Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Happy Summer!!

Summer is here!  Make sure you protect yourself while having fun.  The sun not only damages the skin, it can cause harm to the hair as well.   Please protect your hair as well as your skin from the sun's rays and remember to stay hydrated.

Now that summer is in full force, it is important to take care of your hair. I suggest the following haircare regiment:

Make sure you shampoo regularly. 

The combination of sweat, chlorine and salt water can be extremely damaging to the hair.   If your hair has been exposed to chlorine or salt water, I suggest you shampoo your hair using a shampoo designed to remove salt water and chlorine from the hair.  The type of shampoo that is regularly recommended is a clarifying shampoo.   Even though it is summer, still visit your stylist for those treatments and trims.

Don't forget your skin:

Just because it is summer, is no reason to stop moisturizing the skin.   Make sure you use moisturizers appropriate for the condition and and texture of your skin.

Wear a floppy hat.

Choose lighter frangranced perfumes instead of heavy ones.  Heavy perfumes are usually reserved for colder months.   However, keep in mind heavier perfumes should be used sparingly even in colder weather.

If you perspire heavily, you may want to keep fresh towelettes, a portable battery operated fan and a spray bottle filled with cold water to cool you off when the heat starts to get the best of you.

Stylin' and Profilin':

Keep that mani and pedi current. Nothing is worse than exposing cracked heels and polish while wearing a stylish fly outfit.

Remember to drink plenty of water and seek shade as often as possible.  Have a great summer!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Spring Cleaning

Spring is finally here.  Consider this a great time to clean out your closet and reorganize!  Moving those winter items to another room or closet will help declutter and organize your main closet.  Nothing is better than feeling light and refreshed with a closet full of bright beautiful items.   There are a few items needed for a refreshed wardrobe but first we must give away some old to prepare for the new.  Happy Spring!!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Madame Tussauds in New York

An impromptu trip to New York can be a very exciting way to spend a weekend.  A visit to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum can be a lot of fun.  If you are in the mood for tasty southern cuisine, Dallas BBQ is a very affordable choice while visiting Manhattan.  The Jewel, which is a boutique hotel located near Radio City Music Hall, is far from a traditional hotel.  The room sizes are very small and the reception area is practically non-existent; however, the furnishings are modern and sleek.

(click link below for tour of Madame Tussauds)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

World AIDS Day

The 2011 theme for World AIDS Day is “Getting to Zero.” Today, President Obama will speak at an event hosted by the ONE Campaign and (RED).

The stigma associated with HIV has softened over the years because of open dialogue and awareness about this disease which crosses all socio-economic, racial, and lifestyle preference lines.  It affects us all.   Please do not become vulnerable by exposing yourself to the body fluids of others - because intimate contact isn't the only form of transmission.  Even though great strides have been made to prolong the lives of those stricken with the disease, we must remember that it still exists and govern ourselves accordingly by talking about it, protecting ourselves during intimate contact EVERY TIME, talking about it again, and continuing to educate ourselves and our children about HIV and AIDS as well as other sexually transmitted diseases. 

If you do not know your status, PLEASE get tested.  It is a good policy to incorporate HIV testing in with your annual physical examinations.  Do not be afraid, there are trained individuals available to help you.  If you need to---call me.  I will be there for you.


Monday, November 28, 2011



Monday, November 7, 2011

Fashion Show/Competition at the Black Beauty Expo

The Black Beauty Expo was held October 8-10 in Richmond, Virginia.  This event was for industry professionals which showcased new and exciting products and also had an incomparable line-up of classes.

Click the link below to view images from the event.