When: August 2006
Where: Baltimore, MD
Context: Danity Kane in-store album signing/ fan meet & greet when their 1st album dropped. I told Aubrey to make a funny face, she did. I love her. There was all of maybe 25 people there. I came straight from work!
The Hair: Wet Two Strand Twist. Done by my ex hairstylist: young gay black guy w/ a chair in this salon in Columbia, MD owned by a sassy old Asian lady. <— couldn’t make that up if I tried so you know it’s the God’s heaven truth!
Because the twist are done while my hair is wet, there isn’t much hang time and the coil is tight. I hadn’t realized yet that a dry twist out is a better look for me. My hair has been trial & error, it has been a long journey to figure out what I like and how to achieve it. On that: I think new naturals should cut themselves some slack on their journey, as styles present differently on everyone through no fault of anyone. Simply the diversity of how our natural coils flow.
(As an aside, my stylist didn’t “like” blowing hair out for dry twist because it takes longer, read: more work for him. But clearly, what I want/looks best should be the focus. I should have been more vocal about it. SO ladies, SPEAK UP! Dont be afraid to give direction & if your stylist isnt feeling it, give them the DUECES. I did.)
Fun Fact: When I joined twitter she was one of the 1st people to follow me. Two years after this picture was taken I “worked” (by extension) for Diddy myself. Circle of Life.