In April 2012 , about a year ago, I got my hair highlighted. I went to a beauty school and was really pleased with the turnout
In this picture, taken about 8 months after it had been highlighted, you can see my hair straightened and some of my highlights.
Here’s a better view of my hair from September 2012 (about 5 months after I got it highlighted), This is the work of my main hair stylist. The before picture on the left is my hair freshly washed, the middle picture is blown dry and the last is a shot of the left side of my hair flat ironed.
I must note that I didn’t experience any damage or breakage due to the color and my hair was lightened without the use of bleach.
Why go to a beginner or someone learning how to perform such a permanent process?
Some might say “Why go to a beginner or someone learning how to perform such a permanent process? But my reasoning was that there is a skilled instructor overseeing the whole process. Someone who’s job it is to teach the proper technique to eager students. The trainer for my student stylist oversaw the process and and I felt that my stylist was pretty confident. So as previously stated I was happy with the outcome and the price and didn’t have any complaints.
- Hair salon secrets to save you big money (abclocal.go.com)
- What’s wrong with a little color? (blackgirlnerdy.blogspot.com)
- Highlights are one of the most difficult hair colors to master (elisemarcussalon.com)
On 21 April 2009 I had my last relaxer. I had just come out of microbraids and was surprised at the amount of length I had retained after just the five or six weeks. I don’t remember what exactly happened that made me decide that I wanted to go natural. However, this was my second attempt, as I had tried to go natural the previous year for about 10 months. Here is a photo of my hair about a month after my last relaxer in late- May 2009.
This picture was taken in August 2009 about 4 months after my last relaxer.
I started experimenting with more natural styles and having some fun rocking puffs, and bantu knot outs. At this point I had become grossly addicted to hair care forums, I was learning a ton and quickly becoming a product junkie. I knew there were lots of videos on YouTube, but for some reason at this time I found the forums and webpages I could read, more helpful than watching someone do their hair.
…..So, I’ve been following a ton of blogs, have a slight addiction to watching videos on YouTube (but who doesn’t), and have been known to belong to a few forums. But at some point it is time to cease being a lurker. That time is now! So here I am, starting with one word at at time. Not even sure what the focal point of my blog will be, but essentially all that is important to me. From Hair Care, Makeup, Fashion, Travel, Poetry/Spoken Word, and Pop Culture… this is my $0.02. So follow me on this journey as I start Living Out Loud.