After years of big billowy curls, it was time for a change. While flipping through outtakes of our February Love on Top hair story and stumbling upon an old image of singer Amel Larrieux, fashion editor Celia Smith finally found a style that made the cut. She takes us inside of Hair Rules salon while she gets a new ‘do for the new year.
This is me last week with a head full of hair and bored with it. I've worn my hair long my entire life (except when a Dominican blow-out gone wrong left it choppy and badly broken). Up until age 16 my mom relaxed my hair until I decided I to take over at the sighting of spiraled new growth. After months of braid outs to blend my natural curl pattern and the dead straight "permed" hair and several trims later, I'd finally rid my hair of any relaxer.