Big Chop and Braids!

Greetings, everyone! I wanted to share a short video of a big chop I did earlier this week!

I had a client with natural hair that had been wearing sew-ins and for a while and had damaged parts of her hair from using flat irons. She wanted all the damage gone and the rest of her hair cut to an even length. We followed that with feed-in braids to give her a low maintenance style while growing re-growing her hair.

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I used shears to cut her hair and used Hair Garden’s Mint cleanser and Mango Punch Conditioner. We are looking forward to returning her to a full, healthy head of hair!

Please post any questions or comments and thanks for visiting my blog!

Hairstyles for Natural Hair (video)

Greetings, lovely people! I put together a compilation of some of my favorite styles that I have done over the past year or so. Check it out and like and share if you liked anything you saw!

Mohawk Madness!

Hello, out there! I’ve got some lovely hairstyles style to share with you. I absolutely love doing mohawk hairstyles and I have a couple of variations to share with you!

Cornrows with crochet!

The style above was executed with cornrows on the sides and bulk hair croched in the middle. Low maintenance hair style that lasts her about a month!

Pinned up mohawk
Mohawk before it’s pinned up!

The style you see above is simply cornrowed on the sides and two strand twisted in the center with afro braid hair. I love this style because of the versatility. You can wear it down or pin it up!

Cornrows and Box Braid Ponytail

Hello, lovelies!! This style that I did was a simple but beautiful one!

The hair is cornrowed with extensions and box braided to add length and fullness to the ponytail. It was pinned into a nice high bun for low maintenance!

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All she has to do is tie her hair up at night and apply a little oil to the braids and scalp as needed! This style should last 2-3 weeks.

 

Updos to Beat the Heat!

Greetings, Blossoms! I have been doing a little running around lately and have missed you all! I am back with some new info and hair pictures!

This summer, this elegant cornrowed updo has been quite a popular request! Cornrowing and flat twisting are some of my favorite styles to execute so I always look forward to doing this type of style!

This style was cornrowed and 2 packs of X-pression kanekalon hair (color #30) was used for the bun up top! The hair was twisted and pinned to create the look.

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This bun was done with 2 packs of X-pression kanekalon braiding hair (#1B). The hair was loosely braided and pinned at the crown to create this look.

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This cornrowed updo used 2 packs of X-pression braiding hair (color #33) above. The hair was braided into small braids and pinned up.

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This type of style can last 2-3 weeks. I typically only wear this style for about 5-7 days because I absolutely HAVE to cleanse my scalp by then. The look is maintained by applying a light oil to the scalp as needed and tying the hair up while sleeping or during any activity like working out.

Got any questions? Feel free to ask below! Book me at http://www.styleseat.com/melissaotoo!

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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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Cornrows for Little Blossoms!

Hello, Lovelies! Check out this kids cornrow style I did yesterday!

I started off by shampooing and conditioning her hair with Hair Garden’s Cleanser and Mango Punch Conditioner. I applied the avocado shea leave-in to her towel blotted hair and blow dried it out. I trimmed her ends as well before we began the braiding process.

I used my favorite braiding hair, X-pressions, to braid her hair.  I prepped her by sectioning her hair into the 4 sections I intended on braiding.

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I rolled the ends of the braids into perm rods and dipped them in hot water. She has a lovely cornrow style that can last 2-3 weeks with proper maintenance!

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Cornrows and a Bun

Greetings, beautiful! Cornrowing has to be one of my favorite styles to do. It was what made me fall in love with hair. It is relaxing for me. I love creating designs in a persons hair and achieving different looks. The latest style I did was this gorgeous cornrow style with a loose high bun.

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This look is low maintenance requiring only a little oil on the scalp and hair occasionally and tying it up before bed or exercise. This style can last her 2-3 weeks with proper maintenance.

Thank for stopping by!

 

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!!

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