Tuesday marked 1 year since the birth of kinkycurlsLA.com, yay (see the first post here)!!! And… Wednesday marked my 2 year naturalversary (see 1 year naturalversary post here)! It’s a celebration, I want a cupcake.
This journey has been awesome and I’ve learned so much. Kinkycurlsla will continue to evolve and improve as I grow and figure out how to better serve you guys. I appreciate you all. Thank you for your support! Please feel comfortable enough to share your opinions, content requests, and ask questions.
Have a great weekend! Take a shot for me. xoxo
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
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
Curly Cartel, a community created to encourage women to embrace their natural beauty, held its first event on March 3, 2013. The event, hosted by creators Miss Dunnie O and Ms. J Gray, was held at Confidential Beverly Hills and featured notable natural hair/beauty panelists, food and beauty vendors.
Overall, I’d say the event was a success. More than 100 women with different curl patterns, shapes, sizes and backgrounds were provided a positive space to experience, learn and grow.
Attendees were able to get answers to puzzling questions, while snacking on tasty treats and receiving complimentary mini makeovers.
Between stuffing my face with “Healthy Bites” and “Signature Sweets”, I had the pleasure of meeting Miss Dunnie O, Dr. Kari Williams (Mahogany Revolution), Chef Ameera (chefameera), Chef Vita Love (chefameera), Ashley Blaine Featherson (Actress), Tia Muhammad (Neon Pink Magazine), Rosalyn Lockhart (Fierce Phaces), Ferriss Mason (UrbnVntg) and a new curlfriend Corene.
Check out the photos below and feel free to ask questions. Oh! And I recommend you try the following…
1. Chef Ameera‘s kale salad and roasted herb & veggie quinoa
2. Strawberry Kouture‘s cheesecake covered strawberry
3. Creole Primas‘ chocolate cake pop
Miss Dunnie O (in pink top ) & Ms. J Gray(in white top) awarding raffle & door prizes
Creole Primas cake pops
Sheeq Cosmetics mini makeover station