Friday, October 30, 2009

A Special “Do” for a Special Occasion

Every once in a while I get a special hairdo for a special occasion. It might be a permed style, texturized, a fashionable wig, or braid style. It was a last minute decision, but I decided on a braided hairdo and asked my oldest niece to do it before I left for the International Black Genealogy Summit on Thursday morning.

I'm all smiles as I sported my new hairdo at work on Wednesday and my makeup which was done by a coworker.

She does not work as a hair stylist/braider by profession, but definitely has the natural gift to do such a job. She has never even attended school or training to do hair, but does it for our female family members and some of her close friends.

After a little over two hours under her creative fingers, my niece transformed my hair into this beautiful style which I love and for which I have received numerous complements since this Wednesday.

Actor and Comedian Chris Rock has already revealed many black hair secrets in his recent film, Bad Hair. However, I won’t reveal the details of how my niece transformed my hair. Neither will I post a “Before” picture which will both scare you and amuse you. (Ha, Ha).


“My niece braided my hair,” I told a friend during a phone conversation on Wednesday night. I had not yet revealed to her the details about the hair style.

“Is it your natural hair?” my friend asked. We have known each other about ten years so she knows my hair history.

“It’s on my head,” I told her, “and I’ll leave it at that.”

We both chuckled and then I described the details of the hair style.

Here I am on Thursday morning at the Atlanta airport seriously tuning up my presentation.


Barbara Poole said...

I really like this style, more modern and cute (if you like that word). Tell your niece, "very nice job."

Linda and Richard Meadows said...

Yes, indeed your are a queen in mind, body and spirit. India Aire expresses it best: "I am not my skin, I am not my hair, I am the soul that lives within." Be assured that everyday is a good hair day! We are free to be! Have a tremendous day!

Linda Mose Meadows, Inspirational Author & Columnist
The Blessedness of Believing
A Devotional Journey of Life's Lessons and God's Promises

Miriam Robbins said...

Dru, you look lovely! I have always admired Black hair and the amazing "dos" I see African-American ladies wear.