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Is Your Weave Damaging Your Hair?


Sew ins, quick weaves, and braids are often used as a protective style to keep hair healthy. But what happens when we don't care for the hair under these weave protective styles that we think will magically make our hair grow? The picture above a start. The above picture is from a lady that left her sew in for over 6 months. While most stylists would only recommend you keep a sew in for no more than 2 months, this client kept hers in for 6 months. It is only recommend for this amount of time due to the moist that can build up under these style. We must remember that wet hair will cause mold which can lead to infection, hair loss, and terrible smells to the hair and scalp.



The constant tension of sew ins, braids, and quick weaves can lead to traction alopecia.It is commonly seen with certain hair styles or braiding patterns that pull the hairline forcefully towards the vertex of the scalp,and has been reported more often in African American women, in whom it can cause scarring. An easy fix to this is to alternate between these styles with styles that put less tension and stress on the hair line. 



Here another client had to get her hair cut off as well to remove matted and molded hair due to a sew in worn to long. 




Below is a video of a client having to get her sew in cut out due to extended wear via Queorash Barnes's Facebook Page



Stylist please educate your clients....a new client came to get a new install and have her old install removed and this is what was under he sew in that she has had in for 6+ months.....
Posted by Queorash Barnes on Sunday, December 27, 2015

Trend Corner- Crochet Braids



We all remember the crochet braids of the nineties. You know the semi shiny, thin, pre-braided strands of hair that we rocked with pride....thank God for change and a new sense for fashion. Fast forward to 2015, and this crochet hairstyle has made it's way back on the fashion and beauty scene, but in a bigger and better way. With the natural hair movement being in full swing, the new take on crochet hair allows everyone to rock the natural look rather they are natural or not underneath this style. With a variety of ways to wear this old but new look, it is no wonder that crochet hair is a hot trend for the summer. Take a look at a few pics of this trendy beauty trend and also the technique used to get them.


Memphis's own Hair by Meech rocks her crochets big and bold. To book her contact her at AntoinetteMercedes@gmail.com.


Supre cute mohawk style using the crochet technique


Crochets can also be worn straight!

Dascha Polanco's super curly crochet look is hot and right on trend.








Here arfe a few videos on what to use to obtain this stylish and trendy look.





















Fashion,Art,& Beauty in Memphis

Sorry for the break in blogging guys. I have been so busy that I haven't had time. So as a reward, I have complied a list of events in the Memphis area that will fit all your fashion and beauty needs. Check out these events and support local entrepreneurs and promoters!


Come out and witness these little naturalistas rock the main stage at the 3rd Annual Naturals In The City Hair and Wellness Expo. Visit http://lmnc2014.eventbrite.com to register. Come see beautiful young girls gain confidence, display there talents, and the love for their natural hair!



The 3rd Annual Naturals in the City Hair & Wellness Expo (#NITC3) will take place on July 19, 2014 at Minglewood Hall in Memphis, TN! We are gearing up for another action packed weekend and sell-out event and want to see YOU there! 

The Naturals in the City Hair and Wellness Expo is the only event of its kind that takes place in the Mid-South region! Our event offers the rare opportunity for new, aspiring, and life-long naturals who live in Memphis and surrounding areas to become educated on proper natural hair care and styling, and ways to live a healthier, more fulfilling life by making informed choices regarding their diet and lifestyle.

We continue to offer this annual event to support our mission to Educate, Inspire, and Empower women, men, and children to celebrate and embrace their natural beauty from the inside out.

Join us for the NITC3 Preshow Party on July 18th at Minglewood Hall; NITC3 Expo on July 19th; and the NITC3 Women's Empowerment Brunch on July 20th at Jack Robinson Art Gallery.

TICKETS for all events available and ON SALE now at http://bit.ly/1lqc3CH




Join us for a day of tea, fashions, and elegance. Dean of Fashion & Style by L. Thomas presents High Tea & Fashion Show. Admission is only $15 and includes style tips, hor d'oeuvres, tea, and a fashion show. Come experience something different from the average sip and shop. Vendor booths are available for $25 with a limited amount remaining. Tickets can be purchased at Dean of Fashion.



The 1st Annual Boom Project is an event dedicated to help raise funds for a local Memphis charity. This year we have chosen the Mid-South Food Bank. This two week art exhibition at Marshall Arts Gallery will help contribute to the Mid-South Food Bank's efforts to "Feed the Need".

#HelpFuelHumanity #BeatDownHunger #BoomMemphis #BoomProFeed

More Info: www.weneedfood.org


Just Imagine....A summer afternoon of mixing and mingling with Memphis area Professionals while enjoying a wide variety of Sweet & Savory custom-crafted delectables by Chef Fran Mosley, all amid the backdrop of cultural and historical works of art. The Sweet & Savory Summer Business Social is the place to make new business connections and new friends, "Social" is the word of the day. Business card exchanges, prizes, unforgettable tastings, and more.

Don't miss it, get your tickets today, limited number available.

Ticket Price - $15.00

Dress: Summer Chic


About Dorothy Mae's by Haute Monde:

Dorothy Mae's by Haute Monde is a Dessert Bar and art showcase. A unique space where fine art and delectable desserts meet. Haute Monde Sweet & Savory has established itself as Memphis’s most distinctive catering service and café experience. The company features a menu of luscious desserts and savory cupcakes, gourmet coffee, tea, juice, and top-notch wines and liquors. Consumers can admire the arts & entertainment while enjoying a piece of cake or a glass of wine. The work of local artists and photographers is on display throughout the venue. Priding itself on exclusivity and catering to high society, Haute Monde Sweet and Savory has become the most fascinating destination for art enthusiasts throughout Memphis.

To purchase your tickets click the link below:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-sweet-and-savory-summer-business-social-presented-by-dorothy-maes-by-haute-monde-alpha-kappa-tickets-11915490553


*Presented by: Dorothy Mae's by Haute Monde & Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated ~ Beta Epsilon Omega Chapter