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
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
All hail to construction workers, building a house is no joke! Laying the floor (giggles) took at least 6 hours with four amateurs on the job. It was a great experience and more importantly, for a great cause.
With volunteer labor and donations, Habitat for Humanity provides families and individuals affordable safe places to call home. Good stuff, right?
Echoes of Hope’s ‘Be A Light’ volunteers partnered with Habitat for Humanity/Hollywood for HFH to renovate a house for a family that has lived in apartments with no yard for their little ones to play in.
The day was filled with construction jokes like… “We need one person to lay and another to screw.” and “Look! Two girls are screwing.”
In between jokes we worked hard. We left sore, but grateful that we were able to contribute to something so meaningful. A home is a place of stability, a foundation for success, a loving and supportive environment.
Check out more photos here and watch our “Harlem Shake” video below.
For more information on Habitat for Humanity click the links above or visit http://www.habitat.org.
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
-Finger detangle hair by section (I created 6 sections) using a small amount of water (apply water using a spray bottle) followed by Cantu Shea Butter (avoid adding moisture at the root to minimize shrinkage)
-After detangling a section, add a little more Cantu Shea Butter making sure that all strands are coated (give your ends a little extra love)
-Two-strand twist the section and continue the process until each section is twisted
-Allow twists to COMPLETELY dry
-Once twists are dry, add a small amount of light oil (I used coconut oil) to your finger tips to avoid frizz while separating twists
-Separate the twists from the root, then separate the subsequent sections (one twist becomes 4 sections)
-Use a pic at the roots of your hair to create volume
*If you are not satisfied, continue to separated sections and pic until you achieve desired volume & look