H&M Blazer Look Book

Divas,

Are you work ready? Well here’s some work wear inspiration from H&M. H&M has been having some fabulous sales lately and I couldn’t help but purchase some of their professional classic blazers for work. Blazers are a key essential part of your wardrobe. Blazers can be dressed up or down for a walk in the city to a professional business meeting. Versatile pieces are great to have in your closet. Let’s plunge into the goodness..

Blue & White Piping Blazer

This navy blue blazer is tried with white piping making it a perfect tailored fit. This blazer will pull you in and accentuate all your cures in the right places. The blazer is so well made its lined and also has zippers on the sleeves and both front pockets. I absolutely adore the white piping the back panel of the blazer giving the tailored fitted look. This is a must have in your closet. I purchases this beauty for only $15.00. This Blazer can only be found in stores! I know for a fact they have a white blazer with black piping.

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Peplum Blazer (Similar)

Ladies this white speckled black peplum blazer can also be work as a quarter length sweater. That is right talking about 2 for one. The blazer is form-fitting and is light weight but thick enough to be worn in the spring or the first of fall season. This can be paired with color slacks, skirts, crop pants or can even be dressed down with a pair of dress jeans. I purchased this sweet peplum blazer for $20.00

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Feathered Blazer

This blazer screams the 3 C’s “Classic”, “Classy” and “Couture”! Yes divas this is must have to be work ready. The fabric is thick but had a bit of a shiny tinge making it pop when the sun hits it. The lapel and cuffs are outlines in a feathered fringe giving it a classy but fierce look. This Blazer is ranked as a power Blazer! Originally retailed for $60.oo I purchased this beauty for $30.00.

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Blush Moto Jacket

So this blazer can fall into the great debate category. Is this a blazer or jacket? I love how this piece can be worn as a jacket or as a blazer. I decided that it’s a great versatile piece and that I could make it work in the work place.. what do you think? This jacket is thick linen lined with suede giving it an edging but professional look. Because this color is so light and neutral I decided to pair it with a deeply skirt and snake print heels. This rough soft jacket was purchased for only $20.00. Super steal.

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Be inspired and Look fierce at work! Happy Shopping Divas!

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3 Sizzling Trends for Summer 2015

Divas,

Just thought I would let you in on some of the top fashion trends for summer 2015. So this years trends have been inspired by the age of the seventies with a bohemian flare. This summer I have been able to find true trend bargains. Let’s dive right into these hot sizzling summer trends.
#1 Trend Kimono

From long A-line to sexy high low kimonos are definitely a show stopper for the summer. usually they are chiffon material either trimmed with fringe or lace. These pretty light weight cardigans can be found in most department stores. Used as a topper over crop tops, blouses, jumpers and rompers you are sure to look in style with one of these!

Paisley Asymmetrical hem Kimono: Found at Macy’s

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Embroidered Fringe Kimono: Found at Forever 21

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#2 Trend Denim

So if you didn’t know Denim everything is back! jeans are not just the it from jumpers, dresses, shirts, shorts, skirts and the new boyfriend jean. Ladies this trend is hot and sizzling. These denim pieces can be mixed and matched for decades to come! here are some cute looks for you.

Denim Crop top found at Forever21

Boyfriend Jean

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Embroidered Denim Shift Dress

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#3 Trend The Jumpsuit

From aviator, to technician are all inspirations for designers. The all in one jumpsuit has been a super hit. This look is very versatile as it can be dressed up or down for a hot summer day to suited and booted for the work place. Take your pick of a long pants jumpsuit to a short romper.

Textured Jumpsuit: Found at H&M

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Lounge Strapless Romper : Found at NY & Company

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Ladies I encourage you to try out some of these sizzling summer trends. I will upload some of my summer trend looks. So share with me yours!

Happy Shopping!

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Atlanta Ice Cream Festival

Hey Diva’s

The sun is shinning bright it’s just the right temperature for a fun festival. I had the opportunity this weekend to attend the Atlanta Ice Cream Festival. It’s a family fun day with local creamers, tons of games, booths, and food. The Ice Cream Festival happens every year at Atlanta’s Piedmont Park located by the “Park Tavern Restaurant”. I had the opportunity to indulge in childhood popsicle, creamy homemade Caribbean ice cream and BBQ. I maybe skinny but yes I sure did eat..eat and eat. So lets dive right into all the fun festivities.

My First Stop Childhood Ice Cream

So I absolutely love ice cream popsicle. I remember walking home from school and the popsicle “man” or ice cream truck would be waiting at the corner for all the little kids. My eyes would light up when I would see the hello kitty, power puff and other cartoon character popsicle. I had to have one! Yes yes I had a flash back.. So I ended up getting a Sponge-Bob since they didn’t have my beloved Power Puff girl. Who many of you guys or girls love these??

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Second Stop Face-Painting

SO this festival just brought back tons of childhood memories for me. Yes I was that kid who want the pretty little princess face paint and never got it. Whelp He went nothing! These amazing ladies painted my face with glitter drops. Yes, I thought I was smoking hot!!

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Did Someone Say BBQ??

So I couldn’t resist the sweet tangy BBQ smell from the local Williamson Bros BBQ Restaurant. I ordered the rid sandwich. Which came with 3 large pieces of ribs and 2 hamburger buns and a Large sweet tea! Yep now this is good eating.. Check them out!

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Random Festivities

It’s not a festival if you don’t meet random people and things.. So I met a lemon and Knight  proposed to me. HA! to funny..

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Homemade Caribbean Ice Cream

So I stood in line for almost 45 minutes to taste this homemade Caribbean ice cream. I had to have it because I remember my grandmother making homemade ice-cream for us. So I knew this was going to be good. I reluctantly ordered the butter pecan flavor. Oh man was this ice cream like heaven, so creamy and rich it was well worth the wait!

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Dancing!

And yes I couldn’t help but dance to the african & reggae music that was being played!

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My Festival Outfit

This blog wouldn’t be complete If I didn’t share my look for the day.

Printed High-waisted Pants (Similar). These pants were purchased from TJmaxx for $19.99. Ladies these pats are out everywhere. I have been wanting a pair of these for the summer and I finally found the right ones. I love the print and that they are high-waisted. These are very long but I don’t mind it adds to the bohemian look I was going for.

Dark Blue Blouse: I snagged this sleeves blouse from Burlington Coat Factory for $9.99. I love tops like this because they can be dressed up or down. They are very relaxed and cool for the summer.

Glowing Rhinestone Sandals: So Rack Room Shoes was having a BOGO 1/2 off shoe sale. I saw these sandals for $9.99 so I bought two and got this pair for only $5.99. Ladies this shoe was originally $39.99. Hurry up and get yours they are still onside!!! What a steal!!

Liz Claiborne Side Satchel Purse (Similar): I have had this purse for a while it was a gift from my sister from Jcpenny. Side satchel purses can be purchased from just about anywhere. Hurry up and go find yourself one there’s tons of them on sale!

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So that’s it for my day at the Atlanta Ice Cream Festival. I encourage everyone to check it out next year!! Happy Summer Divas. Check out my video below to see all of the live action!!

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The Ultimate Twist-Out

Divas,

Its Summer and your hair needs to be treated extra special. Now ladies twist outs are NOT only for natural haired Divas. Relaxed and perm ladies can use this method as well. Twist-outs are great for the summer, low maintenance and look great for all hair types and textures. This tutorial will leave your hair with soft bouncing curls! That’s right team no “crunch”The key to a good twist out is the products and your patience routine! So lets dive into hair heaven. Make sure to watch the video below for the full tutorial.

Products Needed:

Wide tooth comb

Hair clips

Perm Rods

Cantu Curling Cream (any curling cream you like)

Cantu Leave In Conditioner (or any leave in conditioner you like)

Cantu Thermal Shield

Oil (argon oil & hair oil) or any oil that you like

Step 1: Start off on pre-washed and detangled hair. This is very important because this will help the process go faster and will prevent from damaging your hair.

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Step 2: Section your hair off into workable sections. I like to section my hair in to 5 to 5 sections. Two in the front and 3 sections in the back.

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Step 3: Start off with one of the sections. Part that section into small pieces that you want to twist.  Apply the leave in conditioner first then the curling cream. Make sure these products are applied form roots to tips.

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Step 4: Begin 2 strand twisting to the scalp. If you do not know how to 2 strand twist to the scalp no worries twist your hair in plats. I like to twist to the scalp it creates more definition to my hair.

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Step 5: Apply more curling cream to the ends if necessary. Apply perm rod to the end of the hair

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Step 6: Repeat this process until your whole head is twisted.

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Step 7: Apply thermal shield if you will be sitting under the hooded dryer.

Step 8: The take down process!! Remove all perm rods. Apply Argon oil or any oil that you like to your fingers. This helps keep down the frizz.

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Step 9: Gently take loose your twist.

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Step 10: Fluff and pick out roots with a wide tooth comb.

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There you have it the ultimate twist out in 10 easy steps!!! Enjoy happy Hair Divas!

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First Class or “Coach”

Hello Divas,

So if you didn’t know I love to travel in “COACH” that’s Coach shoes of course! I am  not you typical sneaker wearing girl so I tend to purchase sneakers that are a bit more on the classier side. I have put together all of my coach shoes that I have collected over a period of time. You will be shocked to know that Coach shoes can be found in many different department stores such as TJMaxx, Burlington Coat Factory, Dillard’s, Macy’s, Ross, & of course the Coach Outlet. So if you want to see my stylish Coach collection scroll down!

 

COACH Francesca Low Top Logo Sneaker

So I had been looking for a black pair of sneakers and when I saw these I had to have them. I purchased these from TJMaxx $45.00. What a super steal. I love the contracts between the black and the grey it make the “C’s” pop. They are very comfortable and true to size. The shoe came in a canvas material great for year around weather.

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COACH Tristee Logo Rainboots

Ladies these rain-boots are to die for! So classic but edgy at the same time. The boot itself is made out of rubber making it waterproof for those raining days. The top shaft of the boot is made out of a leather water replant material that is decorated with the inverse khaki and brown print. The back is laced with brown string that is topped of with COACH engraved studded caps. The inside is lined with fur making it soft comfortable and warm for the winter. This boot is a must have for the winter! These rainbow were purchased from Macy’s for $99.00 on sale.

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Authentic COACH Dee Dream C Sneaker

This COACH shoe is perfect for summer to jazz up any around the city outfit! This shoes has blues, pinks, pure and yellow making it easy to pair with solids and even prints. I tend to wear this shoe with jeans and a solid shirt. Making the shoe be the center of attention. The shoe is very comfortable and try to size. This shoe is a canvas material, once again making it easy to remove stains. Purchased from the Coach Outlet for only $30.00!

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COACH Folly Signature Blue Green Canvas patent Sneaker

Feeling a little on the classic side with the brown “C’s” Bam lets spice it up with some blue and green. This shoe is very stunning and is a must for your shoe-drobe! So I wanted a shoe that was the typical brown Coach but with a little spice. When I saw this shoe sitting in TJMaxx it said “mean” pick me! and the price of $45 was just right! Ladies do I really need to say how comfortable this shoe is and the canvas material…. You already know!

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The All White

Give me 2 pair, I need 2 pair so I can get to stomping in my Air-Force COACH!! lol okay okay yes back in the day I used to rock Air-Force 1’s. But who didn’t! So I have upgraded to the all white metallic Coach sneakers. These babies are so fresh for the summer. The metallic “C’s” shimmer when the sun hits it and twinkle as you walk. For appealing to the eye when paired with a simple white-T and jeans or white tennis skirt. The all white sneaker was purchased from Burlington Coat Factory for $49.00, and can most likely still be found in stores today. Don’t wait these were flying off the shelf like hot cakes!

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Red & Brown COACH Sneaker

So this red and brown beauty is what started off my COACH shoe fetish. It’s the oldest in the bunch and still looks pretty new! I made the mistake and wore these in the rain and the suede toe screamed why!!! However the red on this shoe screams fire. I love to pair this shoe with jeans, and/or khaki shorts. Very simple but still classy. Purchased from TjMaxx for $49.00

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Hot Pink Flats

So these perfect pink flats were purchased from Dillard’s during the after New Years sale for $50.00. This shoe is very comfortable and adds color to any outfit of your choice. I am sorry to announce that I can’t find this shoe anywhere online. I encourage you to shop around because Coach has other lovely hot pink flats out for the summer

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Laser Neon Yellow Flats

These razor laser neon yellow walking flats were purchased from Burlington Coat Factory for $45.00. These shoes I had seen them 2 seasons ago and never got them and i recently saw them in the store and had to have them. Once again you will have to go into the store to find these because they are no longer online. The fit is a bit snug but doesn’t bother me.

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I hope you have enjoyed traveling in COACH with me! Make sure to check out the video below and Like and subscribe to my Channel.

Happy Shopping Divas!!

Summer Hat Look Book

Hello Divas,

I am so excited about this summer-hat ‘look book’ I have put together. I absolutely love the summer weather. Floppy hats are great for a day in the park, lunch date and just for jazzing up a summer look. Most hats are going to start off at $20.00, however since I am bargain shopper all of my hats were purchased under $10.00. So let’s grab a hat and add some sass to your outfit!

Citrus orange with a touch of pink

Selma Villa Sun Hat 

This orange, pink and tan hat was purchased from Charming Charlie for only $4.99. The brim of this hat is stiff, but can be folded to your liking. The pink and orange is a bit of an odd combination, though it adds just enough pop to any solid outfit.  I love this hat because it gives my head and shoulders good cover from the sun, but not my view of the summer fun!

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Bright Stripes in White

Calvin Klein Blue & White Striped Metallic Sun Hat (Sold Out) 

Ladies this hat is more of a classic fitted squared sun hat. It is perfectly tailored. There is a wire that is seamlessly inserted around the brim so that you can fold and bend the hat to your style. The royal blue can easily be mistaken for black, however the silver threading and white crisp lines at a touch of pop to this hat. I love to pair this hat with solids or other stripes to give it some flare.

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Romantic Floral

Fierce Red Hat 

I’m not ashamed to say it “If it’s a bargain, it’s a steal!” This fierce red hat hails from Wal-Mart! Am I serious? Indeed I am! Walmart has an assortment of summer hats and thanks to my friend Lani, she convinced me to purchase this hat. I am so glad I listened to her! This is a classic floppy hat. The brim is big and tends to flop on the sides leaving room for you to look out at the hot summer skies. The hat was purchased for only $7.99. This was a great find!

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Busy Bumble Bee

If you are looking for a classy but sexy summer look, Ladies this is the look for you.

Barbados Sun Hat 

So, the story behind this hat is that I had to have it!! It’s absolutely gorgeous. But I wasn’t willing to pay $20.00 for it, so I waited until it hit the clearance rack and bam there it was for $4.99. I couldn’t believe my eyes! I purchased this black and yellow stripped hat from Charming Charlie that just happened to go great with my black and white stripped skirt! This hat is a traditional floppy hat that is stiff enough to bend and fold to your liking. The yellow band adds just enough jazz to this classic hat.

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Happy Hat Shopping Divas!

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Daishiki Summer Fun

Divas,

Are you feeling a little bohemian, with African flare. Well lets take a flashback to the 70’s and let me show you how to Shag it out!!! Lets Dive into the goodness.

Daishiki

This classic Daishiki was given imported from my hometown California from a vintage store in L.A. My lovely friend Nkechi snagged this for me for $18 (Nkechi’s look viewed on the right). This classic orange, yellow, black, purple and white daishiki is great for the summer. Its 100% cotton and light weight. Now this is one size fits all, however I am super petite and skinny so it fit like a dress on me. the cotton material is very thin so I wore a tank and a pair of jean shorts underneath.  There are several stores you can order a daishiki from make sure to check out the link.

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Clutch & Sunglasses

  • Clutch (Similar): Purchased fro Charming Charlie online for $6.99. This clutch is amazing for the summer it adds a pop of color to basic or printed outfits. The fringe gives it a fun 70’s feel. The clutch is deep enough for your phone keys, wallet, lipstick and a pair of shades. The material is faux leather very easy to wipe off to clean it. The bag is no longer available online however check your local store its there for $14.99.
  • Sunglasses (similar): O by Oscar de la Renta. Purchased from TJMaxx for $10. I love the reflective colors of blues purples and oranges with a tinge of gold to add some extra spice. Great for the summer!

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The Deborah Buckle Sandals

These gladiator sandals were purchased from Charming Charlie for $25.99. Charming Charlie is always having a sale. i got these for free after you BOGO x 2 get 1 free. These sandals are very comfortable and are true to size. they are faux leather material and go great with jeans, dresses and skirts. This is aa great summer find.

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Lipstick

Poiz: $16.99  Purchased from Pressed Atl store. Color: Fun Girls. Ladies this lip stick is so amazing. It has a matte finish that instantly seals you lips. the color is long lasting. I love this vibrant color for the summer. it adds pop and glimmer to your lips.

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Happy Shopping Divas!!

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Photo Credit: Sebastiana Laremont

JUST FAB HAUL & TRY ON

Divas,
I am so excited about the Items I have purchased from JUST FAB. If you are not familiar with JUST FAB, it is an online shoe and clothing boutique. In order to view their items you need to sign up first and make your personalized shoe and clothing boutique. They will offer you shoes to your liking or you can just shop all of their site. The catch is once you sign up and make a purchase you automatically become a VIP member where your first purchase is BOGO (buy one get one free)! now you can cel your subscription at anytime you like however once they have a sale that will not be offered to you. Or you can always just skip the month and you won’t be charge $39.95.  All of the items I purchased were purchased on sale at various time. So check out their website http://www.justfab.com. Whew okay now lets dive into the goodness!!!
My Shoe-drobe
This shoes are absolutly stunning for the summer! Sued material, ankle cage and the up in the back, with a sling back look. If you have small ankles like me you will need to take them to a shoe repair because 2 of the front straps where way to big for my foot. The heel height is 4” which is just perfect for me. I would suggest paring this shoe with an all white sun dress or any solid color shirt and nude crop pants to show off the color and cage the up.
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Colbolt Blue
$39.95 (Purchased for $19.95)
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Emmey! If you love a pop of color and the the up look this shoe is for you! This shoes is very comfortable and zips up in the back. Making it easy to put on and take off. It is open toe with suede material. The heel height is 4’ making it easy to walk in. This shoe is offered in Teal, Hot pink and Black. I rate this shoe a 10 for summer.
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All girls just want to have fun! And this is the shoe for it. The Cynthia shoe is great for adding pizzazz to any solid outfit! I love this shoe because it has so many different colors and you can practically wear it with anything. The material is canvas with a 4” heel height. It comes with an ankle strap that is adjustable. This shoe does fit me a little big so I would either get a size smaller or your normal size!
 Multi Color
My Bag-Drobe
Every lady needs a black purse! So I so badly needed a black purse and I found just that! JUST FAB was having a $14.95 clothing sale and they also added a couple purses to the sale! I found this beautiful black leather wipe off tote. This bag is deep and comes with a full cross zipper and even a body strap to turn it into a satchel. It also comes with gold detailing on each corner allowing the purse to stand upright. I love when purses don’t slouch over its almost as if the purse has feet on it.
Black/Brown
$19.95
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Wardrobe
I caught these Blazers on sale for $14.95 each marked down form $44.95 each. With that being said I couldn’t resist and had to get this blazer in both colors. These are great transitioning pieces from fall to winter. They are rayon material with a faux sueded inside lining. It had a asymmetrical look that draws over the chest and comes to a point my your waist. This is a great jacket for work or even with a pair of jeans!
Black/Tan
$44.95 (Purchased for $14.95 each)
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Thats all Divas! I hope you have enjoyed this JUST FAB HAUL!
 
Happy Shopping!!!
 

How to Braid a High Ponytail: Invisible Method

Divas,

If you are looking for a easy protective style for the summer this tutorial blog is for you! Please refer to video for an actual visual tutorial of how to do the invisible braiding method. So lets get right into the goodness.

Products used to achieve the look

  • Combs: Denman brush, wide tooth comb, rat tail comb
  • Oil: BB light hair growth oil (used for the scalp), Argon oil to seal in moisture
  • Hair Clips
  • Hair tye
  • Blow dryer
  • Cantu Shea butter: Natural Shampoo, Conditioner, Leave in conditioner, Heat protectant
  • Foam wrap
  • Kanekalon braiding hair (Silky Jumbo braid)

Step 1: Wash and condition hair

Step2: Part hair into sections and apply leave in conditioner and heat protectant. DOn’t forget to tangle the hair when doing this step. Use the wide tooth comb and/or denman brush.

Step 3: Blow dry hair. Ladies I like to blow dry my hair or my clients hair when I am doing braided styles it makes it easier for me to to manage the hair. Please place your blow dryer on a temperature that is safe for your hair. I like to use either 200-350m degrees depending on what style i am trying to achieve.

Step 4: Part the hair from ear to ear in a horizontal line. This will play as a guideline for where the braids need to meet.

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Step 5: Make your first part. I start my first part on the right side by the ear. This will act as a guide for the rest of my braids

Step 6: Divide synthetic hair into 4 different size strands. you first 2 strands should be very thin the other 2 pieces should be medium size. (please refer to video)

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Step 7: Start off by braiding natural hair first. Grab a piece of the thin synthetic hair and add it into the hair. braid again and add another. You will want to add the hair as you braid on. Continue to braid the hair all the way down.

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Step 8: Braid entire head.

Step 9: once you hair braided all of the hair oil the scalp in-between each braid. Pull all of the braids into a ponytail.

Step 10: Boil water. Dip the ends of the hair into the water to seal the hair. (Caution!!! make sure you have a towel handy to dry the hair. Note if this is yoghurts time doing this ask for help!!! the water will be very hot and you don not want to burn your client or yourself)

Step 11: Apply foam wrap to hair. Wrap your hair with a silk wrap and dry the hair for about 5-10 minutes. Apply argon oil to seal the hair.

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And that is it!!! Easy summer protective style!!!