So as my 1 year “nappaversary” approaches quickly, I’ve found myself going through a phase. I’m not sure what I want to do with my hair. I don’t know whether I want to completely grow it out, or have my sides shaved etc. I don’t know if I want to get permanent color, or if some days I want to wear my hair straight. Ithink I’ve run out of patience and ideas of what to do with it. I’m really just going through an interesting journey with my hair. This being said, my post for my one year mark of my big chop should be pretty interesting and anything but typical.
So, I recently went to get my hair cut again and what originally was supposed to be just a trim of my sides again; turned into a mohawk!! Which, I ended up hating. =/ It looked terrible. I literally wore it for 2 days( maybe) and then I quickly put weave in it. I really couldn’t take it. I was way too self conscious. Crazy thing is, I got lots of compliments about the hair cut and other people seemed to love it, but I couldn’t adjust.
Here’s what I did:
(***Sorry I didn’t take any before pictures. Without the weave =/ ***) Honestly, it wasn’t anything to see, really. I eventually put singalese twist down the center and called it a day. (Weave color in case you’re wondering Motown Tress: 1B/350) I feel way more comfortable with this style than sporting a mohawk. The mohawk drew too much attention, good and bad. The good thing is, hair grows back. Since I’ve gotten over my fear of cutting it once, it gets easier to cut it again the next time. At this point in my life I can honestly say that hair is hair and it always grows back; it’s not the end of the world.
Honestly, I’m not sure where I’m going with this hairstyle now. I would love for my hair to grow out nice and thick down the center and keep my sides taped up. But, who knows? This is why I love the versatility of natural hair. If you don’t like it, wear some weave. If you cut it off, it grows right back. I like to think of this phase as a “love-hate” relationship with my hair. I think all naturalistas experience this at some point.
Until next time…xoxoxo
-Alex McClain PopKultur3′s residential ”Naturalista”
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Elephant print Shirt: Forever 21 $8.80
MBellish heart earrings: $10
Spiked Booties (Jefferey Campbell inspired): $50
Red shorts: Body Central $15
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Juli Sorg plans to create an atmosphere of serenity for her customers at the opening of her new nail salon. Therapy Boutique and Nail Salon will open May 20th in Tapestry Park across from III Forks Steakhouse.
“We want our customers to step into a place where they can free their minds,” Sorg said.
Therapy Boutique and Nail Salon will not only be a place where customers can receive manicures and pedicures but it will also be a place where they can shop, wine down and ultimately relax. Sorg spoke of the salon walls being covered in motivational quotes and pictures from Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn. Sorg is looking to cater to her customers; making getting your nails done, more of an experience and not just a simple service.
“We want to take care of you,” Sorg said. “ We’re not just nail technicians, tell us what you want and we’ll fit your needs.”
Customers will also be able to shop in the salon as well. Sorg will have a smaller section of the salon set up with retail items customers can purchase. These items include body scrubs, jewelry and accessories, some clothing, hand- made soap and make-up.
Sorg’s own line of make-up, EyeLuv, will be sold exclusively at the salon. The make-up line was created in early 2012 and is currently sold online at EyeLuvColor.com. Sorg’s line of make-up consists of customized palettes that include eye shadow, blushes and brow definers. The make-up line also includes mascara and make-up brushes.
“Customers can combine all their favorite eye shadow colors into one palette,” Sorg said. “This will save time and money versus having to buy a different palette every time you see a different color you like.”
EyeLuv focuses on making the make-up palettes customized for the customer’s needs. The palettes consist of interchangeable magnet slots, for easy replacement of colors and products, also allowing the palette to be reused multiple times. Customers are able to replace single colors, or the whole palette at any time.
“It gives you the ability to be more creative,” Sorg said. “We really want our customers to be confident and to ‘luv’ their look.
Photo Credit: Alex McClain
After planning for the shop’s opening for over a year, Sorg is hoping that customers will be well receiving of the relaxing environment she’s trying to create.
“The salon will be a great place to just spend time with your friends, relax and get away from the daily grind of things.” Sorg said.
Please join Sorg at Therapy Boutique and Nail Salon for their grand opening on May 22nd, 2013.
9823 Tapestry Park Circle Suite 15 Jacksonville, Fl. 32246
For more information you can also visit the website at: TherapyBoutiqueSalon.com, online scheduling for nails services is available.
Photo Credit: Pictures provided by Juli Sorg
Oh, how I love head wraps! They’re my easiest “go-to” when I don’t have the patience to do anything else to my hair. It’s been a while since I’ve worn a head wrap, but I recently bought this scarf from Forever 21 and decided to rock it this weekend. I love printed head wraps and their versatility; they can be considered an accessory piece all on their own.
Don’t let cracked heels ruin your pedicure! Here are some helpful links on making sure your feet look their best for the ultimate pedicure:
Try these homemade remedies to help smooth your heels before your next pedicure.
A little sugar, lemon, olive oil and lavender can repair even the toughest skin.
Enjoy these tips for feet that will feel and look great.
Links provided via: Nail Art Journal
You can also find out more info and like their Facebook page at: Nail Art Club