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Back2Basics: What's Your Hair Type?


Class is now in session, and it is time to go back to basics for an elementary lesson on hair type. Review the following strands of thought to understand your type of hair. Hairstylist Andre Walker is responsible for the Read more

Never Have You Ever Tried a Mayonnaise Hair Mask?


  Never have you ever tried a mayonnaise hair mask? There are a few strands of thought on this do-it-yourself mixture for hair moisture, frizz reduction, strength, growth, and yikes, lice treatment. A mayonnaise hair mask is touted as an alternative Read more

The beYOUtiful Life: Orange You Obsessed with this Nicki Minaj Hair Color


In this edition of the beYOUtiful Life, let's look at one of the hair colors Nicki Minaj rocked to usher in the start of a new season. We just have to ask, orange you obsessed?  We confess this color Read more

Transformation Day: The Benefits Of Flaxseed Oil For Hair!


According to registered dietitian and healthline.com contributor, Rachael Link, flaxseeds provide many health benefits and flaxseed oil, made from flaxseeds that have been ground and pressed to release their natural oil, has a wide variety of uses, ranging from Read more

The beYOUtiful Life: Rihanna's Short Bob


In this edition of The beYOUtiful Life, let's take a look at Rihanna's latest hairstyle, the short bob. There have been plenty of hair transformations this summer, but this one might just be the best one yet. As Cosmopolitan found, Read more

Hair Transformation Testimonies: The Journey from Relaxed to Natural


In this Transformation Day post, three women share their hair journeys from relaxed to natural. If you are thinking of or ready for a hair transformation, these true stories will inspire you. Michelle Thompson Personal-Finance Counselor and Coach, Washington, D.C. “I started Read more

Back2Basics: Summertime Care for Relaxed Hair


  Class is now in session, and it is time to go back to basics for a lesson on summertime care for relaxed hair.  Review the following tips and strands of thought to keep your relaxed hair healthy during the Read more

Hair Trend Weigh In — The Mohawk


What's old is new and in again! That's the story with the Mohawk, a style that's making a fashionable and functional comeback.  Our friends at the Jamaica Observer provide a few reasons to consider this bold hair style. The summer Read more

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

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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