Sunday, 30 June 2013

The Consultant's Conundrum

Good morning ladies. There's something I'd like to discuss but I'm working up the courage eh?
It's in relation to  Zola Brown's 'fire starting' (smile) question in the other group last night. Now I may be about to lay my neck on the chopping board so I'm ging to hpe that I don't lose my head over this.

For those of you who don't know: Zola had expressed a desire to have small SLs installed all over her head. In short - the responses were that
a) she should trust the judgement of her Consultant and
b) noone gets the same size all over, usually you have smaller SLs to the front and larger ones to the back etc

There is another post over there where a Consultant (or maybe a trainee) is complaining that some of the pictures posted by clients and consultants look as though Large SLs have been installed all over the head - and not just at the back etc.

As a consultant, 3 years in, I'd like to say that we often face a conundrum. In addition to areas of hair loss or breakage, we are sometimes asked to choose between what the client is asking for (e.g. larger SLs all over or small SLs all over) vs what we have been taught in class. Sometimes you can part someone's hair and realise that if you d a standard small square - you will capture a mere 6 hair strands instead of the 20-30 you expect - what are you gonna do? Loc those 6 hairs? Or make a bigger parting to give a more stable base to the loc? And if you make it a bigger SL - are you gonna be crucified for deviating from the standard parting taught in class?

Most of us are professionals and take our work seriously, we want our clients to be happy and to look beautiful.... we also want t be in good standing  with the Home Office and the wider SL community... Most consultants will work with you to make sure you get the look (and sizing) that suits you and makes you happy but what are your thoughts on this?

It's your hair, if you want it done like x, as long as it's within the SL sizing guidelines do you want your consultant to help you knowing that they could potentially get in 'trouble with the boys'?

I'm just thinking out loud - I don't have the answers, it's just something that gets me thinking... especially when I see (yet another) post telling someone their SLs are too big or their squares are too large or they don't have enough locs or they have too many locs or.... *yawn* it's exhausting!

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My life, the lessons learned in and through love and loves ones; and my hair affairs.
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Friday, 28 June 2013

FAQ: Are Sisterlocks Right for Me?


WELCOME TO THE TAPESTRY OF ME....
These are my words and this is my journey, from 'there to hair'!
My life, the lessons learned in and through love and loves ones; and my hair affairs.
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Thursday, 27 June 2013

It is within you


Photo by my niece, Jemelle Clark

As a young girl, I remember staring across the water, wondering what lied on the other side of the ocean, what opportunities, what destinies, what treasures.


It was only after I became a woman that I realised, all those things lay within me, and I carry them with me no matter which side of the ocean I am on.


 #islandLiving #destiny #beautyWithin

Friday, 21 June 2013

Gone Fishin'


Today I'm going fishing... (state of mind!)
Read the below and you'll see what I mean !
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An American tourist was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked.

Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The tourist complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them.

The Mexican replied, "Only a little while."

The tourist then asked, "Why didn't you stay out longer and catch more fish?"

The Mexican said, "With this I have more than enough to support my family's needs."

The tourist then asked, "But what do you do with the rest of your time?"

The Mexican fisherman said, "I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take siesta with my wife, Maria, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine and play guitar with my amigos, I have a full and busy life."

The tourist scoffed, " I can help you. You should spend more time fishing; and with the proceeds, buy a bigger boat: With the proceeds from the bigger boat you could buy several boats. Eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to a middleman you would sell directly to the processor; eventually opening your own cannery. You would control the product, processing and distribution. You could leave this small coastal fishing village and move to Mexico City, then Los Angeles and eventually New York where you could run your ever-expanding enterprise."

The Mexican fisherman asked, "But, how long will this all take?"

The tourist replied, "15 to 20 years."

"But what then?" asked the Mexican.

The tourist laughed and said, "That's the best part. When the time is right you would sell your company stock to the public and become very rich, you would make millions."

"Millions?...Then what?"

The American said, "Then you would retire. Move to a small coastal fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take siesta with your wife, stroll to the village in the evenings where you could sip wine and play your guitar with your amigos."

WELCOME TO THE TAPESTRY OF ME....
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My life, the lessons learned in and through love and loves ones; and my hair affairs.
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Twitter: @almocado
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Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Video Post :

Some random thoughts of mine :)
 forgive the hiatus!
06 SoAmazing Event, Carol Pyke, Shaherah Jordan and a plug for an upcoming UK Lovers Rock event 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrUkJuR_79M



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My life, the lessons learned in and through love and loves ones; and my hair affairs.
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Monday, 17 June 2013

Never too old for Sisterlocks!

Let me just repeat that: You're never too 'old' for locks!

At some point I'll do a proper piece of analysis but off the top of my head I'd say at least a third of my clients are over the age of 50 - and you wouldn't know by looking at them because they have such youthful spirits and beautiful skin! What usually gives them away is the colour of their hair... yes, those wisps of silver amidst the ebony and mahogany coloured strands lend credence to their wisdom and their entitlement to be referred to as 'elder', 'mother', 'sage'.

Here's another thing: many of these woman got locked up AFTER passing their 50th birthday... so don't ever think you're too old or it's too late to make that change.
 
Sisterlocks look good whatever the hair colour - personally, I'm loving these veins of silver swathing through her hair :)
South London welcomes our newly locked sister xxx

WELCOME TO THE TAPESTRY OF ME....
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My life, the lessons learned in and through love and loves ones; and my hair affairs.
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Sunday, 16 June 2013

Happy Fathers Day

Happy Fathers' Day! 
From my family to yours xxx



WELCOME TO THE TAPESTRY OF ME....
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My life, the lessons learned in and through love and loves ones; and my hair affairs.
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Friday, 14 June 2013

Thank You Mum

Holistic education & natural health practices handed down from generation to generation.
Grandma singing while feeding my baby#wellbeing #familyTraditions

I just realised ... 
My mum is natural...
I have two sisters and they are both natural (one locked up, one loose)
I have 8 nieces... and they are all natural (3 locked)
I have 2 daughters... and they are both natural too (one locked, one loose)
Thank you mummy for leading the way!

WELCOME TO THE TAPESTRY OF ME....
These are my words and this is my journey, from 'there to hair'!
My life, the lessons learned in and through love and loves ones; and my hair affairs.
Web: http://www.lovelifelocs.com
Twitter: @almocado
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