Hey my lovelies!
I am so excited about the holiday season and the start of a new year. My personal theme for 2016 is to be fearless in my pursuit of greatness. I think that fear has a sneaky way of getting into our hearts and minds and holds us back from achieving greatness. Time to take hold of that fear and throw it to the wind!
So, in honor of fearlessness I’m doing a very special series. I want to encourage and inspire you all to step way outside of the box this holiday season. I want to see you beauties COME THROUGH with some unique hairstyles. Let go of the fear of what people will think or say if you rock that style you’ve been wanting to try so bad. Be creative! Be bold!
Throughout this 4 week series ending 12/31/15, I will be offering style ideas, hairstyling techniques, tips, DIY tutorials and fearless inspiration to help you all COME THROUGH in a big way for your holiday events and in life for 2016. AND, to spice things up I’ll also be doing a contest/giveaway for my lovelies that COME THROUGH! More on that to come.
There will be frequent posts so, make sure you’re subscribed to my YouTube channel, following the blog, my Instagram and Facebook pages so you don’t miss a thing!
Today I wanted to share 3 eye-catching French rolls with you along with how-to’s for each look.
I love French rolls because they are extremely dynamic. You can always find a new way to style a French roll. Here are a few different styles I’ve come up with on both stretched and straightened hair and tutorials for each. And for more styles & tricks and tips to French roll versatility click here. Enjoy!
The Mega Side French Roll
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The French Roll with a Twist
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The Flat Twist Framed French Roll
Click here to see how I got this look. Tutorial starts at 3:26
Sometimes, going to the bathroom has absolutely nothing to do with going to the bathroom. That’s probably more true for me than most other people. I go to the bathroom several times a day just to look at myself. No, I’m not narcissistic and yes, I have a healthy level of self-esteem. My reasoning is completely rationale, at least for me.
Part of my Be You Beauty is my love for makeup. Doing an incredible face beat always makes me feel good. They say that when you look good you feel good and it really is true! Despite what may be going wrong in my work day all I have to do is take a trip to the ladies room, lock myself in the handicap stall and look at myself. I know that probably sounds crazy but in addition to some chat time with JC, it really helps me get through! I figure hey, it’s ok to have a rough day, but don’t look like it. And you know what I’ve noticed, the way that I look has a positive affect on the people around me too. I can’t tell you how many conversations I have a day with different people about my makeup, hair, clothes or nail color. I think that the effort I put into my appearance inspires others and encourages them to separate themselves from their every day grind. This is not at all my primary intention but it makes me feel good to have a positive affect on others nonetheless. Anything I can do, consciously or subconsciously that encourages women to embrace their Be You Beauty is part of me walking in my purpose.
So tomorrow if things get rough, maybe you should take an extra trip to the bathroom.
After being natural for going on 3 years now, I’ve FINALLY started to embrace my hair in its fullest state. I know a lot of women who are transitioning and terrified of the fro, feeling like it’s a style that they just couldn’t wear and look good. I felt the same way for a long time. In addition to not thinking I could pull it off, I was under the impression that the fro hadn’t been in style since the 70s. I honestly thought, “Who really wears fros anymore?” Little did I know there was an entire movement of naturalistas fiercely rocking their Be You Beauty. To my defense, when your hair has been relaxed for more than half your life this is the kind of mentality you can be subject to. So even after I decided to take the leap and “somewhat” embrace my natural hair I’d always make sure it was prepped so that it had some type of curl definition whether it was in a braid out, twist out, or defining my natural curl pattern with gel. Well, I am proud to say that the days of feeling the need to do that are gone! I have officially embraced my fro, adding yet another liberating experience to the book of my natural hair journey.
I have to admit there are some key products that have played a big roll in me embracing and loving my fro. The Cantu Leave-in Conditioner and Cantu’s new Hair Lotion have made my fro experience incredible. I am loving these products and have gotten tons of positive feedback on my results. Now, whether it’s actually the look of my fierce fro or the new level of Be You Beauty confidence I’ve achieved that’s bringing this feedback is undetermined and frankly irrelevant. The point is…I feel fearless rocking my fro!
Fo details on how I achieve this fro, check out my YouTube video below. Be You Beauties!