalding

Viola Davis

Elegance personified!
Viola Davis

Solange Knowles 
Vibrant Finery
Solange Knowles

 

Kelis' "Flesh Tone" Album Release Party

Sexy red pixie cut
Kelis

 

Ester Selassie

Send in your fabulous natural hair photos here

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Stand Out Speak Up

Your hair is able to speak volumes about who you are in a non-verbal fashion. Being a fan of rock music may mean to a fan shaving off all their hair, or dying it a plethora of colours, breaking away from “tradition”.

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Whereas if you are a fan of Indie or Folk music you may decide to grow your hair as long as possible, abstaining from scissors.

Indie Hirstyles

The correlation between both is that by parties would argue they are unique and special, but isn’t the desire to be unique and special all part of societies plan to create unity? Incidentally all those that share the same commonalities group together to make up echelons and or Diasporas of society. So in that respect how different is anybody really? Like sheep we all muster together to be seen and heard. And that is precisely why Angela Davis and others lived their life in an afro, because as black people we were not seen and seldom heard, it wasn’t about fashion or pop culture like it is today, (thank you very much Rihanna, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj and all the other hair drones) no it was about making aAngela Davis statement that caused attention/offense, whether intentionally or unintentionally-I couldn’t tell you.

 

When I say the name “Angela Davis” it would only be those that are interested in the political movements of African-Americans in the 1960’s that could recall who this lady is, and the part she played during this time. Born January 26, 1944, Davis big afro became synonymous with her political activities. Being that the “afro” was envisioned as the signature style, demonstrating that you were resisting the oppression in an oppressive time, opting out of using chemicals, and embracing your hair in its natural state. Just the use of an afro comb was necessary, nothing else. Showing to the world that a great deal of “black power” resided in the ability to be unconformable (having an afro) in an uncivil time.

The inherent racism in America in the 1960s caused a vacuum that black people were unwillingly sucked into and ideally gotten rid of. But there were a few who resisted and Davis was one.

Ester Selassie

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The Massive Fro

NaturalPrideLet it all hang out!
Big beautiful fro full of volume

Outfit & Accessories

Khaki tie front shirt from Fashion Union

Geek clear lens  oversized glasses at Punky Pins

HairTip: This style can be created after loosing out most hairstyles or after you have washed your hair and allowed it to dry. Light combing  to detangle and fluff up the hair is advised. Followed by tweaking to make it sit right is all it really needs. Depending on your hair length and texture will determine how it hangs. No matter what the length of your fro it will look fierce and cause heads to turn . Go for it!

Source for Photo:
pinterest.com/theswoonevent/