Cornrowed Updo with a Bun!

I enjoyed doing this style! Many people who sit in my chair knows that I enjoy doing cornrows a lot! I was looking forward to doing this style and was excited about the outcome!

Cornrows and a pinned bun
Cornrows and a pinned bun

This style can be worn for 1 to 3 weeks depending on your preferences. Simply wrap it up when you are going to sleep or showering to keep it from frizzing and you are good to go! Want a look like this? Contact me at hairgarden@live.com or book me at http://www.styleseat.com/melissaotoo!

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Senegalese Twists with a Hint of Blue!

Here are some Senegalese Twists! Lovely and long with a hint of blue in the back! Minus the breaks and all, the look took about 8 hours to complete due to the length.

Senegalese Twists. Contact me to book your appointment!
Senegalese Twists. Contact me to book your appointment!

This style can last her 6 weeks or longer depending if she wants the perimeter touched up! These twists can be shampooed with focus on the scalp and low manipulation. Want this look? Contact me directly or book me on StyleSeat at http://www.styleseat.com/melissaotoo!

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Versatile Natural Hair Updo by Aphropuphs

Greetings, Blossoms! Today I traveled out to style a friend I have been styling since I was braiding on my bean bag out of my college dorm!

She wanted a low maintenance protective style so I created this lovely braid and twist updo combination for her!

Starting off, I detangled and pre-conditioned her hair with Hair Garden’s Peppermint Avocado Shea moisturizer. She had just come out of some two-strand twists I did for her and had a couple of months prior. I shampooed her with Hair Garden Cleanser and followed with the Mango Punch conditioner which I lightly rinsed out. I sectioned her out and blew her dry with the original Avocado Shea moisturizer. I used the mint formula as a moisturizer on her roots and scalp before braiding. This is because I included a special blend of essential oils known for their natural numbing and pain relieving properties. I wanted her to experience the least discomfort and damage possible since she had a lot of manipulation going on with her scalp within a short window of time.

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Her hair is cornrowed on the side and 2-strand twisted down the center in a mohawk style. I rodded the ends with drinking straws, secured them with bobbi pins and dipped them in hot water. I rolled the back up and secured it with hair pins. I pinned any additional pieces that were hanging too low in the front.

She has versatility with this style because it is still very wearable outside of the pinned up style with the cute curly ends! I was so excited to get to the end result that I didn’t take a picture of it before I pinned it! Next time I want to try this with smaller cornrows or flat twists.

Live in the Atlanta, or Augusta area and interested in booking an appointment? E-mail me at hairgarden@live.com to find out the dates I will be in your area!!