Comments on: Jamaica’s Street Side Salon Natural Hair, Beauty, Fashion and Makeup Blog Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:32:48 +0000 hourly 1 By: Connor Sun, 21 Sep 2014 02:29:03 +0000 What’s up, I logg on to your new stuff like every week.

Your story-telling stule is witty, keep up the good work!

By: Sun, 05 Jan 2014 10:38:44 +0000 Wouldn’t it be great if you could “interview” a few L.
If the gross does not act properly, it may average there is something misguided with the tracks.
For instance, if you need a business license, be sure to obtain one.

By: paradisebird Mon, 03 Jan 2011 12:52:46 +0000 Missed th vid, too! I am glad that it is back.
Thanks Afrobella for introducing as to Alissa and her fantastic work.
BIG UP to all my street beauticians, market women and ppl who make aliving out of nothing!
This so reminds me of the market in Cape Coast, Ghana and Kinshasa, RDC 🙂 Luv my ppl!!

By: anna alissa Fri, 31 Dec 2010 18:07:05 +0000 thank you very much for the generous comments!!
my film is back up on youtube:

please feel free to share it!

thank you for the support!

blessings for the new year!
anna alissa

By: Paul Thu, 05 Aug 2010 12:27:52 +0000 where is the video now? It’s been removed. Is there anywhere else to find it aside from YOU TUBE

By: Angel Kram Tue, 22 Jun 2010 08:05:42 +0000 Beautiful pics! I love the post so much! xoxo

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By: Total Life Prosperity Blog Tue, 08 Jun 2010 18:46:12 +0000 […] Check out the scenes from the buzzing documentary and make sure to read Afrobella’s full interview with the filmaker Anna Alissa […]

By: Dee Sun, 06 Jun 2010 21:32:14 +0000 Thanks so much for posting an interview about the maker of this film. Enjoyed her YouTube channel as well. A talented and good-hearted beauty. She has a bright future ahead of her.

As a Jamaican (living in Brooklyn) who has been to almost every single CARICOM country, I have to say there is no energy to be found like the Downtown folks in Kingston. That picture at the top of this story with Alissa filming that old lady in the purple blouse, is a taste of what it’s like to mingle with the folks who create the vibe of our culture.

That old lady’s name is “Madusa” LOL! She is a fixture at ‘Passa Passa” dances in West Kingston. Jamaicans have come as far as from the UK to pay her to dance.

She has a whole scheme to make money. She’ll tease you all night with little snatches of dancing to entice you to pay her to move; as soon as you pay her–‘she fly gone’ with your money–not a dance will you see LOL! No one knows her true age, where she lives (she’s a bit off of her rockers) but she never misses a ‘scene.’ Day or night, wherever the action is downtown, Madame Madusa is there. I was so NOT surprised to see her in Alissa film. Too funny!

One has not truly been to Jamaica unless one has experienced our dancehall scene and all its offshoots. Lawd I miss home!

The hair/nail/tatoos are not something I would get done there. The ladies are unquestionably talented, but possess little knowledge of even how to protect themselves when administering cosmetic/beauty procedures. Many of them are bald under those weaves due to improper techniques being used over the years.

It would be nice if the dyamn stupid govt. would reward their enterprising spirits with proper training and decent facilities so proper health standards can be maintained.

Bless their hearts. “Dem mek sumpn outta nutten.”

By: dav.. Sat, 05 Jun 2010 15:21:18 +0000 i love it darling iam so proud of u..continue to do the best at wat u do and u succed