"Don't remove the kinnks from your hair, remove them from your brain. ~Marcus Garvey
Hair Craft Project

Hair Craft Project

I got my hair styled.
Not “done”, because my hair does not need fixing, and is not broken.
Chaundra Lockstar styled my hair of Naturals Salon.
Here is the pic she posted of…

Hair Craft Project
Sasheer Zamata on SNL

Sasheer Zamata on SNL

I watch Saturday Night Live - I don't always get the jokes. The episode with Kerry Washington was hilarious! Let's admit it, diversity of any kind is just more interesting.…

Sasheer Zamata on SNL
Naturally Happy Hair

Naturally Happy Hair

So, have you seen it yet?  Naturally Happy Hair Magazine! Natural Hair & Lifestyle...

Look how happy my hair is while I read the pages...

The first edition is the spring edition-…

Naturally Happy Hair
The Truth Natural Hair Brunch

The Truth Natural Hair Brunch Review

What does the truth mean to you?

For me, the truth means finding an inner peace.  Our event on April 20th, used natural hair as a vehicle to help others find…

The Truth Natural Hair Brunch Review
Richmond Natural Hair Brunch

The Truth about The Truth Bruch (Richmond Vir…

Forgive me, i have not been completely clear about the intentions for The Truth Brunch.

See, it does not matter WHY or WHEN you went natural. It does even matter if…

The Truth about The Truth Bruch (Richmond Vir…
Hairstory Natural Hair Salon Rancho Cucamonga CA

Natural Hair Salon: Hairstory Rancho Cucamong…

Special Thanks to Imani Nash-Bey, Owner and Senior Certified Sisterlock Consultant of Hairstory Natural Hair Salon.  Ms. Imani took the time to answer questions and give us an inside look…

Natural Hair Salon: Hairstory Rancho Cucamong…
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Hair Craft Project

I got my hair styled.
Not “done”, because my hair does not need fixing, and is not broken.
Chaundra Lockstar styled my hair of Naturals Salon.
Here is the pic she posted of my new do …

Lady Kinnks by ChaundraDuring my styling, Chaundra mentioned her work was featured at 1708 Gallery until March 8, 2014 but a special event would take place with special guests Bill Gaskins and juror A’Lelia Bundles.

theevent2When I arrived at the event, I was overwhelmed with joy.  While I don’t know exactly what I was expecting, it exceeded my expectations.
See, creator Sonya Clark of The Hair Craft Project displayed the art of hair in a unique way.  She used word of mouth to find stylist to style her own hair.  Her head was the canvas.  She took it a step further by giving each of the artist a canvas with with hand stitched threads to manipulate into a design.

The Starting Canvas..

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The 1708 gallery states:

The Hair Craft Project is based on the premise that hairdressing is the primordial textile art form—hairdressing is the earliest manipulation of fiber toward an aesthetic and functional purpose.

Some of the stylists creations…

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More on the Presenters and artist in next post…

Sasheer Zamata on SNL

I watch Saturday Night Live – I don’t always get the jokes. The episode with Kerry Washington was hilarious! Let’s admit it, diversity of any kind is just more interesting. When they debuted the new staff they were hard to tell a part, they all looked the same. Can you imagine my excitement when I heard the announcement of the new cast member, Sasheer Zamata!

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Sasheer is already my best friend in my head. She is not the typical Mammy, Sapphire or Jezebel you often see portrayed in popular culture. She is not just beautiful, well spoken and funny – she is like the NATURAL girl next door!!

Here is some of her previous work…

What do you think, are you as excited as I am?

David Sha – Her Hair (Natural Hair Anthem)

I received an email from Houston based musician David Sha telling me about his anthem for Natural Hair – “Her Hair”

The video begins with my favorite quote

I’ve decided that in 2013 I will NOT just listen to music that is entertaining, but music that tells a story, is positive and uplifting.

Happy Hump Day!

Halle Berry Afro and Donyale Luna

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Have you seen the November cover of Interview Magazine Germany?

The magazine features a highly textured Halle Berry.  Yay!  I do not know if it was done on purpose, but the cover seemed Donyale Luna-esque.  It would make perfect sense given Luna’s relationship with Andy Warhol and the 70s theme.

Luna was the first African-American super model featured on Vogue.  It is said that she posed to cover her nose, an ethnically rich feature.

France seems to be treatin’ Berry goood….

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Kinnks: Jean-Michel Basquiat

Afrobella: Lost One: Donyale Luna

Elle South Africa: Solange Knowles

Have you seen it?  While Ms. Knowles made it clear she doesn’t want to be the natural hair spokesperson…. she sure looks fabulous!!

Pictures in preparation for the November Cover of Elle Magazine South Africa
Photos by Elle Fashion

Cool African inspired fashion can be purchased at Osisiafrica.com

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