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5 Things You Need to Know When Shopping With Naturally Happy in 2016

Posted on February 10, 2016 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (2)

This entrepreneurial thing can sometimes be a bit frustrating and I often end up palming the side of my face due to certain reoccurring factors. One of those factors is the constant questions either regarding the same information, or at times just down-right lack of respect for business ethics and basic professionalism. So I compiled a short list of things that I felt like needed to be address...

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Branding and Marketing With Photos: Playing Nice on Social Media

Posted on December 13, 2015 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The web has become one of the biggest sources of marketing, branding, and social recognition. One picture shared can turn into over a million views in less than an hour and a voila! You're the next Internet worldwide sensation. Because of this accessibility, it has also become quite easy for people to "borrow" and capatalize off of your finely tuned and flawlessly filtered photograph. Some individuals do this purposefully, while other times, the unspoken rules aren't really known and lines ge...

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4 Life Hacks to Get Your Natural Hair Through Thanksgiving Week

Posted on November 25, 2015 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

If you're anything like me, you probably havent done much to your curly cues this week. We all know how crazy busy holiday weeks/weekends can be, and our hair often takes a back seat to the many other demands lingering on your to-do list. As I ride on the open road with an extra couple hours to sit still, I thought I would share with my Beauties some secrets that I've adopted when needing to get your life together in a crunch!


  • Condition! Condition! Condition! ...

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6 Reasons All Naturalistas Should Visit Huetiful Salon Chicago!!!

Posted on November 14, 2015 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)


About a month ago I took a huge leap of faith and decided to look a bit deeper into a well-known salon here in Chicago that specializes in natural hair and hair care, Huetiful Salon, located on 3428 S. King Drive. I've known a few people that have gone before and had really great feedback! Well, it was one of the absolute best moves ...

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Winterizing Your Fro

Posted on November 9, 2015 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (2)


Gosh I've been missing awhile! I still Love you guys dearly and apologize for such a long lapse in my Naturally Happy blogging! Well, I'm back just in time to help my beauties get their lives together for these chilly winds about to hit the atmosphere and all but attack our delicate curly strands! It's already a proven fact that natural hair tends to be drier, especially during the Fall and Winter months. The intricate coils...

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5 Signs That You've Finally Embraced Your Natural Hair

Posted on September 13, 2015 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

So you presumably "followed the crowd" and decided to "go natural" (sidenote, I put those phrases in quotes because I am not a fan of either, however, I'm trying to prove a point here)...Well $2,000 worth of products, a left-over-weave funeral, and endless ignorant questions later, you Now absolutely and positively HATE YOUR HAIR!! Don't worry, I'm not judging. Everyone is human and nothing worth obtaining is a flawless process. I can say this now because guess what...I've been there done tha...

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Why is the BIG CHOP so Empowering??

Posted on August 21, 2015 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

We all use this term, and we also all know that there are several who despise this term. Mostly, the old school naturalistas who don't feel like the "natural movement" is warranted or necessary. While I do understand their point of view, I have my own ten cents into why I believe this is Best evolvement in natural hair since iced water and sliced bread!! 

For starters, women of color have never been encouraged or supported to Be Themselves and embrace what God gave them. Especially...

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Partial Top Knot on Box Braids - How To

Posted on August 14, 2015 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (2)

So how can You achieve the Partial Top Knot with your small-medium Box Braids?? 13 Super Easy steps, and you don't even need a ponytail holder to keep your knot in place!! Simply follow the steps below according to the corresponding numbers in the picture!


Step 1: Start with your braids all down and free of any ties, twists or other hair accesories.

Step 2: Use your Ethel's Elixir to lightly apply oil to your parts Only! A hydrated scalp is a Happy Scalp! Especially wh...

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