Daily Archives: December 19, 2012

Hair Care Rehab Giveaway Winner!!

Standard

HairRehabcover

I wish I could give a book to every single one of you who entered the Hair Care Rehab Giveaway :(!! Your reasons for needing hair interventions made me wish that I had a way to help every single one of you (hopefully the blog helps a little!).  But, unfortunately, I only have one book for now. So, without further ado …

The winner is …

T R A C Y (Tyshu)

♥♥♥♥♥♥

Congrats lady! Shoot your mailing address and contact number to me at hairscapades@gmail.com within the next 5 days and so that we can get your intervention in the mail ASAP!

A Hair Meet-Up for Dudes?!

Standard

20121216_210953by Weusi

OK … so I am at a hair cut party with Shelli. Tameeka, Tiffany, Shelli and the crew are talking about hair, blogs, products and stuff.

I am sitting in the living room writing this entry … on my phone. It is titled …

A hair meet up for dudes?

I know that some of you saw that the Mane Man, Jor-El, was hosting an event for the Shea Moisture men’s line at their pop-up shop in Bryant Park.

Since Shelli would be stuck at the 9-5 (which is recently an 8-8!) …

Since I would already be in the area and, more importantly, …

Since it was a chance for me to meet one of the iconic brothers of natural hair care …

I proudly attended on behalf of Hairscapades. I got there a little early because I was invited by one of the event’s coordinators and figured that things would get too busy for us to talk. I was right! We spoke for a few minutes and I was presented a spiced apple cider to combat the cold and also to get me in the festive mood of the season. It worked.

Then, about 15 minutes before the scheduled opening, Jor-El arrived and I was introduced. Cool cat. And yes … his hair is something that you can’t care but to take notice of. It reminded me that I really should take better care of my hair. I used to wear my hair in a similar style to his but … well … uhhh … ummm … I am sure that my hair has NEVER looked as vibrant, big and healthy as his. And that’s from a brother that gets to see a plethora of hair crushes … DAILY. (PLUG: Reminder that you can follow Shelli on Instagram @Hairscapades!)

Jor-El and I spoke briefly about the products that Shea Moisture offers from their men’s line. Almost immediately, people walking around saw his hair and gravitated to the brother’s glow. Soon the spot was bubbling with business! My opportunity to get some consulting from the Mane Man was over!

Weusi and Jor-El of Mane Man Blog

I picked up a few things for myself and then I struggled to find something for Shelli. I knew that she liked the elixir from Shea Moisture, but didn’t know what else she liked. What? No … I don’t know everything that she uses. And you can’t be mad at me. I know you’ve seen her PJ pics!

PJStash1_Dec2012

For real … it’s good that I know a few things that she likes to use. But yet and still, can you imagine what it would have been like if I would have come home with stuff for me and just elixir for her!?! Anyway … after a bunch of questions to the knowledgeable staff at the shop, I found something for her. I finished my cider and made my way back to Shelli to share the gift of the holiday season and my story of meeting one of her male hair crushes, Mane Man. (For real … she LOVES his real name and his knowledge and articulation of hair info!)

But this isn’t the end … hopefully it’s the beginning!

I am looking for a co-host for a “Man Cave corner” at a larger meet-up. I think Jor-El would be ideal. Don’t you think so? Ask your S.O.’s if they’d come watch a football game, play video games and/or just kick it with us while you are at an event!!

Until next time …

SHiNE

20121216_210958(Tiffany’s sone Myles and Weusi)

The Fellowship of the Jaded

Standard

12559_681443904597_395640428_n

Yes!! We had another haircut party with Tameeka McNeil-Johnson aka Jaded Tresses. This time, it was at the house of Tiffany’s twin sister, Trina (not pictured). So, I’m a little delayed with this post because the pics I took with my iPhone were pretty crappy and I needed Tiffany to hook me up with quality pics from her good camera!! (No more being lazy and not taking out the real camera for me ;)).

Anywho, there was a gaggle of ladies, some there for services, others just to partake in the festivities, observe and learn.

Check out the view!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

And, on a side note, I brought the Cream and Coco Curls for Days Hair Pudding and the Mizani True Textures Leave-in and Jelly for styling. I wanted to see how they worked on a WnG. Tameeka played around with both products and got better definition and less frizz on the side done with … surprise, surprise … the lightweight and creamy C&C Hair Pudding!

But, get this, with everyone else, she used her own concoction of Eco Styler Crystal gel mixed with lots of water, coconut oil and a few drops of lavender essential oil!! And look at those results!! I’m definitely going to have to try that combo the next time I do a WnG … or maybe even a twist or braid out!!

Oh, and for those of you interested in my lovely baby doll tee as seen here:

Curlisious_shirt-pink

It was gifted to me by Connie at Curlisious.com this past summer and I am long overdue sharing it!! It comes in three colors (white, pink, and yellow) at $25 a pop!! Pretty HAWT, right?!?

*********************************************************************************************************

Okay, so I have an announcement for those of you that don’t follow Hairscapades or Jaded Tresses on Facebook (but you know, the links are right there. So … you know … I’m sayin’ ;)):

Tameeka McNeil-Johnson aka Jaded Tresses aka The Curl Whisperer has relocated!! She can now be found at:

Salon Santa Cruz
254 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001

For prices and/or to schedule an appointment at the salon or a haircut party, contact her at:

347.202.1869  • 646.262.9157 tameeka.jadedtresses@gmail.com

And stay tuned, because a Jaded Tresses Giveaway announcement is coming very soon!!

Duh … duh … DUHHHHHH!!!!!