We’ll go right ahead and state the obvious two things you’re thinking: One, Bianca looks beautiful in her lime green natural hair. And two, not many people can pull of green hair and even fewer of those “not many people” can pull of neon green hair. We’re right there with you. We agree that everything is not for everyone and that includes both spandex and hair color. But, and this but applies to everyone, we like to experiment with color and enjoy encouraging other women to be brave enough to do the same by trying a color that they think they can’t pull off. You may just surprise yourself at how good you look in bright, neon curls and how becoming it is on you. [Read more…]
In most cases, it’s Vic that’s doing the styling. Being a celebrity wardrobe stylist and costume designer, her curly natural hair plays a role just as important as the purse she carries and the outfits that she wears. Everything has to come together precisely. She was a wonderful treat for this makeover series. She presented us with the biggest challenge because she was a bit anxious coming in. “I’m the worst person for surprises,” she told us. “I hate surprises. No, really I hate them.” In for surprise she was because like all of the other ladies before her, she had no idea what hair color she was getting. It could have been swamp green for all she knew. But what we knew was that her hair color needed to say “banging.” It needed to speak volumes even when she was not saying a word. [Read more…]
If you’ve ever tried on Ruby Woo while perusing reds at a MAC counter, then you more than likely have been offered up her sister Lady Danger for testing as well. Lots of women (including ourselves) are die hards for ole Ruby but there is something about Lady Danger that most can’t deny makes her a great sister lipstick–just opposite and similar enough–one is a little more classic, sexy and retro and the other, a little more vibrant, kittenish and eclectic. A vivid bright coral red that wears like the sun on your lips, it’s hard not to wear this color on repeat. [Read more…]
If you’ve been keeping up with us for the last couple of weeks, you may have thought we’d be winding down our Curls In Color series with one last article and then we’d be out by now. Actually, we’re just getting started. Now comes the best part–the transformations. Transformations that we hope will encourage and inspire you to step outside the box and color your natural hair. A diverse group of women, all with different natural hair textures, were up for the challenge and decided to allow us to give them natural hair makeovers. In collaboration with our editorial hairstylist Amena BelledeSoleil, and owner of Hair Polish Natural Hair Studio in Los Angeles, we picked the final hair colors based on what we felt would fit each woman’s personality and lifestyle best. Equipped with tubes of rich and beautiful Pravana hair color, beautiful and healthy heads of colored natural hair were made. In no particular order, this is our first Curls In Color story. [Read more…]
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The holiday weekend is officially over. You’ve overdosed on BBQ and little sleep. This morning and the rest of the week, things my not be looking so good for our under eye real estate. Or maybe by the time you’re reading this it’s the middle of the week, no holiday in sight, and you’re barely making it through a crazy hectic week/month/fill in the blank with life’s sleep stealing moments. Either way, you’ve found yourself here because of bags under your eyes. You woke up this morning like this (and absolutely nothing like that song talks about) and are now frantically searching the innanets for “bags under your eyes home remedies” and “bags under your eyes cream.” Slow down and breathe. We feel you. [Read more…]
One of the fastest ways to blow a stack of money is to invest in getting your hair colored at the salon only go to home and ruin it a few weeks or even days later. Yes, that can actually happen if you’re not careful. Despite what you may have heard, it’s pretty easy to ruin your color-treated hair. All you have to do is wash too soon and too often and become besties with the sun among a few other things to ruin your hair color and there is no bottle of product that can undo the damage once it’s done. To help you avoid throwing away your money, here are some easy tips for how to make your hair color last longer and keep your color vibrant. [Read more…]
Being able to connect with Whitney was much more enjoyable than I’d even imagined. I was looking forward to delving a little deeper into her life as a mother, wife and business woman and as I anticipated, during our conversation, her spirit unfolded over the hours revealing a woman who is authentically sincere and kind. I meet lots of amazing women, who in their own right inspire me as well, but the wisdom, humor, humility and unabashed candor and poise that she embodies all at once delivered a refreshing melange. I agree that Whitney is the same person as “Naptural” is online as she liked to point out, but there is something more there, possibly something even she does not see. I think it was those moments of being able to feel her ‘it’ that made me proud to spend time and share space with a woman who also feverishly seeks out seeing the ‘it’ in other women too. [Read more…]