Being that I am a woman of a particular age one can only imagine how far back my hair story goes. Back in the day straight hair was the only way to go, so if you were unfortunate enough to not have a “good grade of hair” than you straightened it. read full hairstory here
As a little girl I grew up wearing my natural hair, but I wanted to try perms, weaves, braids etc. When I became a young woman and got married my husband told me about sisterlocks. I got tired of wearing fake hair and perms. I wanted to wear my own natural hair… read full hairstory here
January CURLIE Feature of the Month:
Growing up I use to hate my hair, I’d look to everyone else with press and curls and braids with pretty beads and I wished I could have it. I grew up in a conservative family, so I wasn’t allowed to straighten, perm, pretty much do anything manipulative to my hair. At the same time I went to a catholic school out of town that was also conservative, we were prohibited from hair beads, hair barrettes, anything colorful that would “distract” from our uniform.
January LOC Feature of the Month
I’ve always been a natural girl. Lots of braids, puffs and curls. I ended 2006 and began 2007 with many different hair styles. Something was definitely changing. I was in massage school and my vibration was shifting. I used my work time wisely, researching all I could about Dread Locs. I was not a rasta gyal but their meaning resonated well with me. I got my last press & curl in June 2007 for my birthday.
After years and years of loc admiration. It wasn’t until the day I did makeup and photos (I’m a Makeup Artist and Photographer) for Lady Blue, a very well known model and host in the Bay Area a little over three years ago that I realized that this may very well be the very day I decided, that I too, will one day be loc’d as well (Lady Blue just recently cut her locs). This shoot optimizes elegance and Lady Blue will always be well known as my 1st Loc Love.