Saturday, 4 April 2015

Client Updates

Hi there time for a client update.

Remember Ashanti? here she was on the day of her installation.  She had relaxed ends and had relaxed her hair for many years previously. The relaxer used to be left on for many hours and at the end of this was still not straight!.

4 Years later and although Ashantis locks have condensed they still have a lot of body. 

These 2 pictures are of Ashe, this young lady had a damaged hair line from the relaxer. She decided to cut it out so that she could have Sisterlocks(TM)  for her graduation party in 2011. You can barely see her partings in this picture.

This is Ashe only 2 years later and as you can she she has coloured her long and lovely locks which have filled out nicely.

The next picture is of Petal on her installation day in 2012.

You can see the gaps in her hair and she had damage to her temple area.

2 years later and no gaps now

In sixteen months the client above had split ends and relaxer on the lengths of her hair on her installation day, to rocking this style which has become her signature look and gets her a lot of attention.

This is Jamimi on her installation day in 2012.
 She had short hair, no relaxer but decided to try Sisterlocks(TM)

Only one year later in 2013 and Jamimis hair is starting to brush the back of her neck in the picture on the left and the picture on the right is Jamimi now in 2015. Her locks are now past her shoulders and have lost their shiny look.
  This is Gardenia on the day of her installation in April 2014.

Front shot shows her damaged hair line
Seven months later and her hair is filling in.
In this style I protect her hair line by starting the braid a few inches back.

Gardenia April 2015
Gardenias locks have swollen nicely, and lengthened.

The gaps which were at the nape of her head are all filled in.


 Some clients as above maintain most of their density.
 Whilst others lose more of the density and keep the length as above.
 Another density shot.
 Side view of the same client.

Recently installed

On texturized hair.

 Ashanti at 3 years.
Ashanti 4 years later and still loving her Sisterlocks(TM) journey and not looking back.

I hope you enjoyed these pictures.

See you next time

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Hair Styles

Hi all I have had a request to post my favourite hair styles worn over the years, so here goes:

I loved this style because it had longevity, I could wear it all week and just tie my head at night and wake up looking good. I was still coloring my hair at this stage.

This is a variation of the previous style however with larger flat twist that go all the way to the back and finished off in a tuck.  I wore this to a fitness weekend and joined in many classes, including sauna, swimming and steam.

Here I was modelling for the Afro Hair and Beauty show and wearing Wrapalocs.  I love love love this style as it really opened out my face and I got lots of compliments for the 2 weeks that I wore them in.  I only took them out as I needed to retighten my hair or else I would have left them in for longer.  On taking them down I was left with spiral curls which lasted way past my retightening.
From the beginning of my lock journey I enjoyed wearing up dos and this is one of them.
These flat twists were done so that I could wear my hat for Ascot and still have a pretty hair style underneath.
This is a loosely rolled updo. I don't usually use pins as I feel as though they are too much for my scalp however on this occasion I did to keep the roll of hair in place.
This style is post retightening when the hair was very fresh.  I have always liked it when my partings are exposed as I think the hair looks really neat.

Another updo this time looking a bit teddy boyish lol with a cross over basket weave at the back. I still wear this style regularly.

This was not meant to be a style at all.  I braided and banded my hair and washed it but then was too lazy to take the braids out so went out to a night club with them styled like this. Have you ever done this, if so what was the reaction? I laughed to myself as everyone complimented me on my hair style not knowing that it was born out of sheer laziness,
This day was so hot I just needed all my hair tucked away into this wrap and roll.
This is a side view of my Ascot hair style and worked well with my hat. 
I then decided that I would stop coloring so you can see ive gone for the two tone look and made some large flat twists at the back.
I did some large single braids at the side again intending to take them out for a crinkly look but then did not bother.

I kept up with the no color and had just retightened so these two pictures show the amount of my regrowth and how dark it is.

The two colours is a really good way of keeping track of my growth.
This picture is in 2014 and you can see that I barely have any colour left in my hair at all. After retightening, I flat twisted the front and back up.
Then braided the ends of the flat twists in single braids and coiled them around themselves to form this bun. I did this for a fitness and salsa weekend and it lasted all weekend throughout all of the activities, swimming and sauna.

2014 and this style is to show the texture of my new growth which is thick and dark.
I still go for the crinkly look and have begun to cut off the coloured ends of my hair periodically. I had made a drastic cut by now from bra strap length back to shoulder length.

I think this style is called a fish bone.

Of all the styles I just love to have my hair braided away even if its in these 2 big braids down the side of my face.
I hope you enjoyed these. Next time I will post on my hair cuts over the years for my sixth year Sisterlocks anniversary.
Until next time
Kittylocks x