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It’s never to late to set a GOAl or GOALS!
February 22, 2018 0
Even though 2018 has already started, it’s never too late to set a goal or goals. Here are a few tips to help you get started and a few of my personal goals. For me, my number one goal is to have a balanced life! Between being a new mom, the mother of an 18 year old girl, a wife and a stylist, it’s a lot to balance. So, I had to get organized and literally write everything down. I love using planners and I’m currently using the Freedom Mastery planner (freedommastery.com). This planner is life changing! Tip #1 Always strive to set achievable goals. We should never set a goal that is to the moon or that is too high to achieve because we can easily give up before we even get started. Also, remember to keep your goals very simple and track and reward your progress. Tip #2 Think about setting a goal to let go of anything that is not making you better. Ask yourself, what makes me happy? What drains me? From there, start investing in the things and people that will help you grow as a person. What’s also important is to self reflect and to live in gratitude. Tip #3 Make a goal to spend more time with people who care about you. We always forget to spend time with the people we care about. We know certain family and friends will always be there for us, so, at times, we can take them for granted. So, set that dinner or brunch date with the ones you love and love you back. Tip #4 Invest in your career! For example, for me, my goal is to make and post one video a week to promote my work. Social media has become a huge platform for my business, so I’ve learned to stay consistent and to bring value to my followers on social media. Whatever goals you set this year, don’t let fear, procrastination or anything else stop you from making progress! What are some of your goals for this year?
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A Year To Remember 2017!
January 21, 2018 0
2017 has been such a blessing to me in so many ways. One of the most amazing things was when I found out I was pregnant in May 2017! I was scared and so happy at the same time. I didn’t want to tell anybody, but yet I wanted the world to know my GOD is amazing.     For a short while, I decided to stay quiet and enjoy every moment (of course my hubby and my girls knew). Once I hit five months, I finally convinced myself to stop hiding my belly and truly embrace this journey and let me tell you, it has been an amazing journey.         From his first little kick to him turning in my stomach, I’m taking it all in.

Just to let you all know, baby Christian will be arriving on January 22, 2018, and I can’t wait to meet my GOD given gift of true love. Thank you for the beautiful pictures to my friend (@sterlingpics) and special thanks to my girl (@makeupbykimaris0) for my beautiful makeup. last but not least my amazing (super woman) friend jewelry Designer (@azaemdesigns) 

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Hair, Uncategorized
New year, New Look!
January 10, 2018 0
Eager to change your look for the new year? Well, there is no better time than now. As the saying goes; new year, new you!  Whether you want something casual, or slick and polished, I have a couple of ideas to help you be more creative with your hair in 2018. For starters, you can take the leap and do a big cut! The above cut is full of layers that will allow you to play around with the length and texture of your hair. To achieve this hair style at home (please visit a professional for the hair cut), use one of our best flat irons (H2PRO) to work with your layers.  If you don’t want to cut your hair, the second look can be achieved with medium length or short hair depending on your hair texture. Use a fine tooth comb and foam. To purchase the exact foam I used in the above picture, click on the shop stylesyeden.com/blog. If you want more detailed instructions on how to start your finger waves, comment below or contact me! Whatever you decide to do with your hair, be bold but keep it healthy! Happy New Year!
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Hair
@powerinyourcurl take over!
May 27, 2017 0
  Hi there, my name is Kenya! I am also known as PowerInYourCurl on YouTube and Instagram.   I have been natural for eight years, and throughout my healthy natural hair journey I have come to learn that a fantastic salon appointment begins at home. I can remember years ago, when I was fresh to the world of healthy hair care. I would dream about going to the salon with dry, damaged hair, and then that one appointment would turn all of that around so that when I left, my hair would be healthy and full of life. After a few disappointing visits to the salon, I had to accept the fact that this simply is not true. Think of a hairstylist as an artist and your hair as a canvas. If you give an artist a canvas that is a little beat up and ripped up in some areas, even if the artist paints the most beautiful picture on the canvas, you would still be able to tell that the canvas was not in the best condition to start. Now on the other hand, if an artist paints that same picture on a canvas that is smooth, has no rips or tears and maybe it isn't perfect but it has minimal damage; this second portrait would be brighter, bolder and the overall look would be more polished than the previous portrait. It is important to take care of your canvas at home so that when you go to the salon the final portrait will turn out even better than you imagined! To help you maintain the best canvas that you can, I want to share my top five tips to get and keep healthy hair in between salon visits.

     1.Deep Condition every time you wash your hair

Think of deep conditioning as feeding your hair. You should be consistently feeding your hair nutrients and moisture in order for it to thrive and grow.

2.  Detangle your hair gently

I know it can seem like our hair is resilient to anything and can stand up to any abuse, but in actuality, our hair is very fragile. To minimize breakage when you are detangling your hair take your time and go through your tangles gently. I have found that finger detangling is best at minimizing breakage for me but you can also use a wide tooth comb and start at your ends and comb your way up to the roots.    

3. Use quality products

  Using hair products that do not contribute to your hair's health will only hinder your hair from reaching its maximum potential. I recommend using organic and natural hair products because the ingredients can feed your hair nutrients that help to keep it healthy.    

4. Trim your hair consistently

  You may not have to trim your hair yourself if you frequent hair salons often, but for me, I must trim my hair on my own from time to time because I only visit salons about once every year to year and a half. Even though I am not going to a salon, I still stick to a three-month trimming schedule so that I am getting rid of any split or dry ends throughout the year.    

5. Protect your hair

  Rubbing your hair against materials that cause friction leads to breakage and dry hair. Be sure you are always tying your hair up in a satin or silk scarf/bonnet before bed. Even when you wear hats or beanies, you want to protect your hair by having a silk or satin barrier between your hair and the head covering. Hope you find this information helpful!   Please feel free to ask all the questions we will both be happy to answer them!
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Culture
Dear Mother… thanks for being you!
May 11, 2017 0
This Mother's Day, I want to wish all the mothers out there a Happy Mother's Day! Just know that you are appreciated for your selflessness and unconditional love. I also wanted to share with you, my lovely mother, and other mother figures in my life. My mom is one of the strongest women I know! She's not only a single mother, but she's also a business woman. She always displays strength, kindness, and love. I wish that each and every one of you could have the good fortune to experience just a piece of her. She is my rock and she also defines the strongest part of me. Mom, I love celebrating you everyday and thank you for your continuous love. Your kindness has kept me humble, and your strength has given me life. I can only hope to become half of the woman you are today. I would also like to give a special shoutout to my aunt, who's like my second mom and helped raise me. She is a free spirited person, with a great sense of humor, but yet so strong. She took me in at a young age, gave me tough love, and made sure that I learned what's really important in life. One of the biggest lessons I learned from her is how to carry myself as lady. I love you auntie! And thank you for your unconditional, tough love. And I want to wish my sweet, soft spoken, and loving mother-in-law a Happy Mother's Day! Thank you for taking me in with open arms and making sure I'm always okay. I love you ma! I hope everyone enjoys their Mother's Day, and remember to celebrate the special mother or mother figure in your life!
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