Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
It's hard to get into the game of beauty supply when you look like us even though we are the people buying the products. It's crazy! The desire for cooperative economics not only seems justifiable but logical.
Well, if you live in the DFW area, let me introduce you to Hairport Beauty Supply and Accesories.
This is a 100% black owned beauty supply, but the owners will tell u of the challenges they had getting into the business. It was not easy! However, the satisfaction of creating successful relationships with vendors who produce black hair care products was worth it. They are open to procuring products that they may not currently shelve at your request.
They own a well-stocked, clean and welcoming store at 8020 Matlock, Suite 110 in Arlington, Texas. They are at the corner of Matlock and Turner Warnell. Their # is 817.539.7555.
When you walk in you are greeted warmly then engulfed by the sounds of contemporary gospel music. I even noticed a bible opened to Psalms by the register. Upon departure, I received lots of free samples, thank you's and I love you's. You won't get that at some of the other beauty supplies :-)
Even greater, they are opening a restaurant next door to the beauty supply featuring hot dogs and philly steaks but also kosher and vegetarian food.
Let's stop in and show some love to these progressive entrepreneurs!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Fred Hammond! These two words spoken together instantly bring a smile to my face. All who know me know that he is my ABSOLUTE favorite. I am truly fanatic about his ministry. Since 1998, his ministry has blessed me in ways I could never articulate. His music is real and righteous. Passionate and compassionate. Transparent and authentic. I saw a bulletin board from the highway and spotted his picture literally about a mile a way. When I got closer and learned he would be doing a free concert about a month later, I knew where I would be on that date. I arrived for the concert two and half hours early and I enjoyed the concert from the 4th center row. It was WONDERFUL! Since this is a hair blog, I must say that I was dissappointed that he cut his locks. I haven't heard through the media why yet. I was feelin those locs! They seemed to add even more intrigue to this wonderful man. Oh well, I continue to be inspired and uplifted by Fred and his contribution to the body of Christ. During the concert I yelled, "I love you, Fred!" And he responded, "I love you, too!" Talk about whipped!!!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Okay, really this meeting was out in the heat that's why we all look so shiny. BUT, I had the awesome honor of meeting Chocolocs (middle) and Creyole (right) is one of my loc idols. Creyole's sisterlocks r growin like a weed!!!!!!!!! Just beautiful!
Chocolocs was visiting my city for a wedding and chose to worship at my church with the family prior to the wedding. Someone pointed out some FIERCE sisterlocks to me in the congregation and it was her. After church, I tracked her down (Creyole was already talkin' to her) and we had a great time discussing our hair freedom. She couldn't believe that I did my own install and that my microbraidlocs evolved into locs.
I scolded her for not updating her blog because her hair has grown so much since her last photos on her blog. She promises that she has some pics instore for us so I can't wait to see them.
It was a pleasure to meet you Chocolocs and continued happy lockin.
It's been 9 months since I installed my microbraidlocs and I'm still lovin them everyday! In this pic my hair was styled with Loc Loops. I have a post coming soon about Loc Loops so stay tuned.
This journey has been wonderful and the discoveries I have made about myself and embracing all of who I am has been awesome.
The versatility of microlocs has afforded me many options and that I love. My hair is now such a joy to wear. It's an honor to share this journey with others and educate them too on how to be free!