How to Confess Your Love to a #CurlCrush

Happy Valentine’s Day! Does anyone else gawk over the styles you scroll past on social media, posted by influencers you love?! So do I! My Curl Crush is Ashley Hall, aka @curlsfothegirls on Instagram. She created a gorgeous holiday hairstyle that was posted on her page back in December… and I am absolutely in love with it! The style that she created was so simple to re-create. It featured a bantu knot on the side and a twist out on the rest of her hair. To top it off, she added gold bobby pins on the side with the bantu Read More

Get Flawless Curls with Curly Magic

The best thing about magic is that it provides instant satisfaction to achieve the impossible! Curly Magic by Uncle Funky’s Daughter is the perfect gel to give us curly girls the magic we’re all looking for! Curly Magic can be used in a plethora of ways to achieve defined, elongated, long-lasting and moisturized curls from twist outs to wash n go’s! The options are endless, and this my friends, is why it’s called Curly Magic.  Of course, we can always go the traditional route and use Curly Magic gel to achieve the perfect wash n’ go. It’s best to start Read More

Coarse Hair? Don’t Care! Tips For Our Type 4 Curly Girls!

For several years, natural hair was stereotyped and only thought of as ringlet-like, curly, long hair. But now, we’re in a time where Type 4 hair is getting more recognition. Young girls and women are embracing they’re natural kinky textures and I absolutely love it! Now, one problem that is still occurring is not knowing how to properly care for coarse hair. I’m here to help! Textured hair has a tendency to be drier than other hair types. This means you have to show it a bit more TLC, which brings me to the first tip: Add moisture. First, you will need Read More

Renee’s Corner: Supporting Your Friend with Breast Cancer

A good friend recently called me and shared that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Like too many others, her life was immediately turned upside down as she began her battle. My first reaction was shock, then sadness — fighting off tears to stay strong for her while chatting with her on the phone. My next reaction was to join her in battle mode. There are many articles that give advice and strategic pointers for helping someone through her battle with breast cancer, but even with all the “strategy” and statistics, it never feels as easy or as effective Read More

How Do You Spruce Up For Fall?

As much as I adore beaches and tanned skin, the fall season still reigns as my favorite time of the year.  I must admit, I am more of a sweater and boots kind of girl though! Colder temperatures usually cause a serious change in my skin and haircare routine.  Let’s discuss some of these alterations in this brief guide to Fall.  Fall makeup is all about warm, rich and bold tones with several shades to choose from such as burgundy, plum, brown, orange, and mustard. These tones can be applied to your eyes, lips, nails and hair…if you are feeling that Read More

4 Tips for Wedding Fashion Etiquette

It’s wedding season and that means cute hair and cute outfits! You ALWAYS want to look your best when it comes to a wedding. If you’re single….let’s just say the possibilities are endless! All jokes aside, looking your best should always be the goal. Let’s explore a few ways you can achieve your best hair and style all wedding season long.  Keep your hair moisturized: It’s important to make sure your waves, kinks and curls don’t appear to look dry and crunchy. Outdoor weddings are especially dangerous due to the sun’s UV rays. I like to use Thirsty Curls or Midnite Train to retain the moisture in my hair while outside. Read More

IMadameJay’s Spring Vacation Must-Haves

I don’t know about you, but spring break is the time of year that I most look forward to! As we get closer and closer to summer, the warm and breezy, “in-between” weather just makes me a unique kind of happy. This spring, I’ll be visiting the beach and there are definitely some essential items and products that I must have with me on this trip. First and foremost, I’ll need a big stylish tote to carry all of my things in. You always want to make sure you grab a bag that not only fits your style, but one that is roomy Read More