Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
This cause me to think about natural hair in the workplace. Here are some tips to help increase your confidence about wearing your natural hair in the workplace. You can also check out my YT video about the subject here.
Consider your workplace culture: If there is a dress code policy, refer to that first. If it isn't in writing, observe those around you and how they dress. There are certain industries that are more conservative than others and in order to advance, you will need to closely assimilate your workplace culture. But don't fret, because there is hope...
Let loose on the weekends: If you work in an environment that is conservative, then let loose with your personal style on the weekends. Wear your biggest fro or twistout and enjoy!
Develop an arsenal of work appropriate hairstyle and accessories: Find styles that are work appropriate to avoid boredom and falling into a style rut. These styles should be able to be achieved in ten minutes or less. Use fotki, flickr, your blog or your computer hard drive to store these styles for inspiration. Also favorite videos on YT to practice and perfect at night and on the weekends.
Practice and perfect your work styles: Practice makes perfect. You do not want to spend too much time in the morning with your work style, so on the weekends or days off practice and perfect the styles. Having these styles perfected will give you confidence about the style and your overall professional image.
Now for some inspiration....
Friday, October 22, 2010
Oh by the way, that's my "Mastered Twistout." You can check out the tutorial on my YT channel.
But who cares 'bout my hair....I got a chance to meet Luda!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
In order to be entered, you will need to do the following:
- Subscribe to YouTube Channel
- Subscribe to blog via Google Friend Connect (it's on the right --->>>)
- Enter comment "ENTER ME" on the video on YT and here on the blog
Is that clear as mud?!?!?! :) If you have questions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
The story behind the story...
Monday, October 18, 2010
In honor of Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair" video that debuts today!
This totally made my day....
Ok Sesame Street! I see you...
I wish some adults had such a healthy attitude toward their hair, whether it's relaxed or natural.
I give Sesame Street kudos for this two minute video that will hopefully help some little girls (and their parents and peers) feel better about their natural hair.
Tell Sesame Street you appreciate this by emailing them at email@example.com
Friday, October 8, 2010
My hair is in two strand twists until I get there. If I don't go out tonight, my twist out is going to be FIERCE tomorrow LOL.
I bought this strapless jumpsuit for one of my fave boutiques in Washington, NC for $15. This is definite MUST-HAVE travel wear. It's made of a soft cotton that feels like your most comfy sweats.
You already know how I feel about traveling in sunglasses, no makeup and lip gloss. I think it goes with the euro chicness of the turban...minimalist fashion is so relaxing. That's supposed to be my relaxed face....clearly I need to work on it LOL
Friday, October 1, 2010
I was reading blogs and Jamie of Rural Glamour mentioned her blog was redesigned by Christina. So I checked out Christina's site and her blog. I liked the work...I thought I'd give her a shot. I was pricing getting a blog redesign anyway but wasn't feeling what I was seeing (either the prices or the design look).
Christina was helpful, friendly and super creative. In a matter of hours she had a sample for me to look at. I was totally amazed at how she captured the look and feel that I wanted on the first try! A couple of tweaks and 24 hours later, you have what you see here.
I let my bff and blogger Kim of The Stylish Life see my new blog before it went live. She liked what she saw and used Christina too! You can see Kim's new blog here!
I'm in love with it and I suggest if you're looking for some blog work (or twitter backgrounds, business cards, etc.), you give Christina a shot! I don't think you will be disappointed. Oh, and follow Christina on Twitter at @mrs_cjones