This is a common question. When we wear our hair relaxed for so long then switch to natural the hair feels different and we think the hair is dry and unhealthy. We have to understand our curl pattern get used to the texture change and how it will feel. The more curly your hair, the more dry the ends can be depending on the thickness of the hair. The natural oils from the scalp don’t reach the ends when the hair is extra curly. It is best to shampoo with moisturizing shampoos and conditioners. It is also essential to use a leave-in conditioner and a moisturizing cream. Using moisturizing creams is better than using heavy greases. A cream will penetrate the shaft leaving the hair soft while a grease will only lye on the surface. Greases also tend to collect lint and dust. Try using all of these steps then follow up with twisting your hair and sitting under a hooded dryer. Using a hooded dryer locks in moisture along with using a setting moisturizing cream and securing your hair at night with a satin head wrap. Just to summarize:
1) Wash and condition with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner
2) Use a leave-in conditioner and moisturizing setting cream
3) Use a wide tooth comb to untangle
4) Twist in medium sized sections
5) Sit under a hooded dryer
6) Release and style in desired styleRead More »
Just wanted to introduce my Custom Lace Hairpieces and Wigs! Having fabulous hair is what makes us “fabulous”. Over the years I’ve had many clients that have had different and special hair care needs .There are some that suffer from thinning hair, alopecia, permanent hair loss due to heredity and there are many that just want to have a different hair style and to protect their own hair from day to day heat styling. So, through supply and demand I’ve developed my own Custom Lace Hairpieces and Wigs. I’ve noticed that certain types of textured hair calls for certain types of hairpieces. That is why all of my hairpieces are customized and personalized. Hairpieces I think, are as personal as underclothes you must have the right fit. I sit down with all of my clients and develop a style and fit from cap size, density, texture and length. All of my hairpieces and wigs are then cut and styled. My hairpieces have been worn by many models, actors and celebrities but most commonly worn everyday by the funny and fabulous Sherri Shepherd from ABC’s The View. I customize all of her wigs I choose the cap size to the type of lace the hair will be tied on. All of Sherri’s wigs have different special types of lace which will last for years! After I customize her wig I cut and style every one of them to her face. Each wig is made of 100% high quality human hair and hand tied on fine quality special lace. There are so many variations of lace that make the hairpiece appear as if it’s your own hair coming out of your scalp.Read More »
I partnered with VMV Hypoallergenics for a Holiday Shopping Event! VMV is a hypoallergenic cosmeceutical brand. It is 100% all types of fragrance free, 100% Phthatale, Dye, Paraben + Preservative free and non comdogenic. It was created in 1979 by a widely published renewed dermatologist and dermatopathologist, Dr. Vermen Verallo Rowell. It’s a brand that cares for men, women and children of all ages from head to toe. As someone who is allergic to just about everything I was happy to find that VMV is completely allergen free. Everybody knows me as the key hairstylist at ABC’s “The View” but I am also a licensed makeup artist, and as we all know the secret to “great makeup” is having “great healthy skin”. That saying goes for healthy hair as well. VMV carries a complete line of products from head to toe, makeup, skin care, hair care, toothpastes, detergents etc. It’s a great brand overall!
The event was held at the VMV Hypoallergenic Manhattan Boutique on December 7th. Clients and friends enjoyed a night of shopping, cocktails, nice music and to top the evening Sherri Shepherd came out to support. Fab! It was catered by the fabulous Ensucience and we enjoyed a fantastic dessert table by Elle’s Pastry Boutique. The wonderful music was provided by Luxury Event Music Specialist at OneSoundandEntertainment.com.Read More »
I had the pleasure of styling the wonderful and talented Jennifer Hudson’s hair for the Versace H&M Fashion Show. She was so much fun to work with. Fab!
I originally styled a huge long dreaded wig for Whoopi. I like to put my own personal spin on her look sometimes, but we eventually just added dreaded extensions to her hair and cut it shorter. For Sherri I used a synthetic wig and blew it straight to get the signature Flava Flav hair. Sherri stayed in character the entire morning clowning around with all of us. It was hilarious! I loved Joy’s costume, wardrobe built her costume with books papers, all kinds of trash and she wore a house dress, so funny! I styled Bill in a long hairpiece with beads and shells on the sides similar to the bounty hunter, then trimmed a lace full beard and mustache. He loved the look. I styled Elisabeth similar to the bachelor giving her a short cut in dark brown. Overall this year was fun. Can’t wait till next year.Read More »