Quite a few people have asked me for natural hair salon referrals, so I’ve compiled this list. It will be permanently placed under the ‘Curl Talk’ tab as ‘Salons & Stylists’. Additions will be added as discovered.
So far, I have not been to any of the listed salons, but I’ve met a few stylists at events. I typically do my own hair. Feel free to ask questions.
Keep it kinky! xoxo
Mahogany Hair Revolution 9911 W. Pico Blvd., Suite 200W Studio 14 Los Angeles, CA 90035 310.286.9909 www.mahoganyrevolution.com Capella Salon 12930 Ventura Blvd #216 Studio City, CA 91364 818.506.1450 www.capellasalon.com REHAB Salon 1515 N. Cahenga Blvd. Hollywood, Ca 90028 323.461.1777 www.rehabsalon.com I Love Lulu 733 S. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, Ca 90036 323.934.5727 www.iloveluluhairspa.com Leos Curls 11900 Ventura Blvd. Studio City, Ca 91604 818.783.7734 www.leoscurls.com Devachan Salon 9355 Culver Blvd Culver City, CA 90232 310.904.0161 www.devacurl.com Salon of Curls 701B Venice Blvd Venice, CA 90291 310.701.9218 www.salonofcurls.com Oh My Nappy Hair 814 S. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036 323.939.3999 www.ohmynappyhair.com
What would you do if your little curly-haired daughter, sister, niece or cousin cried desperately asking for straight “yellow” hair?
One mother, Nicole Updegraff, decided to search for a book as back up for the conversation she would have with her daughter. Unfortunately, she did not find a book with the message she wanted to impart.
From the void, I LOVE my Cotton Candy Hair was born. I LOVE my Cotton Candy Hair is a love letter written by Nicole to teach her 3-year-old daughter that she is absolutely perfect just the way she is. How awesome is that?
The story is ideal for children ages 3 to 8, but this twenty-something year old (me) is captivated. I LOVE my Cotton Candy Hair crosses, age, gender and racial barriers and unites us all for a fun journey that promotes self-love. The narrator, Charlie, shares cool facts about her hair. She also brings her family and friends along by showing us the different beautiful hair colors and styles they wear.
Nicole said, “I LOVE my Cotton Candy Hair rhymes its way into your heart,” it has crawled inside mine and buried itself.
Guess what? Aside from the love story, Nicole and her Cotton Candy Playground will be launching a kids apparel line, really SOON! Take a sneak peek at a few designs below. Great designs with even better messages.
Enter for a chance to win a copy of I LOVE my Cotton Candy Hair and a “I LOVE my Cotton Candy Hair” tee, for someone special. Details are posted under “giveaways” click here
Feel free to ask any questions and thanks for reading. xoxo
(Mother, Wife, Friend, Writer, Illustrator & Graphic Designer)
The celebration was hot, literally! Despite the heat, I relished in the merriment as we honored celebrity natural hair stylists Dr. Kari Williams, Felicia Leatherwood, African Creature and Adele Supreme.
It is always a pleasure to mingle with women sharing and embracing natural beauty. I met new curlfriends and connected with fellow LA Curly Girls. Good times!
Check out photos below.
Gift Bag Items
Growing up, my definition of beauty was heavily influenced by media standards. I failed to embrace the differences that make us unique. My ignorance helped to create a perception that dictated my behavior and interactions.
Today, I am proud to celebrate images and attributes that I found embarrassing and/or bashed. Embracing my own natural beauty has changed my perspective and is one of the best choices I have ever made.
Honored to be part of this amazing movement, I love opportunities to connect with other amazing women redefining beauty.
On Thursday night, natural hair and beauty bloggers/editors gathered at the upscale Sofitel Los Angeles for a beauty chat hosted by MegaGrowth and Ebony.com. I had a blast chatting about hair care, makeup, fitness and philanthropy with those in attendance.
Guests enjoyed delicious gourmet hors d’ oeuvres, complimentary drinks and received MegaGrowth swags bags. The summer inspired beach totes included three full-sized products that smell yummy. Look out for a review.
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Swag bag and products
Melanie Martin (Ebony.com), Judie Reyes & I
Tia Muhammad (NEONPinkMagazine) and I
When I was a young girl
I had visions of fame
They were wild and they were free
They were blessed with my name…
I L.O.V.E. that song!
Anyway, one of my visions included attending Spelman College and stomping across campus chanting “Oo-ooop!” with the Delta’s or “Skee wee!” with the AKA’s. None of that happened. I missed the undergrad pledge opportunity, but at the end of 2011, I kind of joined a sorority called the natural hair movement.
I imagine the sisterhood, empowerment and bonding is pretty similar to a sorority. Don’t burst my bubble! (insert side eye)
Last month, my friend Angela hosted about two handfuls of her curlfriends for an au naturale girls day. It included girl talk, bonding, motivation, hair makeovers, sharing tips, a product exchange, yummy healthy food and adult refreshments.
I thoroughly enjoyed the experience (minus sitting under the dryer) and gained a few new curlfriends. Good times!
Check out the photos below.
Angela & I gave Valeka a hair makeover using Curlformers
Everyone left with a bottle of Kinky-Curly‘s Knot Today & Curling Custard samples. Both were provided courtesy of Kinky-Curly, thanks to their PR rep Erica.
Yummy food & refreshments