New Year, New Do: Haircut by Jaded Tresses

After big chopping my hair five years ago, my goal was to have my hair to grow to my tailbone, but after it reached the middle of my back, I quickly realized how much work and money it would take to maintain that length. It was a constant struggle to maintain the moisture of my hair, and trim those single strand knots that would inevitably turn into triple knots.

Shortly after writing my New Year’s resolutions on Christmas Eve I took my shears and attempted to cut my hair into a short bob. This turned out to be a big mistake because one side of hair ended up shorter than the other. Thankfully after texting the “Curl Whisperer” Tameeka McNeil Johnson of Jaded Tresses, she was able to fit me in for a haircut.

Last week Monday, I went to Tameeka’s NYC salon location, and had my hair cut into a chic bob. Tameeka is very informative and knowledgeable about her craft. After her assistant Jefferey washed my hair, she thoroughly went through each product she placed onto my hair, and the technique I should use when placing products onto my hair. Overall my experience was great, and I would highly recommend booking an appointment with Tameeka!

*To book an appointment with Tameeka you can text her at : 347-202-1869

Namaste: 3 Ways to De-Stress this Holiday Season

The holiday season can be quite a stressful time, between trying to find the perfect gift for your family members, forced family gatherings, and parties, so it’s important to take some time out and pamper yourself. Whether it’s 20 minutes of meditation, listening to your favorite song, or getting a massage, taking some time out will help you to navigate those challenging moments when your patience is tested. Three ways you can de-stress this holiday season is by listening to music, drinking tea, and massaging your body with butters infused with essential oils.


4 Ways to Jazz Up Your Style this Holiday Season

4 Ways to Jazz Up Your Style this Holiday Season

Christmas is this Friday, and a great way to save money and time this holiday season is to add some accessories to your outfit. The parking lots at malls are filled to capacity, so you will probably save some time, miles and gas for your car when you shop your collection. Accessories like earrings, makeup, and nail polish can really take your look to the next level.


4 Tips for Giving an Improptu Speech this Holiday Season

Two weeks ago,  my sister and brother through my mom and dad a party to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. Moments before my siblings and I stood next to each other for a toast that my brother and sister planned to give, my sister asked me if I would give a speech. Before the event I didn’t even know that this was going to take place. Imagine what it might feel like to have a group of people stare at you as though you’re an alien, as they have to listen to your unprepared speech. Thankfully my college public speaking classes came in handy. 

During this holiday season you too might have to give an impromptu speech. Below are four ways to get you through those awkward stares from your audience during your unscripted speech.

1. Inform your audience that you were just asked to give a speech on the spot, so it hasn’t been prepared.

2. Quickly think of 1-2 things you would like to highlight during your speech. 

3.  Make eye contact with the room, but in my case the audience was quite serious, so I looked more at the landscape of the room to gather my thoughts.

4. Use  some talking points that you would have discussed with guests, and incorporate it into your speech.

The reality is because this speech is spontaneous you will not have time to think of an introduction, body, and conclusion for your speech. My advice is to highlight a word, phrase, or topic that another speaker has said and draw from it to enhance your speech, and make your point, and close the speech as quickly as possible. Your audience will understand that you have been put on the spot without enough time to really develop a rehearsed speech.

Have you ever given an impromptu speech?

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