I finally stop being cheap (DIY) and let my stylist put flexi rods in my hair. They turned out great! I went through a day or two looking like curly Sue but it was well worth it once my curls fell and separated. She knows what she is doing.
I love it! I only wish my stylist was in NYC instead of Michigan.
So why is straightening my hair important?
It’s important because I never do it anymore. In the last 2.5 years, I’ve prob used my flat iron about 5 times. I’ve been enjoying the natural state of my hair more and more. Finally I’m figuring out how to do it. Believe the beginning was hard and not cute!
In the world of black women and beauty, the hair is such an important thing. Although I stopped perming my hair when I was 17, I was still straightening it and getting heat damage. I find it more easy to take care of natural hair and feel pretty at the same time. It’s coming along now. However this weekend I had significant progress. I went to a friend to have my hair done and she’s so great at what she does. I literally waiting months until I went back to Michigan just so she could do my hair. She dyed it brown and cut my ends. She knows her craft but I was a stubborn mule when it became cutting time! I was so serious about my hair being sooo short. I’m mentally damaged from previous hairdressers who cut too much off. But Vicky, was amazing and handled me correctly. Check out the before the cut and after the cut. I love the after cut photo, my ends look so much healthier. FYI this style will only last me a week if I go to the gym…
The perks about belonging to a fabulous MeetUp group is having fabulous friends and creating fabulous vision boards. My fab friend Lisa set up a day at Michaels (arts & crafts) for us to create our own vision boards in their classrooms.
I did not take very long to figure out what I wanted to put on here but I promise that my next vision board will have deeper things on it. This board seems very shallow considering the biggest photos are of my dream body and closet. Ill explain the other things below:
- Beach – Take a vacation every year or every other year
- Be Heard – I think this was just a general saying that I like.
- Know More – I love education, if there was something else I could do after an MBA I would. Taking classes in other skills or honing my own are the next best thing.
- Kick It Up A Notch – There are definite times in my life when I’ve kicked it up a notch but this is not the time. I need to kick it up a notch again.
- House – I love suburban life and I just have to have a 5 bedroom house in the suburbs.
- Brownstone – Since I still live in New York City (anti suburban life), I want to live in a brownstone before I leave.
- Closet – Basically… I live in such a small apartment that I eventually want a huge closet that’s the entire size of my current apartment. I want a couch and a jewelry counter too.
- Long Hair Don’t Care – My natural hair journey leads me to believe that I can grow my hair waist length. I think I can do it.
- Sex Meme – Do I have to explain?
- Woman of the year/Entrepreneur/Money – Who doesn’t want to own their future? I would, I just don’t know how I’m going to do that.
- Family – Having a good husband with 2.5 kids is definitely a goal of mine.
- Gorgeous Bodies – Those women have thick thighs in common with me. I just need the tight tummy and perky boobs.
- Be Happy In General – Probably the most important thing on the board, Just be happy.
Creating this was such a great exercise and I’ll keep it around until the New Year when I create another board.