Playground Chic Look of the Week
My friend Naomi and I met at our kid’s Pre-School. She’s hip, edgy, fun, and a fabulous mamma with a love for fashion and make-up. When we’re together at the Playground we spend time ignoring our kids while discussing what makes someone’s outfit Playground Chic, very important business. I have been wanting to feature her for a while, because when she’s not in gym clothes (Playground Schlep), she is Playground Chic and looks great, but our stars hadn’t aligned. That is until this past Monday at school. Dressed up for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year celebration, she reminded me of a proper English lady with a twist. There was a nod to the Victorian era in her coat and shoes and a bit of rock and roll in her swagger, a hard look to pull off, and she did it effortlessly.
Here’s Naomi and our interview………………
Where do you live?: The Sunnyside neighborhood in SF
Dress: Weston Wear
Broach: Stella and Dot
How much thought do you put into your outfits?: I usually put a bit of thought into every outfit.
How do you describe your style?: Modern vintage. I love the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s but I like to look current so I combine things. I also like to change things up, sometime wild curly hair, other days flat ironed straight hair. Same with Make-up! Sometime bright pink lipstick, and sometime shiny nude gloss and smoky eyes. I match my hair and make up to my outfit to try to achieve “a look”. I am inspired by the 70’s right now! Middle part, hippie chic, but not sloppy!
I love that no matter what she wears she has taken the time to put on makeup, it finishes the look. Plus, she is my makeup guru and she practices what she preaches.
Favorite Playground?: My favorite 2 Playgrounds are Sunnyside and Upper Noe.
What do you feel nudey patooty at the playground with out?: I don’t go to the Playground without my iPhone and my sunglasses and of course SNACKS!
Have you ever forgotten a kid anywhere?: I have only forgotten to pick up my child from preschool once…oops!
I love this- only once and I’m sure you are not the only one to have done this!
Grossest thing one of your kids has put in his mouth at the Playground?: Food off the ground.
Yuck! Especially if it wasn’t theirs.
Biggest Playground pet peeve?: My biggest pet peeve at the park is parents of babies ages 9-24 months that are over protective and give me dirty looks when my older boys bump into them while playing at the Playground. ”It’s an accident mama (or daddy) get over it! Soon, your kid is going to get bigger and knock over a toddler, yes your little perfect baby is going to make a mistake, News flash!”
Thanks Naomi. I’ll see you at the Playground Looking Playground Chic!
Keep it Curly,
Playground Chic Look of the Week
We went to Dolores Park on Labor Day for a picnic and a Playground. There was a family setting up right next to where we initially parked our belongings, and I spotted her immediately. I’m not sure if it was her silver siren curls, or her head scarf , or her yellow handbag, or green sunglasses, or denim skirt , or leggings with a little tie, or espadrilles that first caught my eye, but this Grandmom was Playground Chic, literally from head to toe. You know my theory, more is more is more is better! She was perfection and the closer I looked the more I realized that few people could carry this boho, elegant look off. Her son confirmed that she always is dressed to the nines.
I found her again in the Playground proper and she agreed to have me photograph her. I of course waited until she had a spare moment, I didn’t want to distract her too much from watching her Granddaughter. After all, Dolores is beyond overwhelming, and a good ratio is two adults per one child.
Here is Sherry and our interview……………………………….
Where do you live: Baltimore, Maryland
Outfit: Mostly vintage
Jewelry: Handmade- Sherry is an artist check out her colorful jewelry (I’m noticing a trend here!) in her Etsy shop Sherlamingo.
How much thought did you put into your outfit?: When in San Francisco I think about layering and my Granddaughter likes to help me select my outfit.
Do you usually put a lot or a little thought into your outfit and why?: Not a lot of time to think with 2 small active Granddaughters, so I plan outfits when I’m packing.
How do you describe your style?: Artistic
Where do you shop? : Vintage shops…Consignment shops and Goodwill also Nordstrom Rack for shoes. Oh yes, and when in San Francisco, I like Crossroads.
Any favorite activities you like to do with your Granddaughters while you’re visiting? Playgrounds of course …..Fairyland….Zoo….watch their Ballet.
Any advice for a Grandparent taking their grandchild to the Playground for the first time? Follow them everywhere.
I can attest that Sherry follows her own advice!
Do you have a favorite playground in SF?: Julius Kahn…….Moscone
What do you feel nudey patooty at the playground with out? Lipstick…Sunglasses…coffee
I think Sherry is the first to admit to Lipstick! I agree. Ever since I’ve been obsessed with my hot pink Hourglass Fever, I feel nudey patooty with out it.
Best thing you’ve lost at a Playground?: nothing!
Have you ever forgotten a kid anywhere? : No
Grossest thing one of your Grandkids has put in their mouth at the Playground?: Oh probably sand!
And in SF you never know what’s in the sand- my kids used to eat it all the time- Yuck!
Biggest Playground pet peeve?: Sand in my shoes!
Thanks Sherry, I’ll see you at the Playground looking Playground Chic!
Keep it Curly (I know you will),
Birthday Birth Day
Yessss- they’re asleep! Now it’s time for my glass of wine down as I wax poetic and get all teary over the fact that it was the last time I will put my kids to bed as a 3 & a 1 year old. I can’t believe tomorrow my threenager will become a fearsome four and my little man will become a terrible two year old. Every time I look at my threenager, which has been an extra lot this week, I am awestruck. She looks so beautiful, and so much older, like a real little girl. I have no idea how it happened. And my little man is coming into his own. He’s no longer a baby, but not quite a boy. He’s in that young, if he were my first I would think he was so much older than he is, in between phase. And tomorrow they are older. And I think it is so hard to digest because that means tomorrow I am older too. And I’m not ready to be, and I am, and I’m not, ready for them to be older.
My threenager when she was two days old
My little man when he was two days old
I’ve been a terrible mother. I do not have a baby book for either of my children. I have nothing written down to remind me that my daughter started walking at 15 months, my son at 19 months. I have no idea when either of them: first smiled, got their first tooth, started to sleep through the night, and stopped being swaddled. I have no idea when they could roll over, sit up, pull up, or crawl. I don’t remember what their first word or food was, when they started eating with a fork and stopped with a bottle, oh wait- neither of them ever took a bottle. I have no idea when they could take a bath in the tub or started bathing together or when my daughter was potty trained. I thought I would remember it all, but my mind is a sieve, and I’m lucky if I call them by their correct name.
I do know that now at 2 my son has all his teeth, but his 2 year molars. My daughter has 20 teeth because we count them. I know at 3 weeks I dropped my son out of the ergo, an experience I wish I could forget. I know that when my son was 5 months my kids started sharing a room. My daughter got a big girl bed when she was 3 and that was the same day she decided not to nap anymore. I know at 17 months my son was supposed to have surgery for an undescended testicle, but it was canceled because he was sick. The surgery never got rescheduled because one day his testicle magically appeared. I do know my daughter performed in her first dance recital, put her head under water, and learned to blow bubbles at 3 ¾. And because of this my son knows some of her dance moves, likes to play dress up in her dance clothes and shoes, and can blow bubbles already.
Right before the big birthday dinner at our favorite, Pauline’s Pizza!
And I do know I love my kids so much it hurts. So happy birthday to my little man entering the terrible twos and my threenager becoming a fearsome four. I hope this year is full of kisses and giggles and fun and learning and love and dogs and rainbows and butterflies and baseballs and baubles and dress up clothes and bubbles and………………………………………………………………..
Keep it Curly,
Playground Chic Look of the Week
I’ve been at the Playground less and less these days because I scored, (with the help of a very awesome friend), a killer part time merchandising gig at eBay Fashion. That’s right, I have tasted freedom in fashion and I love it. It’s true what they say; it’s easier to go to work than stay home with your kids. I’ve had one big pang of mommy guilt when I chose work over a field trip with my threenager’s class, but it was fleeting. This week my Playground time was minimal so instead of skipping another week of posting- I decided that I would be this weeks Playground Chic Look of the Week.
I have no idea how all these fashion bloggers who feature themselves on a weekly or daily basis do it! It’s challenging to not rip yourself apart as you look at and edit pics of yourself.
This outfit is Playground Chic for the following Reasons:
1. I am sporting my new anniversary bling- a sick necklace designed by Sheila B. from my favorite store
Mira Mira. We call it a snaggle tooth, but it’s actually a fossil Shark’s tooth. I’ve always loved tooth and horn necklaces on other people as they walk the line from rocker to boho. This one is extra fabulous because it’s mine and it’s bold in the way that only certain people can carry it off. I also of course am wearing my prerequisite kids name bling. These I love, but my kids are old news! Layering all the necklaces together tones down the Shark’s tooth a tad.
2. I am wearing two fringed pieces and I am kind of obsessed with fringe right now. My Sam Edelman booties which are so comfy. I wear them so much that I have worn through the heels twice and I have only had them for about six months. They step up every outfit to a bit beyond Playground Chic. And, my fringed bag, kind of my new mainstay instead of a fanny pack. Now this bag I scored after I took my threenager’s teacher shopping to style her out. I saw it and put it back on the shelf because it doesn’t fit all my necessities, (keys, phone, wallet, sunglasses). But then I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I did some quick comparison shopping on line and in person and decided I just absolutely needed it. As always, I think I over estimated my need for it. But, it is awfully Playground Chic and walks the line from rocker to boho as well.
3. My outifit. It is a jumpsuit/romper, by 6 Shoreroad, from Mira Mira as well, and those are hot on the fashion front right now. It is appropriate for the psychotic microclimates of San Francisco as it is easily layered up and layered down. And it is comfy- like uber comfy -because it is fleece, aka sweat suit material. Now, I don’t believe in going about my day in the city in sweats and or workout clothes, that is sooooo not Playground Chic. But for this jumpsuit I’ll make an exception because it is Chic, Playground Chic.
I’ll see you at the Playground Looking Playground Chic!
Keep it curly,
Playground Chic Look of the Week
Nothing like another mom complimenting my daughter’s oufit to spice up my grocery store malaise. It must have been the third time I was in Trader Joe’s that week, this time with just my threenager. “Where did you get her dress, I’d love one for my daughter?” the mom sans kids with two gallons of milk asked. “The Gap, last fall- Portobello Road Collection- I was obsessed because I love leopard and probably purchased every piece.”
Wait, she was a mom. She looked so cute, like Playground Chic cute. She was rocking the colorblock: blue top, on white jeans, on turquoise suede t-strap wedges. Bold and daring- a mom in white jeans. Plus I was kinda drooling over her accessories- Chloe sunglasses, Louis Vuitton purse. And, I loved her layered necklaces- the pre requisite kids initial necklace, with a blingey long bauble and tassel. I love love love layering necklaces and bracelets, almost as much as I love leopard. Like I always say, more is more is more is better.
I asked to photograph her and she was up for it. I love how she never put down her two gallons of milk!
Here’s Kate and our interview…………………………………………………………….
Neighborhood: Mission. We live in a building that has been in my husband’s family since it was built in the 1920’s. We luckily bought it last year.
Jeans: Gap 1969. They are sooo old but clean up well with bleach. Coincidentally, I just saw Jonathan Adler in an interview saying that he wears Gap white 1969 jeans everyday, so they must be fantastic, right?
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Necklaces: I have on a couple of Tiffany & Co. gold charms on my short necklaces with the required initials of my kids, as well as a long Rachel Zoe necklace.
Bag: The thin purse strap on my shoulder is a jumbo Louis Vuitton Tote. It is such a bad idea to put 2 gallons of milk into it and walk up a couple of flights of stairs. Definitely better used before having children. As are white jeans.
Ha! I bet she was thinking ahead. Wet milk gallons and dirty Trader Joe’s floors don’t mix well with Louis! And that is why she never put down the milk.
Do you usually put a lot or a little thought into your outfit and why?: YES, I usually put a lot of thought into what I wear. Not so much this outfit. I had to run errands downtown (shop) so a bit of thought was put into it…being colder and a bit of walking would be expected. If I’m going out, I definitely put a lot of thought into it. I’m already planning outfits for things going on in two months from now. I’m a little obsessed that way.
How do you describe your style?: My style is 43 year old lady with an (almost) 2 year old and 3 & 1/2 year old who still tries to look pulled together somewhat.
Where do you shop?: Ambiance, internet, H&M (which also led to the tote bag mark on my shoulder that day).
What’s your favorite Playground?: Depends on the day. 24th St. and York Playground is right by our place. It’s got water shooting from the ground on a hot day and it’s tiny, so that’s a plus when the kids are so young. Dolores Park is great, but not when I’m by myself. It’s way too big to keep track of two little ones. I like Franklin Square, but there’s absolutely no shade so that has to be avoided on certain days. I also like Parque Ninos Unidos on 23rd & Folsom, as well as Precita Playground.
It always amazes me when I interview people for this that frequent the same Playgrounds that the kids and I do and I haven’t seen them before!
What do you feel nudey patooty at the Playground with out?: I have to have my iPhone at the Playground. Sorry, it’s not just for texting. I’ve taken tons of photos and videos of the kids.
Best thing you’ve lost at a playground?: Maybe my composure? I haven’t lost anything important. I can only think of a few sand toys.
Have you ever forgotten a kid anywhere?: I haven’t forgotten a kid yet. Do not ask my husband that same question.
Ooohhh, finally found someone who know’s someone who has forgotten one of their kids.
Too bad this is blurry when I blew it up. Disclaimer- I am not a professional photographer, but I’m sure that’s obvious!
Grossest thing one of your kids has put in their mouth at the Playground?: I think the grossest thing is their fingers. Yuck. I try not to be the obsessive parent with the anti-bacterial squeeze soap. However, I’m pretty militant about them washing their hands as soon as we get home.
Biggest Playground pet peeve?: People talking loudly to other people or loudly on their phones. I have heard so many personal conversations and even avoid Noe Valley Playground because of an annoying dad whose poor kid gets ignored while he catches up with friends on the phone. He’s from the east coast, is out of work and was in a car accident. I’ve never spoken to him.
Wow that’s a lot of info- he must speak really loud or you are a really good eaves dropper!
Any advice for a first timer hitting the Playground for the first time?: No, I feel like a rookie myself most of the time. Wear sunscreen.
Thanks Kate. I’ll see you at the Playground looking Playground Chic!
Keep it Curly,
Playground Chic Look of the Week
I’ve known Gregory for a few years now. Our paths cross fairly regularly because we live a few blocks from each other and frequent the same Playgrounds and Farmers Market. When I saw him last Friday at, Jose Coronado, his outfit was screaming Playground Chic. He was very matchey matchey in a hip Mission way. The shoes matched the hat which matched the logo on the back of his hoody. He was very unintentionally au courant with his ode to Jean Paul Gaultier nautical striped shirt, and what appeared to be the beginnings of a biker moustache, all accented by the gold angular aviator sunglasses. He was rocking the look for sure.
Here’s Gregory and our interview………………………………………………….
Hat: Cap I bought a couple of weeks ago in disgustingly hot NYC at that vacant lot on Broadway near Varick where people have been selling hats since the beginning of time. Even trying it on in that oppressive tropical heat made me feel light headed, but I knew I was coming back here. I got a straw brimmed hat too, for East Coast wear.
Shades: From Mission Thrift. Since having a kid, I’ve only been wearing $3 sunglasses for reasons that I’m sure are obvious to any parent. These babies are my first foray back up the scale — they cost $15!! So far so good…
T-shirt: More Dirt from my polymath friend Heidi, the mind behind many bright ideas.
Stripey Shirt: from Marine Specialties in Provincetown — a store I have visited once a year for the past fifteen years, and that never fails to make me sneeze.
Hoody: So I recently left my favorite SkunkFunk hoody in my friend Ryan’s car while he took off to DC. It turns out it’s virtually impossible to survive a summer day in SF without a hoody, so after suffering for a few days I went on a hoody hunt in the Mission. This past Tuesday I went to six different thrift stores (all of which made me sneeze) only to find that people basically never give up their hoodies around here (I did get a great yellow check poly button shirt, which I’ll be sure to wear if I ever leave town for warmer climes). So then I went to some of the designer clothing purveyors (Benny Gold, etc) only to discover that I am not feeling like paying $100 for a hoody I only sorta like. So I was biking down Valencia, thinking for the first time that maybe it wouldn’t have been *such* a bad thing if that American Apparel had gone in, and calculating whether or not I could make it three more weeks until my pal got back, when it struck me: I’ll get a hoody from some worthy establishment in the hood and help them out! It struck me so hard, I stopped right in the bike lane and looked around. And there it was: the Pirate Supply Store at 826 Valencia! I marched in, demanded a hoody, got this one ($55), and have been warm ever since! (also: it’s American Apparel — stealth!) It’s warm, it’s cool, and it’s helping out a very Playground-appropriate local educational nonprofit — quintuple score!
Underwear: None. I bought my last pair of underwear at a JC Penny in New Jersey in 1992.
Pants: RVCA from Haight Street. Bought them a long time ago and lost them in my closet. Recently rediscovered!
Shoes: Simple! A few years ago I made my first foray into old-man slip ons with a pair of these eco-friendly recycled fair tradeish snearker-mocs. They’re great! Fuck laces! At the start of the year I was on my second pair when I was super bummed to discover that Simple was going out of business. So I scrounged around online and found all the remaining pairs I could. I have six now, which ought to last me three years — hopefully enough time to find a suitable replacement in my wardrobe.
Do you usually think about your outfit when you get dressed?: Yes, if by thinking you mean “where’s my hoody and does this t-shirt pass the sniff test?” I’m all about wearing the same thing all the time. Thinking a lot about clothes is actually painful for me – dress up events like burning man cause me angst ever since I gave away my all-body furry suit.
For someone who doesn’t think about your outfits you seem to be very thoughtful about the pieces in your wardrobe!
How do you describe your style?: High-Achieving Mission Slacker.
Where do you shop?: The Mission and the Internet.
What’s your favorite Playground?: I won’t be drawn into the parenting equivalent of stating your favorite taqueria (Papalote and La Corneta, fwiw) but I do like to spend time at PNU (Parque Ninos Unidos), and the new Playground in Dolores has been growing on me in spite of its many frustrating elements. But don’t get me started about the new water park on Valencia — it makes me feel used. I can’t wait for Mission Playground to reopen.
OMG I had to look up FWIW. It means for what it’s worth- and I thought I was hip to the slang- guess not.
This just in….. I have heard from a reliable source that Mission Playground is 110% reopening. I had heard mixed things but it’s reopening for sure——WOOT WOOT!
What do you feel nudey patooty at the playground with out?: A kid
Best thing you’ve lost at a Playground?: That nagging feeling of being disconnected from my community.
Have you ever forgotten your kid anywhere?: In my dreams.
Do you think it’s different for dads than moms at the Playgorund?: If so how? Never having been a mom, I can’t know. But I really do love Playgrounds — they’re a public space where everyone is there just to hang out; nobody is advertising or selling anything (other than popsicles of course), and nobody has any sort of agenda. It’s one of the few places here where anglos and latinos mix freely. Love it!
Grossest thing your kid has put in his mouth at the Playground?: A big hunk of used gum he found in the sand at Mission Playground.
Biggest Playground pet peeve?: Weekender helicopter parents.
Any advice for a first time dad hitting the Playground?: Stay cool, and if you’re lucky the stoner dads will find you.
See it is different for dads than moms at Playgrounds- few moms would give that as advice!
Thanks Greg. I’ll see you at the Playground looking Playground Chic!
Keep it Curly,
P.S. Check out Greg’s cool business venture called Mondo Window. They are currently running a support campaign through Crowd Funder. Taking flight to another height! (That is my own tag line I added it’s yours if you want it Greg!)
Playground Chic Look of the Week
Last weekend we went to Tacolicous for dinner. It has become one of my favorite places to eat with my kids. It took me a bit to get over the un-missioness of this restaurant, but now it’s a go to. I especially love the pitcher of momgaritas – hiccup- I mean margaritas!
As we were waiting for our table I saw this mom walk by in a super cute, bold, graphic print dress and s’wavy, pulled back on one side hair. She was looking oh so Playground Chic. After a few sips of my drink I went over and interrupted her menu perusal. Turns out the dress was a Mother’s Day gift from the hubs. He saw it in a window on a mannequin and it inspired him. What an awesome gift. It looked smokin’ on her.
Here’s Sarah and our interview……………………………
Neighborhood: Noe Valley
Dress: Plenty by Tracy Reese
Shoes: Chinatown NYC — my favorite slippers, I bought several pairs when I lived in NYC and the orange ones are my last pair. I’m guessing and hoping I can find more in Chinatown here in SF.
How much thought did you put into your outfit?: I like the feeling of dressing up and putting an outfit together but I can be pretty lazy about it. Dresses always make the process easier. We were headed on an evening outing to the playground and dinner and my daughter suggested I wear the orange shoes so the dress made sense after that.
Outfit- styled by the family unit- love it!
How do you describe your style?: Surfer Chic (I went surfing Saturday hoorah!)
Mamma and surfer-hot.
Where do you shop?: H&M, ebay, Anthropologie, and Ambiance are all frequent top of the list locations.
What’s your favorite Playground?: The new Dolores playground. I love those slides and make a point of trying to go weekdays before work/daycare when possible to get the whole place to ourselves (plus my daughter is an earliy riser so a 7 a.m. visit is not tough).
What do you feel nudey patooty at the playground without?: Pink Bunny or Travel Bunny, the on-the-road equivalents of our house President, Mr. Bunny, my daughter’s favorite. We try never to let Mr. Bunny and Travel or Pink Bunny travel on the same outing together. Travel Bunny has been officially MIA since a mid-June visit to Fort Funston though and I’ve kind of given up hope. Sigh.
I’ve started with multiple lovies for my kids as well and am now down to one for each. But, oh the anguish and pain, when they occasionally dissappear.
Best thing you’ve lost at a Playground?: My sense of humanity.
Have you ever forgotten your daughter anywhere?: Not yet but plenty of nightmares about it.
Grossest thing your child has put in her mouth at the Playground?: Probably her thumb after touching it with everything on the playground.
Biggest Playground pet peeve?: You know I just read last weeks blog-Mom’s pet peeve and we were sort of those people at Mission Playground on Saturday night after Tacolicious. I had no back up clothing plan (we had not planned on swimming!) and my daughter got really into the water fountains. In an instant you have to decide - wet kid or deny water-fountain fun and possibly end the Playground time right now in a meltdown of tears. Thankfully, I did have a dry sweatshirt for her and my leggings which I rigged up with a hair-tie to make a sort of spa-wear-meets-capoeira-type pant for her (no diaper) and we took a cab home which really made the night, especially for her (she loves taxis).
I would have loved to have seen her get up!
Any advice for a first timer hitting the Playground?: Keep a wide berth around the swings.
Thanks Sarah. I’ll see you at the Playground looking Playground Chic!
Playground Chic Look of the Week
We were at the new Mission Playground the other day, hanging on the Astro Turf soccer field, when this woman caught my eye. She was vibrant, full of life, playing soccer, and frisbee with her son, drumming and absorbing the sun. I said to my friend, I have to go see if she will let me feature her on my Blog. My friend generously offered to watch my two kids along with her two. No small feat keeping an eye on four kids running in different directions. So thank you!
It was great to chat with her, turns out she is an African dance teacher who mostly does dances from Guinea, West Africa. She was wearing a traditional skirt called a Lapa, it is a yard and half of fabric that gets wrapped around and ties in the back. And, I love that she offered to be videoed dancing. Scroll down to watch her!
Here’s Maria and our interview………………………………………………………….
I love how blissful she looks in this picture and how the silver in her lapa shimmers in the sun.
Do you usually put a lot of thought into your outfit?: Most of the time I don’t really care. I just wear whatever. Then sometimes I feel a little more festive. So I try to put that whole vibe into what I’m wearing. I just kind of pick things out as I go. I don’t really plan too much at all. Today I was feeling a little festive, I’ve got the gold going and I put on gold eye shadow and lipstick as well. I thought I’d look how I feel which is a little nice on a very nice day.
Where do you shop?: I like the thrift stores, Salvation Army, Good Will, they both have exceptional sales. And Thrift Town of course is good especially for children.
What’s your favorite Playground?: I really like Garfield. I like the swimming pool and that you can bring a dog there, and the Playground. There are a lot of good things about it, and you can relax on the grass.
Biggest Playground pet peeve?: It really bothers me, at Mission Playground specifically, when people let their kids get freezing in that cold water and they’re shivering and shaking and they don’t seem to have a back up plan for the drying.
(Don’t even get me started on the whole water feature and new set up! I miss the old Playground sooo much.)
Any advice for a first timer hitting the playground for the first time?: Keep an eye on the kids, but don’t be too controlling with them at the same time.
Here is my first Playground Chic video. It’s of Maria dancing. She will be teaching at Shotwell Studios come October. Of course, before she was done dancing my phone ran out of memory!
Maria Dancing at Mission Playground)
Thanks Maria, I’ll see you at the Playground looking Playground Chic!
Keep it Curly,
I’ve been scissor happy this week, cutting curls with abandon. I’ve continued to shape mine, cut my threenager’s, my husband’s, and my two good girl friends Anna B’s and Melissa’s.
I’ve been cutting Anna’s hair off and on for the past three years and it’s so fun. It’s a group effort, I’ll cut, then we’ll analyze, then cut some more, then analyze, and repeat until it is curlicious. I noticed her curls needed some love, so being the good curl-friend I am, I offered to cut them. After a brief chat we decided on the usual- trim it up, shape it, shorter pieces around the face, but keep the length. As I was cutting I commented that her hair felt thicker. She said she’s been taking a hair vitaimin, Hair Vit by healthaid, for nearly a month. I have no experience with hair vitamins but based on how Anna’s hair felt I would say this one works.
I think these pics are beyond proof positive that they way to cut curly hair is dry. If you are a curly girl going to a salon and they want to cut your curls wet- run run run. Curls need to be cut dry so you can see where they will end up. I cut her curls then spritzed with Devacurl Mist-er Right, and did a little scrunch squeeze with the smallest amount of Devacurl Frizz-Free Volumizing Foam, not because that was all she needed, but because that was all I had left!
Awesome transformation right!
Keep it Curly,