Hello, lovely people! Just wanted to share this beautiful roller set I did last week! This client wears a tapered haircut and usually gets it pressed. She wanted to try a style that would make it through the heat and unpredictable rain so we did this lovely rod set!
She only had to sit under the dryer for about 45-50 minutes and has a lovely set that will last her almost up to 2 weeks! I used a combination of (from the bottom up) yellow, pink, grey and purple rods and Kera Care setting lotion. After rods were removed, I separated the curls with end of a rat tail comb! Simple but beautiful!
Hope you like this cute style! Thanks for stopping by!
Greetings, everyone! As I posted late last week, I was teaming up with African fashion company, AfroSimplicity at the Saturday Market on the River in Augusta. Before I say anything else, I want to thank all my lovely customers for coming out and showing their support! It felt good to see so many familiar faces!
We got up super early and headed out to set up our booth. I found it to be a great success. We had a great experience and met many wonderful, new people! I take any new venture or opportunity in business as a positive learning experience!
We got many visits to our table and from passers by and fellow vendors! AfroSimplicity’s creativity and beautiful merchandise was the talk of the market that day!
We definitely enjoyed ourselves despite the intense heat and being rained out during our final hour! I can’t wait to visit the market again with more products! If you missed us but would like to view our products online, Hair Garden can be found at http://www.thehairgardennursery.etsy.com. AfroSimplicity can be found at http://www.AfroSimplicy.etsy.com. When we do go back I will be sure to keep you all posted.
Stay stylish this summer and beat the heat with these lovely flat twist updos combined with rod sets! These two ladies are very active and were looking for a low-maintenance updo style that they could wear for a week or two.
This style is simply a large flat twist and rod set combo. The hair was parted at the crown and a spiral set was created with a combination of the pink and grey perm rods. I used Kera Care setting lotion. She sat under the hooded dryer for about 45-60 minutes for the curls to dry (she has thick hair!).
This style was created similarly but with smaller flat twists. The free hair at the crown was two-strand twisted and then the ends were set with the pink perm rods. She only had to sit under the dryer for about 10 minutes for the curls on the end to set!
I would love to see your version of this style! Thanks for stopping by!
Hello out there! This Saturday, July 30, The Hair Garden is teaming up with AfroSimplicity at the Augusta Market at the Riverwalk! This is something I have always wanted to take part in and am excited to be doing! At our booth you can find everything from Hair Garden natural hair products to some nice fashionable pieces!
AfroSimplicity is a clothing and jewelry company started by my good friend Arlysa Ford. She has many styles of West African themed clothing and jewelry. These photos about are only a small example of the types of things she offers! The jewelry is all hand designed and she also does custom orders. She offers everything from dresses and dashikis to wrap skirts. Even if you can’t make it out to the market, you can check her out at http://www.afrosimplicity.etsy.com!
As for me, I will have many of my cleansers, conditioners and moisturizers available. I will offer 8 oz and 2 oz sizes. I hope to debut my new Mango Punch Cleanser, Euca-Mint Conditioner, and Cocoa Nut Butter at the market as well! Be the first to give it a try! If you can’t make it out to the market or want to see the products I offer ahead of time, you can visit my Etsy shop at http://www.thehairgardennursery.etsy.com! Use the promo code 15SALE to get 15% off any purchase of $15 or more!
I look forward to meeting you at The Augusta Market! 🙂
Hello, beautiful people! This past spring I reached one of my ultimate career goals! I will given the opportunity to teach 2 classes at the Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair and Beauty Show. To be part of this event was definitely an honor! For many years I have attended this show and met many wonderful people. Never did I think I would have an opportunity to be part of the show so soon!
The 2 classes I did that weekend were: 1. Heatless Stretching and Styling and 2. Slow Growth Troubleshooting.
In the first class I did, Heatless Stretching and Styling, I had the beautiful Michele Etienne as my hair model. She has been a natural hair client of mine for quite some time and she was gracious enough to travel all the way from Augusta to let me use her hair for my hands-on demonstration. The turnout was really good and I got a lot of questions from the audience. I demonstrated everything from banding, braiding with fabric, roller/rod setting to hand stretching during blow drying. I have done articles on this very blog about many of these heatless stretching methods and will do more later. I showed that these things can be done with the tightest curl pattern and with all types of products from your favorite over-the-counter product to natural oils and butters.
In the second class, Slow Growth Troubleshooting, we went over the many internal and external factors that can affect hair growth. We covered everything from daily styling and product usage to environmental and internal factors. This class had an even better turn out than the first. I answered a lot of questions from ladies concerned about their hair and scalp health.
The hair show was a very exciting and humbling experience for me. I was honored to be a part of the line-up of natural hair gurus and experts giving classes and demos that weekend. I hope to be able to take part in this wonderful event again in the future! I wish I would have posted the information about the classes sooner so I could invite more of you but I will be better prepared in the future!
Huge Greetings to all my lovely blossoms!! I know, I know!! I have been on a long hiatus! My last post was nearly 6 months ago when I left for Ghana! I have had a lot going on since I’ve returned that I will be catching you up on!
Here is the first bit of exciting news I have to share with you all! Hair Garden’s products are now being carried at Paris Hair and Beauty Supplies store in Trenton, New Jersey! From the shelves of my salon, to the pages of Etsy and now on to the shelves of an actual beauty supply store!
So far, they are carrying Hair Garden’s Soothing Mint Cleanser, Mango Punch Conditioner, Herbal Tea Tree-tment Oil and Hair Juice and the response has been great so far!
This has been an amazing and exciting venture for me! What I love most about this store is their focus on exposure for budding small businesses! They feature many other products for the hair and body made by other dedicated entrepreneurs like me!
If you’re ever in the area, you should go check them out and show your support! Their address is 1566 Edgewood Avenue, Trenton, New Jersey 08618.
Greetings from Ghana my lovely blossoms! I miss you all and can’t wait to get back and share some of my experiences with you all! I will try to update when I can. Follow me on Instagram (Hair Garden/aphropuphs) or twitter (@Aphropuphs) where I will be uploading pics and videos when I can!
Text me or e-mail me to make an appointment (firstname.lastname@example.org)! I may extend my visit if I have enough requests! Also, please stay tuned all my local Augustans! I come to Augusta on a monthly basis and now have the flexibility to visit more often! I will be posting a series of dates that I will be visiting this month and next month for your scheduling convenience! Make me your new natural hair stylist today!