Thursday, December 23, 2010

Carla Confesses

A little over a year ago, I caught my best friend staring at my head. He asked, "What are you going to do about your hair?" I had been attempting to grow it out, rather unsuccessfully, for almost a year after a series of unfortunate incidents with relaxers, permanent hair color and scissors. "I don't know," I replied. He suggested I stop relaxing it and go natural. "Besides," he said, "Do you even know what your natual hair LOOKS like?" I didn't. So I grew it out and to my pleasant surprise, I loved it! I hadn't seen my natural texture since I was about 12, which was when my mom slapped a Dark and Lovely in it one day after several foggy mornings kept destroying my carefully pressed hair. So when I heard about what the BushBroads were doing, I was almost foaming at the mouth to be a part of it. And what an awesome experience it was! Everyone was so easy to work with. Gia showed me a new way to curl my hair, Joy gave me a beautiful face and Davita's styling is magazine worthy. Marquita and Meesh took some fabulous shots. The whole experience made me feel glamorous and special. Keep up the awesome work ladies! :)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Jania Says.....

My BushBroad experience was AWESOME! Even though I knew some of the team through passing or meeting at different events, I felt like a model in their presence. From the makeup to the fashion to the hair, it wasn't hard for me to get into character. All the ladies are BEAUTIFUL !! Gia is a talented hair stylist & gave me a few natural hair tips that I have used since the shoot. Johnatha did a great job on my makeup & I felt like baby doll!

Davita did a great job on creating the looks & it put me in a very playful & happy mood. Meesh, I can't wait to see your work & I love your hair:)

Much love to the ladies & I would love to do another one.....SOON

Peace & Blessings


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Not quite ready for the big chop...but off the creamy crack!

Just thought I would take a minute to document one of my friend's hair...she hasn't had a relaxer in 5 months and 2 weeks (in her own words, lol) but isn't quite ready to cut off the relaxed hair. So I have been blowing her hair out with a round brush. We shampoo'd and conditioned  her hair and put a leave in, in it as well. I also use silicone for shine and protecting the hair and to add shine. I never use oil or grease in her hair....
< Relaxed hair is still on the ends
 The hair is blown out with a round brush to stretch out the natural hair and blend it with the hair that is still relaxed. We try to get the hair as straight as possible and as close to the root as possible. Then we flat iron it to get it bone straight and smooth the cuticle...

So you been thinking about going natural? Its possible!!! Even if you're not quite have time and ways to do your hair until you make a confident decision. Just thought I'd share...I know there's a bunch of you chicks out there just debating on it everyday! Come on over to the bushes ladies! You can still look like you use creamy crack whenever you want! ;) lol Just don't settle for being a creamy crackhead! lmao!!!  Smooches! ;-*

Brought to you by Joy Nichelle Randall... : D

Monday, December 13, 2010

2010 DONE!

I must say that this last shoot was soooo FAB. All of the women had a shine that was fun upbeat and ready to take some ahhhsome shots. I have to thank all of them. There hair was pretty even before I started. It made my job easy. Being a mother I must thank Ali for sitting and not getting in the way, forgetting he was there, only to find his art work he made. My son is dope. We even had pop ups. Two great guys blessed the set with there male energy, making this year unforgettable.    BUSHBROADS 2011, jump on or stand

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Who Got Next?!

Our final shoot of the year
and we're going out with a







Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Nafeesah's Experience

Well, as you know, my experience Sunday was more than exciting. I enjoyed the calm and welcoming atmosphere that you ladies provided. Hair, Makeup and the Photo Shoot was awesome. Tell Gia that I was a tad bit nervous since that was my second time doing a photo shoot - my first time doing it solo, but you ladies made be feel very comfortable. I really enjoyed the experience and can honestly say that I'm growing to respect the camera in a different way and will be willing to do more shoots for you ladies in the future. I thank Bush Broads for EVERYTHING and wish all of you SO MUCH SUCCEES....MUAH!!!!


Monday, November 22, 2010

i know what you did last sunday.....

I know what you did last Sunday.....
p.s. shot using a camera phone, but hey, enjoy!

one of our models, Chakayla!
she's such a BROAD!

gia and meesh battling....
what you got?

nafeesah striking it up at area 51**

and, that's a wrap....
we did it again!!

A Snippet from Chakayla

First and foremost, the Bush Broads GLAM SQUAD is super duper FLY!! I loved every moment of this shoot, from beginning to end. Though I was nervous to deliver a bad ass shoot with ripped cobalt blue stockings, these ladies made me feel so comfortable. The hair, makeup, and clothes made me feel like a natural QUEEN. Davita's vision of the shoot translated so well on Michelle's lens. Each Bush Broad I met was absolutely gorgeous, resilient, and truly dedicated to making natural women feel appreciated and beautiful. I would of never thought my modeling dreams would come true. If someone told me there was a glam squad dedicated to natural women, I would of never believed them. But ladies it is a reality, there is a glam squad for women like you and me, and its the BUSH BROADS!! I felt absolutely involved in my own shoot, but taking direction as well. This whole experience made me appreciate and have a sneak peek of the day in the lives of a group of women working to break down the barriers of the fashion world. Bush BROADS are fly!

Sunday, November 14, 2010