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Tribal Textures

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I did a fashion show in Lenoir NC a couple of years ago with my friend who let me do whatever I wanted so I went tribal with texture. I embossed all the hair above the parietal ridge, while splitting the hair below into three separate braids. To make sure the braids held their texture I put Matrix Volume Builder Mouse on the hair before and during braiding. When the braids were completely dry, I ran a flat iron over the braids to make sure they held their pattern. Remember when we use heat we are breaking the hydrogen bonds in the hair to reform the hairs natural state into the one we are trying to achieve (curl, crimp, etc). If you allow the hair to cool in the same shape as it was heated the bonds will fully reform in that shape and therefore sustain the shape for longer periods of time. Once the braids were cooled, I gently separated the braids with my fingers for less frizz. I heavily brushed the hair that was embossed to make sure I got the most volume in the crown of the hair. I then secured the front fringe to crown with gold hair clips for a tribal feel. I loved this look, even the second day wear of this look with all the texture allowed the model to do some great braids/styles. Stay tuned for more models from this show!

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Crazy Stuff I Love to do!

Crazy Stuff I Love to do!

These are some of my creations for fashion shows/Photo shoots…what do you think?

Curl Challenge Try2

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I decided to go about getting curls the old fashion way! PIN CURLS!! Yes friends I slept the WHOLE night with my hair in pin curls. I curled them using a flatiron then sprayed them with Vavoom finishing spray and pinned them so they would stay. I slept with a bandana around my head and you can see the results how perfect the curls are! I will see how long I can make these curls last…stay tuned!

“Curl Challenge”

After I curled my hair today and I wanted to save it for tomorrow. So by wearing it in a french braided double-strand rope bun. I and hoping to conserve the curl! lets see what I can do!

“Revamping Vintage”

I used a larger spaced crimping iron to add slight texture to the hair not leaving specific impression patterns. I used Matrix Total Results Sleek Iron Guard for protection, and Matrix Hard Lock hairspray for control. Pin hair into figure eights on top and to one side of the head.

Preview: “Virtually Vintage”

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So hopefully this will not be the first and only time your seeing this image…I am going to try to submit it and see what happens. Who’s with me on this? Please leave your opinions and comments….lets just say they two views don’t do the “doo” justice ;-). I handmade this headpiece out of silver beads, chiffon, and a sholderpad.

 

Sally Sells Sea Glass Down by the Sea Shore

Sally Sells Sea Glass Down by the Sea Shore

Updating an old dress by adding embellishments is the way to look great and save lots of cash! All it takes is a little imagination. The hair style is “wand waved” in the crown section with tight Marcell curls pinned up to the side. I wanted her to resemble the model from Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel”. So go try updating an old look with new additions yourself.

Texture Tessellation

Texture Tessellation

I loved this style…and since It has finally been sent off for review for the magazine American Stylist I can now show it to the world! This was all the model’s natural hair that has been crimped in specific pieces and pinned into curls all over the back of the head. I used Vavoom Finishing Hair Spray for a stronger hold and shine!