|Braided mayhem take me away like the Calgon perfume I no longer use.|
December 6, 2014
Before heading to Toronto, had to search long and hard for a place. Had a "princess" idea in mind. I discovered Vixen Hair Studio on Instagram. Enjoyed beautiful featured natural styles and customer satisfaction. The location was convenient for me. A plus. All the ladies were kind and fashionable. Jill Scott and Erykah Badu played their soul food tunes.
FYI: My hair must really love this length. It has been this way for years and years. So.....
|Left view and bow tie earring.|
|Cheeks so above cloud nine glasses almost slipped.|
|Partial hazy top. I think my fingers got too Happy. Pharrell?|
|Blurred right side vision.|
|The back. Sort of.|
January 14, 2015
Hair styled in Dayton "country," photographed in Philly PAFA studio.
Went a place I hated. A place where natural hair is despised and ridiculed. It was close by. Had no idea what happened to my beloved Lynette-- an awesome understanding woman who embraced and catered to my hair creativity. The "pain" of this dismal substitute place was only an hour or so. Plus I still appreciated her efforts. Braiding is a talent wished to attain.
On the way out, a charming girl by the door commended the style. As did whom I miss most right now...
|Braided up bun.|
|Back. Top is where most of my hair grows. Sides are super slow. Slower than a tortoise.|
|Melancholy. Perhaps due to the facial breakout.|
January 28, 2015
Bun was let go. Dumped. Didn't get to call or send me a sentimental note.
Maybe next time.
Take down was lovely though. I had oiled it every few days. Braids just unsifted through fingers like silky coarse amazement. Unveiled spirally spirals sparkled with glistening sheen and soft thickness. Long ago, I would have hated this condition. I love it so much. So much that I shall write a book of romantic letters to my hair. Lord Byron would be jealous.
|I took braids out and played with the kinky curls like artistic damsel in happiness. Not duress or distress.|
|Also listened to Lauryn Hill on heavy rotation. Sorry Bob Marley. Cool tank from Nirvana anyway. Lace top a clearance purchase from Burlington Coat Factory.|
January 29, 2015
Visited Vixen's Hair Studio again this morning. I love and appreciate gentle hair combing. Scalp massages don't hurt either. Although adoring this new 'do, anticipating another eventual shape up. Girl needs a fresh trim. Then hopefully we'll resume a productive, healthy growth with our favorite oils-- Jamaican Black Castor, coconut, olive, and Argan. Want ear muff length bad. That amount of fluffy goodness will warm tender, exposed ears. Cannot wait to kiss hats and scarves goodbye.
|Side view. See large yellow duck in the background sitting on the studio couch? Good times.|
|Almost back view.|
|Back view. Side I will sleep on if slumbering on my face doesn't work out.|
|Happy camper getting back to "work."|