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Wedding Hairstyles 2015 Part 8: Lace closure with purple highlights & curls

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Hope everyone had a great thanksgiving week-end!

Quick Post today!

Meekah is completely natural, she has beautiful hair but complains about her hair being thin. I don’t see what she is talking about but she doesn’t seem ready to give it a try!

Last month, she was part of her sister’s bridal party and wanted to reuse her DJC virgin peruvian hair since they were in great condition and also add a bit of purple! Furthermore, she wanted to go for a lace closure for a more natural and versatile look.

2015-10-13 18.06.53Hair Specifications:

  • DJC virgin peruvian (second install)
  • Lace closure
  • 3 bundles
  • Length: 16′ and 14′
  • Curls achieved with an 1 1/4 inch flat iron
  • Purple highlights color by me

I want share a bible passage which has been good for my soul lately. If it helped me, it can surely help somebody else:

Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
    my hope comes from him.
 Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
    he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.

Psalm 62:5-6

Have a great week!

Laurie HairStylist 🙂

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Wedding HairStyles 2015 Part 7: JLO Super High BUN

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What a cute lil family right?

As promised, here I am for a quick post!

JenniferLopez-107_250hWedding season is coming to an end, here is an idea: this High fashion Jlo High Bun is quick to achieve and low cost!

Makeup was done by MOI!

Hope you enjoyed!

If you need an appointment, holla!

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NEW HairStyle ALERT: Red Hues for Fall!

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As usual, summer has been busy and somewhat exhausting but I’m happy to be back and I have a lot in stores for you!

Let’s get right into it! After wearing curly hair for more than 3 months, it was time for a change! I really enjoyed curly hair! Usually, I would last a month maximum so If I’m telling you I kept it 3 months that means I REALLY enjoyed my curly look!

Now I have been wanting to experience a different color and red seems to be perfect for this current fall season.

2015-10-04 18.19.34I love all the different shades of red I was able to accomplish and I have been getting a lot of compliments! Let’s see if this will last another 3 months!

Ready for a protective style against the colder months or for a change? Call me for your next appointment!

Have a blessed and productive month of October! Look forward to another post later this week.

Laurie HairStylist xox

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Extra Natural Looking U Part Wig featuring Fay Roc

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Quick Post!

A few weeks ago, my pretty and wise church sister Fay, celebrated her birthday. We did her hair the week prior.

She generally wear it straight but for the occasion, she asked me to curl it and I decided to simple but beautiful dropped curls.

Notice how flat her U Part looks super FLAT 2015-08-03 20.31.50for a real and natural effect? We used 2.5 packs, 16 to 18 inches.

The benefit of having a U Part wig made by yours truly is that I do it directly on your head (like a weave appointment) for a precised and custom result.

For more information, feel free to call me. Please avoid texting me if you are a first time client. I look forward to hear your voice and discussed the best options for your needs.

Have a great and productive week!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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Wedding HairStyles 2015 Part 6: The Curly look + Makeup

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Quick Post!

Gorgeous and well spoken woman, Shirley did her hair 5 weeks ago. We installed the DJC curly. It’s the same hair I currently have but in shorter lengths. We did a middle invisible part (no glue, all sew in).

image2She was now going to a wedding and needed a little ‘refresh’ and she also wanted me to do her makeup.

Take a look at the collage on your right to see what I came up with for her makeup look.

What we did is plop the hair and I layered her hair even more to give it a natural shape. I will post a blog soon on the ‘Plopping’ technique for curly hair and weaves

You can never go wrong with simplicity. You don’t need a fresh new style to go to every summer event. Sometimes a wash and a trim or curling your tresses is just what you need as long as your face is flawless!

Have a great week!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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My 5th 2015 Celebrity Hair Crush: Keri Hilson

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Her hair is always on point. Beautiful woman. This is Keri baby!!

I’m not a fan of middle part on myself because I don’t have much of forehead and it is on the flatter side but I might give it a try!

Last time I had a middle part was exactly 5 years ago during my pregnancy.

For information or for your next appointment, call me at the number below.

Enjoy sunny Montreal!

Laurie HairStylist 🙂

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Wedding HairStyles 2015 Part 5: Pony EXPRESS!

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My girl and fit mom Nathalie is not a stranger to my blog. Indeed she has been a loyal friend and customer for years.

She had a wedding to go to and we had under 75 minutes to do her hair and her makeup.

Ponytails will never go out of style. Why? because it’s a way to showcase your features.

2015-07-14 19.21.00Matter of fact, simple, sleek ponytails are bang on-trend this season!

Throwing unwashed hair up into a ponytail is the go-to for A-list celeb. The once casual ‘do has been upgraded to red carpet status.

I created a natural bump to give the look some dimension.

As for makeup, vibrant red lips was the statement Natalie wanted to make so we I used neutral earthly tones (my favorites) with a pop of burgundy red on her eyes but a bold eyeliner.

A lilttle bit of contouring, highlighting, lashes and eyebrows shaping. Gorgeous I must say!

Have a great week!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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Silk Press Coolness!

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Quick Post!

Pretty and tall 13 years old Samya, came to get her natural hair straightened.

As It was a busy day at the shop, I didn’t think of taking a picture of the ‘before’.

We washed with a clarifying shampoo, deep conditionned and did a silk press plus a trim.

Her ends were in good shape. I didn’t have to cut that much.

I also refreshed her shaven side by shaving it to what it’s supposed to be and gave her 3 lines.

It’s been 5 days. It’s been super hot and humid in Montreal.

I spoke to her mom and she said: ‘Her hair is still straight and nice. Thank you!’

How long will your hair stay straight? It depends on a lot of factors like how your hair deal with humidity, heat training, the products you use and so on. For myself it lasted 2 days but I had clients who kept it for a month.

For an appointment or for information, feel free to call me. That’s the easiest way to get in touch with me!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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Curly hair weaves Maintenance!

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I’m back to my curly style (and loving it) so I’m coming to you today with a few tricks to maintain a curly style.

One must know that curly hair is more work than straight or wavy patterns.

1. Clean with a shampoo that has no sulfates. The same as all natural curly hair, curly weave tresses are likely to be drier compared to other hair textures. A good sulfate free hair shampoo can decrease dryness and damage resulting from typical hair shampoos. I always use a sulfate free shampoo on my weaves. I use the Giovanni brand.
2. Condition well. Simply because of the character in the curly hair tends to call for a lot more moisture in addition to curly weaves are not exclusion to the rule.

3. Untangle tenderly when WET ONLY. To help keep your curly weave looking great longer, regular untangling is necessary. It’s a breeze to untangle while my favorite conditioner is seating in my hair!

4. Air dry. To prevent frizz or dryness, let your curly weave air dry out by itself after washing or wetting. If this is not an option, spend on a ionic hair dryer that has an attached diffuser. I mostly wear wigs nowadays so air dry makes total sense and is hassle free.

Hope it helps you!

Have a great week!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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Birthday girl, birthday hair!

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This year I had a lot of plans but decided to cancel them because I felt overwhelmed and exhausted before event starting.

Thank you all for the love. I truly appreciate it! I am indeed well surrounded!

Therefore, my birthday celebrations were kept to a minimum: simple yet meaningful. A few little surprises which warmed my heart. I am blessed to see another year with my loved ones and my son.

As I was caring for my hair last friday, I decided that it would be cool to straightened my hair to measure my length and also see how long it would last.

I have a confession: I have secretly been wanting to relax my hair. Why? Natural hair is time consuming. Time I don’t have with everything that I’m working on. Whenever I take down my cornrows and do the ‘unbraiding/detangling/night conditioning/wash/conditioning/treatment/styling/drying’ process takes me easily 10 hours in total. I will keep you posted. To be continued…lol

2015-06-26 18.13.02The photo to your right is when I just straightened my hair friday afternoon.Two days later, you see what it looks like at your top left (it was raining all day sunday).

What am I Most Grateful for? Wisdom and peace of mind! Wisdom to choose my words and my battles. Peace of mind in knowing that in Jesus-Christ, my future is already sorted out.

Have a great week and enjoy Canada Day!

Laurie Hairstylist xox

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My 4th 2015 Celebrity Hair Crush: HairStylist Kaye Flewellen

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Extra Quick Post!

I was blow away when I saw that picture circulating on my Instagram!

Celebrity Hairstylist based in Dallas, Kaye Flewellew, is amazing at what she does and she simply killed it with this one!

Do you see all those colors beautifully flowing together?

Kaye has traveled extensively to provide services for Grammy award winning gospel artist CeCe Winans, Angie, Debbie, and Mom Winans, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, and a host of civic and business leaders.

She has 20 years in the business and is overly educated!

You can check her out on her website http://www.thehairmaven.com

Enjoy!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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Protective hairstyles for naturals AND relaxed featuring My Sisters

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My sisters and I are all naturals (without relaxer) yet we all have different hairstyles and we like switching up our hair as well.

Change is good. Change is even better when your hair is protected while you giving it a break!

Who doesn’t want to look fierce 2015-06-16 17.15.12while protecting their hair? Nobody. It’s like a 2 for 1!

My ‘full weave’ technique has been proven over to give hair the needed rest and promote hair growth as well! No breakage, no pulling on the edges, no excessive shedding when it’s time to take down your weave!

This particular bob was inspired by Kerry Washington but my sister gave me ‘carte blanche’ meaning Do Whatever pleases
you! I always look forward to my clients telling me this!

She loves it and she has been getting a ton of compliments!

Have a great and blessed week!

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Wedding HairStyles 2015 Part 4: Short Cut Edition featuring Sophia

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You probably already know pretty and tall woman Sophia has been featured on the blog several times.

This style was Meagan Good Inspired when she had her hair short.

You have a short haircut and a wedding to go to? Just accentuate your curls for extra definition and added volume!

Enjoy your week-end!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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Wedding HairStyles 2015 Part 3: Structured Bob featuring Amina

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Model looking Amina 2015-06-09 19.06.50have been a client for quite some time now. She was looking for a change and she also had a wedding to attend.

The inspiration was Blac Chyna. I don’t have much to say about Blac Chyna if you know what I mean but this particular bob is great!

I like the fact that the bob is very structured and symmetrically flawless.

2015-06-09 19.40.25Bobs will NEVER go out of style. Furthermore, there is so many ways to rock a bob, the options are limitless!

Amina’s only request was that the straight bangs would not be as low on the eyes as Blac Chyna. Anyone who wear bangs regularly know that it can be annoying and get in the way!

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New HairStyle Alert: DJC Virgin Curly + JUNE PROMO

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I recently went back to curly hair and wanted to show you because I am bringing back CURLY to my hair store! Yay!

Why? Because a lot of clients have been asking me if I carry curly hair. This hair is gorgeous and natural looking but whenever wearing curly hair, you must expect a bit more maintenance than a straight or bodywave pattern.

2015-06-08 17.52.47Therefore, summer is the perfect time to wet it, apply your favorite products, scrunch it to make the curls pop even more and go!

Hair Specifications:

– DJC Virgin Curly

– 3.5 packs: 22′,22′, 20′ and half of 16′ (you already know I like volume)

– Tiny natural leave out (1.5 cm) pressed out with a flat iron

JUNE PROMOTION!

For the month of june, PRE-ORDER DJC Virgin Curly and get 15$ off per bundle. By pre-order I mean that a deposit will be required to limit inventory.

Holla for more information. Just a reminder it’s better to call me than to text.

Have a blessed week!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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Wedding HairStyles 2015 Part 2: Half Updo and Makeup featuring Kathy

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My good girlfriend, Kathy, had to attend her first wedding while pregnant. Although pregnancy suits her very well, she wanted to get all dolled up for this special occasion. Kathy’s hair is relaxed gently 2 to 4 times per year. Her hair is long (about 12 inches) but it is also fine. Her style is simple, therefore, she wanted something natural looking.

2015-05-30 15.39.29Whenever my clients wants natural looking styles, I washed and roller set the hair to have that fresh and light hairy feeling. This kind of style wouldn’t look as good on blow dried hair.

So once her hair was dry, I took down the roller, I added a piece of hair that already had a loose curl to it for a little extra length and volume.

I also used a different spongy custom piece that I made to create dimension (hair bump). I never used the teasing method on relaxed hair because relaxed hair tends to be more fragile. I finished the look by smoothing out the ‘fly aways’ using a light hold spray.

I also did her makeup: simple turquoise and black smokey eye, purple/pink ombre lips, thicker eyebrows, lashes and light contouring. You already know my style; not too heavy. She was very pleased with the complete look!

I hope you enjoyed this post!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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Wedding HairStyles 2015 Part 1 featuring Lauwena

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Lauwena was part of the bridal party for her cousin’s wedding. The inspiration was Beyoncé with a deep sided part.

Lauwena is more of a tomboy and low maintenance kind of person so we did a U part wig that we sew down so she can be able to take it off in a few days and put it back whenever she needs too.

LauLau has the softest baby like hair I have ever touched. The kind that gets extra straight and soft with one flat iron pass. Her hair is 100% natural so we used her natural leave out to blend it with the extensions.

SHE LOVED IT! On your right, her extensions straightened!

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– U part wig made by me

– DJC virgin peruvian

– 2.5 packs: 18′, 16′ and half of 14′

– Curled with a 1.25′ flat iron

– Natural leave out

For your next appointment, feel free to call me!

Have a blessed and productive week!

Laurie HairStylist 🙂

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What’s New with me?

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I have been the busiest I have ever been in the last few months.

2015-05-20 01.49.06Why? My friend Vicky and I started a business offering photobooth and photography services.

Our company name is INSTANTGLAM Photobooth and we promote elegance, flexibility and fun. Our photobooth speaks for itself.

I like to call it the ‘Iphone’ of photobooths! We have a few events under our wings already! Just last friday, we were at Rockland Mall Center.

Check out our website at http://www.instantglamphotobooth.com. We have a few promotions going on for summer 2015!

What is PhotoBooth?

PhotoBooth is a private box or open aired providing a fun way for your guests to take home and share the memory of your special occasion. It has been very popular over the last few years. It takes a series pictures, either in color or black and white.

2015-05-06 01.13.58The photos are automatically printed 7 seconds after being taken and your guests can enjoy their souvenir and show them to their friends right away.

Your guests can go in the booth as individuals or they can get that photograph with friends and family that they have been meaning to get for years.

If you need us or for your information, just call us!

Also follow us on Instagram and Facebook at InstantGlamPhotobooth!

Also check out our amazing graphic designer on facebook @ Leoart!

Of course, I am always available, accessible and flexible for my clients. Taking appointments as usual. I hope to see you soon for your hair appointment or at our next event!

Have a blessed and productive week!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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Special Occasion High Bun with Straight Bangs featuring Natou


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My gorgeous friend and fit mom had a special event.

2015-05-13 22.44.55We decided to go with straight bangs inspired by Beyoncé as well as an easy messy bun.

I also did her makeup and helped her style her outfit! I believe we make a great team!

All the best!

Laurie HairStylist 🙂

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Bold enough to try Grey!

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Looks like spring is finally here in Montreal!

In February, I wrote a post on the ‘Grey Hair’ trend. It used to be an undesirable sign of getting older, but now it seems silver tresses are actually a hot hair trend.

Jessica, long time client and fashion lover, always dares to try new stuff. This is the latest!! I did the color, at the bottom you have an electric blue, then we did a navy blue with purple layers and at the top, a nice silver ombre to create an asymmetrical bob.

Don’t you love her makeup?
GORGEOUSSSS!!

Call me for your next style and appointment!

Laurie HairStylist 🙂

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My 3rd 2015 Celebrity Hair Crush: Monica

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Veteran R&B singer Monica needs no introduction! She has been in the music business since 1993! Yup, she started at the young age of 13. She will be 35 in october. That kind of longevity doesn’t exist anymore!

brandymonicaIf you are a 80’s baby, I’m sure you remember her debut single “Don’t Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)” and “Before You Walk out of My Life“, both of which made Monica the youngest artist ever to have two consecutive chart-topping hits on the US.

Her biggest hit is most probably her duet with Brandy ‘The boy is mine’. I’m having vivid memories of singing this song at karaoke night on a cruise.. Let me just say it was a mess! LOL.

2015-04-30 19.54.29Last week or so, Monica came out with a red pixie cut and it looks AMAZING!

She also styled it differently doing romantic finger waves.

I hope you are inspired for those upcoming summer months! I am definitely thinking about adding this color to my bucket list. I haven’t done red this vibrant in a long time.

Have a blessed week-end!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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Silk base Closure featuring MUA Woodly!

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Birthday girl Woodly recently bought a Silk base closure to change it up for her special birthday celebrations. She is 100% natural and has been 2015-04-28 20.50.26for 9 years. If you know Woodly, you KNOW that her baby hair is always on point! Here’s a few pictures of the result! Very natural right?

Furthermore, do you see how flawless her skin and makeup looks? Yes, you guessed it, she is a makeup artist!

To contact her for her services including bridal makeup, photoshoots and special events:

Instagram @WoodElan

Email WoodElan@gmail.com

Telephone 514-377-5131

Have a blessed week!

Laurie HairStylist xox

Natural hair: Tapered Cut featuring Kerma

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Quick post!

Kerma decided to do the big shop! She came by me to cut the leftover relaxed hair and to give it a nice tapered shape!

2015-04-23 21.39.52I washed her hair using Shea Moisture’s line and styled it with a leave in conditioner as well as Eco styler gel.

To your left is a texture short of Kerma’s curl. Soooo pretty!

I love it! She’s a beautiful woman, she looks very serene with this new cut and her natural beauty is shining even more! I’m looking forward to follow her hair growth journey!

Have a great week-end!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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New HairStyle Alert: Jet Black Thickness!

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I recently posted a blog titled ‘My 1rst 2015 celebrity hair taraji1crush’ featuring Taraji P. Henson. I was saying how this style have been on my ‘to do’ list for more than 6 months but couldn’t find the time to do it. Well, well well, I finally did it!

What I liked about this style was

-the length; a lot shorter than what I have been wearing in the past few years, definitely more natural

-the volume; thick and full because who doesn’t like volume? if I fluff it, it can get even bigger in an instant!

-the fact that it was jet black; last time I had jet black hair was2015-04-12 16.53.01 probably 10 years ago! Jet black hair looks healthier and shinier

I used a lace closure this time around  and colored it jet black (I had a silk base closure before). Why? Simply because I ran out of silk base closures. I didn’t pluck it at all. I like it that way!

For more information on the difference between lace and silk base closures, please check the series I did last year.

Shorter hair is definitely less maintenance! I will try different styling options in the near future and come back to show you!

Have a great week!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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Gabrielle Union Inspired!

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Quick Post!

2015-04-15 19.44.51Long time client Karine wanted to do an inspired Gabrielle Union hairstyle. We also did the invisible part on the side. Nice, short and sweet with a few highlights!

Hair Specifications:

– DJC virgin

– 2 packs: 12′ + 10′

– curled with a flat iron

– invisible part sew in (no glue used)

When calling for information or for an appointment, if uncertain, please ask me and research the difference between a full weave, an invisible part or a lace closure. Those are 3 different options when you want to hide your hair entirely.

Be blessed!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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My version of Crochet Braids featuring my sister Angee!

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You have probably heard or seen someone wearing a style with crochet braids. Although this technique has been trending recently using Marley Hair (the kind of hair that imitates the natural texture of most black women), Crochet braiding is not new at all.

Women have been getting crochet braids for years with human hair or with tracks of hair that look like there are individual braids attached.

Women used to get crochet braids if they didn’t want to sit too long and get individual braids in their hair. It is fast and convenient and if well done, it cant be a great protective style.

The reason I said ‘My version’ of crochet braids is because I used a faster technique which is easier to take down and more durable.

My gorgeous sister has been rocking it beautifully for 3 weeks now. She is 100% natural and is featured on my blog regularly.

The curls were done using flexirods and hot water. Depending on your lifestyle, the curls can stay up to 3 weeks. If you have a very active lifestyle, you might have to re-curl a few strands when necessary.

I won’t say more because the client and I have a privacy agreement. Lol. If you want more information, feel free to contact me!

Have a great week!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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I’m happy to announce…

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I’m happy to announce that:

My new business card is now available!

My new business card is now AVAILABLE!

My new business card is NOW AVAILABLE!

My NEW business card is NOW AVAILABLE!

My new BUSINESS CARD is now AVAILABLE!

Ok I think you get my point and excitment! LOL. What do you think?

The 2 images you see are recto and verso. There is information on both sides.

If I forget to give you a few, please ask me so you can share them with your loved ones and give it to strangers who stop you on the streets asking you who did your hair!

For information or for an appointment, feel free to call me!

Be blessed!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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I can’t keep Quiet: Resurrection Sunday!

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I hope everyone had a blessed and thoughtful Easter!

Last week was such a blessed week for me. I went to my church Le Refuge every chance I got. Bible study on wednesday, watching a movie on a 3 day miracle resurrection of an african pastor in 2002 at church and prayer meeting on thursday, baptism service on saturday where 37 people got baptized.

I have  been baptized 11 years ago and it is always so nice and emotional to witness others take the step and commit to Jesus as disciples.

All those events led to a wonderful service on Resurrection sunday. You had to be there to experience the power AND grace of Jesus-Christ. 35 people gave their life to Christ!

2015-04-07 04.03.01It is sometimes difficult to describe in words what God has been doing for me and through me in the past few months but let me say that my faith has been restored in the last few months.

After what I have been through, I had a lot of doubts and fears about quite a few things. I never gave up though, I kept working on myself and my thinking process one day at the time.  It now feels amazing to experience such peace and security! All glory to God!

2015-04-05 22.43.00Resurrection Sunday to me is a celebration of Jesus unconditional love, a commemoration of all the pain and suffering he put up with at the cross for my sins and also a realization again and again that Jesus is alive, impactful and that his love endures forever.

If you grew up in an haitian christian household, you already know you MUST bring out your sunday best on Easter! At your top left is what I wore to church on sunday.

Right now, I am in a great place on all levels of my life and I am so grateful! What a journey! So rough at times but oh so rewarding!

Sunday evening, with a few friends, I went to a spoken word and music christian show by Selah Art titled ‘Guilty of Love’. Such a nice week-end with great company!

Let’s talk about my hair a little: I am still wearing the same style since january with the silk base closure. I am still keeping my promise on on NOT relaxing my leave out. I am thinking of what to do next for april-may. My OOTN (Outfit of the night/evening) is on your left. It’s what I wore to the spoken word show while keeping the same makeup look!

Have a blessed and productive week!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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Fashion Show at my church Le Refuge!

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Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to be part of a fashion show at church during service. The theme for the month of march was Distinction! The sermons were so interesting touching different aspects of it.

Therefore, this particular sunday, the goal was to inspire the church congregation when it comes to men’s and women’s wear for special occasions as well as sunday’s best!

Patsy Faublas, designer for women, said something that really touched my heart: The way you dress is a direct reflection of your soul!

I had the pleasure to help and make the female models look fierce! To your right is Marsha, one of the beautiful models. This is what I came up with for the glamorous dress she was wearing.

At your left, she is wearing the creation of our own Patsy Faublas. The men were also looking handsome. They were dressed by Benny Brown (Benny Polynice). At the top left, our 2 designers and stylists!


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I love my church. I have been going to Le Refuge for a year and a half now. I am so grateful for this new found sense of belonging. Recently, I have been getting involved because I personally believe I was called to serve!

Please view the lovely pictures at the bottom !

God bless you all! Have a great week!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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Credits:

Photos: Nancy ‘Photographie Noc’ Chérubin

Designer for women: Patsy Faublas

Designer for men: Benny Brown

HairStylists : Laurie & Jo’ann

Makeup Artists: Valynsa Pierre and Cindy Buly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 Client Portfolio part 1 featuring Joyce

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When I saw Joyce’s picture online, I had to tell her I was going to steal it! There’s no better feeling than seeing your clients rock their hair style beautifully several weeks after they came to see you. Therefore, I had to share this full install I did a month ago. Joyce’s go to style is usually a nice short bob with a golden or blonde ombre .

2015-03-26 23.19.21This time around the inspiration was international model Jourdan Dunn.

The hair we used was DJC virgin peruvian and I did her color: a beautiful golden ombre with cold undertones. She is natural. None of her hair was left out.

Enjoy anf have a great week-end!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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ShortCut Styling!

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There’s so many styles you can do with short hair!

This is a tall curled mohawk. This golden brown color is so pretty.

Everytime I do short haircuts, I feel like cutting my hair as well!

Thank you Liette for being such a great model!!

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My 2015 Natural Hair Length Check!

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I am still experiencing with my natural hair every month or so but for the first time, I decided to actually measure my hair so in the future, I will know how much it grows every year. Until now I was just going with what I see.

My hair is currently 11 inches. I will measure my hair again in approximately 6 months or so.

2015-02-24 23.22.43I am satisfied with my progress although I feel like I lost a lot of hair (from roots as well as breakage) this time around after trying the Bentonite Clay wash treatment instead of my usual Shea moisture products. I feel like it clarified my hair way too much so I didn’t even try a new style, I was on mode ‘safe’ and did my go to flat twits and called it a day. On your right, a pic of my hair after rinsing out the bentonite clay.

I still like how the Cherry Lola Treatment makes my hair feel but I will definitely put away the Bentonite Clay back on the shelf for a little while.

Have a great week!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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My 2nd 2015 Celebrity Hair Crush: Cynthia Bailey

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5’10 Alabama-born supermodel Cynthia Bailey moved to New York City at a young age to pursue a career as a fashion model.

To this day at 48 years old, she is still a successful and in high demand model.

Over the years, she has been defined as the epitome of a classy, elegant, fun spirited business woman.

You probably know her from the reality show ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ which is the most popular Real Housewives cast.

2015-03-09 22.17.38She is my crush because she likes changing her hair and keeps it interesting, fun and fierce at all times! I had never seen her with something I didn’t like. That’s what I’m talking about!

I am particularly loving the blond hair (long and short) she’s been rocking for the past few months!

She’s definitely one of my ‘hair-spiration’! Did I mentioned she was 48 years old? She’s showing the young and older generation that you don’t have to stick with one ‘signature’ style as you grow older. Switching it up makes you stay and look young!

Her style definitely goes hand in hand with my slogan: Love yourself, love your hair and put some flavor in your hair!

Have a great week and be blessed!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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Naturals in Ottawa Area!

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Around the end of january, I was invited to the opening of a natural product store and hair care salon.

2015-03-04 20.06.51Natural DivaStyle is the idea and the vision of 4 sisters who understands the importance of embracing your natural hair texture. They have been naturals for many years and have been looking for the right products designed for kinky, curly and wavy textures.

It was a pleasant to surprise to see how many natural and high quality products they had in store! Some products I wasn’t familiar with and they knew about all of them. They are great at giving advices and know the products content!

Please view their business card below for their location and phone number and don’t hesitate to give them a call.

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Laurie HairStylist xox

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Pixie Cut featuring Vanessa V.

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Have you ever heard of a Pixie haircut?

2015-02-23 21.35.40You probably see and hear it all the time not knowing exactly what ‘pixie’ means. Well, here is Wikipedia’s definition: ‘A pixie cut is a short hairstyle, generally short on the back and sides of the head and slightly longer on the top.’

By longer on top, we could say short bangs, side swept bangs or straight chinese bangs. As long as the sides are kept short, you can call it pixie and that’s Vanessa newest short style. She said she has been getting a lot of compliments on this simple, easy going yet very elegant style! And of course, I agree!

Vanessa is the co-owner of Mobile Spa Forever Esthetics. You wish to stay in the comfort of your home for a spa party or any other spa services like massages, facials, manis or pedis? You can definitely book the professionals of Forever Esthetics for everything you need. They are COMING to you!!

Follow them on Facebook or Instagram for more information @ForeverEsthetics.

Have a great and blessed week!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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My 1rst 2015 Celebrity Hair Crush: Taraji P. Henson

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weave-bob-hairstyles-taraji-p-henson-2015As you probably heard by now, Taraji P. Hension aka the “queen of Empire” Cookie Lyon is no stranger to our TV screens.

In this new show ‘Empire’, she has been serving us with great acting, pride and laughter.

Her character makes the show! I’m always looking forward to what Cookie will pull off!

As far as her hair, there is something about thick shoulder length hair. Whether it is wavy, flipped or slightly curled, it is definitely an effortless showstopper! As long as the thickness is part of the mix.

This style have been on my ‘to do’ list for more than 6 months. As soon as I get free time, I will be going back to that length but this time, in luscious jet black strands! Taraji is definitely a great hair-spiration!

In the meantime, feel free to call me for any information or for your appointment.

LaurieHairStylist xox

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Trending: Grey Hair!

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Grey hair used to be an undesirable sign of getting older, but now it seems silver tresses are actually a hot hair trend. At first, I didn’t think this trend was going to last but it’s been around for at least a year so why not show you my favorite Instagramers version of silver hair?

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Hope you enjoyed!

Have a blessed and productive week!

Laurie HairStylist 🙂

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What’s new with me? Silk base closure

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As I decided to stop relaxing my leave out to be completely natural, it was time to try wearing a silk base closure since I already tried the lace closure in the past.

2015-01-17 13.45.25I like it! I like it better than the lace closure. I find that it’s more natural looking than the lace closure because it looks exactly like a scalp and that is the main benefit.

The only ‘con’ I can think of is that the silk base closure is more expensive than the lace closure but it’s also more solid so obviously it can be re-used a lot more therefore last longer.

Lace closures or silk base closures are specialized hair pieces in which the strands are hand-tied to a lace or silk fabric. I did a 6 part series last year on lace closure. Look it up if you wonder what I’m talking about!

2015-02-11 12.08.09The result is a piece that is sewn down to your braided hair or your wig that may be parted freely in any direction for a natural appearance without having to leave your natural hair exposed.

Personally, I like to leave very little of my edges out (as little as 1 centimeter) to keep my hairline looking natural.

I am officially adopting the silk base closure and staying away from relaxed leave outs!!

For more information, feel free to call me.

Laurie HairStylist xox

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Proud moments: Client yearly LENGTH Check!

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Let me start by saying that this is her natural hair blow dried. It grew from her scalp. LOL. I had to say it.

You probably hear me talk often about my unique protective style method when it comes to weaving and installs. Although I can’t share all my secrets and techniques I developed through the years, showing you results in the best way to prove that my client’s hair grow and grow healthy! No bald spots and the edges are intact.

Claudine has been a REGULAR client for about 6 years. She’s been natural since I met her. When she first started coming, her hair was around 6-7 inches long.

In january 2013, her hair was a solid 10-11 inches but the front was significantly shorter. I trim her ends every other appointments.

In january 2014, her hair was 13-14 inches long and strong.

Now, her hair has reached bra length and is a solid 15-16 inches. So much fullness. I love it!

The reason why I wrote ‘regular client’ in Caps Lock is because it’s difficult to assist a client in a hair growth journey if she’s not consistent in her appointments.

image2I’m not saying you must be a regular to be my client. I have clients who comes faithfully once a year for the holidays and I also have clients who comes every 2 months on the dot. I welcome everyone with open arms. Just be realistic with your expectations of your stylist. Also realize that a weave which is NOT done professionally can cause breakage and bald spots. Salon XYZ can be great with shortcuts and color, it doesn’t mean they are the best at doing weaves.

With that being said, I only follow closely the growth of my regulars. I know their routine and regiment as well. I know they take great care of their hair; not only when they witness breakage. I also come up with different braiding patterns to give some areas some rest. I don’t braid too tight so extreme tension is not an issue for my clients.

A lot of clients witness tremendous hair growth just after a few weave appointments, if you’re ready to grow your hair healthy and strong, come see me, a professional and experienced weavologist! After all, my slogan always started with: Love yourself, Love Your Hair…

Laurie HairStylist xox

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Bowl Cut featuring Nydia

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It’s already february!

Pretty girl Nydia wanted to try a bowl cut for the longest time. Her birthday was coming up so she finally came and had it done as a wig which can be a great ‘protective style’ option.

Her hair is completely natural, she does heat training though so we did a wrap underneath.

2015-02-03 00.54.28Hair Specifications:

– Wig sew in (not Glued)

– Remi Goddess

– Color no 1 Jet black

– 2 packs of 8′

– Cut and shaped by me

Have a blessed month despite the freezing weather!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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