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naetorious:

I just had a convo that reminded me of a note I jotted down to myself before I loc’d my hair. I wanted to loc my hair for years but I didn’t know if I was ready to abandon my fro or my occasional urges to flat iron my hair. After the last time I straightened my hair and noticed that it resisted the heat completely, I realized I never cared if it was straight again in my life. I just wanted it to be natural and do what it wanted to do.

naetorious:

I just had a convo that reminded me of a note I jotted down to myself before I loc’d my hair. I wanted to loc my hair for years but I didn’t know if I was ready to abandon my fro or my occasional urges to flat iron my hair. After the last time I straightened my hair and noticed that it resisted the heat completely, I realized I never cared if it was straight again in my life. I just wanted it to be natural and do what it wanted to do.

humansofnewyork:

“I think my grandfather may have the correct approach to art. He’s had a long career, and in his retirement he’s been working on building a boat. I doubt he’ll ever finish it, but I don’t think that’s particularly important to him. He wakes up every morning, drinks his cup of coffee, then goes out to his workshop to sand a tiny portion of wood. He doesn’t need to finish that boat to pay the rent. He can afford to have some distance from it, so he gets to enjoy it. He looks at that boat tenderly, like he looks at his grandkids. He gets to have a dream without the necessity of achieving it.”

humansofnewyork:

“I think my grandfather may have the correct approach to art. He’s had a long career, and in his retirement he’s been working on building a boat. I doubt he’ll ever finish it, but I don’t think that’s particularly important to him. He wakes up every morning, drinks his cup of coffee, then goes out to his workshop to sand a tiny portion of wood. He doesn’t need to finish that boat to pay the rent. He can afford to have some distance from it, so he gets to enjoy it. He looks at that boat tenderly, like he looks at his grandkids. He gets to have a dream without the necessity of achieving it.”

loveurhairforever:

LocLivin
terber:

via Locs Revolution -  Trinity Simone

terber:

via Locs Revolution -  Trinity Simone

junglebarbie:

Loc Hairstyle Tutorial :Beyonce Inspired Bun Updo/Jungle Barbie

Good Morninggggggg!

junglebarbie:

Thank you for being so patient #lockbun #tutorial now live on my #youtube channel #locs #locks #locktutorial #lockhairstyle #lockloveliveshere #lockedandkillingit #teamnatural_ #teamlocks #haircrush #hairblogger #junglebarbie #blackbeauty #blackgirlsrock #summerlockhairstyle #dreadlock #dreadlockhairstyle

junglebarbie:

Thank you for being so patient #lockbun #tutorial now live on my #youtube channel #locs #locks #locktutorial #lockhairstyle #lockloveliveshere #lockedandkillingit #teamnatural_ #teamlocks #haircrush #hairblogger #junglebarbie #blackbeauty #blackgirlsrock #summerlockhairstyle #dreadlock #dreadlockhairstyle

malaguthrie:

3 months ❤️💚💛 #locs #babylocs #dreads #dreadlocks #naturalhair #loccurls #locstyles #shortlocs #bantuknots #chineybumps

malaguthrie:

3 months ❤️💚💛 #locs #babylocs #dreads #dreadlocks #naturalhair #loccurls #locstyles #shortlocs #bantuknots #chineybumps

humansofnewyork:

“It seems that the more I tried to make my life about the pursuit of art, the more money controlled my life: collecting unemployment insurance, the humiliation of borrowing money from friends and family, tossing and turning at night while trying to figure out how to pay the rent. To survive I had to work hard jobs and afterwards I’d feel too tired and too stressed to paint. It’s very hard to create under those circumstances. Creativity is a delicate process. Often times I wonder if I should have just pursued a career for the first half of my life, obtained some degree of financial security, and then transitioned into art.”

humansofnewyork:

“It seems that the more I tried to make my life about the pursuit of art, the more money controlled my life: collecting unemployment insurance, the humiliation of borrowing money from friends and family, tossing and turning at night while trying to figure out how to pay the rent. To survive I had to work hard jobs and afterwards I’d feel too tired and too stressed to paint. It’s very hard to create under those circumstances. Creativity is a delicate process. Often times I wonder if I should have just pursued a career for the first half of my life, obtained some degree of financial security, and then transitioned into art.”

lookathernails:

I made a tutorial for all of you on how to do these gemstone/rupee nails! The concept was originally inspired by a wood block painting tutorial done by Fabric Paper Glue, but I just loved the illusion and look of it so much that I wanted to adapt it to nail art!
This tutorial requires only three colors: Your basic color, black, and white. You will be mixing these colors to create the 6 shades needed to complete the look. In the top right corner, you can see that I’ve illustrated a sort of “paint by number”. The number 3 shade is the color right out of the bottle. The number 1 shade has the most white mixed in (I used about 3 globs of white polish), and your number 6 shade has the most black (I used two small globs of black polish). Be careful when you first mix in your black polish - black can be very overpowering and will make the color very dark very fast! Remember: you can always add more as needed!

Step 1: paint your entire nail with your #3 shade. Allow polish to dry completely (that is super important! if you don’t allow it to be completely dried, you will get yucky marks from the tape later on)Step 2: take two pieces of striping tape and line two parallel areas running longways on either side of your nail. These two areas should be more narrow than the center area.Step 3: fill in the left area with your #1 shade (lightest), and the right area with your #6 shade (darkest). It’s okay if its a little messy - that’s why you have the tape! Allow polish to dry completely before pealing up the tape.Step 4: take two more pieces of striping tape and tape off two more parallel areas, this time running shortways.Step 5: fill in both areas with your #4 shade (just slightly darker than the base). Try not to paint over the areas you created in Step 3. If it’s a little messy, that’s okay, but I would recommend trying not to paint to the outside edges of the nail. This will help later when you are painting your corners. Again, wait for the polish to dry completely before removing the tape.Step 6: Taking your #2 shade (just slightly lighter than your base), create a trapezoid shape at the top and bottom corner on the left side. This part can get a little tricky to figure out the angle that your lines should go. It helps to remember that each shape you are creating on the nail will be a trapezoid (i.e. bigger on the outside edge and smaller on the inside edge).Step 7: repeat Step 6 using your #5 shade on the right side of the nail. Finish off with topcoat and your gems are ready!
Let me know if you have any questions about these nails! I can’t wait to see your nails when you try them!

lookathernails:

I made a tutorial for all of you on how to do these gemstone/rupee nails! The concept was originally inspired by a wood block painting tutorial done by Fabric Paper Glue, but I just loved the illusion and look of it so much that I wanted to adapt it to nail art!

This tutorial requires only three colors: Your basic color, black, and white. You will be mixing these colors to create the 6 shades needed to complete the look. In the top right corner, you can see that I’ve illustrated a sort of “paint by number”. The number 3 shade is the color right out of the bottle. The number 1 shade has the most white mixed in (I used about 3 globs of white polish), and your number 6 shade has the most black (I used two small globs of black polish). Be careful when you first mix in your black polish - black can be very overpowering and will make the color very dark very fast! Remember: you can always add more as needed!

Step 1: paint your entire nail with your #3 shade. Allow polish to dry completely (that is super important! if you don’t allow it to be completely dried, you will get yucky marks from the tape later on)
Step 2: take two pieces of striping tape and line two parallel areas running longways on either side of your nail. These two areas should be more narrow than the center area.
Step 3: fill in the left area with your #1 shade (lightest), and the right area with your #6 shade (darkest). It’s okay if its a little messy - that’s why you have the tape! Allow polish to dry completely before pealing up the tape.
Step 4: take two more pieces of striping tape and tape off two more parallel areas, this time running shortways.
Step 5: fill in both areas with your #4 shade (just slightly darker than the base). Try not to paint over the areas you created in Step 3. If it’s a little messy, that’s okay, but I would recommend trying not to paint to the outside edges of the nail. This will help later when you are painting your corners. Again, wait for the polish to dry completely before removing the tape.
Step 6: Taking your #2 shade (just slightly lighter than your base), create a trapezoid shape at the top and bottom corner on the left side. This part can get a little tricky to figure out the angle that your lines should go. It helps to remember that each shape you are creating on the nail will be a trapezoid (i.e. bigger on the outside edge and smaller on the inside edge).
Step 7: repeat Step 6 using your #5 shade on the right side of the nail. 

Finish off with topcoat and your gems are ready!

Let me know if you have any questions about these nails! I can’t wait to see your nails when you try them!

locsinaboxwithafox:

Order products for your locs here: http://jermilsadler.com/LocsinaBoxwithaFox/
Curly Fries & Ketchup 💯💯💯👌👌💢💢👊👊😁 lol 
#curls #locnation #longhair #dope
By egyptian_r3dd, leave a comment here: http://instagram.com/p/rATnPJQKXs/

locsinaboxwithafox:

Order products for your locs here: http://jermilsadler.com/LocsinaBoxwithaFox/

Curly Fries & Ketchup 💯💯💯👌👌💢💢👊👊😁 lol #curls #locnation #longhair #dope
By egyptian_r3dd, leave a comment here: http://instagram.com/p/rATnPJQKXs/

locsinaboxwithafox:

Order products for your locs here: http://jermilsadler.com/LocsinaBoxwithaFox/
TGIM 💪 💪 💪 💪 MAN CANDY MONDAY featuring Loc King @yrn_goonie_

Hey my name is Leandre I started growing my locs 4yrs ago when I saw  old ladies and how long and cool they looked at my graduation in high school!! I also like to skatebroad listen to music and take pictures to hit me up and follow me @yrn_goonie_ @yrn_goonie_ @yrn_goonie_
By _locology_, leave a comment here: http://instagram.com/p/rAb-nGQiS-/

locsinaboxwithafox:

Order products for your locs here: http://jermilsadler.com/LocsinaBoxwithaFox/

TGIM 💪 💪 💪 💪 MAN CANDY MONDAY featuring Loc King @yrn_goonie_ Hey my name is Leandre I started growing my locs 4yrs ago when I saw old ladies and how long and cool they looked at my graduation in high school!! I also like to skatebroad listen to music and take pictures to hit me up and follow me @yrn_goonie_ @yrn_goonie_ @yrn_goonie_
By _locology_, leave a comment here: http://instagram.com/p/rAb-nGQiS-/

thejengslove:

Beautiful loc style with intricate updo. | via Tumblr on We Heart It - http://weheartit.com/entry/109836799

thejengslove:

Beautiful loc style with intricate updo. | via Tumblr on We Heart It - http://weheartit.com/entry/109836799

jellybean-jones:

i look fricken fourteen…i can blend in with high school freshmen.

jellybean-jones:

i look fricken fourteen…i can blend in with high school freshmen.

loveurhairforever:

Loc Wrap #menwithlocs

loveurhairforever:

Loc Wrap #menwithlocs