TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE! 10/19 Teas & Tangles Brunch Series Powered By Janae Raquel at SUITE 53


The Teas and Tangles Brunch Series sponsored by Carol’s Daughter and 25th & June is an even that I have put together for all of the members of the natural hair community. I’ve invited a few bloggers who will join me in a panel discussion, my favorite brands, and most importantly you! Welcoming the natural hair community to accept, embrace, and wear their hair- I would love to sip and swap hair stories and advice with you all . It’s about that time that we make new curl connections while having hair conversations over brunch. Sunday’s are made for big hair, beards, and brunch of course! Ladies and gentlemen, clear your calendars because October 19th, you’ll need time to primp and skip over to Suite 53 for brunch with me!

The I Am My Hair Blog channels hairspiration, advice, encouragement, and self confidence. I created this campaign to bring hair together as a culture no matter what the style or texture may be. Hair compliments personality and style- so there is no better way to promote acceptance other than from the outside in. Amongst the panelists, there will be fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and of course hair experts to answer and untangle all of your concerns. Can’t wait to see you there!

Teas and Tangles will be featuring:

Carols-Daughter-logoOf course we are featuring our home team- Carol’s Daughter! They take pride in listening to their customers and giving them what they want. Their mission is “to fulfill the beauty needs of the diversity of skins that make up tapestry of our world by creating high-quality hair, body, and skincare products made with natural ingredients.”  




25th & June Nail Elixir, Sponsor- was inspired Nexus Cook’s obsession with nail polish and passion for all things beautiful. She created this brand with a clear vision to provide vibrant, high-quality, long-lasting nail lacquer for the girl who dreams in color, the lady who paints with passion, and the woman who makes a statement before she even speaks.

25th & June is a location—the perfect starting point where beautiful things can happen. She wanted each bottle of 25th & June Nail Elixir to spark a new journey to feel confident, inspired, and gorgeous as you move forward with any situation life may bring. Each color is made in the USA, with absolutely no animal testing, and is 5 FREE—meaning no Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP, or Camphor…because what good are beautiful nails if they aren’t healthy?

Visit for more details.

1410905018804Bianca Young, Blogger & Panelist 

The Fashion Bee Life Style Blog 

Every since a little girl I’ve been very creative and artistic, I like to say I have “6 senses”. That last one in addition to the 5 myself and others have is “Fashion sense”. My definition of “Fashion sense” = Style: “The way in which something is said, done, expressed, or performed.” So in other words, style to me isn’t just about appearance but it involves and influence everything around me. Your style is apart of YOUR unique story…gives a puzzle piece of who you are, your own blue print.

Twitter: @Beestyles_   Instagram: @1bianca  Website:

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Courtney- Blogger & Panelist

Curls and Couture 

I believe the best part about being a woman is our versatility – we can style our hair, dress and accessorize anyway we please and as long as we are comfortable and confident that is all that matters.

Always believe in the influence of your style, wearing your crown in all its glory

Beauty, Class and Confidence.

You are Queen~ C.D


Jamilah Stephens & Keisha Bloise- Bloggers & Panelists

Beauty n’ Curlz

A world where beauty & curls collide. Journey with two curlfriendz as they blog their journey & natural hair obsessions to the masses. Two curly girls- a natural hair junkie mixologist, and a makeup artist share their love for the natural hair community to become the social hub for women on the internet. Beauty n’ Curlz mission is to empower women, building confidence, and self esteem by focusing on inner and outer beauty.

Twitter + Instagram @BeautynCurlz


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Visuals By Sammie Lynn

“I started photography because one day I took my son to take pictures at JCP. Not only was it expensive, I honestly did not like how the photos came out.  I decided to get into taking my own photos of him, and I’ve always loved taking pictures, so I bought a nice camera. And I just absolutely love it.”

Instagram: @visualsbysammie

Of course there’s more, but we will see you October 19th to reveal the rest!


The official hashtag for this event is #TeasAndTangles + #IAMHBlog

Date + Time: Sunday October 19th 12-4pm

Address: 53 Edison Place Newark, NJ 07102 (walking distance from Penn Station)

Please arrive promptly as brunch will be served @ 12:30 pm

UNISEX* Panel discussion will begin @ 2:30


Tickets are available for purchase NOW


Includes : Buffet Style Brunch + Mimosa + Natural Hair Goodies

Tickets are non-refundable + available online ONLY 

Attendees must be 18* to attend and 21* to drink

Feel free so share this with a friend. This is an event you don’t* want to miss.

Please forward all inquiries to :



Inside Carol’s Daughter Looks of the Runway In-store event Powered by Style & Taste and Seagram’s Gin

Let me start by breaking the ice. THE NO HEAT CHALLENGE IS OVER. I tried, but my services were needed. When Carol’s Daughter calls, I come! My mane was called for a hair modeling opportunity yesterday for the Carol’s Daughter post #NYFW “Looks of the Runway” in-store event. After one hop and a skip over to their Harlem Flagship store, I was there bright and early to be styled and primped for the fun-filled evening Powered by both Style & Taste and Seagram’s Gin.

Not all of the Carol’s Daughter locations have a salons and stylists. This particular location is their flag-ship store, the head quarters, and where the magic happens.  It was a pleasure working with my stylist Rae who gave me a consultation on my hair color, product cocktail for the evening, and hair tips for the future.


We believe beauty lives within us all, so we want to make sure the outside is as beautiful as the inside so you always see your allure in full view.  -Lisa Price & Robin Groover



She began washing my hair with the Tui – Color Care Collection. This collection pronounced (too-eey) is for all types of color treated hair. The Duo- shampoo and conditioner,  work together to transform your hair from dull to shiny in just one use. It adds moisture which makes detangling easier, and allows your color to POP! Not only is it color-safe, it restores your natural moisture without adding any extra weight!



This product line includes the following ingredients:

  • Aloe Leaf
  • Calendula
  • Soy
  • Lavender
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Nettle
  • Sweet Clover
  • Wild Rose


I thought I was conditioning before, but ah ah ahhhh- I WASN’T. Rae put me under this steamer and baaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyybeeeee, my hair felt amazing. After washing my hair and detangling my hair with the conditioner, she then applied a little more and sat me under the steamer for about 20 minutes. Why the steamer?  Its used to hydrate your hair. Water and hydration eliminates dry hair and breakage, so rather than just sitting under the dryer using “the cap and hooded dryer method”, Rae used the steamer to give me just the hydration I need.


While waiting, she served me tea, peppermint if you must know lol. Once I was done, she sat me in her chair, and we chatted about my ends. She asked “when was the last time you got a trim?” I said, “I actually trimmed them last week myself.” I just knew she was going to tell me she needed to trim my hair but she didn’t! I gave myself a pat on the back and exhaled, because I was nervous when I shouldn’t have been.

image_12Sitting in the chair she started styling my flexi rods using the Hair Milk leave in and the Hair Milk Styling Foam to set the rods.

image_13She made this look so easy. Doing this at home takes forever! Thanks Rae!



After she was done, this is what it looked like. I know, you’re wondering, HOW is this going to dry? You’re right, a hooded dryer!

image_2The struggle to get under the dryer. Seemed a little small for me lol but I have a lot going on up there obviously.

image_5And then this happened. Make up “Bae-Beat” by the lovely @10vBeautyBar before I took out my flexi rods completely.



Every once in a blue moon I have “perfect curls.” Last night, the moon turned purple, these curls came out PERFECT! Although we used the styling foam, my hair did not have an ounce of crunch to it. It was soft, bouncy, and to slick back and add a little shine to them Rae used the Macadamia Hold + Control Smoother  (gel wax pomade smoother) along my edges to keep my curls from falling in my face, and a dab of  Mimosa Hair Honey while pulling my curls apart curl by curl.  This Mimosa moisturizes your hair and scalp, smoothes edges and controls frizz.





So, after the glam team snatched this look, I slipped into my little black dress and got the party started amongst the other hair models. The point and mission behind this event was to showcase the most popular looks of #NYFW found on the runway. As hair models, once the guests arrived, we welcomed them and shared our hair cocktails chosen to create the style we sported.  Gabi (GabiDoesHair via Instagram) fluffed my curls even more for a little added volume-because nobody likes to be tamed, and the show began!




Every girl had their own collection from Hair Milk to Monoi.



imDFGDFGageSpecial thanks to Gypsy for snapping this pic! She would rather me call her that, I can tell by the way she said it. Check out her blog here she was such a doll!

My bestie mad an appearance, bald and all, he still supports me lol. I guess his beard gave him the admission? Well of course! Gotta love Jai!



Drinks provided by Style + Taste and Seagram’s Gin. My drink of choice was the Gold Standard sounded pretty concrete for me. And the drinks are even better when your girl is serving them! Special thank you to my girl Saymah for coming through to save the day!

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Here are a few of my favorite looks from the evening. I may even try them out myself!




Which one is your favorite?

imagGFHGHeCheers to a beautiful evening ladies!

imagghgheBack to Jersey I go. It was a good run Harlem!

If you are interested in the Mirror salon by Carol’s Daughter in Harlem, see what services they offer here

NEW YORK, NY 10027

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Brunch anyone?

I’ll allow you 20 seconds to unlock your phone, open up your calendars, and add October 19th “Teas & Tangles” to your agenda. Guys, get those beards in order, ladies, send this to every curlfriend you know- this is something you don’t want to miss. Teas + Tangles Brunch Series is powered by myself, Janae Raquel, of the I AM MY HAIR Blog welcoming the natural hair community to accept, embrace, and wear their hair. It’s about that time that we make new curl connections while having hair conversations over brunch. Save the date!

Details will follow soon- so keep your curls in tact, tighten up those beards, and get ready to untangle your curl concerns and much more October 19th! There are panelist, blogger, and sponsorship opportunities available for this event. For more information, please send inquiries to

xo JR