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Hey guys

I hope this post finds you all well. This is a post that you can keep coming back to whenever you want and will always be updated as I  will add more products all the time, there are luxury, mid range and economical products suitable for everyones pocket.

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Queen Makeda of Sheba


Hi All!

I hope that this blog is finding you all well. Today has that feeling of Spring in the air. As we all look forward to the Summer, I wanted to take a look at the past and see how ancient hairstyles have influenced todays looks.

Abbie and myself recently filmed for our YouTube channels and we did a very well known YouTuber and blogger called  Temi Otedola otherwise known as JTO Fashion. Temi’s heritage is Nigerian and she has the most beautiful cheekbones and heart shape face. Abbie and I wanted to do something trendy and dreamy to suit Temi’s look and a festival look seemed apparent to do. Abbie decided to go for beautiful golds and blues for the makeup

We then started our research and Abbie asked about African names for our title which then lead us in the direction of African Queens and me being that bit extra Ancient African Queens. As I was going through the names and pictures, I came across this beauty.

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MAKEDA, QUEEN OF SHEBA 960BC

Now, not only does Temi resemble Makeda in this picture,  but Makeda is wearing the colours that Abbie first brainstormed. Now if that wasn’t a sign… I don’t know what is.

What I would love for you to do now is to put on your hair hat and take a look at what is actually going on here. In this picture, Makeda has a cornrowed centre parting, a gold head band and an afro at the back. This is the sort of hairstyle that you would see in festivals all day long, be it in european hair or afro hair. I can easily see Makeda’s whole look, even her clothes, in a festival in 2016. So a note to self for me was to obviously pay homage to this trend setting, nearly 1000 years BC Ancient African Queen rock chick!

That being said, I did want to put my own spin on Temi’s look for the YouTube channel and seeing that Temi has a weave installed, I thought it was perfect for me to do a European festival look on an a black girl. Killing two birds with one stone so to speak.

The tools that I needed to create this look was my Parlux hairdryer, my medium Bayliss pro tongs and grips. I used products from Bumble and Bumble and Oribe.

You can see how I achieved the look on my channel on Thursday 25th March 2016 at 6pm and I will add to this blog soon with links on where to get the products and how much you can get them for.

Until then, please take a look at some behind the scene pictures and maybe see the comparisons that we saw between trend setter Temi and the fashionable African Queen… Makeda!

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LIMITLESS

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I hope this post finds you all well!

LIMITLESS is a shoot that I did with an amazing team. No-one had worked with our model Angela Kajo from PRM Models before and we then had two separate teams combined to create the shoot. The two teams were duo Adena Phillips, creative director, and Matthew John, photographer, with our trio of Sarah Mulindwa, wardrobe stylist, Abbie May Hopkins, makeup artist and myself on hair.

We wanted to do a high end glossy shoot and we felt that the City of London hasn’t really been shot in the way that we could, so we opted for Aldgate where it has quite a modern landscape.

We were contemplating on shooting outside but the famous British weather was dismal in the morning, so we shot inside. This being a test shoot, meaning it wasn’t commissioned by a magazine, we all had to work very well together with what was the first look to the last look in all aspects, hair, makeup, clothes, the posing and where the shots were going to be taken.

For my part, I had to be in strong communication with Abbie and Sarah as I needed to know what the clothes were for me to design the hair around the look. Abbie usually asks me what I’m doing to the hair and then I usually say “what is she wearing?” so Sarah usually takes the lead. In this case… thats exactly what happened. There were so many pieces that I wanted to take home from wardrobe if I was a few sizes smaller, I definitely would have. Here is a picture of some of the accessories and the second look.

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To do a successful shoot, we needed to have minimum 5 looks as no magazine will class any less as a story. I did 3 hairstyles, two ponytails and one high bun. From the first look the eyes were very strong as we wanted to bring across a strong city woman so it was only right that the hair was away from the face.

Sarah supplied an amazing mack from Dabra London, so when the weather had a break of sun, we rushed outside before it started raining cats and dogs again!

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I always find it funny when shooting on location as people are always fascinated with what goes on behind the scenes. Like in the two above shots, myself and Adena were holding up a reflector quite close to Angela to get the right light! So as a picture can tell a thousand stories, there a few thousand stories that stay untold.

We were very happy when Huf Magazine picked up the story as it isn’t  always a guarantee to get a submission. Please follow the link to see the full story and I will soon put up some pictures that haven’t been published on my portfolio page

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Until next time

Peace and Love Always

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London Fashion Week with Me!

Hey Guys!!

So as promised, here is my post about London Fashion Week AW2016  and my adventures in it.

I had the amazing opportunity to be Leigh Keates first assistant. A lot of people ask why I still assist and the only answer is that no one is ever the best. Its good to assist to get a feel of where hair is going and whether you are on the same vibe, or not. Its also good to be surrounded by like minded individuals, being a session hairstylist can be a lonely road sometimes as not many “normal” people can understand the excitement of talking about a look.

Anyway, Leigh was in charge of two shows this season.. Natasha Zinko and Amanda Wakely. We had to go to each designer and discuss how they both wanted the hair and makeup so we had to do testing which was so interesting as it showed me how important testing actually is and how important every strand of hair is.

For Natasha Zinko’s hair look Leigh decide on a high ponytail with a soft woven the tail and slight texture on the top section of hair.

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The show was on Sunday and our call time was at 7am so I had to be up at 5am! Believe me, it was easy to get up as my excitement was uncontainable. I am such a big kid. Please see my earlier post about the show itself under Natasha Zinko. In the process of that show,I was booked for the Pringle of Scotland show to assist Syd Hayes the next day. Again an early call time but at the lovely Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park.

We had an explosion of hair and had to add hair extensions which was fun. We then had to drench the hair in mousse and rough dry, the mousse helps the hair to stay in that curl and is imperative in hair up, especially on european hair. We tonged small curls and pin to set, for the most part there were 2-3 hairstylists on one model and the makeup and the nail tech on her also so you can imagine… a bit tight? have a look at the picture and tell me what you think. The hair look was a big curly ponytail which kind of reminded me of when black girls would put all their hair into ponytail and have a big afro puff coming out, or massive beach waved hair in a loose ponytail. All in all, I had a fantastic time in all its craziness. The adrenalin of getting the look done and working alongside people is just the best!

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So after that show, I literally came home and closed my eyes until my next alarm at 5am for Amanda Wakely’s show in Kings Cross St Pancras Square. During the hair test, Amanda expressed to Leigh that she wanted the hair to look freshly washed but not a “hair done” look. She wanted the hair to look as if its just been shampooed and put into a ponytail. Leigh decided to do a low ponytail which was in line with the jaw line and slightly over the  ears. This show was very chilled, we had uber amount of space and a lot of time as the look was simple but technical. For this show we used Batiste products which worked perfectly for this look. Leigh being the technical wizard that he is made sure he saw every single girl that walked out and being his first assist I got to do that with him, we also went to go and watch the rehearsal which up to that day had never happened to me as I am always backstage! I was truly honoured to be there… it is definitely something I will never forget.

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To say I had a blast is an understatement this season, my favourite part? I can’t say.. but after all of it I did feel a bit deflated but the next day the adrenalin was up again as that was the day of the Brits.

Peace an Love Always