The Road to Mrs. – Wedding Day Hair


I absolutely love being natural. Natural hair is all kinds of amazing and extremely versatile. Since making the transition almost 10 years ago, I vowed to never return to the creamy crack…even on those days when my natural curls seem most unruly or when my twist outs are just, well, “out”, I swear I will never revert back to old my old ways!

I will be the first to proclaim that I am NOT the president of the natural hair club. [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week: Wedding Top Knots

This "side" knot is a stylish option for the unconventional bride.

While my own hair is currently short and will probably be even shorter for my wedding day, there are many of you who are opting to rock your tresses long for your strut down the aisle. In years past, women were confined to the basic low chignons or predictable high buns that screamed “prom hairdo” but not anymore. The options for updos as of late are modern and fashion forward. No Styrofoam donuts needed: The messier, the better! Here are a few (including the pic above) that I’m feeling at the moment: [Read more…]

Tie the Knot Tuesday – Natural Hair Brides Special Edition

Natural Beauty: TTKT alum Patrice used a gorgeous headpiece to showcase her auburn locs.

Considering wearing your strands naturally wavy, kinky, curly or in locs for your strut down the aisle? Let these fierce Tie the Knot Tuesday alums inspire you! And I’ve even included expert tips from a trusted hairstylist who specializes in natural tresses. You’re welcome. [Read more…]

Tie the Knot Tuesday – Olesha & Alie

 

Island Love: Olesha and Alie become one on the beautiful island of Jamaica

Bride: Olesha Haskett, 26
Groom: Alie Basma, 27
Occupations: Haskett: photographer; Basma: business owner
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Wedding Date: November 11, 2011
Wedding Location: Ritz Carlton Resort and Spa; Montego Bay, Jamaica
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EXCLUSIVE Triple B MIZANI Giveaway

Mizani's display at the recent WBLS Wedding Expo in New York City.

At last month’s WBLS Wedding Expo, the haircare brand Mizani offered a display of beautiful wedding day-esque hairstyles. The beauty brand was sure to include an option for natural haired brides, too.
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The Road to Mrs. – I Am Not My Hair

 

Bride-to-be Jene sometimes wears her naturally curly 'do...

I know this is a break from my norm, but this week I would like to expound on another Triple B entry: Wedding Day Hair Drama: Natural Versus Straight. About three years ago I made the decision to get off the “creamy crack” and go natural. I would tell anyone who would listen; my ultimate goal was to have a big Jill Scott afro.  [Read more…]

Tress Time with Natural Hair Guru Arlette Pender

Finally, hair advice for the natural bride!

When I decided to launch Triple B, I knew that one of my first interviews would have to be with a hairstylist who specializes in tending to natural strands. Who better to fulfill this burning interview request of mine than natural hair guru, Arlette Pender of Hairloks by Arlette? The Brooklyn bred, Arizona-based stylist has been on her hair grind for over 30 years and has worked with notable clients like Kelis, N’Bushe Wright, Essence and Vibe magazines. Here, Pender dishes the 411 on proper maintenance, the downfalls of beeswax and the style surprises in craft stores for naturally-coifed brides-to-be preparing for their big day.
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