Back in the Day
As a child, I was always obsessed with hair! It all started when my mother used to cornrow our hair as children. I would feel how her fingers were moving as she completed my 'do' and would watch as she was working on my sister's hair. Needless to say, I figured it out!
I was the kindergarten girl whose mother would always braid her hair, but preferred twists and loose hair instead. I used my new braiding skills to undo my 'do' on the school bus before arriving to school and would redo my 'do' on the way back home before my mother saw the change. One could usually find me cutting bobs and short styles in my Barbie dolls' hair (or on those Barbie doll-heads). I did not play!
Well, several years have gone by since Kindergarten and the hair obsession is still in full effect. Whenever I see a gorgeous cut, style or shape-up I have no shame. I will stop what I am doing to compliment that person. This is one of the many concepts that created the vision of All Tressed Up.
Roll those Credits
It's important that you know who you are dealing with. I am not just a woman that is obsessed with all things hair and beauty.
This is a journey of mine that I have chosen to share with the world. The more I learn, the more I share. I love hair!
- Licensed Cosmetologist
- Licensed Cosmetology Instructor
- Licensed Braiding/Natural Haircare Provider
- Experience working with all hair-types via a major chain salon
- Private Salon Experience
- Freelance Hairstylist
- Natural Beauty Examiner (Examiner.com)
- Blogger and Workshop Presenter for 'Fro Fashion Week
- Blogger for World Natural Hair, Health and Beauty Show
In 2009, I was selected as the feature model for the Essence Makeover Magic Virtual Tool. This was a beautiful surprise. Being selected was an honor and very humbling experience, but also served as a platform. You see, I loved the way it felt to grace the pages of a major magazine and be featured online. I loved it so much, that I wanted to give other kings and queens the opportunity to experience something similar while simultaneously executing a few other goals:
- Uplifting small businesses/entrepreneurs (namely salon owners)
- Uplifting the spirits/self-esteem of random strangers
- Being able to share my passion for hair and beauty with the world
All Tressed Up enables me to combine all of my loves - hair, beauty, uplifting, educating and technology - all into one dream delivered. I am grateful. Selah.