Brooklyn Hair, Confidence and Cocoa Mane Salon

Cocoa Mane

Today, I had the pleasure of going to see Janel of Cocoa Mane salon in Brooklyn for a routine upkeep of my weave du jour, lolll.  This trip was extra special since me and my sister in blog Vanessa ( will be attending a taping of the Anderson Cooper show on Tuesday.  I can not tell you all how pleased I was with the final result.  My hair came out so extraordinarily well, I can’t stop gushing about it in the mirror.  I am certain you all can relate when I say that having a new hair style gives you a fresh perspective on life.

I guess it could be considered vain to go on and on about ones physical appearance, but I am being honest when I say today’s visit to the salon gave me a much needed boost of confidence after a very bad dissolution of a relationship. The worst aspect of going through a sudden breakup is your self esteem taking a plunge.  I guess when I think about it, Janel provided chicken soup for my soul without even saying a word.  She performed her magic with a touch of her flat iron; therefore transforming this coal into a diamond.  The process was pretty standard… a deep washing and conditioning, about an hour under the dryer to ensure my tracks were thoroughly dry, and finally the styling.  I think the difference was the love of hair and care for the finished product that made the difference.  So anyways… of course I took pictures from today’s visit.  We took pictures from all around to give you all a full view of the final product.  As you all can see, my hair is LAID! lollll

If you all are interested in experiencing the Cocoa Mane experience, please visit their salon at:

Cocoa Mane

1185 Rogers Ave  Brooklyn, NY 11226
(718) 859-8000

Cocoa Mane Salon: Kitty Gets A Weave #wearyourhair

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So below is the transformation of The Kitty Bradshaw from Urban Beauty to Olivia Pope within 3 hours time under the care of Janel Sealy from Cocoa Mane Salon.  Just in case you didn’t know, I am a Brand Ambassador for the Cocoa Mane Salon in Brooklyn and will be promoting them through my various networks.  During the course of the next year, I will be posting about my experiences which will include up coming Cocoa Mane Salon events, tips, and videos about the salon and Janel.

The Cocoa Mane Salon Hair Experience

On one lonely Friday, I traveled to Janel’s salon and allowed her to makeover my hair.  I gave her creative control, and sat anxiously in her chair to see what the end result would be.  During my visit, Janel opted NOT to perm my entire head,  just my edges.  She deeply conditioned my hair, and sat me under the hair steamer.  As I stated in the video, the steamer was this awesome piece of machinery that took my hair from thick and unmanageable and turned it into loose and flowing curls.  My hair was so soft, I could not keep my hands out of it while they braided it into cornrows.  After that process, I am now convinced that I am able to transition out of perms with the help of Janel and her magic steamer.

Next, as I stated before I sat down and got corn rows put in so that my tracks could be sewn down.  The process was pretty easy breezy… the braids were not too tight.  Janel is at the top of her field when it comes to hair weaving and concealing tracks.  When she was finished, the hair laid down smoothly… no lumps, no bumps;  I was very pleased.  You all can be the judge by looking at the above video and the below pictures from the Cocoa Mane Salon.

In the next post, I will talk about the Cocoa Mane Salon itself and their services offered.  In the meantime, please let me know what you think.


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