NYC EVENT: For The Naturals.. Who Straighten #forthenaturals

NYC EVENT: For The Naturals.. Who Straighten #forthenaturals



Celebrity hair guru Janel Sealy Smith aka Cocoamane ( presents For The Naturals.. Who Straighten. 

This series was created for the average naturalista that enjoys being versatile. Your hair is your biggest accessory. You shouldn’t be categorized because of your hair.. or even how you wear your hair. If you love heat, then so be it. It’s your crown so therefore you control your style.



If you are a naturalista that can’t resist the heat, or have been considering straightening your hair for the first time, we encourage you to attend. We will be discussing all things heat with Celebrity hair stylist Janel Sealy Smith, including how to avoid heat damage, as well as heat training tips & techniques.


Date: Saturday April 13th 2013
Time: 6:30-9:30pm
Location: 1185 Rogers Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11226

Did we mention there will be giveaways, cocktails & appetizers, product demonstrations, Q&A, a photobooth and a natural hair bar? Yea, you don’t want to miss this. If you are unable to attend please feel free to share the news..

Come learn and join in this intimate night. Learn tips and tricks and celebrate having gorgeous hair.

Tickets can be purchased at


It’s going to be a Party Over Hair and then some !!!!

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

NYC 12/11/12: A Night with Jass Recap

NYC 12/11/12: A Night with Jass Recap



Last night in NYC, I had the pleasure of attending the “A Night with Jass” event debuting celebrity stylist Janel Smith’s new Jass Product line.  Currently, there are a total of 8 products which include:


Jass Product Line

JASS Peppermint Clarifying Shampoo

JASS Deep Treatment

JASS Leave-in Conditioner & Detangler

JASS Keratin Shampoo

JASS Keratin Conditioner

JASS Keratin Smooth Remedy Serum

JASS Shinning “Lite” Spray

JASS Say “Freeze” Hairspray


Janel also sells hair in her salon…



As I stated in the video, I got to try out a few of the products while at the salon.  They curled my hair for the GAWDS!!!!! lolll

Side Note: My friend Zillz said I was stroking my hair in the video like a Kitty Cat (Dr. Evil, Cee-Lo Green), lolll.

I had a great time during the media event.  I was so impressed with the presentation, I couldn’t wait to start using the products on my own. I wrapped my hair as Raynetta suggested, then in the morning I put the Shinning “lite” Spray and Keratin Smooth Remedy Serum to lay down my Cow-licks.  I was extremely happy that the serum worked.  Below is the address to the salon as well as link to their website.

Cocoa Mane Salon
1185 Rogers Avenue
Brooklyn, NY



My hair in the order that it was curled…. through pictures :)


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 NYC 12/11/12: A Night with Jass Recap