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COLOR SPEAKS!
March 17, 2017 0
   I wish you knew how much color speaks. Color is an expression of self; it's a language and, of course, it's art. I admire so many hair gurus, so many that I can't even name them all, but one of my favorite hair gurus that I look up to is @guy_tang . He speaks and lives through color, and he's one of my role models. This is a picture of his amazing work. I had to share this with you to showcase my love for his work and to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! 
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my journey to becoming a hairstylist
My Journey to Hair!
March 8, 2017 0
20140721_202055000_ios I want to tell you a little about myself and how I fell in love with doing hair. My name is Eden Girma and I am from Ethiopia. I also grew up in a beautiful family, full of love. As a child, I always did kids' hair on Saturdays and Sundays, so they could be ready for school on Monday. I honestly couldn't wait for the weekends, so I could be the community hairstylist. One of my cousins would always say "I can't wait until you have kids, just so I can see how you would style their hair." My childhood was great, but as a teenager, I had to face some difficult times and make tough decisions. In 1999, I came to America and that was a big change for me. During that time, I was also pregnant. After I had my sweet baby girl, my focus was on school and raising my baby girl with my mom's help. Once I finished high school, I started going to community college, but, in my heart, that wasn't where I wanted to be. Even though I was nervous, I had to make a decision to either quit college to pursue my passion, or please my parents and stay at the community college. In Ethiopian communities, the parents plan out their children's lives, meaning the Ethiopian parents' dream is for their children to go to college, get a good job and be the greatest they can be. Sometimes, that can be challenging, because you have the same desires for yourself, but you may have a different point of view from your parents on how you should achieve that dream. I finally realized that I was trying to finish college just to make my mom happy and proud of me. One day, while in English class, nothing the teacher was talking about was registering, so I walked out of class, then called my oldest sister and told her I walked out and she said, "Finally! You have to do what you love to do," she also said, "do it for you, not anyone else." So, I decided that day in 2005 to sign up for hair school. Initially, I didn't tell anyone I signed up, because I didn't want anyone to stop me. Eventually, my mom heard about my decision and she asked me about it. I told her hair was what I wanted to do and I was going to do it. My mom went on and on about what vision she had for me. I wished that was where my heart was, because I always wanted to make her happy, but at that time, I had my mind set on doing hair. She didn't completely understand my decision, but she was supportive. In Ethiopia, doing hair is a hobby, not a career, so I had to prove to my mom that I could make it happen and that hair would be my career. I remember one of my aunt's husband telling me, "I'm proud of you for doing what you love doing." He has an amazing job and makes good money, but he said, "I'm just doing this to make money and to be able to provide for my family." He also said, "I wish I could tell you that I am happy to go to work everyday, but I'm not." That was one of my best days, to know I had someone who was proud of my decision. I had to make sure my family would be proud one day too, so I began my journey in doing what I love. I had an amazing group of people that I learned from, and today, here I am, enjoying what I love to do, with my family behind me every step of the way. Now, I continue to live out my passion and I'm always challenging myself to get better. Most importantly, I truly enjoy seeing the smiles on my clients' faces after I've done their hair. Those smiles confirm that I made one of the best decisions in my life and that was to turn my childhood dream into reality.
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Hair
What are Tension Rollers?
February 22, 2017 4
I get asked this question often. Unlike traditional rollers, tension rollers are designed to provide more curl flexibility and to minimize the amount of heat required to dry your hair. The roller set includes a set of pins, which keep the rollers in place, allowing hair to dry in place from root to end. These rollers also help enhance your hair’s radiance, while giving your hair body, curls and moisture, without direct heat. After one use, you will see why these rollers are the best on the market. What makes these rollers special to me? They are actually imported from my home country of Ethiopia and I love introducing my clients and you to products created from my hometown! Are you ready to try tension rollers?
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Beauty, Hair
Valentine’s Day!
February 14, 2017 0
Accessories are magic! And I'm all about accessorizing a hairstyle. So, I wanted to share a couple of my favorite ways to make a hairstyle romantic and chic. First, adding earrings will automatically change your look, but don't stop there! To add a flair of romance, simply add a flower 🌺 to your hairstyle. Check out the above picture to see how I paired my favorite earrings with my favorite flower. These two simple accessories are not only inexpensive, they are also easy to find. How do you like to accessorize your hairstyles?
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Beauty
Hanging with my Girls!
February 13, 2017 0
  • Yesterday was an amazing day! it was my niece Yoyo's birthday and we had an amazing time celebrating her. After the celebration, we ended up hanging out at my sister's house and when we all get together, it's time to play!
While we were hanging out, someone suggested we try a nail press-on kit. Remember back in the day, when you couldn't afford to get your nails done, so you went to a beauty supply store and purchased press-on nails, but most of the time you were disappointed with the end result. Well, a lot has changed since those days and thankfully press-on nails have evolved. We tried the ImPRESS kit that one of my friends purchased from the store and believe it or not, her nails turned out really nice 💅🏾 so my friends suggested, I blog about this quick DIY nail kit. The kit provides step-by-step instructions and honestly we are pleased with the end result. I know you are probably still skeptical, so check out the below before and after picture, plus a bonus picture of my niece Yoyo. This kit is perfect for single moms, the DIYer and the woman on the go or on a budget. My friend who uses this kit on a regular, says the kit can last about 2 weeks, if applied as instructed. P.S. Valentine's Day is tomorrow and if you don't have time to go to the nail salon then try the kit and let me know what you think! imPRESS
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