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Hair Inspiration: Gabrielle Union's Beautiful Natural Haircut


Gabrielle Union's latest natural haircut is perfection. If you have ever feared the big chop or switching it up, worry no more. This hair transformation empowers and gives us life! Refinery29 went behind the chair with Gabrielle's stylist for Read more

The beYOUtiful Life: Hair Notes from the 2018 BET Awards


In this edition of The beYOUtiful Life, let's flashback to the 2018 BET Awards with a few hair notes and observations.         Every year, black women and men illuminate the BET Awards red carpet with an array of gorgeous beauty looks, Read more

7 Tips to Prevent Hair Breakage


  Class is now in session, and it is time to go back to basics.  Whatever your hair type and texture, review these seven tips to prevent hair breakage.   Hair can become weak and prone to breakage for a number of Read more

Now Showing in all of its Glory: Natural Hair on TV


Now showing in all its glory, natural hair on television.  Mashable takes a look at what eight shows are doing to positively promote natural hair. In this post, let's take a look at four of our favorites. Shows like 'This Read more

Protective Styles to Survive The Heat


Class is now in session, and it is time for curly-haired divas to go back to basics.  Hafeezah Nazim, an editorial assistant at Nylon.com, provides a few strands of thought on protective styles to survive the heat. And, if Read more

Hair Education: Advice to a Mom of a Daughter with Short 4c Hair


Even on a stylist’s day off, she – that would be me – is still thinking about your hair! As I reflect, recharge, and review the appointment book, I am captivated by this advice for parents and I Read more

Finishing Tips for a Great Hair Day


Mane: a reference to hair Monday: the second day of a hair professional’s weekend Even on a stylist’s day off, she – that would be me – is still thinking about your hair! Welcome to my Mane-ly Monday,  time and space Read more

FORMULA 18: Healthy Hair on the Fast Track


What if there was a treatment that offered long-term protection, strengthened the hair fiber and created a smoother appearance? There is, and it's FORMULA 18, F18 for short, developed by Enjoy Hair Care. We at Karline's Salon like to Read more

Mineral Deposits May Be Wrecking Your Hair Even If You Have Soft Water | BELLEMOCHA.com


... this morning, I stumbled upon a study on the impact of hard water on the hair and suddenly, I'm fully recommitted rewarding my hair and skin with soft water once again. We already know that hard water chemical deposits Read more

A Shot of HydraTriplex


Karline's Salon clients love the Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger product line and the new HydraTriplex Treatment is yet another reason why. The treatment restores moisture and makes the hair 82 percent softer and more manageable. The professional application Read more

Live Your Life, Love Your Hair and Take Good Care of You

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KS Monthly Blog Header-Octoberv2Live Your Life, Love Your Hair and Take Good Care of You is our motto for the month and we are breaking it down to remind you to Be inspired, Be Involved and BeYoutiful!

Live Your Life

Grammy Award-winning recording artist Jill Scott sings live your life like it’s golden in the chart-topping hit and we couldn’t agree more.

The message really hit home when we attended the third annual Pink Strydes Affair, a fashion show and fundraiser to support local breast cancer patients and survivors. We were inspired through cheers and tears for our courageous friends and neighbors determined to make the most of every moment.

Love Your Hair

We’re happy to announce Natural Hair Tuesdays for our natural hair divas. Head on over to our Specials Page to check out services with savings up to $50.00.

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Special Savings on Natural Hair Tuesdays at Karline’s Salon

Are you thinking of going from relaxed to natural hair? Visit this link to take the Transitioning Quiz, courtesy of Nappturality.

Take Good Care of You

Every year this month, our normally sunny South Florida skies are painted in shades of purple and pink to observe two very important causes: Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We take this opportunity to tell you about two local organizations in our area that provide help and hope. If you need them or would like to support them, reach out to them.

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The Florida Resource Center for Women and Children, based in Riviera Beach, FL, is an advocate for those affected by or at risk of domestic violence. Visit www.frcwc.org to learn more.

 

 

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Pink Strydes is a resource for breast cancer patients. Founded by the late Vanessa Robinson, a Palm Beach County salon owner and friend of Karline’s Salon, Pink Strydes bridges the gap between diagnosis, treatment and everyday life. Visit www.pinkstrydes.org to learn more.

 

Karline Ricketts and the late Vanessa Robinson

Karline Ricketts and the late Vanessa Robinson in 2012

 

Have a BeYoutiful October. Live your life, love your hair and take good care!


Meet Melissa Ormsby – a Karline’s Salon Super Hero

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Karline's Salon Stylist Melissa Ormsby (left) with salon owner Karline Ricketts

Karline’s Salon Stylist Melissa Ormsby (left) with salon owner Karline Ricketts

Hair Cares! A shout-out to our very own Melissa Ormsby for sharing her talent and her heart.

Melissa partnered with the Alliance for Kids, a Palm Beach County nonprofit organization that provides services to hospitalized children, to grant a back-to-school wish for a little girl at Palm Beach Children’s Hospital at St. Mary’s Medical Center. For her selfless contribution, the organization recognized Melissa as a Super Hero and a hair braiding fairy godmother. We could not agree more.

Melissa is a talented stylist who cares about our community. Click here to schedule an appointment with Melissa, our very own Super Hero, and experience her extraordinary powers.

Alliance for Kids Thank You Letter to Melissa

Alliance for Kids Thank You Letter to Melissa


A September to Remember the 25th Anniversary of CAFCI

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CAFCI New LogoThis fall, the Palm Beach County-based community organization, the Caribbean-American For Community Involvement in Florida, Inc., will celebrate its 25th-year anniversary. CAFCI, as it is affectionately known in our community, was formed as a nonprofit (which means that your donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law) to promote mutual respect among residents of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Many of CAFCI’s programs and projects focus on education, youth, senior citizens and volunteerism. On September 20th, Marcia Griffiths, the Queen of Reggae, will headline CAFCI’s Annual Friendship Ball at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, FL. Visit CAFCI online for more information on the organization’s programs and events.

 

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To celebrate CAFCI’s achievement, when you book an appointment for the month of September using the code: CAFCI 25, you will receive $10 off of your Karline’s Salon service. Be sure to use the special code when scheduling your appointment online or by telephone (561-471-0900). This offer expires September 30, 2014. It cannot be combined with any other offer(s).

Join the applause and support the cause of the Caribbean-American For Community Involvement in Florida, Inc. We thank and salute them for their amazing contributions to our community.


World Class Master Class with Floyd Kenyatta

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Floyd Kenyatta

 

 

Karline’s Salon is honored to present an exclusive training and motivational event for salon owners/operators, beauty professionals and students. Our guest of honor is the legendary Floyd Kenyatta! Mark the date and register online, for seating is limited.

5.6.13
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Click here to register online.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Karline’s Salon Rocks the Pink Carpet

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Karline Ricketts and Vanessa Battle-Robinson

Over the weekend, we were tickled pink to support fellow stylists of Salon Voila in its first ever Pink Strydes Affair, a fashion show and fundraiser for breast cancer awareness.

This inaugural event, held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center and mc-ed by comedienne and actress Coco Brown (Jennifer in Tyler Perry’s TBS sitcom For Better or Worse), celebrated local breast cancer survivors and featured fashions from Ashley Stewart, Pink Me Life, The House of Lirasaintt and M-2.

Karline’s is proud to say that a bit of hair competition is good, but when it comes to the health of our community, we’re in this fight together. We congratulate Vanessa Battle- Robinson (pictured right in the photo with Karline Ricketts) , Salon Voila’s owner and breast cancer survivor.

 

                                

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month caps another year of raising awareness, we recommend the following links to keep those who care involved and those who need support engaged.

American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Click here to make a pledge to support participants in the 10/27/12 walk beginning at the Mizner Park Amphitheatre in Boca Raton.

This is a powerful and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about steps we can take to reduce the risk of getting breast cancer, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with breast cancer research, information and services, and access to mammograms for women who need them. Each step you take is personal, and together we can help turn this walk into a victory lap!

American Cancer Society's Look Good Feel Better

This program in West Palm Beach teaches women in active cancer treatment ways to deal with the appearance-related side effects of treatment. This program is offered jointly by the American Cancer Society, Personal Care Products Council Foundation and the National Cosmetology Association. Click here for the program schedule.


KS Week in Review: Back to School with a New Do

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Last week, Karline’s Salon partnered with the nonprofit program Bridges at West Palm Beach to provide local students with a new hair healthy look for school. We pampered and primped more than 15 students to give them the confidence to look their best while doing their best in the coming school year.

Bridges is a program of the Children’s Home Society of Florida and the Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County, offering several locations -like a community hub- for families to access services and support. The program connects residents with resources so that more children are born healthy, remain free from abuse and neglect, ready for kindergarten and are on grade level by the end of third grade.    

To learn more about Bridges, click here.

Take advantage of Karline’s Salon Back to School special, which offers a 10 percent discount on services through August 30, 2012.  Call 561-471-0900 to schedule an appointment and present the coupon to your servicer.   To view, download or print the coupon, click here.

Healthy Hair is Happy Hair,

Karline Ricketts


Back to School Hair Trends and Essentials

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Oprah goes natural for Fall 2012

What better time than back to school and the fall season to rock the hallways and water coolers with the latest hair trends and essentials? From Oprah’s natural look – no blow-dryer or flat iron- to Rihanna’s dazzling cuts and colors; from beanie caps (lined with satin, of course, to prevent hair breakage) to flowery head bands and sparkly hair pins; from soft waves to beautiful braids, this is the season for new looks, bold attitudes and hair makeovers.

 

 

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Whatever hair style or accessory you choose, remember it all begins with healthy hair.  And with summer winding down, why not visit Karline’s Salon to transform or refresh your look. Plus, take advantage of the salon’s back to school discount of 10 percent off on all services through August 30. Click on the coupon to download or print, and present it to your Karline’s Salon servicer. 

 

 

 

 


Madam C.J. Walker (1867-1919) “I got my start by giving myself a start.” – Madam CJ Walker

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Sarah Breedlove McWilliams Walker, better known as Madame CJ Walker or   Madam Walker, together with Marjorie Joyner revolutionized the hair care and  cosmetics industry for African American women early in the 20th century.

Early Years

Madame CJ Walker was born in 1867 in poverty-stricken rural Louisiana. The daughter of former slaves, she was orphaned at the age of seven. Walker and her older sister survived by working in the cotton fields of Delta and Vicksburg, Mississippi. She married at age fourteen and her only daughter was born in 1885. After her husband's death two years later, she traveled to St. Louis to join her four brothers who had established themselves as barbers. Working as a laundrywoman, she managed to save enough money to educate her daughter, and became involved in activities with the National Association of Colored Women.

Inspired by Need

During the 1890s, Sarah began to suffer from a scalp ailment that caused her to lose some of her hair. Embarrassed by her appearance, she experimented with a variety of home-made remedies and products made by another black woman entrepreneur, Annie Malone. In 1905, Sarah became a sales agent for Malone and moved to Denver, where she married Charles Joseph Walker.

Madam Walker's Wonderful Hair Grower

Changing her name to Madam CJ Walker, Sarah founded her own business and began selling her own product called Madam Walker's Wonderful Hair Grower, a scalp conditioning and healing formula. To promote her products, she embarked on an exhausting sales drive throughout the South and Southeast selling her products door to door, giving demonstrations, and working on sales and marketing strategies. In 1908, she opened a college in Pittsburgh to train her "hair culturists."

The Walker System

Eventually, her products formed the basis of a thriving national corporation employing at one point over 3,000 people. Her Walker System, which included a broad offering of cosmetics, licensed Walker Agents, and Walker Schools offered meaningful employment and personal growth to thousands of Black women. Madame Walker’s aggressive marketing strategy combined with relentless ambition led her to be labeled as the first known African-American woman to become a self-made millionaire.

Having amassed a fortune in fifteen years, this pioneering businesswoman died at the age of 52. Her prescription for success was perseverance, hard work, faith in herself and in God, "honest business dealings" and of course, quality products. "There is no royal flower-strewn path to success," she once observed. "And if there is, I have not found it – for if I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard."

Improved Permanent Wave Machine

An employee of Madam CJ Walker’s empire, Marjorie Joyner invented an improved permanent wave machine. This device patented in 1928, curled or "permed" women’s hair for a relatively lengthy period of time. The wave machine was popular among women white and black allowing for longer-lasting wavy hair styles. Joyner went on to become a prominent figure in Madam CJ Walker’s industry, though she never profited directly from her invention, the assigned intellectual property of the Walker Company.


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