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Featured STYLIST: Angela Giles

By at September 28, 2013 | 7:49 pm | 0 Comment

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 We spoke with Angela Giles, an independent stylist working from one of Los Angeles’ largest black hair salons, Spa 313. She specializes in what she coined texture correction, bringing her clients hair from breakage and uneven texture to long, strong hair. With her commitment to promoting healthy hair, she has become an incredible resource for hair care tips (her

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Featured SALON: Soo Naturally Unique [Kansas City, Mo]

By at August 25, 2013 | 1:02 am | 5 Comments

Dominique Christian, owner of Soo Naturally Unique Salon & Boutique in Kansas City, MO

Community First: Dominique Christian's Mission to the young girls of Kansas CityDominique Christian, an independent stylist in Kansas City and owner of Soo Naturally Unique Salon & Boutique, sets herself apart with her strong commitment to giving back to her community. She specializes in natural hairstyles and clients often praise her coloring skills and

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Featured STYLIST: Tallulah “Lulu” Marcelin

By at August 9, 2013 | 5:27 pm | 0 Comment

Last week, we caught up with Tallulah “Lulu” Marcelin, owner of Los Angeles hair spa I love lulu.  Though Lulu has more than 17 years of experience, she is a recent convert to natural hair. She understands the challenge of going natural and has dedicated her business to making this process easier for her clients. Learn more about her journey and new philosophies

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And… Sometimes We Have Flakes: How to Keep It Under Control

By at August 8, 2013 | 3:02 pm | 0 Comment

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Real talk now. Dandruff can be a problem. It has many causes including dry scalp and product build-up, but one thing that you should know is that you cannot get rid of it by scratching it off.Our Upswing stylist, Angela, at Spa 313, names scratching your scalp one of the biggest hair care mistakes kinky-curlies make. She explained that you have to think of your scalp as

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Featured STYLIST: Carla Pinto

By at July 27, 2013 | 4:36 pm | 6 Comments

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The Evolution of our Crowns: Carlo Pinto and her waist-long locs Carla Pinto, an independent stylist in Brooklyn, NY, is an artist whose dynamic voice and masterful techniques encourage increased frequency of salon visits. She specializes in all natural hairstyles, especially beginning locs. Her strong commitment to being bigger than hair – helping women see that they

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