Wednesday, August 25, 2010
I realize as of late that I've become sporadic with my blog. I've focused more on the YouTube Channel over the past months. But then I would feel bad about neglecting the blog. But I didn't want to simply post the video I did on YouTube on the blog. I wanted the few devoted blog readers I have to have new and fresh content (at least most of the time). At the same time, I also realized that I wanted to write about other things than hair.
So, long story short, I'm essentially discontuing Haute and Hair and launching another blog, The Trendy Socialite. This blog will have a variety of topics and (hopefully) chock full of pictures and tips, not only to entertain but to help you in your life. I read and/or find all sorts of information (some useful and some not :)) and I would like to share it with you (even the useLESS information LOL).
So I hope you will join me over at The Trendy Socialite. For those of you that have followed Haute and Hair in the lean and grand times, thanks so much!!!! I hope if you google followed me, you will follow me over at The Trendy Socialite.
I will probably keep this site up for a while as I may refer to old blogs on the new blog.
I hope to see you over at The Trendy Socialite!
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
I had my hair colored on Friday and ever since then, I've been itching to wear my hair out. If you don't know I've been on a protective hair & hide your hair challenge until my nappiversary on June 26. For the most part I haven't worn my hair out in public much since the end of February.
I decided to wear my hair out today. Last night, I DC'd for an hour (baggy, no heat) with
- Condish (don't ask me what kind I forgot LOL)
- Olive Oil
- Silk Amino Acids (SAA)
- Wheat Germ Oil
- Jojoba Oil
- Baking Soda
Here's an upclose of my texture...I finally have some! LOL
What are your hair plans for the summer?
Saturday, May 01, 2010
It's simple...rock a fro on July Fourth. Whether it's a TWA, Medium size fro or a BAA...rock it with pride, confidence and style!
More information to follow...in the meantime check out my video...
Monday, April 12, 2010
While relaxed, I could basically do no wrong when it came to rockin' half wigs. I didn't really rock full wigs or lace fronts, but half wigs were my besties! So when I decided to wear wigs for the next part of my protective style challenge, I thought I wouldn't have any problems...well I was wrong LOL.
I had the brilliant idea of rocking lacefronts. So off I go to the BSS. I had a couple in mind that I wanted, but they didn't have the colors I wanted or needed for my color treated hair. So I ended up buying two lacefronts by Freetress Equal: Lisha and Jada.
Easter Sunday I rocked Lisha...and quite frankly, you couldn't tell me anything! I thought I was too cute LOL So cute that I decided to wear Lisha the next day to work. But as I kept looking at Lisha, it just didn't look right. So I took the picture below and went to my resident gurus over at Long Hair Care Forum and boy did they give me an eyeful! LOL
My main problem was with the hairline. It was too.....PERFECT! And my Nikko's cousins definitely let me know that...one said it looked like "plastic Barbie doll hair" LOL So Miss Lisha is now at the bottom of my drawer...probably never to see the light of day again.
The next day I decided to wear Jada...I ended up cutting it.
Much better right?!?!?! I know...much more realistic hairline. But I wasn't really feeling how the curls looked. Something looked very "Sophia from the Golden Girls" about them. So off to the BSS I went on Saturday. And it was there I fell in love with the Freetress Nia Girl wig.
Monday, April 05, 2010
There aren't that many style videos on kinky twists surprisingly. I did get some inspiration from from loc videos on YouTube. But thought I'd put up a few with my kinky twists since they are a popular look.
Hope you enjoy!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I think there are a few style options you can choose for travel:
- Leggy European: A relatively monochromatic (perhaps with a splash of color) look with leggings as the foundation.
- Trendy Globetrotter: Chic and savvy athletic wear that does not have the frumpiness of sweats. This look is very tricky and quite frankly, most people just do not get it right!
- Jeanious Jetsetter: Dark-rinse jeans as a foundation for a casually sophisticated look.
- Dressed to Deplane : Comfortable and fashionable dresses that allow you to deplane immediately have fun!
For my most recent business trip, I chose the “Leggy European.” For my departing trip, I wore
- Off-the-shoulder heather gray sweater from Old Navy
- Black tank
- Black leggings
- Black pashmina scarf
- Black, gray and white plaid ruffle trench
- Dark shades (yes even at 7 AM)
- Black patent leather flat loafers
- Chunky silver necklace from Forever 21
I was all set!
*~*TIP: When flying, pack your jewelry (belts too) in a zip lock bag and put it on once you pass through security checkpoints. This will save time and aggravation.*~*
I don’t wear makeup while travelling, so the shades are a good camouflage. I do throw on clear lip gloss, so my shades and lipgloss resemble a fully “made up” face. :)
If the Sartorialist would have been around, he definitely would have snapped my picture.
For my return trip home, I wore
- Black leggings (yes, the same ones…I shower—don’t judge me! LOL)
- A black tank (I brought two)
- My all-time favorite Victoria’s Secret wrap sweater in a beautiful raspberry shade
- Same black pashmina scarf
- My favorite multi-colored cross with matching earrings
- Dark purple patent leather mary-jane flats
- Dark shades
In the airport, I saw a couple of women who really did look effortlessly chic, yet comfy.
One petite traveler (she couldn’t have been more than 5’4) wore:
- Khaki jacket
- Black “babydoll” top
- Dark rinse jean capris
- Flip flops (the least favorite part of her outfit, but I gave her a pass)
Her hair was in a cute messy side ponytail and she looked absolutely adorable.
The other traveler that caught my eye wore:
- Khaki jacket
- Black crewneck t-shirt
- Dark rinse straight-leg jeans
- Black flats (with a bow)
The thing that I noticed about her outfit was the cutest pink sequined tote she was carrying. No way could anyone mistake that for their bag. It also matched her pink and brown luggage she carried.
With just a little effort and thought, you can set a style that is comfortable, yet attracts compliments and style watchers (such as myself).
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Illusions Cosmetics, under the artful conception of sisters Janice & Denise Tunnell, hosted an amazing "Meet & Beat" Saturday, March 13, 2010 in Durham, NC. Thanks to my ever connected bff, Stylish Living, I connected with Denise to cover the event.
Illusions Cosmetics, created in 1998, has received acclaim from celebs such as Taraji Henson, Niecy Nash, Megean Good, Kerry Washington and Vivica Fox. The line started with lip gloss and has since expanded to foundation, anti-shine serums, pressed & loose powders and facial cleansers for men.
In watching the twin make up artists work their magic one of their attributes that most impressed me was the personal attention they gave to each client. Selling their products were secondary to answering the client's questions and explaining to them techniques to help them achieve professional results at home. For me, that's what makes me a repeat customer is when you share tips not just try to push products.
I'm in the market for a new foundation, so I wanted to see what color matches my skin. Denise tested a foundation and it was light yet provided great coverage. I'm ordering the foundation tomorrow.
I also received a great swag bag with the following:
- Ecotools Cleansing Sponges
- Mocha Rose lip balm (smells sooooo yummy)
- Illusions Eye Dust in Soft Rose (pictured right)
- Hibisca Juice
- Orange Ginger Salt Glow
See more here...
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Monday, March 08, 2010
BE Open: Use this time to explore new ways of doing things and new ideas. It is important for your personal development and growth to have new experiences and to learn new things. While this series may seem to focus on outward beauty, the ultimate goal is to celebrate your inner beauty and enhance your outer beauty.
BE Yourself: This is definitely a time to become more comfortable in your own skin (and hopefully you will have a natural glow when we’re done). Determine your personal style and your signature self. Allow this time of growth & rejuvenation to put you closer with your authentic self. You will be glad you did…and so will those around you!
BE Reasonable: You may not see instant results as you institute the techniques and habits we discuss. But remember, “slow and steady wins the race.” Generally you can see visible result in 2-4 weeks (sometimes longer). So don’t give up!
BE Daring: Try new things! It’s as simple as that… :)
BE Safe: I’m NOT a medical or beauty professional. The techniques & products I discuss are ones that are part of my personal beauty & health regimen. When appropriate you should consult your doctor before starting exercise, vitamin or other health related regimens.
If you adopt these, you will have an INCREDIBLE, beautiful summer!
Also, if there is something you would like to see discussed or featured in the series, let me know. If you are doing something similar on your blog, let me know. I'm especially interested in makeup looks (not my forte :)) Let's build a summer style series community!
Well, my only complaint is that my hair isn't growing at the rate I feel it should or as it has grown in the past. So in preparation for my one-year "nappiversary" I plan to wear my hair in protective styles and basically "hide my hair" until June (hopefully). I will say, I already miss my curls, but hopefully they will be longer and poppin' when I reveal my hair for my nappiversary!
So to the left <--- is what I'm rocking right now...Kinky Twists. They are a little over a week old. The first week was a challenge because they itched so badly! But after consulting my trusty LHCF and YouTube, I decided to wash them. And my scalp is grateful! Before washing, I was not sure if I was going to make it even a month, especially not the two months I was hoping to keep them in. But now a month is going to be doable (I like to change styles so often, I can't commit to anything past a month right now :).
I'm working on a style tutorial on the style I'm rocking. It's so simple! Ten minutes and you're done!
Let me know if you are on a protective style challenge (personally or part of a group) or if you're hiding your hair and how you're rocking your hair while hiding.