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