How To Create An Elegant Braided Updo

Quick and chic updo for anyone looking for a new hairstyle.

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The art of the bantu knot out…with a twist

Tada!

Tada!

Many alternatives exist when it comes to styling natural hair.
Here’s one: the two strand twist bantu knot out. Easy and stylish at the same time. Check out BeautyistheMotive‘s tutorial and get those bouncy curls!

How-To Get the Perfect Blowout

Blowout full of color!

Blowout full of colour!

Always wondered how to get that smooth and shiny blowout?

Stop looking!

Here is everything you need to know on how to get that flawless blowout 😉

 

 

For this, you will need:

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Natural Hair Stylist Workshop

Natural hair stylist workshopSaturday 20th April 2013
12.00pm – 5.00pm
Mahogany Hair Spa
Milton Keynes

Are you interested having a better understanding of how to style and care for natural hair? 

Come along to this In-depth hands on workshop  and learn from an expert all the tips and tricks to achieve flawless styles!

 

For a full break down of the event information and tickets click >here<

 

 

Signature Turban Bun

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This must-have ‘hairstyle’ is one of the trendiest styles to rock right now, whether your hair journey is in full flow or your hair follicles are remembering the times from yesteryear (big chop). Long gone are the days when you could only wear your scarf for bedtime hair protection; the Turban Bun is a sign of sheer uniqueness and all-round confidence. Go rock it girl!

Products Needed

Bright orange pashmina scarf from ebay
These scarves can also be found in local generic shops

Tutorial

Hair preparation: To achieve this look your hair can be in any style as long as you make it lie flat. To avoid your hair slipping out especially at the back place in a high forward pony tail before you begin and bobby pin any loose hairs. 


Photo Source: pinterest.com/themanecurl

 

Wrap and Dine – Part 1

Wrap and Dine Natural Hair EventSunday 31st March 2013
4.00pm – 7.00pm

Located near Tulse Hill Station
Enjoy 1 and half hours of head wrapping followed by a delicious two course vegetarian meal.
The workshop includes:

  • Wraps for use on the day
  • Demonstrations of Head wrapping Basics 
  • Simple starter Head wrap Styles
  • History of Head wrapping
  • Putting Theory to Practice

More information and tickets >>Here<<

 

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Senegalese Twist Styles: Part 2

Following on from Part 1 where we showed you how to do Senegalese Twists it is now time to style them up!

If you’ve got your twists in now, fab! If you haven’t got around to it yet or your still a bit unsure if this is the one for you, check out the great styles you can create once your all twisted up AND how to do them:

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Senegalese Twist Tutorial: Part 1

Senegalese twists tutorial NaturalPride

Following the success of the Mini Twists tutorial the Senegalese ‘how-to’ has been requested. This is a protective hairstyle, very good if you want to give your hair a break. The combination of the extensions twisted in with your hair reduces noticeable frizz caused by weekly washes. These twists can usually last between 4 – 8 weeks when looked after right. If you want to add a bit of length or colour to you hair without any permanent changes go ahead and get twisting 😉

Products Used

Eco Styler Styling Gel from Cosmetic Solutions

(Similar extensions to the pack used in the video) Xpression from Your Hair and Beauty

Tutorial Video

Caution ❗ If like many of us particular parts of your hair are weak or your hair-line, try your best not to twist those areas to tight. The extra weight from the extensions can cause hair to break from the root if done too tight. 

Photo Source:
pinterest.com/msphoenixrenee/

Hair and Make Up 101

Hair & Make Up 101 Natural Hair EventSaturday 23rd February 2013
10.00am -6.00pm
The Dining Place
Colindale
London
NW9 5XA

A D.I.Y guide to enhancing your beauty with hair and make up tutorials. 90% Practical 10%, theory with a manual. The class is sponsored by Virgos Lounge the vintage inspired label as seen in OK, Grazia, Cosmopolitan.co.uk and more; each participant will receive a free item from the collection! More Information

Mini Twists on natural hair Alicia James

Mini Twists Tutorial

Gorgeous Two Strand Mini Twists

Alicia James Mini Twists Natural hair


These beauties are so versatile. Easy to style and protective.
Although they can take a long time to do… In the tutorial below they took 10hours BUT do not let this deter you lol. Once they are in they can stay in for a very long time. 

Products Used

Miss Jessie’s Baby Buttercreme available from British Curlies 2oz or 16oz 

Tutorial
Hair Tip: Mini twists can be done on wet hair but they will not come out stretched. They’ll appear shorter but and this creates a totally different look, funky and full of volume (I prefer twists on wet hair) 😉

Photo Source:
easynaturalhair.com

Ooooh la la natural hairstyle

Ooooh La La!

Picture of natural hair style uo do

Simple, quick and easy hairstyle with a vibrant splash of colour!

Accessories Used

Orange flower hair pin from St8ment

Flexi Rods from Boots

Banana Clip at Glitz4Girlz

Products Used

Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Edge Control Hair Gel at Pak Cosmetics

Shea Moisture Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner Ebay

Tutorial

Alicia Keys Up-do Hair Style Tutorial

Fancy Updo Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys Up-do Hair Style TutorialThis elegant easy up do will be sure to knock em dead for that special event!

Watch the similar tutorial now:
Hair Tip: To avoid using heat in your hair, Curlformers or Flexi Rods can be used instead of curling tongs

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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/

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Chunky Twist Out

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Chunky Twist Out

Unravel those twists and unleash your hair into this beautiful bold twist out!
Watch the tutorial and get the accessories below 

Products Used

Doris New York Leave-In Conditioner at Doris New York

Doris New York Olive Oil Hair Cream from Doris New York

Stay On Satin Edge Bonnet at Pak Cosmetics

Outfit & Accessories

Oval Hoop Earrings: from Warehouse

Black Shirt: from H&M

Denim Skinny Jeans: from River Island

Black Sammy Boots: from Kurt Geiger

Watch the Chunky Twist Out tutorial here:
Hair Tip: Your hair does not have to be blown out to create this style. You can also twist the hair from wet, make sure that the hair is dry before you lose it out. Your curls will be tighter and more defined for the final look 😉

Source for Photo:
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A Style We Love

The Flat Twisted Side Bun

Flat Twisted Side Bun

This easy elegant style can be worn at the office or for a night out… and it’s perfect as a protective style for the winter

Products Used

Spectrum Organic Coconut Oil unrefined from Vitaminsuk

Ampro Styling Gel at Cosmetic Solutions

 Accessories

Gold disc earrings similar at Fashion Jewellery House

Want To Learn How To Do It? Check Out This Video

Source for Photo:
blackgirllonghair.com

Short and Sexy Finger Coils

Finger Coils

Finger Coils

This simple hairstyle is sensitive scalp friendly. It doesn’t pull and it adds a real sense of character to TWAs. Give it a go!

Products Used

Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie from Outer Beauty Supply

Palmers Extra Virgin Olive Oil at The Glamour Shop

Hair Comb Slides, x4 Pack clear in colour at Glitz4Girlz

Outfit

Ribbed Military Jumper from Nordstrom

Get The Look Tutorial

 Source for Photo:
naturallycurly.com

Curly Fro Work It Girl!

Defined Curls

Define Your Curls

Fancying some colour this season? Get this electric lipstick and master the look

Products Used

Design Essentials Natural Curl Enhancing Mousse at Design Essentials

Elasta QP Feels Like Silk Design Gel From Jinnys Mall

Jumbo Bobby Pins from NM Beauty

Accesories

L’Oréal Lipstick at: Superdrug

Owl Studs Earrings: Lissele Jewellery

Watch this tutorial to define your curls

Source for Photo:
celliie.tumblr.com

Glamorous Diva Natural Updo

See how this gorgeous French braid protective up style looks on you. Links to accessories and tutorial below 🙂

Products Used

Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie at Outer Beauty Supply

Hair Clamps from Boots

Accessories

Earrings: similar at Revolveclothing

How To Get This Updo Video

Source for photo:
facebook.com/KabeiDuru

It’s a Natural Thing

Bantu-knot Twist Out

Want to be casual and still be stylish
Follow the links to get the outfit and learn how to do the hairstyle below…Enjoy!

Products Used

TRESemme Naturals Conditioner from Boots

Curl Junkie Daily Fix Cleansing Conditioner at British Curlies

Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner from British Curlies

Carol’s Daughter Macadamia Heat Protection Gloss at CurlMart

Outfit & Accessories
Cardigan: It is so simple but I loooove it!!!Forever21
Shirt: H&M
Necklace: Forever21
Bantu-knot Twist Out Tutorial

Tip: You can do this style on wet hair and take it out the next morning…you’ll get a similar result 😉

Source for Photo:
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