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Bronner Brothers International Hair Show 2016

Just last weekend my husband and I attended the Bronner Brother's Hair Show in Atlanta, Ga. It's officially been 4 years since the last time I attended the show. There have been  so many  positive changes for the good and I'm so happy that we were able to be apart of that!

This year the focus of course was on natural hair in all it's faboulous glory.. Some of my favorite classes were by Simone Hylton of Natural Trendsetters and also Christina Carsillo of Harmony Haarmony Hair Studio. First, let't talk about a few "golden nuggets" that were discovered last weekend that I MUST share with you! In the summer and winter seasons, I always recommend clients to give their hair a break.

This would be by putting your hair up into a protective style or using techniques that require less styling. You would be surprised how much your beautiful tresses would flourish and love you even more. Here's something to remember. Just because, you decide to put your into a protective style ( i.e. braids, weaves, etc) that DOESN'T mean that you can forget about your hair underneath. You still must keep your hair and scalp clean, a long with it staying very nourished.

For those of you who've had the opportunity to sit in my chair for a cut, will know that depending on your curl pattern I will sometimes cut your hair wet or dry. There are various reasons that I do this. The main reason is that I love to see how your hair naturally lives and reacts to products. After taking a Deva Cut inspired class Christina Carsillo does all of her cuts dry!  Her clients are a lot like mine. Curl patterns ranging from wavy to tightly afro.  I'm now inspired to step outside of my "comfort zone" and try new  hair cutting techniques. 

Last but not least, I want to talk a little bit about my new salon tools that will change your look and yes, you'll thank me for it. I happened to run into the owners and creators of Wrap-A-Loc. It's a revolutionary hair styling tool and technique that creates tight spiral curls on all types on all hair textures. The tool can be worn in the hair as a style when with water or setting lotion. Your locs will be the best styled in the room. The next new tool that is by Design Essential. It's called STS Smoothing System. This system is proven to temporarily straighten and smooth frizzy, multi-textured, naturally curly, transitioning and chemically treated hair. It allows me to enhance your natural curls or simply calm down the frizz. The best part is that it's so versatile

So, there you have it. Some of the highlights from my short trip to ATL! I look forward to answering your questions and helping you achieve your ultimate hair goals.

-MD