Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Naturally Fabulous, Part 2

Remember, how I oogled over Mary's Hair done by Anne of Natural Rootz Urban Hair Care at Technicolor Salon and Spa in Upper Marlboro/Largo, MD? Well for my bday, I treated myself to a splendid do! Check it out!

I was ambivalent about getting an up-do because I know my "kitchen" would be unruly! However, I went with the flow and let Anne create a hair do just for me.

On my experience: I went to Technicolor immediately after picking up the kid from aftercare, mid-week. Everything was easy going, modern and quite the black movie beauty shop experience minus the drama and nasty gossip. Maybe I went at a good time? I was there for quite a while, but Anne the stylist didn't have her assistant there. I can appreciate that Ms. Anne is 100% natural in what she does and uses in her clients' hair, but my kitchen needs something strong and holding like-- brown gel... all due respect to the pure oils ;) I think I learned that I'm not 100% natural minded, but I look forward to learning from Anne. I'm also looking forward to going back for a funkier, edgier 'do!

On the salon (and spa): Nice resting areas, no sitting at dryers and having to rotate every few clients...modern design, flat screen TV, large windows to get good views of day light.. pretty impressed. I was expecting a bit more of the shampoo area, but ehh.. that wouldn't stop my show.

On Anne, founder of Natural Rootz: Anne has an easy, relatable spirit. She took time with me, I felt a head massage during my shampoo, she gave me an analysis of my hair (everything was in good shape!) and gave me some natural hair tips, as well as tips on why it's good to see a natural hair specialist versus stylists that don't specialize in natural hair. Anne is very creative and innovative, gaining inspiration from everything around her. She doesn't let the notion of natural hair limit her ideas. She helps natural sistas obtain styles that are works of art!

Natural Rootz Urban Hair Care
at Technicolor Salon
820 Capital Centre Blvd # S
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774-4817
Natural Rootz on Facebook

If you go, tell her I sent ya!


Kiki Rocks Kinks said...

Very fab, you look stunning!

Aurélie Ariel said...

you look gorgeous!

Kim said...

That updo looks great on you! You're gorgeous!!!

Anonymous said...

Oooh, I love it.


Ugochi @ Beauty 365 said...


I haven't been to your site in a while (shame on me, i know, but grad school was a-calling!). But, your HAIR looks fantabulous!!! Wowsers.

And, I'm a sucker for an up-do, so thumbs up!

Mary said...

LOOOOOVE IT KIA!!!!!!! You look smashing!

Chrys said...

I love the hair!!!! Very pretty

Erin said...

You look beautiful!!! I love the style.

Pumps and Gloss said...

Gorgeous as usual. I love the 'do!!

Stylin' & Profilin' said...

This look was even more pretty in-person! I vote for it to get put into the summer 'do rotation :)

yummy411 said...

thanks everyone!!! *CHEESE* ;D

Reina said...

You look gorgeous mama!