Saturday, September 30, 2006

The Renee

Again, not in the mood for freestyle. I do that all week for work. I needed an updo. Chic, but not necessarily fancy. I tried a black headband I bought from Target six months ago. Back then, I didn't think my locks were long enough for it because it made me look crazy. Today, the headband gave me what I call the "wild child" look. I was sooo in the mood to work this look today. But something was still missing from the look. I needed more uumphf. Why not go for a hair tie? So I traded the headband for the Renee and voila! A little wild, unique, and chic. I absolutely love it.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

I'm About to Pass Out

I'm so happy I stumbled on Sunsail's blog and took a minute to browse around. Her blog has a link to Renaissance Hairtopia in Brooklyn, New York. The styles on this site are so drop dead gorgeous I'm about to pass out. Now this is why I'm always moaning and groaning about wishing I had more length. I am beyond inspired. I hope you all are too. Thanks for sharing!

Monday, September 25, 2006

Excuse me, Are those Sisterlocks?

Why yes they are!!! I was waiting in the customer service line at Sam's Club yesterday and a lady walked up to me. She asked if I had Sisterlocks. Inside I was doing cartwheels. I guess there really is an extra sense of elation when strangers recognize that they are Sisterlocks. And please don't misunderstand me. When folks tell me I have nice dreads or locks, I'm very modest and thankful. I don't by any means feel the need to correct them to being Sisterlocks or go off on some Sisterlocks rampage. But I coudn't help feeling overjoyed.

Photo Disclaimer: It's from when my locks were seven months. The digi needs a new battery.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Breaking up the Boredom

Don't get me wrong. I love my freestyle. But it gets a bit boring for me sometime. That's why I crave for longer hair so I will have more styling options. So today I was off to the salon. My hair is long enough for me to experiment with a braidout or caruso set. But if I don't get over my laziness, God only knows when I'll be wearing them.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Ode to the Original Rastas

I browsed through Tai's photos from his trip to New York via Brunsli's blog and I felt extremely proud for two reasons. For one, I was definitely in touch with the Ode to the OR's (Original Rastas) which made me very aware of the evolution that has taken place within the dreadlock circle. One one side of the spectrum, you have the organic locks that require no extra manipulation to the other end of the spectrum with the manicured locks, locks that are meticulously crafted to be very neat and precise. My conclusion is that up until the manicured came along, most folks are probably somewhere in the middle of the spectrum. But whatever one's style or preference, how could he or she have got there without the organics paving the way? Without Bob Marley paving the way??? So that's one major point I took away after looking at the slide show.

The other is, I'm apart of the new evolution to manicured locks. I absolutely love my locks and I wear them ever so proudly everyday. I don't regret a damn thing about my Sisterlocks decision. So for any OR's who think that these aren't real locks or not truly representing, that's a crock of you know what. I think of it as an evolution that was bound to naturally take place based on cultural and market demands. Manicured locks represent a niche that was just waiting to be tapped! Manicured is to dreadlocks what Hip-hop is to music ---> not going anywhere. I am so proud to be right in the heart of this upswing take off. Perhaps in ten years I'll be in somebody's slideshow with admirers from afar.