Monthly Archives: May 2013

Don’t You Just Love Day Parties?

First let me explain what a Day Party is for those who are unaware. For the purposes of this post, I’m referring to parties held a nightclub, restaurant or bar venue during daylight hours, typically between late afternoon and ending around sunset.

Day parties aren’t a new phenomenon but they have gained a great deal of popularity in the last few years. I believe Day Parties became  popular several years ago during  North Carolina’s CIAA‘s basketball tournaments.

I love day parties! They’re so much more fun than “night parties”.  When co-workers or family members ask me what I have planned for the weekend or what I did the previous weekend and I say attended a day party, I seem to get the same response. “A Day Party?” As in why must I make the distinction between a day party and a regular party.

The obvious distinction is that one is during the day and the other is typically at night. But beyond that, day parties are so much more for me than the time difference. The atmosphere is so much more open and people seem friendlier and more social than a lot of night club parties. Outdoor sections offer the perfect environment to chat with friends or cute guys and you can actually see if that guy is cute or not.

The dress code is usually more relaxed during the day, as you’ll see many women in sundresses and comfortable shoes. Women at Night parties are in the tightest dresses and extremely uncomfortable shoes. Maybe this is a bit of an exaggeration but the bottom-line is that the dress is very different.

My biggest complaint about partying at night is that nobody wants to get to the club until 11:30 PM or later. 11:30 is already past my bed time on most days.  I’ve never been much of a club person, but by the time I arrive at the club, dance to a song or two, I’m already sleepy and ready go home.  With Day Parties I can dance all day, have a few drinks and even hit an after party 🙂 and make my bedtime.

So I’m always down for a day party!

My Free Twist-Out

I won a free twist out hairstyle today. Great timing too because I wanted to blow dry my hair and wear a twist out on dry hair.
The night before I was scrolling thru my Instagram feed and saw this.


Nappstar is a natural hair salon. The owners and stylists of Nappstar are two sisters in Maryland. I had been to Nappstar several times before and was always happy with my results. So I called and got the 10am appointment.

They moved their salon to a new location a while ago were looking to find additional natural hair stylists to work with them in their salon. In order to evaluate the potential stylists’ abilities and skills, they issued a call for anyone with natural hair to be the test “dummies” for lack of a better word.  I believe they had 4 female stylist to work on 4 ‘model clients’. Two clients had natural hair and the other two had locs. (I don’t like the term “dread” locs, so you won’t see/hear me use it too much).  They rotated the stylists between twisting and styling the locs and natural hair clients to test their skills.  My twist out was done in flat twists in a star pattern (think bicycle wheel with the spokes coming from the center).

The process for me from wash to twist out, including the blow dry and time spent under the dryer was about 2.5 hours.  The outcome was decent and more importantly it was free.  I will say that I would probably never go there for a twist out in general. Not because they wouldn’t do a good job, but typically I do my own twist outs and twist outs for me don’t last long enough for me to shell out that kind of cash for a very temporary  style. But for anything else I’d definitely recommend these sisters.

I must admit that I have visited the Miss Jessie’s Salon in SoHo- New York City, and received a twist out. Maybe I’ll blog about that later. I will say I was very pleased with my results and it lasted at least two weeks. BUT the twist out at Miss Jessie’s was an individual two-strand twists that had great hold because of the product, causing the twist out to be super defined and long-lasting.

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