My clients have been keeping my calendar booked tight! I am definitely grateful for the business but I do need to find a peaceful balance. Rest is a must. During my "hiatus" my husband and I turned 40, we had to celebrate those milestones. We also moved during this time and we are still trying to get settled. It's been a minor whirl wind in the last 4 months, and I'm sure I have left something out!
Okay now on to the business of hair!
Have you noticed how the interest in natural hair, and crochet braids has exploded within the last 4 to 5 months!!? True, there has been a great shift in the last 2 or 3 years with women transitioning or big chopping, but these last 5 months I've had "new" people pouring into my salon. They all have had enough of chemical relaxers. This is music to my ears because we have awesome hair, and didn't know it until now!
I saw this photo, and it blew me away! I am so proud of the women who've decided to give their natural hair a try, and many have remained this way. This is definitely worth a future blog post!
Curly or kinky Crochet braids also seems to be the style of choice for those considering natural hair, or transitioning. A couple years ago I had a client ask if I would start offering crochet braids, and I wasn't too sure about it. Well fast forward a couple more years, and boy I am glad that I did!
These braids are awesome, my clients fell in love with them and so did I. Since then, Crochet braids has become my most requested service! Thanks ladies!! You know who you are : ). The curl patterns and textures offer many different looks. The Kinky or Curly textures give those who are interested in going natural a chance to try out the look before making their decision, that's just awesome.
|Marley Hair Braided out & Twist out below|
Also, those who are currently natural love that they can keep their all natural look with out constant manipulation to their own natural hair. Many are saying it trumps the "wiggy" look they get from full sew ins. Best of all, you can still get to your scalp! You can wash, scratch, and oil your scalp as well as wash and moisturize the braids underneath, It is perfect! And the style lasts up to 2 months.
I guess I can see why the sudden obsession with Crochet braids. Using curly hair is on thing, but now ladies are using straight,wavy,kinky,curly, and twisted hair to crochet and create several different looks without the stress. Some are even leaving their edges out(like a sew in) to blend and get an unbelievable natural look!
Instagram Source: Beautycanbraid
Wow talk about the rebirth of a style! These modern Crochets Braids are taking the natural hair care, and styling world by storm! Yep, our natural hair is beautiful, and it's beautiful enough to emulate.
That is huge.
Well Until Next time!!