Thursday, October 06, 2011

Upcoming Client #1

I am excited to report that I have my first Sisterlocks™ installation on Saturday! Our consultation when quite well and her test locs are doing just fine. She was very candid on her hair history and experiences. She had already made the decision to proceed with locing. She is so excited. It reminded me of my initial consultation and brought such great memories back of when I finally saw the light (I don't need to straighten my hair to have a head full of healthy beautiful hair). I look forward to building relationships with my clients. I will be sure to advise them on best practices for their hair. Not only do I have almost 8 years of experience with my own locs. I continue to education myself on caring for our hair and keeping it healthy!

I have been working on advertising and promoting the Sisterlocks™ business. I have my business cards and website (still working on website).

Have you ever encountered something so good that you wanted to share it with the world? After nearly 8 years, I am still telling everyone how great Sisterlocks™ have been for me. Now that I have the other side of it as a Trainee (soon to be Consultant), I have that much more appreciation for this type of locing technique. There is so much detail and care placed in the locing techniques. I just love it!

I will share pictures upon completion. I'm looking forward to watch how her hair blossoms over time.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

I'm Back & Sisterlocks™ Trained

Wow. I can't believe I've been away for so long...2+ years. With Facebook, Twitter, people still take the time to read blogs? Regardless, I'm back to my blog and will try my best to update it frequently.

Where do I begin? I moved from the Midwest to the West Coast and now I'm in the South - long story. I'm now in Texas (DFW) and loving it. There has been so many changes. I thank you all who visited my site and left comments. I received a lot of comments asking for an update on my length. As you can see from my picture, my bob is no more. My length is right below my collarbone. I loved my bob cut, but I'm loving my growth as well. I'm looking forward to growing my hair long again. Sisterlocks™ has given me so much freedom and versatility over the years.

I recently attended the Sisterlocks™ Consultant Training in Detroit. It was an honor to have Dr. JoAnn Cornwell help with teaching our class. I am so excited about my new journey on the consulting and services side of Sisterlocks™ as a Trainee. I am currently offering the Sisterlocks™ package at a discounted rate while working to obtain my SL Certification. The package consist of the initial consultation, locking session and follow-up/retightening session. I am serving the North Dallas area. Please email me at: or inbox me on Facebook for inquiries.

I am still Lovin' Natural Hair in The Loc'd Life!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Why Did I Cut My Locs??

This sisterlock journey has been such a great journey. I love Sisterlocks! But my hair is still hair. I still have experienced days where I feel lazy and do not feel like styling my locs. The joy of Sisterlocks is that my locs are still beautiful, styled or not.

I hit my 5yr SL anniversary on 1/17/09. I thought back on my journey and realized I had lost that desire to style my locs. I was really getting lazy. I barely wanted to retighten them, let alone style them. The easiest was roller sets with soft spike curlers. But it was time consuming because of the length. My hair was somewhat getting heavy also when wet. Not too heavy, but I definitely starting feeling the difference.

There were also a lot of changes that were going on in my life where I just needed change. I went back and forth for several months before making a decision, because there is no turning back. In February, I decided to make it happen. Even though I didn't have a SL consultant (DIY since 6months SL'd), I knew that the owner of the shop where I was SL'd was also a licensed cosmotologist. I wanted someone licensed to cut my hair. Even when I was relaxed and wore short cuts, I was real particular who cut my hair :0). So I called Everette's Cornrows in Detroit and made an appointment with Sheila (owner).

As soon as I saw her, I was shocked because the last time I saw her, she had almost waist length sisterlocks. She now had shoulder length locks with a beautiful blond on them. Simply beautiful. I now had more of a relaxed feeling. I thought about the last 5yrs and how I had learned so much within that time of my natural self and acceptance. It was now for change and acceptance of that change. Before starting, Sheila asked, do you want to keep your locs?? My first response was yes. As I heard that first clip of the scissors, I felt a joy. As she laid two layers off to the side, I said you know what, I don't want them. It was only hair. Although there was definitely a sentimental feeling associated with my locs. It was only hair. The real feeling was inside at how I found freedom through I was able to accept my natural hair I was able to be me from head to I was able to educate others by just being I was an inspiration to others like my mother who is now I maybe showed others that our black nappy hair is indeed BEAUTIFUL!! I was able to go to work and where my locs in any style and still be professional and look good doing so. My sister is now also 100% natural even though she isn't locked, she has accepted her natural hair. So me keeping a bag of dead hair wasn't needed for me. I had all of this joy that was inside that would always be there.

I have now fallen back in love with playing and styling my locs. I have since found YouTube and the abundance of "How To" Loc Videos and Tutorials on styling. I am approaching my 6yr anniversary being SL'd and am ready for what the next 5yrs will bring. I plan to take the Sisterlock Consultant training next year so I can too help someone transition to such a beautiful lifestyle of natural hair. I also plan to receive a braiding license next year.

So you ask why did I cut my locs....because it's only hair.

Thank you all so much for those who have followed my journey.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Update Pic

Just did a roller set with my spike rollers. I'm still loving my cut. Although I am looking forward to growing my hair long again. I am dying for a color touch up to my roots. Still debating if I want to do it myself or find a cosmotologist that also handles locs in LA. I haven't even looked for anyone to be honest. Dark roots until I figure that out. I'm planning to take the SL Consultant Training next year. Still waiting to see dates for Dallas. Moving again....long story.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Separation Anxiety

I recently relocated from MI to CA. My former child care provider colored my hair for me. She is an ex-beautician and was really good at coloring my locs. Well my roots are screaming for color and I am tempted to do it myself. It wouldn't be the first time I colored my own hair, but the last time I colored my hair was in my permie days.

I know I would be able to. I think I've become spoiled by not doing it ever with locs. I will have to debate a little longer or take the time to find a SL consultant that is also a licensed cosmotologist. I am funny like that with cut and color. They have to be trained to touch my head with scissors or dye. If you know of anyone, please leave me a comment. I'm in the Southern Cal / LA area.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Update: 5 Years - Time for a Trim

Okay, Time for a Cut. I tossed with the idea of a cut for about a year. I finally decided to cut it. I am happy with my decision. There were so many other changes in my life. I have relocated from Michigan to California with my job. I hadn't realized how much I missed posting and visiting other blogs.