Protective Style For The Fall 

Protective Style For The Fall 

Fall is upon us and Winter is around the corner, the best seasons for protective styles. It gives your natural hair a break during the climate change and of course a new ‘do to style and slay.

 

Growing up my mother always braided my hair so I never needed to go to the hair salon and sit in the chair for hours or have multiple people in my hair at once. As I became an adult and my mom retired from hair it became impossible to convince her to do a braiding style.

With the wonderful social media it is easy to find someone who can do hair, do makeup, do nails, etc and that’s where I found my favorite go-to hairstylist in Pittsburgh, Beauty By Nik. I came across her Instagram page two years while I was searching hash tags looking for someone to do my hair , other than the Africans (I heard so many stories-no shade).

November 2014
November 2014

I made my appointment and I was informed on what type of hair to purchase, and how many bags of weave was needed. I remember it like yesterday, I arrived on time for my appointment, I was greeted at the Salon door, I sat in the chair and nine hours late I had the Faux Locs. What made me want this hairstyle was to try something new and I loved pictures I had seen on Pinterest. I received so many compliments on this style.

February 2015
February 2015

Jumbo Twists. I am not one who likes to get my hair done, I just like the finished look. It was time for me to get something done to my curly fro and I didn’t want a sew-in. This style literally took an easy 5 hours. Nik books really fast and hardly ever has any cancellations.

October 2015
October 2015

I had to get this style again. I loved the Rasta feel to this look and the compliments were endless. This style takes a little longer than other braiding styles but if taken care of properly they can last a while. I mixed blonde and brown colors , this time around.

September 2016
September 2016

Yearly thing to contact Nik and make my appointment for my protective style. If you have been reading the blog or follow me on any social site you will see I did my big chop #2 this past February. Nik blow dried my hair and was able to grip my tresses with no problem.

Shrinkage Is Real. Don't Let The Curls Fool You
Shrinkage Is Real. Don’t Let The Curls Fool You

 

I love the red , perfect for Fall season. The slay took 4 hours and I was a happy client.

 

If you are interested in any natural hair styles , sew-ins, wash ‘n sets , feel free to head over to www.styleseat.com/NiksBeauty . Check her out on Instagram : Beauty.by.Nik

My TWA Is Long Enough For Cornrows 

My TWA Is Long Enough For Cornrows 
February of this year I did the big chop for the second time. I always get tired of hairstyles and this time around I was over my TWA and I wanted braids. I convinced my mom whom is a retired hairstylist to do my cornrows..

Just to give you a little background, growing up my mom braided hair she was one of the best hair braider for kids and adults in my neighborhood. If it wasn’t for my mom I probably have met the cool kids I met along the way. My mom did all types of braid styles from natural hair to weaving styles, she helped everyone look fly for the first day of school or for their special occasion. 

 

It’s been almost a decade since my mom stopped braiding hair. Standing on your fee for hours can be tiresome and straining on your body. All the time people still ask if she does hair or try to convince her to do hair again. I can’t say I don’t try to persuade her myself as it was something she loved to do. 
Randomly this week I was just over my hair, I’m getting impatient with the hair growth process and I don’t want to put too much stress on my hair being as though it is colored. After worked I found myself at the hair store and I called my mom up and asked her if she would do my hair. Her response, “So you called me just to ask me that?” Of course I said, “I didn’t want to buy the hair and you say  you don’t feel like it.” Our Friday night turned into her braiding my hair, reminiscing on the good ‘ol days and watching reality television. 
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Yes, I know if you have seen my twa you’re wondering, “… how in the world did she braid her hair?!” My mom has the grip like no other. Here is my TWA now, in which I had to comb out the curls and get the most length I could for her to braid my hair straight back. I didn’t want anything to crazy just something to last two weeks. 
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This style took probably 1 hour to do. I didn’t put any additional hair products in my hair besides the Ecostyler Olive Oil Gel. My mom cut and burned the ends and the style was complete. 
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