Category Archives: Beauty

Experiment: Wavy Hair Faux Hawk

Since I’m too chicken shit to actually shave the sides of my head (and because I love the natural thickness of my hair), I was determined to find a good tutorial on how to create a faux hawk with long, wavy, thick hair. After several failed attempts, I finally managed to pull of a decent hawk. Still needs work though, along with some smoothing serum and a bit more height. I want it to be LARGER THAN LIFE. What can I say? I’m a true Jersey girl. Because the bigger the hair, the closer to God.

Faux Hawk

Here’s the tutorial I used. It’s in Japanese so I don’t know what she’s saying but it’s so thorough that it doesn’t even matter.

Clo Hair Bows Fall Collection + Happy 1st Birthday!

Clo Hair Bows just debuted their Fall collection. And to celebrate being one year old, it’s free shipping on all bows! These bows are the perfect little topper for your coif, accent to a shirt, or accessory on your bag. We keep discovering creative ways to wear one. Cop yours now on sewbie.com – here.

CLO x SEW collabo(w) ‘staches.

Hairspiration

That’s supposed to be a mix of the words “hair” and “inspiration” but in my case it could also be a combo of “hair” and “perspiration”. Because if you’re apart of the 95% population that doesn’t wake up with a Kardashian-esque coif, you know the hard work involved with getting your hair to look the way you want.

They say the grass is always greener on the other side. And that’s what I’ve always thought. As a teen, I struggled with super thick, frizzy, coarse hair that I permed because I wanted kinky spiral curls. After that, I desperately wanted pin straight, wash & go hair so I had Japanese straightening done. Long story short, both processes fried my hair and now pictures prove they were not the best choices at all. Fast-forward to my mid 20’s when I finally figure out that thick, frizzy hair is actually code for natural body and wave, I decide to look for the best way to cut it and find the stylist who’d actually know how to. It took decades of messing with my ‘do to wake up and smell the chemicals – natural is better.

Below is hair inspiration – looks that I try to achieve now that I’ve learned to embrace and love my big ass mane. Rather than counter the “big-ness”, I now look for styles that exaggerate it.  Try it some time for yourself. Enhance what makes you…you. Because they also say you’re born with what you’ve got for a reason. At least someone got that one right.