“It’s Complicpated”

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Join Hair Rules as team up with Patrick Carrick Brunson of OWN’s “LoveTown, USA” to present a special presentation of Amanda Seales‘ “It’s Complicated: Hilarical Answers to Serious Questions about Love.”

This Tuesday, August 20th at 7:45pm at THE STAND NYC

Check out the trailer below!

Great Laughs and Giveaways!

Hurry and get you ticket! –> Ticket INFO

#FearlessFriday: Amanda Seales

It’s Fearless Friday!

This week’s fearless feature features television personality, culture critic, host, & DJ, Amanda Seales.

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This woman is opinionated, fearless, and HILARIOUS. A one of a kind renaissance woman, with a Master’s in African American studies from Columbia University and years of experience, Amanda has built a global following. Speaking on politics, pop culture and everything between she has become a respected voice providing commentary for major outlets such as VH1, HLN, CNN, MTV, AOL, Huffington Post, and more.

This past Wednesday, Seales previewed her latest one-woman work, It’s Complicated: Hilarical Answers to Serious Questions About Love. After a few musical selections from indie vocalist, Shyvonne and a short set from stand-up comedian, Chloé A. Hilliard, Amanda Seals graced the stage for standing-room-only audience.

It’s Complicated staged a refreshingly fun discussion on common relationship fork-in-the-road questions that encourage and include audience participation. Seales brings us comedy while taping our conscience on the shoulder and telling us to “get yo self in check!”

Everyone one in the building, woman and men, were caught up in laughter and some good ole reminiscing.

It’s Complicated will playing throughout the month of August.

Hair Rules will be giving away a few goodies at the August 20th show with special guest… Taren Guy

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Click here–> It’s Complicated for ticket information.

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If you would like to share your #fearless photos and stories, send them to david@hairrules.com.

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Pressures of the “BIG CHOP”

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The ladies at BlackGirlLongHair.com wrote interesting take on how to respond to the pressures of whether or not you should take the leap and do the “big chop.” Below is an excerpt from the post.

“Girl your hair is gorgeous! Just cut those ends off!”

“Are you chopping soon?”

“You should chop your hair, I did and I love it!”

While I do realize the consequences of a public transition, I still maintain that this is my head of hair, and nobody has to wear it but me. When confronted with this commentary, I politely inform that I am not ready to cut my hair (often citing my being accustomed to having longer hair, or that my head is too big for short hair), and that when I’m ready to chop it will be just as public as my transition. Don’t get me wrong — there are some fierce looking TWA’s, neck, and shoulder length natural hair icons out there. Their courage to forge ahead and chop away something perceived as so aesthetically vital is to be applauded. By no means is this writing intended to diminish those that choose to chop their hair and start over. I am simply utilizing my own experience in transitioning to support and encourage those ladies who may be battling the same pressure – externally and internally.

Here are a few tips for navigating those choppy waters:

1. Don’t let someone else’s agenda dictate what YOU do with YOUR hair.
NOTHING rubs me the wrong way as much as someone trying to get you to do something as a part of their agenda. Not just when it comes to my hair, but in everyday life. If I’m busy pushing your agenda, who’s moving mine forward? But I digress. Whenever you come upon someone more eager for you to chop your hair than you are, kindly tell them to dial it back and have a few seats. Don’t get into debates and arguments with folks about what you should do with your hair…because it’s YOUR hair. You have to wear it, care for it, style it, and everything in between; so why would you let them pressure you into doing something they won’t be responsible for maintaining? They’ll tell you that you will feel so free when you cut it, or that those scraggly ends are holding you back from reaching your full potential. Thank them for their opinions, and keep it moving.

2. Skip the Big Chop vs Transition Drama
In the natural hair community, there are several areas of contention: from hair typing, to if x, y, z manipulated hair is still considered natural, and of course big choppers versus transitioners. Do not by any means become consumed with this drama…or any natural hair drama, for that matter. As each side makes their case for and against, all you will do is become more uncertain, unsure, and uncomfortable. Transitioning is already hard enough. Don’t make it more difficult on yourself by allowing other’s opinions to dictate how you feel about your decisions… and your hair.

3. Stop Internalizing
Following the myriad of natural hair products and accounts on Instagram and Pinterest is a double-edged sword. On one hand, it’s beautiful to see women of color affirming themselves, embracing their hair, and just generally rocking some kick-ass styles. On the other hand, it can be hard to constantly digest those pictures when your hair isn’t quite on that page. I’ve had to catch myself several times from saying “Gosh I wish my hair looked like…”Yes, their hair is beautiful — those kinks, coils, and curls are envied by everyone. But I had to stop gushing over their tresses while simultaneously hating mine. In due time, your hair will look like everyone else’s; full, fro-licious, and kinky/curly to the max. But in the meantime, we will have to patiently wait and love every part of this process and what it is teaching us.

Read the Rest

Here’s what Hair Rules Founder, Dickey, has to say on the so-called “big chop”

Declare Your Independence!

When you take a break from the BBQ, while you’re at the beach or when you’re checking out the fire works…share your #hairfreedom with @hairrules on Twitter & Instagram

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Hair Rules | Mom In Love Forever

Thank you for the shout out Mom In Love,  your daughter is a super cutie!  Her Hair Rules!

 

Hair Rules | Mom In Love Forever.

Dorothy Come Home: Channeling Dorothy Dandridge

Thanks to The Lone Natural for the shout out.  Your Dorothy Dandridge look is que bella!

 

 

 

Up Close and Personal With Taren Guy

Thanks to Miss Merli for a nice post event wrap up on her blog.  She has some great images from the night and a  one on one talk with Taren Guy.

Up Close and Personal With Taren Guy.

 

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