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My brother gets his locs done! + UK Salon review

Konata locs vlog

Hey!

 

So I am not the only one in my family that wears their hair in its natural state.  As a matter of fact, I was the last one to the party.  My mother always wore her hair in a short fro/buzz cut.  So did my dad.  So I never grew up in a house where there was any shame in wearing kinky hair.  Not having “good” hair was NEVER a thing for us.  All of it was good.  We are proud.  All three of my siblings have had or have locs.  I have yet to try it out, but I have been thinking of it for a number of years, but I am satisfied with my loose natural…for now…

My brother, Konata, has had his locs for about 10 years now and decided to film himself getting his locs retwisted at his favourite natural hair salon in London, Morris Roots.

All locs images via Konata  

Konata Alleyne locs pic 3

Konata Alleyne locs pic 4

Konata Alleyne locs pic 8

Konata Alleyne locs pic 9

I know a lot or most of the focus in the natural hair movement is on women, but we can’t forget that there are a lot of guys out there too, making black hair more visible and acceptable to both ourselves and others.

Konata locs vlog

So check out this salon in Tooting Broadway, London, Morris Roots.

And check out my brother’s music, podcast and other projects at I Am Konata.

Let me know what you think?

Laters!

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Ava DuVernay’s look at the 72nd Annual Golden Globes

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I am a huge fan of Ava and was so thrilled to see her at Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards show. She was by far one of my best dressed that night……everything was working, the navy dress, the makeup and the locs in an updo!

Ava DuVernay at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards 2015. Image via NARS PR.

Speaking of makeup, I was thrilled to see that her makeup was done by international makeup artist Uzo and NARS cosmetics. She looked gorgeous!

Here’s a breakdown of the look and an inspiration:

The Inspiration

“The look was about a woman in a position of power. Ava’s statement-making makeup was kept soft and ethereal to balance her bold hairstyle and architectural Zac Posen gown. I created a velvety, smoky chocolate eye and soft neutral shades for her cheeks and lips.”

The Key Makeup Products

Image via The Gloss

Her hairstyle was done by celebrity natural hairstylist Felicia Leatherwood and I loved this! Basically, if I had locs, I would want them to look like hers!

Image via Felicia Leatherwood and @chescaleigh

Dress by Zac Posen.

Image via Buzzfeed

Are you America's Next Top Naturalista?

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Karen’s Body Beautiful and upcoming online community Tribe Called Curl are holding a natural hair model search.

The Details

Seeking women of color, aged 18-50, to flaunt their fierce, fabulous tresses at our natural hair photo shoot. We’re looking for natural hair styles from TWAs, Faux Hawks and Wash & Go’s to long, lovely locs and everything in between. Straight heads should come on down too! All shapes and sizes, and every luscious color of the spectrum from French Vanilla to the richest Ebony are welcome. We want you and your gorgeous mane to help spark a natural hair revolution! Selected models will work with our glam team for professional quality digital photos.

Date

Friday, September 16, 2011

Time

4pm-8pm

Location

Simple Studios
134 West 29h Street
New York, NY 10001

Arrive ontime and bring a current photo. Be available for photoshoot on 09/18/11

Are you ready?

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