Monday, September 8, 2014

5 Free Hair and Beauty Apps You Need in Your Life

Your phone. You use it for phone calls, e-mail, and social media. Most come with a GPS app and music playing capabilities. It's about time you used your phone to help you look fabulous! Check out these 5 apps we love for hair and beauty.

  1. I Love Your Hair- This app by House of Mikko is great for times when you’re in need of a dose of "hairspiration". The app allows you to filter photos in your news feed according to who is uploading near you or you can follow specific users whose hairstyles you adore. You can also sort by hair type, texture, color and length.
  2. All Dolled Up Salon Stores- This app has appointment booking features and style galleries. It also instantly connects you to their Facebook and Twitter feeds. New features are being added every week!
  3. My Black Hair Diary- This app lets you track all your hair appointments, product reminders, even hair growth; and you can share it with your sister community. Your next "big chop" could mean someone else's new do!
  4. The Natural Community- Connect with a community of vlogs, blogs, salons, and other websites dedicated to natural hair.
  5. Natural Black Hair for Children- An app full of forums, tutorials, and videos all about your child's hair. All the ideas you could want are here!
Some of these are only available for Apple or Android, but many are available for both. Just go to your app store and search. Make your phone work for you!

Monday, September 1, 2014

How to Care for Your Hair when the Seasons Change

It seems like Summer just started only days ago, but Fall is already right around the corner! (You can tell because retail stores are already displaying Halloween gear.) Changes in weather can be just as bad on your hair as they are on your sinuses. Do you change your hair care habits when the temperature drops? If you haven't been, you should. Here is a video with some great basic tips for adjusting your home regimen to be ready for the coming cold. (Bonus! These vloggers also offer some great skin care tips as well.)
Don't forget to visit us on Facebook and join the discussion! How will you be modifying your regular routine for the Fall?

Monday, August 25, 2014

All Dolled Up is Going to Curlfest!

The Natural Hair and Beauty Expo has been rebranded... as Curlfest! And this year we are going to take over Orlando! All Dolled Up is converging on Orlando as the featured salon in this huge celebration of natural beauty. For the interested, here is the key info:

DATE: September 27, 2014​​
TIME: 11:00am – 7:00pm​
WHERE: Orlando World Center Marriott
      $15 (with advance ticket purchase)
      $20 advance VIP (includes swag bag)
                                                            $20 day of the event
                                                            Children 13 & under free with a paid adult

Parking: $7.50 (save $ and the environment, consider carpooling)

Tickets can be purchased through the Curlfest website, which also includes links to their social media channels. As September 27th approaches, we will give more details of what to expect, as we have them. Hope you all turn out!