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Hair Gear Review: The Straightening Brush


Someone just had to #AskKarlinesSalon about a straightening brush. For the record, our recommendation is to avoid heated styling tools altogether. Instead, visit the salon every two weeks and use a satin hair protector at night to preserve your Read more

The beYOUtiful Life: Hair Notes from the 2019 BET Awards


The 2019 BET Awards celebration was one for the record books, and when it comes to hair, we must say, "they came to slay." Here are a few hair notes and observations. Lizzo Lizzo's natural hair is the "Glow-up!" If you Read more

Hair Flick Pick: On Her Own Ground


The "mane (main) attraction" that has everyone talking right now is the much-anticipated Netflix flick, "On Her Own Ground," based on the life of Madam C.J. Walker. Octavia Spencer, the Academy Award-winning actor, will star as the trailblazing Madam Read more

Hair Story: Dads, Daughters, & a Whole Lotta Love


This hair story is about Hair Love, an animated short film and picture book by Matthew A. Cherry with illustrations by Vashti Harrison. Hair Love is a celebration of dads, daughters, love, and natural hair. Cherry, a former NFL Read more

Hair Chat: Repair and Protect Hair Treatments


Let's have a hair chat about two treatments that are changing the game for hair repair and protection. Olaplex is a professional treatment designed to strengthen hair damaged by excessive bleach, perms, relaxers, and/or heat styling. It restores compromised hair Read more

What if Your Hair Hates Humidity?


Let's have a hairversation about humidity and what to do on those days when our curls droop, shrink, or  frizz. The following excerpts, originally published by Reader's Digest, may provide a few solutions. As you can guess, the water in Read more

Hair Gear Review: The Microfiber Towel


In between salon visits, if you wash your hair at home, you may want to ditch the t-shirt and consider stocking up on a few microfiber towels to dry your hair. Two divas describe why they made the switch Read more

Sweet as Honey Balayage


  Let's have a hairversation about balayage and one of our favorite shades, honey balayage.  It's sweet, warm, glowing, and gorgeous. Don't confuse balayage, a seamless blend, with ombre, a clear fade line between colors. Elle Magazine describes balayage as the Read more

Back 2 Basics: Tea Tree for Healthy Hair


Class is now in session, and it is time to go back to basics.  Whatever your hair type and texture, Karline's Salon gives an A+ to the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Collection, shampoos, conditioners, and nourishing oils for healthy Read more

Women's History Month 2019: Hometown Heroes


There is no better way to celebrate Women's History Month 2019 than to shine the spotlight on some of our fantastic clients. The women on this year's list is by no means complete and we look forward to featuring Read more

The beYOUtiful Life: Hair Notes from the 2019 BET Awards

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The 2019 BET Awards celebration was one for the record books, and when it comes to hair, we must say, “they came to slay.” Here are a few hair notes and observations.

Lizzo

Lizzo’s natural hair is the “Glow-up!” If you didn’t know who Lizzo was before, you know it now. She’s the real deal.

 

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Lizzo came to the 2019 BET Awards in a custom couture outfit. While it definitely made a statement, we couldn’t get over the natural styling. We caught up with celebrity hairstylist, Shelby Swain, who was responsible for achieving Lizzo’s look. She shared, “I wanted to create an iconic look specially since Lizzo wanted to wear wood grain! I thought wood grain hair would be perfect!” Swain continued, “We look forward to sculpting Lizzo’s natural hair to achieve regal looks any chance we get.”

View the entire interview with Lizzo’s stylist at Hello Beautiful.

Yahoo Lifestyle put it this way:

Reason 15937 why we love Lizzo: she isn’t afraid to own what’s hers. The Juice singer and body activist has the tunes and attitude to make us feel great about our bodies and Sunday night at the BET Awards Lizzo championed for #TeamNatural.

Shelby Swain, the self-proclaimed “Beyoncé Of Baby Hair,” also created Lizzo’s attention-grabbing headpiece using 100 percent hair. Later in the show, the singer swapped her natural hair for a long, curly wig that was equally cool, proving that Lizzo, indeed, has the juice no matter what style she’s rocking.

Read the entire article here.

Can you hair me now? Or, as BET put it, Big Hair and Baby Hairs.

See Your Faves Incredible Hair Looks At The BET Awards

See all the Black Girl Magic all up on the blue carpet at the 2019 BET Awards!

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Color me now! From Nesly (Best New International Act nominee) rocking the rainbow, Rihanna’s perfect red and half-ponytail, Lil Kim also sizzling in red, to the incomparable Mary J. Blige bringing the house down in blonde, there’s just no reason to be shy about color. Simply, #AskKarlinesSalon!

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Lil Kim and Mary J. Blige

What are your best and worst hair picks from the 2019 BET Awards? Drop a shout-out or shout-down in the comments section of this post or on Twitter with the #AskKarlinesSalon hashtag.


Hair Flick Pick: On Her Own Ground

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The “mane (main) attraction” that has everyone talking right now is the much-anticipated Netflix flick, “On Her Own Ground,” based on the life of Madam C.J. Walker. Octavia Spencer, the Academy Award-winning actor, will star as the trailblazing Madam C.J. Walker, the hair care mogul broke barriers as America’s first Black self-made millionaire. The series, executive produced by Spencer and LeBron James, starts shooting in this summer.

As we eagerly await the announcement of a premiere date, here’s a little bit of the back story, courtesy of cosmeticsbusiness.com, an interview with Madam C.J. Walker’s great-great granddaughter, A’Lelia Bundles, and an AARP interview with Octavia Spencer.

Netflix unveils new series inspired by hair care mogul Madam C.J. Walker

Octavia Spencer will star as the historic beauty business woman and philanthropist Madam C.J. Walker (left).

Born in 1867 as Sarah Breedlove to former slaves, Walker became the first self-made female millionaire in the US and one of the most successful entrepreneurs of her time.

…the limited series [is] based on the book On Her Own Ground by Walker’s great-great-granddaughter A’Lelia Bundles.

Walker, inspired by her own struggle of hair loss, made her fortune by developing and marketing a direct-selling hair care business for African-American women.

Netflix unveils new series inspired by hair care mogul Madam C.J. Walker

Photo Credit: Wiki Commons / The Women’s Museum

She produced a tonic for the Madame C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company that claimed to encourage hair growth as well as a line of products that would give [textured] hair a silky sheen.

According to Netflix, the series is the “untold and highly irreverent story of black hair care pioneer and mogul Madam C.J. Walker and how she overcame hostile turn-of-the-century America, epic rivalries, tumultuous marriages and some trifling family”.

 

Are you as excited about this series as we are? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Have a fabulous hair day!


Women’s History Month 2019: Hometown Heroes

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There is no better way to celebrate Women’s History Month 2019 than to shine the spotlight on some of our fantastic clients. The women on this year’s list is by no means complete and we look forward to featuring more hometown heroes who are blazing trails and paving the way to make the world and our community better for all.

Join us in celebrating their contributions.

Judge Sheree Davis Cunningham

The Honorable Sheree Davis Cunningham is a judge in The 15th Judicial District of Florida (Palm Beach County). She was appointed by Governor Lawton Chiles in 1993 and was most recently re-elected to a new six-year term in 2016.

Cunningham received her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and her J.D. degree from the Howard University School of Law. She worked as an assistant state attorney in the 15th Judicial Circuit from 1985 until she was appointed to the county court in 1993.

A 2012 HERLIFE Magazine cover story chronicles Judge Cunningham’s road to the bench. Here is an excerpt.

A steel gavel and a heart of gold are two reasons why Judge Sheree Davis Cunningham is making a world of difference in the South Florida judicial system. Since her appointment by Governor Lawton Chiles almost two decades ago, she has been faithfully servicing the public. Her appointment to the bench marked the first time in Palm Beach County history that an African-American woman has served as a judge. Since then, she has been recognized as one of Florida’s 25 Most Influential and Prominent Black Women, received the Heritage Leadership Award for Outstanding Community Service, and was the recipient for Extraordinary Commitment to Fairness in the Criminal Justice System for 2010.

Judge Cunningham shares with HLM about family, her faith and the road to the bench. But for Judge Sheree Davis-Cunningham, it’s more than just holding court and setting wrongs aright. It’s reaching beyond the bench and into the hearts of the community to make a difference. “I enjoy and care about people and work hard to be committed and patient as I perform my labor of love.”

Her ‘labor of love’ is serving the community of Palm Beach County. Her commitment to life, to her family and to God is what makes her a woman of difference.

Dr. Audeanne D. Donaldson, MSN, RN

Dr. Audeanne D. Donaldson has worked 25 years in healthcare, serving in various roles within the industry. She is an author, lecturer, and speaker, who motivates and moves her audience to a different state of mind. She challenges them to make a difference in the world, but, most importantly in their lives. Through the years, she has experienced God’s faithfulness through His promises and felt compelled to share her wonderful experience with others. She earned a PhD from Barry University and a MSN from Florida Atlantic University.

Support Dr. Donaldson’s latest publication, a compilation of daily devotionals entitled God’s Promises and Declarations for Your Life, and visit her website here, where you’ll find an inspirational array of note cards for purchase.

Audeanne D. Donaldson - God's Promises Book

Charice Marbury Robinson

Charice Marbury Robinson

Charice Marbury Robinson is Director of Program Budget for Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County, a funding resource for programs and services that improve the lives of children and their families. Children’s Services Council focuses the majority of its funding on prevention and early intervention services for all Palm Beach County children so they grow up healthy, safe, and strong.

Robinson is also a past president of the West Palm Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a proud Wolverine (University of Michigan).

For more information, visit the websites of Children’s Program Council of Palm Beach County and the West Palm Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Dr. Janice Scott Cover

Dr Janice Scott Cover

Dr. Janice Scott Cover is an educator, author, and philanthropist. Her educational experiences include serving as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, Director of Elementary Education, Assistant Superintendent and Area Superintendent. Dr. Cover’s reputation as a turnaround principal with a successful school reform model is the focus of her book, 7 Insider Secrets: Transform your Low-Performing Elementary School and Score an A in Record Time.

Dr. Cover earned a Doctorate in Education and Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, a Bachelor of Science Degree from Louisiana State University and a Diploma in Education from Moneague Teachers’ College in Jamaica. She has been a participant at the Harvard Institute for School Leadership and twice at Darden/Curry School Executive Leadership. She is an active member of the One Word at a time Elite writers’ Club and the Florida Writers’ Association.

Dr. Cover founded and is President of the Caribbean Educators’ Association (CAR.E), a (501) (c) 3 organization, which awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors.

Bookmark Dr. Cover’s website and follow C.A.R.E. on Facebook.

Denise Katz

Denise Katz-Escala

Denise Katz is the CEO/Founder of Escala Swim & Active Wear.

Denise was born in Jamaica and started her swim and active wear business under the Spunk swimwear label. She has been designing and manufacturing for over 25 years. Her collections have been sold across the Caribbean and Europe and showcased on the runways of the Pret-a-Porter in Paris and the Igedo in Düsseldorf Germany.

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Model wearing Escala Active Wear

Denise has dressed Miss Jamaica Universe and Miss Jamaica World contestants for many years. She has also worked with named actors such as Halle Berry.

For more information, visit Denise Katz and Escala online.

We salute all of our amazing clients and the work they do in the workplace, community, and at home. We thank them for trusting the care of their hair to us.

If there’s a Hometown Hero you’d like to nominate for next year, let us know.

Have a great hair day!


The beYOUtiful Life: Hair Notes from the 2019 Grammy Awards

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In this edition of The beYOUtiful Life, let us recap some of the hair moments at the 2019 Grammy Awards.  From perfect ponytails, banging bangs, and hair accessories galore, music industry’s biggest night did not disappoint with a diversity of hairstyles and hair fashions.

This excerpt was originally published at The Cut:

Best Rapunzel Hair

11 Very Good Beauty Looks From the Grammys

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage

Tracee Ellis Ross proving that hair down to your butt continues to be a very good look.

Best Edges

11 Very Good Beauty Looks From the Grammys

Photo: Lester Cohen/Getty Images for The Recording A

Halle Bailey proving that the shorter baby hairs that frame your face can be a very good accessory, too.

Best Non-Curly Bangs

11 Very Good Beauty Looks From the Grammys

Photo: Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images

Camila Cabello prompts a “yes” to the eternal question, “Should I get bangs?” It’s also nice to see she hasn’t given up on ponytails entirely following Headache-Gate.

Best Hat Hair

11 Very Good Beauty Looks From the Grammys

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Hat hair has a bad rep, but we have a feeling Janelle Monae’s safety-pin- crown and hat-frame contraption will shift the narrative.

Most Memorable

11 Very Good Beauty Looks From the Grammys

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Enough said.

This excerpt was originally published at BRIT + CO:

Cardi B… turned heads on the red carpet in a show-stopping gown from Thierry Mulger’s Fall-Winter 1995 couture collection. And what hairstyle could possibly complement the black and pink Venus sheath dress and embellished bodysuit? A pearl-encrusted beehive updo, of course.

 

“The inspiration behind Cardi B’s red carpet look is a ’90s influenced pearl updo to play up her couture ensemble,” says celebrity stylist Tokyo Stylez, on behalf of Suave Professionals. (Photo via Kevin Mazur/ Getty)

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Did we mention Cardi B.? Well, we’ll say it again, the top knot wrapped in pearls was everything, as recognized in the following excerpt from Stylecaster.

…beyond the fashion, we couldn’t help but notice the details that demanded our attention too. More often than not, red carpet events rarely deliver in this department, but tonight, A-listers spared no expense making sure that their entire look was accented to perfection. Ahead, the accessory moments worthy of a double-take.

Cardi B.

The Grammy Award winner (!) stepped out in a vintage Mugler Couture ensemble, complete with a top knot wrapped in pearls.

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Jennifer Lopez

Though we’re dying to know what brand is responsible for these long, luscious lashes, we’re equally enamored with this oversized hat with wide brim.

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Alicia Keys

The hostest with the mostest kicked off the night in a multi-colored head wrap that paired perfectly with her green jumpsuit.

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Andra Day

Day rarely opts for a simple beauty look and tonight was no exception as she accessorized her throwback style with daisies.

Photo: Shutterstock.

Click here to view original web page at stylecaster.com

What were your favorite and not-so-favorite hair picks at the 2019 Grammy Awards? Who hit high notes and who fell a little flat? What styles are you willing to try? Share your hair notes in the comment section below or tweet them to us @KarlinesSalon.

PS: For more hair inspiration, check out the Karline’s Salon Hair Gallery before your next appointment.


KS Cares – Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County

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In this very special holiday post, we’d like to tell you about Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County, a funding resource for programs and services that improve the lives of children and their families. Moreover, we’d like to ask you to join us in making the season a little brighter for children served by the organization’s home visiting programs.

Children’s Services Council focuses the majority of its funding on prevention and early intervention services for all Palm Beach County children so they grow up healthy, safe, and strong. More than 89% of Children’s Services Council’s budget goes directly into programs*, which include:

  • WHIN Nurses (Women’s Health Initiative Nurses), which addresses the health and wellness needs of African American women who are either pregnant or have a baby. The program provides nurse home-visiting services in the county’s high-risk zip codes.
  • Nurse Family Partnership, which addresses the health and well-being of low-income first-time parents and their children. The program provides volunteer registered nurses for pregnant women and children up to two years of age.
  • Healthy Beginnings Nurses, which provides a wide range of pre and post-natal and intervention services for pregnant women and mothers of infants in a family’s home.

*Source: Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County 

The impact of these programs is impressive. Here is one of many reasons why they are so important:

On Sunday, December 16, 2018, Karline’s Salon will host a Holiday Open House for clients, vendors, friends, and friends of friends. We’re asking all who attend to bring a gift-wrapped, age-appropriate toy (0 to 5 years) for a child served by the home visiting programs. Of greatest need are:

  • Diapers (Size 2 and Size 3)  
  • Developmental toys with sounds and lights

Be sure to label the age/size on the gift wrapping.

In exchange, donors will receive $5 in Karline’s Salon Bonus Bucks to redeem on a hair care service.  Plus, we’ll contribute a portion of the proceeds from our raffle to a Children’s Services Council program.

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Admission is free, but you must RSVP here. 

The last word. Many thanks to Charice Robinson, a loyal Karline’s Salon client and friend. Charice provided us with inspiration and direction for our charitable endeavor. She is the Director of Program Budget for Children’s Services Council, a past president of the West Palm Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a proud Wolverine (University of Michigan), and one of our natural hair divas.  She’s an all-around rock star!

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Beautiful mother and daughter, Charice and Chiara Robinson

 

Please join us on December 16 for a good time and great cause: Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County! For more information on the Karline’s Salon Holiday Open House, #AskKarlinesSalon : 561.471.0900 or visit this link.

 


Hair Flick Pick: ‘Nappily Ever After’ On Netflix

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The “mane (main) attraction” that has everyone talking right now is the Netflix comedy-drama, Nappily Ever After. It’s our pick for a hair flick for two reasons. One, it stars actor Sanaa Lathan of The Best Man, Love and Basketball, Brown Sugar, Disappearing Acts, Nip/Tuck, The Affair, and more. Two, duh, it’s about hair and how women, in particular, view themselves in relation to their hair.

Here’s a sneak peek followed by excerpts from a decider.com review.

 

Violet Jones (Sanaa Lathan) has always spent an inordinate amount of time worrying about her hair. This isn’t unusual, as most Black women want to make sure their hair is as perfect as possible at all times. Violet learned this from her mother Pauletta (Lynn Whitfield), who didn’t even want her to go into the pool when she was 10, for fear of seeing her straightened ‘do frizz out.

Now she’s 35 and a successful advertising executive, turning heads with her perfect hair, power dress, and confident air. She tries so hard to be perfect for her doctor boyfriend Clint (Ricky Whittle) that she wakes up at 5 in the morning, greets her mother at her door, and gets a comb-out just so she can be perfect for when he wakes up.

She’s convinced he’s going to propose during her birthday party. He doesn’t — he buys a dog for them to take care of — and she dumps him when he says that she’s “too perfect” and they’ve been on a “two year first date.” But not before an emergency trip to a new hair salon, where she loses some of her precious locks due to a not-so-purposeful mixup…

Emotionally distraught, she tries a few things with her hair, then sees that Clint has already moved on, which causes her to drunkenly shave her head. After letting go of her hair, can Violet look at herself in a new light?

There are beats in Nappily Ever After where you can see where things are going, especially when it comes to Violet’s relationship with Will. But the most interesting part of the movie, directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour and based on a novel by Trisha R. Thomas, is that the romance at the center of the film isn’t between Violet and Clint or even Violet and Will; it’s between Violet and herself.

Tying Violet’s journey to her hair makes sense when you realize how important hair is to Black women. When Violet lets go of her hair, she lets go of everything that was keeping her from knowing her true self.

Nappily Ever After is filled with great performances, especially from Whitfield as Violet’s demanding mother and Ernie Hudson as Violet’s father Richard, who leaves Pauletta for a career as a 60-year-old male model. The attention he attracts after his first gig hits the newsstands (it’s an underwear spot in a store circular) makes for a good running joke.

Share your thoughts on Nappily Ever After in the comments section below.


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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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