Hair Garden teams with AfroSimplicity at The Augusta Market 7/30!!

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!

This is just a preview of what she's got in store!
This is just a preview of what she’s got in store!

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!

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Hair Juice and Cleanser
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Avocado Shea Moisturizer
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Mango Punch Conditioner

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! 🙂

Aphropuphs at Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair Show!!

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!

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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!

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Hair Garden Products at Paris Beauty Supply!

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!

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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!

My feature in their newsletter!
My feature in their newsletter!

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.

Thanks for stopping by!

More Flat Twists!!

Greetings! I have been getting quite a few requests for this lovely flat twist style. This is another version of the look I created for a client!

img_20151129_105352.jpg This style should last a minimum of 2 weeks with proper maintenance! Inbox/email me to schedule an appointment today!

Coming to Augusta!!

Text me or e-mail me to make an appointment (hairgarden@live.com)! 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!

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Flat Twist Updo for Natural Hair

I visited Augusta the other weekend and got to love up on some hair! It was good to see my lovely clients! I have a quick second to share one of the lovely styles I did! This lovely flat twisted updo!

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I didn’t have a style in mind when I got started! I just went for it!

wpid-img_20151025_205544.jpgThis style was completed using only the clients beautiful natural hair! I love the final results and look forward to recreating another look like this!

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