Tuesday, August 3, 2010
BGBH Feature: Tawana
I have been wanting to branch out and do contests and features. Well I did a contest with the last post so I'm excited that I can now do a feature.
Tawana is a young lady I met via twitter #naturalhair. She had a contest giving away a beautiful snake bangle bracelet and I won and just absolutely loved it. I always love to give back and support independent businesses so we were talking on twitter one day and I asked about a certain themed earring and she actually custom made these amazing Rasta themed earrings and we've just kept in touch with one another since.
A little about her: she's from VA and a recent college graduate (c/o 09) with a degree in Business Management and currently pursuing an Associates degree in Digital Graphics. Tawanna "...wants to be as successful as I can in all aspects of my life."
So I present to you....Tawana
How long have you been natural? Come Sept I will have been 3 years natural.
What prompted you to go natural? Back in 2005-2006 I went away to Maryland for college. Well normally my bestie Porsha would do my relaxers. I attempted to do them myself never getting my hair completely straight. So I cut my hair off then didn't like it and put braids in it. Then I came home and had her relax it. But in 2007 I finally decided that relaxers didn't work for me and I wanted to be free of the 6week rule and all this maintaining that I could not do by myself. My college roommate at the time cut my hair for me and I haven't looked back since.
What's your favorite/go-to style? Braid outs or twist outs with a side part
What are your staple products? Coconut oil, water, olive oil, and castile soap
Best piece of advice for those going natural? I would say stick it out and don't pay attention to the nay sayers IT'S YOUR HAIR RIGHT lol and youtube is your best friend.
Your jewelry/accessories, you make these yourself? Well I have 2 shops basically Forever Fabulous Boutique is more glam and jeweled items that I do not myself make. I am a retailer of those items. At Suga High Shop I do make the majority of those items such as the flower accessories and earrings.
Where can people purchase items from you?
They can find both shops at sugahighdepot.com