“Miami’s ‘Fro Formation” in MIA Magazine March 2016 Jazz In The Gardens Special Issue in the Sun-Sentinel is my first South Florida op-ed feature. The articl
e is my point of view on Miami lifestyle & beauty highlighting the rise of natural hair, amazing hair Black/Latina/Biracial bloggers and models to follow on Instagram, recommended hair care and styling products, local hair salons, referrals for high-quality online hair extensions, best places to take #selfie and must-attend events. Explore the entire digital issue via mialifeluxent.com or this repost below.
An unsaid call to arms for South Florida women to revert to their unprocessed hair has been as on the rise as condo developments in recent years. In the early millennium when I came home to visit family, I saw few natural styles here. The hair renaissance taking place now is breathtaking because of the cross-section of textures. As the national publicist in residence for Made Beautiful scent-sational hair care for all hair types, I engage beauty bloggers and influencers across the country. The fusion of Black, Caribbean, Latina and Caucasian cultures in Miami makes beauty spotting unlike anywhere else. A bevy of natural hair beauty is the status quo in Brooklyn, Detroit and Atlanta. In contrast, the flurry of afro-textures is more of a standout in Miami’s near paradise weather and international mix.
These local bloggers amassed fans of their #bighairdontcare.
Rocking a fab ‘fro is about how it’s styled and where you wear it.
Do It Yourself
Sally Beauty Made Beautiful True Nourishing Leave-In Conditioner moisturizing detangler
Target Miss Jessie’s Curly Meringue enhances with non-stiff hold, all lengths
Walgreens Ampro Pro Styl Clear Ice Protein Styling Gel sculpts short hair
Ulta Beauty Redken Curvaceous Wind Up Curly & Wavy Hair Reactivating Spray
Get Professionally Styled
Tamarac Natural Trend Setters South Florida’s first natural hair care center
Pembroke Pines Epic Hair Studio press, twists, locs
Miami Gardens Maggie Rose Salon full-service healthy hair
Put In the Real Fake
MiMo District Indique Hair Bounce Organic Curl
Online Madali Hair True Kinky
Take #Selfie Here
Thompson Miami Beach The Pools
Epic Miami Downtown 16th Floor
Show Out at Events
Jazz in the Gardens March 18-20, 2016
Funkshion Fashion Week March 16-19, 2016
Leggings Lounge Yoga Happy Hour Earth Day April 20, 2016
Miami Fashion Week May 2016 TBA
American Black Film Festival June 15-19, 2016