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Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Sharmooz Scarf

The Sharmooz Scarf is a fun, fashionable alternative to the traditional bedtime headscarf.  We are all familiar with the old school “head rag” that we grew up seeing on our grandmothers and mothers (my mom definitely had one).  As a consequence, we followed in the tradition of our family matriarchs and we too wear our “head rags” around the house, and sometimes in the streets.  As we all know, it is slightly more appealing than a dishrag, so I am so glad to see that someone has created a more attractive and functional version of this “head rag”.  The Sharmooz Scarf protects your hairstyle as you sleep, but also provides an easy transitional style for women who want to wear a headscarf outside the home to run errands or head to the salon.  I personally don’t wear headscarves outside of the house, but I did feel FLY when going to bed.  So ladies, if you want to maintain your sexy when going to bed, especially if your man is sharing that bed with you, I recommend tying up your hair with a Sharmooz.
I was so excited about receiving this scarf I shared it with my client and namesake, Kari Woods. Here is what she had to say:  “I really liked the scarf and think it's very well made. I feel like my hair is really protected while I sleep. I love the little rubber tab in the front that keeps it from moving around or coming off in my sleep.”

Like this review and want to purchase one for yourself? Visit sharmooz.com and use coupon code: Kari25 to receive 25% off your order before s&h

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Going Natural In Corporate America

A recent article on CNN.com addresses a popular conversation among Professional Black Women...How will my natural hair be received in Corporate America? This topic has been discussed and debated in my salon among women. Some feel and have experienced the heaviest criticism from their Black female counterparts, while their white colleagues are either intrigued or indifferent. Others argue that white colleagues do not know how to address the topic of hair, so to avoid accusations of discrimination they say nothing to us, but definitely discuss amongst themselves. This leaves some women apprehensive about making the decision to wear natural styles.

http://cdn.madamenoire.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/natural-hair-workplace.jpgPersonally I think that this is a healthy conversation that we need to have. For years we have been bombarded with images of a beauty ideal that we will never be able to accomplish. The choice to wear a natural hairstyle is not always a statement of rebellion but a claim of freedom and self-love. For most women it goes hand-in-hand with the choice of leading a healthier lifestyle. They are no longer allowing their hair to prevent them from being active. For others, they are suffering with hair loss and cannot continue harmful styling techniques that will make the condition progressively worse. The reasons for going natural are endless, but at the end of the day, we must first get to a place of acceptance and comfort with ourselves and our reasons for choosing a natural hair style so that we are not projecting our insecurities onto others. In particular, our colleagues in Corporate America.

Read the article for your self and let me know your thoughts:

Going Natural in Corporate America