Monday, December 28, 2009


This new year will bring some positive changes in my life.
I start at a new shop tomorrow which means that corporate america just isn't for me anymore. I've been looking for an office job for the past year and a half and I always get the..."there just aren't any positions out here that you're qualified for". In my opinion I think that they just didn't want to pay me what I was asking for.  Better for me though because I only did office work because I had the training to, not because I loved it.

Now doing hair....that's what I love to do!! I've worked at shops where I would open up at 10am and not leave until 4am to then open the shop up again at 10am...without complaints! I loved it! Would do it all over again! Once I open my Natural Hair Care Salon and Spa...I will do the same and expect my stylist to have the same love for hair that I do.

I'm going to find as many natural hair care seminars and classes this year that I can take so that I can keep my skills up to par. I'm going hard this year! Like the song says...GO HARD OR GO HOME!
As I start my new journey in this new salon, I will also start a workout regimen, 3 days a week which will included some skating as well :) "I gotta skate!!"

Wow, so many good things for this upcoming year :) Stay tuned...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

12/23/09 The Dough Movement STACK OR STARVE!!!

Today was a wonderful day and I would like to share :)

I have a braid client that has been with me since the summer of 2005

He's been telling me for a while now that he wanted to loc his hair...I told him, whenever you ready, let me know and I braided his hair for 4 years....until December 23, 2009 I asked what are we doing today? Braiding it...or locking it up? He smiled and said..we're locking it up! That was my Christmas gift to me from him :) For him to let me do his hair for Christmas means more to me than an actual gift. I have a passion for doing hair. I actually love it! When a client stays with you through a transition like that, it means a lot. 
And so I'm writing this blog as a thank you to Dough Barker for allowing me to loc your hair for Christmas :) 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Starter locs into cornrows

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

My Loc Journey Video

This is a photo journal of my loc growth for the past 2 years. I hope you enjoy :) Feel free to comment! Peace and Blessings!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

2 years going strong!!

My locs are officially 2 years old and I love them more everyday!!! Stay tuned for more styles and pics.
MunecaLocs on YouTube

BGLH Badge

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

This style we'll label as My Crowning Glory


I feel so blessed and thankful for all the wonderful people that God has placed in my life. I had such a wonderful time at my sister-in-law's house. Good food, good laughs, good times.
I just love when we get together and play board games LOL It's hilarious the things you find out about the people.
I can't wait to see what Christmas will bring :)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Loc Journal #1 History

 December 1, 2007 was the day I made a lifelong decision to loc my hair once again. This time instead of going to shop to get them done, I decided to start my locs myself.

I've been taking pictures since I started so that I can monitor my growth as well as show off the different styles that I've worn. Hair has been a passion of mine since I was a little girl and I've been braiding hair professional since my college days trying to make some extra money(you know how college students do anything to make some money especially when they're far from home. I used to braid hair, type term papers and when I worked at McDonald's, I used to bring back to the dorms the left over sandwiches and sell them to my suitemates...I guess that's the NY hustla in me!)

The first 6 months of my loc journey were interesting to say the least. At one point my hair was just everywhere and since it was so short, there was only so much I could do with it.

I sported headbands until I had enough length to actually style it. It was rough for me because I was used to ponytails and being able to braid my hair but at this point, all I could do was wear a headband. I'm happy I passed the awkward stage :)

As my hair grew, I started getting more creative with my loc styles.

In this picture I braided my locs into about 8 cornrows after washing and re-twisting my new growth and left the cornrows in for a few days so the crinkles would set...this was the final result. I was extremely happy with the outcome.
I've seen alot of people that have locs with blonde in their hair, don't get me wrong, some people look nice with it but blonde tends to break your hair off much easier than other colors so I decided on Red. I love red especially as a hair color. When I had my hair relaxed, I used to get this color called Egyptian Clay. The most beautiful color I've seen and it looked so cute in my hair.

This was right before New Year's 2009 the very first time I let someone else style my hair for me, a loctician named Antwon (he did a beautiful job) I was very pleased with the style. Thanks Antwon! :)

 Here I found this Basket Weave style on YouTube by a lady named Shawnta715. Thanks Shawnta! Here's a link to her youtube page: Shawnta715

As my hair gets longer, I can experiment now with more styles, this Loc hawk I also found a YouTube by vnllawytchkltblndie he actually did the simple Loc hawk by just gathering your hair in sections and securing it with rubberbands. I just decided to do braids instead to put my personal twist to it. Thanks VWCB here's his link to youtube: vnllawytchkitblndie

Here I went to one of my favorite styles from when i used to wear my hair relaxed....1 french braid. I love the fact that my hair is to the point now that I can style it in so many different ways. 
So as December 1st approaches...I would be celebrating 2yrs strong of the most beautiful locs that I was blessed to have created. 
2010 will bring more strength, more positivity and more love. Stay tuned for more pictures of my journey. 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE! 2010 is almost here.
More to come, stay tuned ;) 


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