Taming the Mane!

I have been natural for years now, but still coming up with a hairstyle that can be easily managed throughout the week is a challenge!  One of my favorite no-fuss styles is doing a two-strand twist set.  It stays fresh for about a week, and at the end of the week, I let the twists out gradually.  Some days one of the best solutions is to go to the salon… they can do things there much quicker than I do things at home on my own…

Anyway, I managed to take the following images of myself after church over the span of 3 weeks…  These self-portraits show the versatility of being au naturale!

The Twisted StyleLetting the Twists OutCurls from the salon

Doin’ Hair

Back in the day… ok, it was not that long ago – just after my undergraduate experience – but back then, I wanted to “do hair” as my profession.   Perhaps I was motivated to do so after creating a retailing plan for an upscale salon and spa in the Atlanta area in a Marketing class, or perhaps it was because I loved creating exotic hairstyles for myself and my friends.  It could have even been because I decided to start growing my relaxer out, and I really had to “do” my hair on a regular basis.  Whatever the case, I wanted to pursue a cosmetology degree, so I started researching hair schools in the Atlanta area.  When I saw Empire Beauty School’s $18,000 tuition, I started re-evaluating my new career aspirations, especially since I had student loans of about that much that I needed to pay off.  Needless to say, I never did move in the direction of hair school, but recently I have been blessed with opportunities to work with hair stylists, like the one I photographed in Delaware last week.

View select images below from this “hair-focused” headshot session, and by the way, if you see something you like, don’t forget to leave a comment below!


Up Close


Whipping it Back


Holding it Up


From the Side


With the Shears


Just the Hair

All About the HAIR!

One of the many things I love about what I do is the diversity of projects that I take on.  One day, I may be photographing a family portrait session, the next day, I may cover an awards ceremony, and then next project may be a fashion shoot!  It constantly has me thinking on my toes, looking for the best shots to capture the essence of the moment or the personalities.  Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to do a photography session for a lace-front wig manufacturing company, based in Maryland – Hair Works International.  The session was all about the hair with fans blowing and plenty of whipping (this is a reference to my last post).  The resulting images were some of my best work to date!  The goal was to not simply sell hair, but to sell a lifestyle and an experience.  I will let you all be the judge for how successful I was!  Select images from this session are included below.

By the way, if you see something you like, please DO NOT HESITATE to LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW!

Whipping Hair

Flaunting Hair

It's about the Hair

That Hair Pose

It's About the Hair 2


Can We Talk about the Hair?


It's about the hair 3