MANELY LOVE MONDAY! Feb. 23, 2015

Volume 57: Sarah Breedlove

One, Sarah Breedlove

One, Sarah Breedlove

In honor of Black History Month, I have to show my love to one, Sarah Breedlove — Madame C.J. Walker, if you’re not familiar. Thee healthy hair champion herself. Madame’s first name is Sarah…every time I think about that my mind explodes. She is literally my beacon of hope and affirmation toward my Manely Love dream and plan. I can because she did…so much power here. She was a lady of perseverance and her drive revolutionized hair care for black women around the world not to mention made her a self made millionaire. So when I say that we come from a blood line of leaders, it’s the gospel truth. Civil Rights Activist. Philanthropist AND Entrepreneur. Thank you Sarah — I can because you did.

Take a moment to thank those who paved the way 🙂 .

Peace!

I am available for appointments this week: Wednesday-Thursday 6:30pm (Scandal Thursday! So wine is a must), Friday 6:30pm, Saturday 10am and Sunday 3-5pm

Please ‘Like’ the Manely Love page if you have not already. Let’s get to infinity! …by way of the next 100. Please continue to support and spread the word.

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Also, take a look at the ‘About Manely Love’, ‘About Me’ and ‘Look Book’ pages on this site!

All my Love & Appreciation,

-Sarah ❤ 

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MANELY LOVE MONDAY! Feb. 16, 2015

Volume 56: It’s Only Natural…

Hey! I’ll hop right in because I’m excited. As a permed player, I of course advocate for my permed ladies but never with the intention to slight my natural hair beauties. So, I have this friend by way of Atlanta — Marketing creative. Public Relations maven. Writer. Natural. Queenly. Hilarious. Good Vibes representative. Janessa Bailey. Janessa is here to bless you with her words on her natural hair journey so, enjoy 🙂 .

One Janessa Bailey

One Janessa Bailey

Janessa: As a blogger myself, I cannot express how excited I am to hop over to Sarah’s page and give her audience as many beneficial words as I possibly can. Though Sarah is the queen of straightened, laid to the Gawds, blow in the wind type hair, I prefer a look a little closer to the motherland.
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That’s right – I’m natural. With hopes that I’ll be featured on this blog again, I’ll start at the beginning of my hair journey, and we’ll work our way through.

If you’re thinking about going natural, know that anxiety is perfectly acceptable. My hair had been relaxed literally longer than I could remember, and I was quick to get that creamy crack every six weeks, eight during the winter months.

But once I graduated from college and moved out on my own, I wanted to feel a little freer. You see, coming into one’s self can be a complicated process – full of exploration, risks, and giving things up to Jesus. But it’s what I wanted to do, so I went about my transitioning process.

Y’all. Transitioning is no joke. It’s a time when you really see what both you and your hair are made of. It’s a battle of texture, confidence, and will. I chose to let my roots grow until I was comfortable enough to chop, and it worked beautifully. The curling wand became my best friend as I twirled and swirled my straight strands into big spirals that blended into that good 4C new growth.

I would have held on to my straight ends longer, but alas, my fro was ready to break free. I found myself struggling with a very distinct line of demarcation between my natural and my remaining straight hair and that breakage was not cute. It was time to let go of the old and come with something fresh, new, and outrageously coily.

So now I’m here. A year and eight months since my last relaxer, one year without heat, and 10 months natural. I love it, and our dear Sarah has been encouraging every step of the way. Like myself, Sarah knows that your hair is your expression. It’s how you greet the world and say “this is who I am and this is what I love.”

Natural strands are just as precious (and even sometimes more fragile) than those that are relaxed, so I’m very selective about who handles my head. I can’t wait to see Sarah this week, so that she can work some style magic with my funky fro. Even though I live in Atlanta, I still live and breathe for her hair care and advice, and you should too!

Relaxed, natural, weaved up or fro-ed out, NOTHING should come between you and healthy hair. Trust a pro like her, and we’ll all be unstoppable. Until next time, my loves!

Sarah here,…I told you she’d be great. 😛 Visit clevareverie.com — if you want to read more from Janessa (trust me you do!).

I’ll be out of town this week and next week’s availability will be in the upcoming post. Until next time – Peace!

Please ‘Like’ the Manely Love page if you have not already. Let’s get to infinity! …by way of the next 100. Please continue to support and spread the word.

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Also, take a look at the ‘About Manely Love’, ‘About Me’ and ‘Look Book’ pages on this site!

All my Love & Appreciation,

-Sarah

MANELY LOVE MONDAY Feb. 9, 2015

Volume 55: Love is in…your hair

Hey there! I hope this post finds you well. I’m going to keep it slight for you all today — I can barely think straight. Hope that you all are moving through your days with love. Speaking of love, Valentine’s Day is this weekend. Surely, you want to look craze-mazing for your boo 😛 Love is in the air! — love is in your hair. Amirite?

I am available for appointments this week: Wednesday 6:30pm, Thursday 6:30pm (Scandal Thursday! So wine is a must) and Sunday 3-5pm

Love, Peace & Hair Grease good people.

Please ‘Like’ the Manely Love page if you have not already. Let’s get to infinity! …by way of the next 100. Please continue to support and spread the word.

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Also, take a look at the ‘About Manely Love’, ‘About Me’ and ‘Look Book’ pages on this site!

All my Love & Appreciation,

-Sarah

MANELY LOVE MONDAY! Feb. 2, 2015

Volume 54: Client Profile – Channon C.

Hey! I hope that I’ve found you well. Happy February — The month of Love and the month of My People!…Black 365 though but that’s a post for another day 😛

For today’s post I decided it was high time I highlight a client of mine. A ladybabe who’s been down with me since 2009, one Channon Campbell, Chan for short.

Our first appointment!

Our first appointment!

My pretty girl and her pretty curls

My pretty girl and her pretty curls

We met each other as freshman at DePaul University and she’s been my friend ever since. Being from Michigan and attending school in Chicago, she needed a local hair stylist. As friendships go, we got to know each other and she of course found that I was a hairstylist – appointment booked.

I was amazed at how beautiful her hair was and floored when she told me it was permed! Yes! Yes! Yes! – permed AND healthy. I think that made me love her more. There’s such a stigma around permed hair – a notion that you are completely ruining your mane with the chemical. Chan’s hair alone discounts this because girlfriend don’t play when it comes to booking that perm appointment :P. What I love about having her as a client is that she gives me the opportunity to work on and experience natural hair. I have plenty clients who give me the chance to perfect my weave skills, much appreciation but Chan trust me to cultivate HER hair and we’ve been through a journey! Long to medium to short and now we’re headed back long. She believes in my ability as her stylist as well as my Manely Love goals and there’s life in that.

One of my fave cuts!

One of my fave cuts!

Curls flying all over the place.

Curls flying all over the place.

As I think about what my specialty as a stylist is, natural hair and natural hair weaves are definitely at the top of the list. Her stylist in Michigan has even given me her nod of approval and you KNOW that made a playa’s life! Perms, cuts, wash and blowouts, curled this way, laid that way – Thank you Chan – I love you sis. Check out her looks – she works it every time.

 

Peace.

I am available for appointments this week: Tuesday 6:30pm, Thursday 6:30pm (Scandal Thursday! So wine is a must) and Sunday 3-5pm

Please ‘Like’ the Manely Love page if you have not already. Let’s get to infinity! …by way of the next 100. Please continue to support and spread the word.

facebook.com/ManelyLovebySarah

Also, take a look at the ‘About Manely Love’, ‘About Me’ and ‘Look Book’ pages on this site!

All my Love & Appreciation,

-Sarah ❤