After the Loving Your Hair With Natural Care Workshop, I felt invigorated and renewed. I felt even more determined to solve my own natural hair issues.
Felicia had great advice about finding the right hairdresser, and I knew I still needed the right one. My hair was strong but I could tell that the ends were damaged. In 2009 I did a box hair color and the difference in that color versus the new growth was super noticeable. And not cute. Plus my hair was so big it just kinda flopped into a random center part. I admitted to her that I was getting frustrated with it and needed a change. Felicia volunteered to be part of it. So a few days after the workshop, before she headed back to Los Angeles, she came to my casa and cut my hair. And here it is, step by step!
The before photo is not the cutest photo I’ve ever posted of myself on this here blog. None of these photos are – I’m not wearing makeup in most of them. But here goes!
Felicia instructed me to wash and condition my hair with the Lawrence Ray Concepts products she’d brought, and then she proceeded to blow my hair out with a hair dryer.
WOW. I hadn’t blown out my hair in like four years!
Then she started styling it.
Felicia is a big fan of retro hairstyles – the bouffants and pinned updo’s of the fifties and sixties. So we experimented with a little of that, so she could show me the versatility of my hair.
We were working with some time constraints, so we decided to do a simple, elegant style that included a big fabulous twist, and a sunshine yellow flower by Ododo Originals.
Here’s a video testimonial all about Felicia, where you can see the style from different angles!
The very next day I washed my hair and got the curly curly curls back just in time for the Marcus Samuelsson event - and if you’ve seen my MAC or Marshalls video, you’ve seen my new haircut, I just didn’t announce it yet!
Like I said in the video, I’m not sure how often I’ll be blowing my hair out and styling it like Felicia did, but it was nice to do something different. My hair is now shorter, but bouncy and full of life and it has a SHAPE which is all I was dreaming of!
Once again I’d like to thank Felicia Leatherwood for being AWESOME. If you want her to bring the Loving Your Hair workshop to your town, join her Facebook page and ask her! And let her know you read about her right here on Afrobella =)