Ask April: Are You Really Protective Styling?

This month April asks you a question: Are you really protective styling? Play the video to get this month's tips on how to protect your natural tresses. https://youtu.be/7kDwuR93bn0   Feature Photo: CreateHerStock

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Ask April: How do I care for my hair while protective styling?

Your stylist should confirm that your hair is healthy enough for the desired style prior to the initial service. If you are unsure, schedule a consultation to check on the condition of your hair. Prior to any protective style, you should prepare your hair. First you need to shampoo your hair. Starting with a clean … Continue reading Ask April: How do I care for my hair while protective styling?

How do you gain confidence after a “big chop”?

For some women the words “big chop” can bring on a lot of anxiety, while some women have described it as “liberating”. We as women know and understand that a lot of our confidence and/or attitude is wrapped into our hair. I always tell people to embrace every step of their natural hair journey. If … Continue reading How do you gain confidence after a “big chop”?

How do I properly care for my natural hair in this harsh weather?

During the winter months you may notice that it is more difficult to keep your hair moisturized. When the temperature drops, it is important to begin using thicker oils and heavier creams. It is also important that you are protecting your ends in the harsh temperatures. Since your ends are the oldest part of your … Continue reading How do I properly care for my natural hair in this harsh weather?

Ask April: What are some tips for transitioning to natural hair?

(Click here to shop April’s natural hair care line.) Transitioning may be the hardest part of your natural hair journey, especially when you have a lot of “new growth” or naturally textured roots. Most of your frustration will come from trying to deal with the 2 different textures. Most people make the mistake of trying … Continue reading Ask April: What are some tips for transitioning to natural hair?

#AskApril: Attend My Natural Hair Class

RSVP and get more information Facebook. It’s only $10 to attend! April Williams is a licensed cosmetologist, natural hair care specialist and owner of the only natural hair care salon “A Perfect 10 Hair,” the same name of her natural hair care line. Send your questions to April via e-mail at APerfect10Hair@yahoo.com or StyleandSnow@gmail.com with … Continue reading #AskApril: Attend My Natural Hair Class

What is Steam Treatment?

Steaming is adding moisture to your hair in the form of moist heat, or “steam”. Hair steaming is beneficial if you have dry hair that you find difficult to keep moisturized. The moist heat encourages blood flow which aids in promoting hair growth. The steam lifts the hair cuticle allowing for your treatments to penetrate … Continue reading What is Steam Treatment?

Ask April: How do I choose a stylist for my natural hair?

The first thing you need to do is Research. Check social media, websites, ask around, talk with people who have previously gotten their hair done by that particular stylist. Make sure all of your questions or concerns are answered. Clients with natural hair have to be cautious when booking with salons. Because natural hair isn’t … Continue reading Ask April: How do I choose a stylist for my natural hair?

Style & Beauty: Ebony Rose Naturals Co-Owner Cassandra Medard

For this week’s Style & Beauty feature we caught up with local female entrepreneur Cassandra Medard, co-owner of Ebony Rose Naturals, a company that provides top industry toxin-free skin and hair care products all in one place. Keep reading to find out what her company has to offer and its plans for the future. Style & Snow:  What … Continue reading Style & Beauty: Ebony Rose Naturals Co-Owner Cassandra Medard

Ask April: How do I start a hair regimen, and stick to it?

(Click here to shop April’s natural hair care line.) Before you can create a hair care regimen you should first identify your unique hair care needs. Understand that what works for one person might not work for you. You may also consult with a Natural Hair Stylist/Specialist to determine your hairs porosity, texture, and problem … Continue reading Ask April: How do I start a hair regimen, and stick to it?

Style & Create: Natural Beauty Professional Wants to Give You “A Perfect 10” Hair

This week’s Style & Create series profiles April Williams, a licensed cosmetologist and founder of A Perfect 10 Hair, a line of natural hair products. Williams saw something missing from the natural hair industry, so she created it. Style & Snow: I understand your grandmother encouraged you to start your natural hair care line. Please … Continue reading Style & Create: Natural Beauty Professional Wants to Give You “A Perfect 10” Hair

Tommi’s on Her FlygirlShhh

This week’s Style & Create series features the curator of FlygirlShhh, a t-shirt company with a message the exceeds more than the aesthetics of fashion but also a message promoting sisterhood and women empowerment. Check out her profile below. Name: Tommi Billingsley Company: FlygirlShhh Title: Founder/Creative Director Hometown: Syracuse, New York Education: Business degree from … Continue reading Tommi’s on Her FlygirlShhh

Jami Makes Your Nails Bang

This week’s Style & Create blog series profiles Jami Procopio, founder of Nail Bang, a one-stop glam shop for beauty lovers. Two years ago, she discovered her passion for nail work and now she’s starring in this year’s first nail performance show “Nail’d it” on Oxygen, which premieres on October 7th. Bang, bang! S&S:  Your … Continue reading Jami Makes Your Nails Bang

New Column: #AskApril About All Your Natural Hair Needs

Last December, Style & Snow spoke with April Williams, founder of A Perfect 1o Hair, to get insight on her journey to start a natural hair products line. Because of her expertise and upon the opening of her new natural only salon in Syracuse (the only one of its kind!), we have decided to join … Continue reading New Column: #AskApril About All Your Natural Hair Needs