Afrobella Bride — A Natural Hair Stylist’s Guide on What To Expect for Your Wedding Day ‘Do

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I’ve heard quite a few wedding day hair horror stories, bellas. Quite a few tales about the hot stylist who came to the wedding party with her own ideas instead of listening to the bride. Or the hair guru who was less than professional or accomodating considering the stress the bride was going through. Or […]

Summer Festival Beauty and Fashion Essentials!

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I absolutely love this time of year — summer heat and there’s a festival every season! It’s a time to celebrate my love for live music and unleash inner hippie. So far this year my husband and I went to the three-day Dave Matthews Band Caravan (he’s a HUGE fan!), Pitchfork has passed and Lollapalooza […]

Mean Stinks! Amber Riley Takes On The Bullies

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As one of the stars on the megahit show Glee, Amber Riley is the ultimate high school friend-in-the-head we all wish we had back in the day. She’s fabulous, funny, fiercely loyal to her truest friends and has a voice so big and beautiful, words can hardly describe it. Mercedes rules! And the actress who […]

Afrobella Bride – Lauren

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My latest Afrobella bride is Lauren, who works as an architectural lighting designer. What’s that, Lauren? “I design lighting for architecture like schools, civic buildings, homes, retail, restaurants, parks, offices, theme parks, libraries, etc.” SO cool!! And Lauren’s wedding was equally cool. Lauren has locs, and during her wedding, as she says “my locs were […]

Afrobella Bride – Kiwana

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With the Afrobella Bride series, I’m going to feature businesses that cater to your special day, ideas for your special day, and photos FROM your special day. So bellas, please give a warm welcome to my first ever Afrobella bride! Kiwana is a jewelry designer and soap maker, among many other things! Check out her […]

Bras and Panties and Shapewear, Oh My!

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I have a love/hate thing happening with shapewear. I love how good shapewear can make my dresses fit…but I hate the way wearing shapewear makes me feel. And after trying many different brands of shapewear, I was convinced that there simply wasn’t a way to avoid those oh so typical shapewear issues. Rolling up around […]

Beautiful Rings For Bella Brides

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Already I’m getting amazing responses to my call for Afrobella Brides — thanks for sending in your pictures and questions and businesses that cater to brides! And YES – non-traditional weddings are completely welcome. Love is love. I hope you all know that Afrobella.com is a judgment free place where you can feel free to […]