The Blow Dry Set: Get quality and style in less time. A salon that understands the properties of the scalp and hair can help you get the look. We recommend using a salon that practices healthy hair management, utilizing tools and methods that maintain the integrity of your hair. Consult with your stylist to get the details on how to wash & blow dry in salon and at home. Watch a quick video tutorial on Wash & Blow dry styling.

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My approach to hair is care first style after. Using hot tools with a light weight heat protectant, like eufora’s Beautifying Serum, offers style and healthy hair benefits. In the before and after image below mannequin hair gets a wash & blow dry style. I use beautifying serum and a bore bristle brush to smooth and shine the hair. I recommend Sheena’s Strengthening treatment after heat use or texture bending to fortify strands and reduce the appearance damage .

Quick tip: blow-dry hair only 92% to avoid static and fly aways. Allow hair to air dry 8% then set with a flexible hold hair spray to finish.

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Above limp dull hair comes to life and maximize volume.

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Above before and after. I used a twist curl set to minimize volume and accentuate curl definition.

Quick tip: After setting twist curls diffuse to dry and set. Once hair is dry you may separate individual twist curl to desired volume.

In the image below we work toward healthy looking hair with a cut that reduces split ends, adds volume and shape. I take a Sassoon classic approach to correct uneven lengths and damage.

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Playing with texture

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Above I create shapes with minimal product and styling tools for an effortless finish.

My Style Inspiration

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CUT. COLOUR. STYLE. (below image are before and after)

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Below adding round layers to lift and volumize. (below image before and after)

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Mens Tapered

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The mens taper, shear over comb ~A traditional approach to the cut. A barbering technique used to gradually fade and shape both men and women’s hair. Images below feature my early work and knack for cutting mens hair.  I use the tools in my kit to customize and finish the look.

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KINKS: ARE YOU ADDICTED TO TWIST-OUTS?.

Hello Bloggers! This was an interesting topic for me, posted by my hair crush Chime Edwards @ chimeedwards.com. I ask the question “Are their do’s and dont’s for kinky coily hair?”

My Question to Chime and other experienced naturals. Should their be a standard for new naturals? What are the staple style options? What is the formula?

My experience in class: A girl in beauty class embraces her natural hair. She is now one of two rocking natural texture. The other is ME*. I’v been natural for four years and offer her tips on style and care when she asks. Her hair is damaged and often looks un-kept. Sacrificing “good hair”(healthy hair) for length she sits in class with picks and styling tools jammed in her hair.. It seems inappropriate. I admire her car-free approach but Im mildly offended. Am i being silly?

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Any thoughts or suggestions on this? …please leave your comments below.

I recommend these products to my people on a budget. As always, a special shout out to Sheena’s Hair Care for using natural and organic ingredients to care for your curls and curly styling.

Sheena’s Hair Care uses natural and organic ingredients to reduces build up and the clogging of pores. The line is complete with three simple formulas Sheena’s; Hydrate leave-in cleanser, Nourish leave-in conditioner and Strengthen leave-in protein treatment. Sheena’s Hair Care is made and manufactured in Canada and can be purchased online.

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TRESemme Naturals is affordable and effective. I recommend lightweight, sulphate-free and non silicone based ingredients for shampooing and conditioning kinks and curls. To winterize my hair I use large twists then lather up each section with TRESemme Naturals conditioner mixed w/ distilled water and glycerin for a deep moisture treatment. I use almond oil as my sealing oil sit for an hour and rinse with water.

When I work with heat, to prep, silicone base ingredients are recommended to prolong the life of my straight styles. I recommend Pantene Smooth collection and heat styling sprays like Red-E to go. A silicon based product offers a layer of protection and prevents moisture from complicating your sleek style. Use a quality deep conditioning treatment like Joico’s K-PAK protein rich conditioner after heat styling to fortify strands. These tips will produce your most predictable and long lasting results.

Ill be experimenting with the roller set for low to no heat styling. My clients can expect long lasting, full bodied curls that require no heat maintenance. If preserved well, this style can last up to two weeks.

Transform limp, flat hair into volumouse curls. To start, set hair in rollers wet then apply ionic heat to condition and dry the hair. A cool blast will seal and set the cuticle. Try this style at home with no heat and allow your hair to air dry.

Below are before and after images of my roller set work. I love the full body and curl.

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Pharaohs of Egypt in ancient times enjoyed the most intricate and beautifully patterned braid styles. Far and wide the braid is recognized for its regal, elegant beauty and seen quite regularly in style today.

I enjoy the braid most in a fun and flirty undo. The braid adds texture and interest to any style.

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Below is a loose textured Updo. With braid mixed classic french roll and flat pinned for and invisible finish.

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A quick service Updo can be preformed by me with ease and to your satisfaction. Expect elegance and consistency with every salon service.

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