Tuesday, March 30, 2010

For your future stylist!

If your daughter is anything like mine, then she loves doing hair! Her dolls hair, mommy's hair, whoever! Check out this adorable Salon Stylist Chair. I definitely see a future birthday or Christmas gift. $50, not too bad! A would absolutely love this! I'm not sure what's in the little cup, maybe hair dye? I can do without that though. The chair would be just fine.

I think this would also be come in handy when we all try to teach our little girls how to care for their natural hair. Unfortunately, a lot of girls don't know what to do with their hair when they are teens, so they often turn to heat or chemicals. This would be a way to make learning how to do two strand twists or whatever else FUN, while they're still young! :)

By the way, I'm pretty much used to playing Beauty Shop with the kitchen chair, but this is cuter!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Pretty Updo, Perfect for your Princess!



I decided to do a test run style on A. I'm still not sure what I'm doing to her hair for Easter (April 4th) but I'll figure something out. It might even be this style. This turned out to be a pretty updo. Perfect for special occasions, holidays, or whenever your little girl wants to feel like a princess!

For this style you will need: Setting lotion (or something with good hold), Curlformers (or other curlers), bobbypins, rubberbands/elastics, moisturizer, oil to soak rubberbands/elastics in.

I started off with stretched hair from banding. I applied some Giovanni Direct leave-in and coconut oil and detangled her hair. After detangling I parted a circle around her head, parting out between 1-2 inches of hair.


I added a generous amount of coconut oil on the hair that was left out. I then made a side part on her right side and began putting in the rubberbands. I didn't part as much hair out on the sides, so I only needed to use one rubberband for that, as I went back I split the section into two and used two rubberbands, then criss crossed each section to the back section and tied it off with my next section. I hope that makes sense.


She had more hair parted in the back, so it became a little difficult to go all around her head because her hair is thick. So what I did was I stopped right behind her left ear and tied the hair off. I then started a totally new section right by her left ear until I had no more hair.

For the hair that was left out of the rubberbands at the end, I put them in Curlformers and I put the rest of her hair in a ponytail (using a setting lotion) and added Curlformers to that as well. If you do not have Curlformers, you can use a different curler. Or for other options you can leave the middle out and natural, you can do the Princess Tiana Bun, you can do a twist out, etc.


About 2 hours later I took the Curlformers out and took each section of hair, flipped it under, and randomly placed bobbypins to hold the hair down. We put on one of her old Easter dresses and she felt like a princess! She went and got her white gloves and pranced around the house the rest of the day.

The results:





How is your child wearing their hair for Easter? Outfits picked out yet?

Friday, March 26, 2010

Found some new snaps!

I wanted to make a quick post about these adorable little snaps I found at Burlington Coat Factory in the baby department. I have plenty of heart snaps that I bought from the beauty supply store but I thought these were different from any of the other snaps I have seen before so I bought 3 packs. At $1.99 per pack (of 60) you can't beat that! If you are not familiar with snaps, they are like tiny barrettes that can replace using a rubberband/elastic at the end of beads. You can use them for many other styles as well. Burlington Coat Factory also had a wide variety of other children's accessories and adult accessories.

Happy Shopping!

Don't forget to enter the *Curlformers GIVEAWAY!*

Monday, March 22, 2010

Curlformers Giveaway!


Curlformers has generously offered one Beads, Braids, & Beyond follower a Curlformers Extra Long & Wide Styling Kit! Worth $65 USD!

"Ideal for use on LONG HAIR up to 22" (55cms) long, the Extra Long & Wide Curlformers Styling Kit gives you everything you need to create a mass of perfect curls! This attractive, portable PVC holdall with matching trim contains 40 Extra Long & Wide Curlformers: 20 clockwise and 20 anti-clockwise. It also contains 2 Styling Hooks including one for mum or a friend to use to help speed up the application process and a step-by-step 'how to use' instruction leaflet."

If you have not seen our great results check them out: Here, here, & here!

To win this fabulous kit you must:

-Follow Beads, Braids, & Beyond, leave a comment with your first name and last initial, or your nickname, whatever you are comfortable with. (1 entry)
Example: I follow your blog! Nikki G.

That's it! As always, A will draw a name out of a hat on camera. This drawing runs from March 22nd, 2010 to April 5th, 2010. The last day to enter is April 5th, 2010 by midnight.

For additional entries: (optional)

-Become our friend on Facebook (1 entry)
-Subscribe to our Youtube channel (1 entry)
-Post a link to this giveaway on Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, or a forum (1 entry for each, add link(s))
-Post about this giveaway on your blog (2 entries, add link)
-Add our button to your website/blog (2 entries, add link)

You can do one, or you can do all of the above. However many entries you get is totally up to you! You have up to 11 chances to enter, meaning, your name could go into the hat up to 11 times!

Please put all of your entries in *ONE* comment so there's no confusion. Make sure you leave your name! Thank you and good luck!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Curls sister line at Target! *UPDATED 3/28*

We love Curls products, so when I first heard word of Curls being sold at Target I was very excited. Well it has been confirmed on Curls.biz website in their forum section, and on NaturallyCurly, Curls sister line is being sold in 8 states. The prices range from $7.99-$10.99...how can you say no to that? Unfortunately, Curls sister line is not being sold in my area but I wanted to post the great news for the rest of you.

"Yes, CURLS has launched a mass market product line, exclusively for Target….CURLS for Target. This is a sister line to our professional product line, CURLS. This line is for the budget conscious curly in search of wholesome products. The price points are lower, the packaging and formulations have also been changed. They are formulated with some organics….and still are paraben, silicone, sulfate, artificial color/fragrance, mineral and petrolatum free. "

The following products will be available 3/28:

Curls 8oz Lavish Moisturizer $10.99

Curls 8oz Coconut Curlada Conditioner $9.99

Curls 8oz Creamy Curl Cleanser $9.99

Curls 8oz Goddess Curl Gel $7.99

Curls 8oz Cream Brule $10.99

*List Updated 3/28*

You will be able to find Curls sister line at the following locations:


3150 Bel Air Mall
Mobile, AL 36606
Tel: 251-471-9760

Huntsville West
6275 University Dr. NW
Huntsville, AL 35806
Tel: 256-922-0189

4601 Montgomery Hwy.
Suite 300
Dothan, AL 36303
Tel: 334-340-1112

2640 Enterprise Dr.
Opelika, AL 36801
Tel: 334-705-0152

1901 13th Ave. East
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
Tel: 205-462-1064

2576 Berryhill Rd.
Montgomery, AL 36117
Tel: 334-356-6265

1235 Point Mallard Pkwy. SE
Decatur, AL 35601
Tel: 256-898-3036

400 Oxford Exchange Bvld.
Oxford, AL 36203
Tel: 256-231-2900

2754 Legends Pkwy.
Prattville, AL 36066
Tel: 334-290-6000

3489 Lowery Pkwy.
Fultondale, AL 35068
Tel: 205-453-6032

4889 Promenade Pkwy.
Bessemer, AL 35022
Tel: 205-565-3760


Little Rock West
12700 Chenal Pkwy.
Little Rock, AR 72211
Tel: 501-217-0200


Culver City
10820 Jefferson Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230
Tel: 310-839-5200

2169 W. Redondo Beach Blvd.
Gardena, CA 90247
Tel: 310-327-0762

Sacramento Arden
1919 Fulton Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95825
Tel: 916-483-6093

904 Admiral Callaghan Lane
Vallejo, CA 94591
Tel: 707-642-0419

3471 W Century Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90303
Tel: 310-677-2436

San Leandro Bayfair
15555 E 14th St.
Suite 400
San Leandro, CA 94578
Tel: 510-276-2699

4500 Macdonald Ave.
Richmond, CA 94805
Tel: 510-253-1000

1057 Eastshore Hwy.
Albany, CA 94710
Tel: 510-982-0512

Carson North
20700 S Avalon Blvd.
Suite 750
Carson, CA 90746
Tel: 310-819-3011

1621 South Alameda St.
Compton, CA 90220
Tel: 310-735-0096


25 Boston Post Rd.
Orange, CT 06477
Tel: 203-859-3694

1075 Kennedy Rd.
Windsor, CT 06095
Tel: 860-907-3068

Trumbull West
5065 Main St.
Suite Target
Trumbull, CT 06611
Tel: 203-873-2013


148 John Hunn Brown Rd.
Dover, DE 19901
Tel: 302-741-0434


Regency (Jacksonville)
444 Monument Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32225
Tel. 904-721-4909

University Plaze (Tampa)
13658 University Plaza St.
Tampa, Florida 33613
Tel: 813-972-3396

4711 Bayou Blvd.
Pensacola, Fl 32503
Tel: 850-494-9070

2120 Apalachee Pkwy.
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Tel: 850-671-2041

7730 W Commercial Blvd.
Lauderhill, FL 33351
West Colonial (Orlando)
7501 W Colonial Dr.
Orlando, Fl 32818
Tel: 407-290-6728

Ortega (Jacksonville)
6331 Roosevelt Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32244
Tel: 904-596-1065

Lake Park/Palm Beach Gardens
500 N Congress Ave.
Lake Park, FL 33403
Tel: 561-352-2098

Tallahassee North
3700 Bradfordville Rd.
Tallahassee, FL 32309
Tel: 850-894-3213

Boynton Beach SE
650 N Congress Ave.
Boynton Beach, Fl 33426
Tel: 561-396-2202

Jacksonville West
9525 Crosshill Blvd.
Jacksonville, Fl 32222
Tel: 904-248-4366

Orlando - SODO
120 W Grant St.
Orlando, Fl 32806
Tel: 407-608-1580

Pensacola West
2950 S Blue Angel Pkwy.
Pensacola, Fl 32506
Tel: 850-454-3000


2201 Cobb Pkwy. SE
Smyrna, GA 30080
Tel: 770-952-2241

2721 Dawson Rd.
Albany, GA 31707
Tel: 229-888-1333

1940 Mount Zion Rd.
Morrow, GA 30260
Tel: 770-472-3355

1815 Norman Dr.
Valdosta, GA 31601
Tel: 229-242-0330

107 Pavilion Pkwy.
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Tel: 770-719-9766

1905 Scenic Hwy. N
Snellville, GA 30078
Tel: 770-736-1113

235 Robert C Daniel Jr Pkwy.
Augusta, GA 30909
Tel: 706-667-6368

4125 Austell Rd.
Austell, GA 30106
Tel: 678-945-4550

1591 Bradley Park Dr.
Columbus, GA 31904
Tel: 706-321-0831

4685 Presidential Pkwy.
Macon, GA 31206
Tel: 478-405-0273

Warner Robins
2929 Watson Blvd.
Warner Robins, GA 31093
Tel: 478-971-2141

Atlanta Northlake (Tucker)
4241 Lavista Rd.
Tucker, GA 30084
Tel: 770-270-5375

East Point
3660 Marketplace Blvd.
East Point, GA 30344
Tel: 404-267-0063

8109 Mall Pkwy.
Lithonia, GA 30038
Tel: 678-259-0046

14065 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31419
Tel: 912-925-2667

Atlanta (Edgewood)
1275 Caroline St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
Tel: 404260-0200

Atlanta (Midtown)
375 18th St.
Atlanta, GA 30363
Tel: 678-954-4265

2195 Highway 20 SE
Conyers, GA 30013
Tel: 770-785-6470

200 Glynn Isle
Brunswick, GA 31525
Tel: 912-261-4868

Savannah East
1907 E Victory Dr.
Savannah, GA 31404
Tel: 912-644-1600


Bedford Park
7100 S Cicero Ave.
Bedford Park, IL 60629
Tel: 708-563-9050

Calumet City
1717 E West Rd.
Calumet City, IL 60409
Tel: 708-730-3000

2701 Plainfield Rd.
Joliet, IL 60435
Tel: 815-439-6940

17605 S Halsted St.
Homewod, IL 60430
Tel: (708-335-5250

Chicago South
8560 S Cottage Grove Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
Tel: 773-371-8555

Chicago South Loop
1154 S Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60605
Tel: 312-212-6300

Tinley Park
7300 191st St.
Tinley Park, IL 60487
Tel: 815-806-3210

Oak Lawn
4120 West 95th St.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Tel: 708-741-4052

4647 Promenade Way
Matteson, IL 60443
Tel: 708-898-5008

Chicago - Morgan Park
11840 S Marshfield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60643
Tel: 773-396-5506


Eagle Creek (Indianapolis)
6925 W 38th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46254
Tel: 317-329-1034

Indy Glendale (Indianapolis)
6101 N Keystone Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Tel: 317-454-7504

Fort Wayne SW
1102 S Thomas Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46807
Tel: 260-434-4580


Kansas City Sppedway
10900 Stadium Pkwy.
Kansas City, KS 66111
Tel: 913-905-0316


2206 Memorial Dr.
Alexandria, LA 71301
Tel: 318-448-4351

7110 Youree Dr.
Shreveport, LA 71105
Tel: 318-797-1190

Lake Charles
1720 W Prien Lake Rd.
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Tel: 337-474-2391

1731 Manhattan Blvd.
Harvey, LA 70058
Tel: 504-227-2014

4103 Pecanland Mall Dr.
Monroe, LA 71203
Tel: 318-361-3781

Bossier City
2735 Beene Blvd.
Bossier City, LA 71111
Tel: 318-678-6800

3225 Louisiana Ave.
Lafayette, LA 70501
Tel: 337-769-7515

2030 Hammond Square Dr.
Hammond, LA 70403
Tel: 985-277-3203


Boston South Bay (Dorchester)
7 Allstate Rd.
Dorchester, ME 02125
Tel: 617-602-1921

1 Hawes Way
Stoughton, ME 02072
Tel: 781-847-4000

4600 Mitchellville Rd.
Bowie, MD 20716
Tel: 301-352-3830

10500 Campus Way S
Largo, MD 20774
Tel: 301-324-7080

3343 Corridor Marketplace
Laurel, MD 20724
Tel: 301-483-0934

3300 Western Pkwy.
Waldorf, MD 20603
Tel: 301-645-7114

Owings Mills
11200 Reisterstown Rd.
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Tel: 410-654-9800

Silver Spring
12000 Cherry Hill Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Tel: 301-586-0724

1238 Putty Hill Ave.
Towson, MD 21286
Tel: 410-823-4423

25 Grand Corner Ave.
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Tel: 301-721-1760

6100 Greenbelt Rd.
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Tel: 301-837-0054

1737 Reisterstown Rd.
Pikesville, MD 21208
Tel: 410-486-4141

5700 Bou Ave
Rockville, MD 20852
Tel: 301-945-0018

403 Constant Friendship Blvd.
Abingdon, MD 21009
Tel: 410-670-9000

Prince George's Plaza (Hyattsville)
3500 East West Hwy.
Suite 1200
Hyattsville, MD 20782
Tel: 301-955-0005

Forrestville (District Heights)
3101 Donnell Dr.
District Heights, MD 20747
Tel: 301-778-1651

Lanham (Bowie)
10401 Martin Luther King Jr Hwy.
Bowie, MD 20720
Tel: 301-955-0107

La Plata
60 Shining Willow Way
La Plata, MD 20646
Tel: 301-934-5900

Baltimore West
3201 Tioga Parkway
Baltimore, MD 21215
Tel: 301-778-1651

15922 Crain Highway SE
Brandywine, MD 20613
Tel: 301-720-9000


15901 Ford Rd.
Dearborn, MI 48126
Tel: 313-336-5000

355 Summit Dr.
Waterford, MI 48328
Tel: 248-681-1818

2772 Tittabawassee Rd.
Saginaw, MI 48604
Tel: 989-793-7226

G3515 Miller Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
Tel: 810-230-7310

Dearborn Heights
26650 Ford Rd.
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
Tel: 313-565-0404

Battle Creek
5700 Beckley Rd.
Battle Creek, MI 49015
Tel: 269-979-4940

Farmington Hills
30020 Grand River Ave.
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Tel: 248-476-1808

18000 Vernier Rd.
Harper Woods, MI 48225
Tel: 313-371-9751

21400 Northwestern Hwy.
Southfield, MI 48075
Tel: 248-423-4202

Benton Harbor
960 Fairplain Dr.
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Tel: 269-925-1205

Anne Arbor East (Ypsilanti)
3749 Carpenter Rd.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Tel: 734-975-4396

Bloomfield Township
2400 S Telegraph Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Tel: 248-409-1951

30333 Southfield Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076
Tel: 248-430-0062

28800 Dequindre Rd.
Warren, MI 48092
Tel: 586-353-1150


5537 W Broadway Ave.
Crystal, MN 55428
Tel: 763-533-2231

Brooklyn Center
6100 Shingle Creek Pkwy.
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Tel: 763-566-0739

Brooklyn Park
7535 W Broadway Ave.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
Tel: 763-425-5400

Minneapolis-Nicollet Mall
900 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Tel: 612-338-0085

Saint Paul Midway
1300 University Ave. W
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Tel: 651-642-1146


2341 N Highway 67
Florissant, MO 63033
Tel: 314-831-8000

25 Brentwood Promenade Ct.
Brentwood, MO 63144
Tel: 314-918-9500

Ward Parkway (Kansas City)
8509 State Line Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64114
Tel: 816-444-6012

Hampton Village (St. Louis)
4255 Hampton Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63109
Tel: 314-802-0122

8007 W Florissant Ave.
Jennings, MO 63136
Tel: 314-513-0194


North Jackson
6365 I-55 N
Jackson, MS 39213
Tel: 601-956-1150

Horn Lake
7255 Interstate Dr.
Horn Lake, MS 38637
Tel: 662-349-1585

170 Promenade Blvd.
Flowood, MS 39232
Tel: 601-919-1415

6143 US Highway 98
Suite 80
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Tel: 601-261-5298

Olive Branch West
5150 Goodman Rd.
Olive Branch, MS 38654
Tel: 662-892-3031


Omaha North
6636 N 73rd Plz.
Omaha, NE 68122
Tel: 402-573-2220

7200 Dodge St.
Omaha, NE 68114
Tel: 402-390-8880


North Las Vegas
2189 W Craig Rd.
North Las Vegas, NV 89032
Tel: 702-648-1005


2690 US Hwy 22 E
Union, NJ 07083
Tel: 908-688-2344

2703 Route 541
Burlington, NJ 08016
Tel: 609-239-9885

4004 Route 130 N
Delran, NJ 08075
Tel: 856-544-9050

Union North (Vauxhall)
2235 Springfield Ave.
Vauxhall, NJ 07088
Tel: 908-622-9002

Gloucester Township (Sicklerville)
487 Cross Keys Rd.
Sicklerville, NJ 08081
Tel: 856-740-2173


Valley Stream
500 W Sunrise Hwy.
Valley Stream, NY 11581
Tel: 516-568-9264

Gateway (Brooklyn)
519 Gateway Dr.
Brooklyn, NY 11239
Tel: 718-235-6032

Atlantic Terminal (Brooklyn)
139 Flatbush Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Tel: 718-290-1109

Mount Vernon
500 East Sandford Blvd.
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
Tel: 914-530-3000

500 Medley Centre Pkwy.
Irondequoit, NY 14622
Tel: 585-797-0089

Brooklyn Junction
1598 Flatbush Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11210
Tel: 718-637-5005

Bronx Terminal
700 Exterior St.
Bronx, NY 10451
Tel: 718401-5651


2056 Skibo Rd.
Fayetteville, NC 28314
Tel: 910-860-4400

Capital Blvd. (Raleigh)
4700 Green Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27604
Tel: 252-443-1195

Rocky Mount
731 Sutters Creek Blvd.
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Tel: 919-286-2589

1204 Sunburst Dr.
Goldsboro, NC 27534
Tel: 919-778-2150

New Bern
3410 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
New Bern, NC 28562
Tel: 252-638-2954

3040 S Evans St.
Greenville, NC 27834
Tel: 252-355-8020

Winston-Salem North
5420 University Pkwy.
Winston Salem, NC 27105
Tel: 336-744-7880

NE Charlotte
8120 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28213
Tel: 704-599-6332

2700 Timber Dr.
Garner, NC 27529
Tel: 919-772-9065

Charlotte East
8830 Albemarle Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28227
Tel: 704-264-0078

NE Charlotte
8120 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28213
Tel: 704-599-6332

Garner East
1040 Timber Dr. E
Garner, NC 27529
Tel: 919-661-2017

4037 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd.
Durham, NC 27707
Tel: 919-765-0008

Durham Southeast
8210 Renaissance Pkwy.
Durham, NC 27713
Tel: 919-425-0001

Charlotte North
9841 Northlake Centre Pkwy.
Charlotte, NC 28216
Tel: 704-526-3648

1000 Shoppes at Midway Dr.
Knightdale, NC 27545
Tel: 919-388-6100

1090 S Main St.
Kernersville, NC 27284
Tel: 336-992-1680

3401 Raleigh Road Pkwy. W
Suite 1A
Wilson, NC 27896
Tel: 252-265-4500

Charlotte Midtown
900 Metropolitan Ave.
Suite 2
Charlotte, NC 28204
Tel: 704-973-3121


Columbus Northeast
4199 Morse Xing
Columbus, OH 43219
Tel: 614-471-2154

2800 Shiloh Springs Rd.
Trotwood, OH 45426
Tel: 937-837-1600

4825A Marburg Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45209
Tel: 513-631-5690

University Heights
14070 Cedar Rd.
University Heights, OH 44118
Tel: 216-416-0025

3955 E Broad St.
Whitehall, OH 43213
Tel: 614-236-1409

Cleveland South
3535 Steelyard Dr.
Cleveland, OH 44109
Tel: 216-325-1107

2437 Taylor Park Dr.
Reynoldsburg, OH 44109
Tel: 216-325-1107


1701 S Yale Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74112
Tel: 918-744-1701


Waterfront (Homestead)
360 Waterfront Dr. E
Homestead, PA 15120
Tel: 412-464-2522

Philadelphia - Southeast
1 Mifflin St.
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Tel: 215-463-7311

Philadelphia - East
4000 Monument Rd.
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Tel: 267-233-5020

Harrisburg - East
4600 High Pointe Blvd.
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Tel: 717-558-4150

Philadelphia - Cottman
7400 Bustleton Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19152
Tel: 267-350-9480

Cheltenham (Philadelphia)
2450 Shoppers Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19150
Tel: 267-628-3280

Hilton Head (Bluffton)
1050 Fording Island Rd.
Bluffton, SC 29910
Tel: 843-815-3321

2545 Whiskey Rd.
Aiken, SC 29803
Tel: 803-644-2721

Columbia - Northeast
10204 Two Notch Rd.
Columbia, SC 29229
Tel: 803-419-4086

8199 Warren H. Abernathy Pkwy.
Spartanburg, SC 29301
Tel: 864-574-1211

Rock Hill
1900 Springsteen Rd.
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Tel: 803-985-3040

Charleston - South
2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.
Charleston, SC 29407
Tel: 843-763-0756

2791 David H Mcleod Blvd.
Florence, SC 29501
Tel: 843-667-6731

North Charleston
7250 Rivers Ave.
North Charleston, SC 29406
Tel: 843-553-4691

Columbia - Garners Ferry
6090A Garners Ferry Rd.
Columbia, SC 29209
Tel: 803-647-0168

Memphis - Central
601 Colonial Rd.
Memphis, TN 38117
Tel: 901-685-9240

93 Stonebrook Pl.
Jackson, TN 38305
Tel: 731-664-3848

2823 Wilma Rudolph Blvd.
Clarksville, TN 37040
Tel: 931-645-8007

Memphis - Northeast
7989 US Highway 64
Memphis, TN 38133
Tel: 901-383-1649

Memphis - Southeast
7697 Winchester Rd.
Memphis, TN 38125
Tel: 901-248-0250

Memphis - East
5959 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38119
Tel: 901-261-5079


5850 Eastex Fwy.
Beaumont, TX 77708
Tel: 409-898-8270

Eastchase (Fort Worth)
8550 East Fwy.
Fort Worth, TX 76120
Tel: 817-274-7611

Houston - South Central
8500 S Main St.
Houston, TX 77025
Tel: 713-666-0967

Missouri City
6000 Highway 6
Missouri City, TX 77459
Tel: 281-403-6662

Cedar Hill
739 N Highway 67
Cedar Hill, TX 75104
Tel: 972-291-6149

Grand Prairie
5270 S State Highway 360
Grand Prairie, TX 75052
Tel: 469-348-2100

Dallas - South
39739 LBJ Fwy.
Dallas, TX 75237
Tel: 469-341-3920

Harker Heights
201 E Central Texas Expy.
Suite 300
Harker Heights, TX 76548
Tel: 254-953-5880

259 Interstate 45 S
Huntsville, Tx 77340
Tel: 936-649-3073


DCA Potomac Mills
2460 Prince William Pkwy.
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Tel: 703-490-3242

Colonial Heights
721 Southpark Blvd.
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
Tel: 804-520-0190

Richmond - Central
5401 W Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23230
Tel: 804-285-3492

Virginia Center Commons (Glen Allen)
10100 Brook Rd.
Glen Allen, VA 23059
Tel: 804-262-2390

Chesapeake - East
1316 Greenbrier Pkwy.
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Tel: 757-547-1842

Richmond - West
11301 Midlothian Tpke.
Richmond, VA 23235
Tel: 804-897-5711

1245 N Military Hwy.
Norfolk, VA 23502
Tel: 757-461-9369

3101 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
Alexandria, VA 22305
Tel: 703-706-3840

Newport News
12130 Jefferson Ave
Newport News, VA 23602
Tel: 757-882-8700

Virginia Beach - South
2060 S Independence Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
Tel: 757-416-1719

Chesapeake Square Mall
4200 Portsmouth Blvd.
Chesapeake, VA 23321
Tel: 757-465-8400

Forrest Hill (Richmond)
7107 Forest Hill Ave.
Richmond, VA 23225
Tel: 804-330-7365

7235 Bell Creek Rd.
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Tel: 804-559-5802

4310 Fortuna Center Plz.
Dumfries, VA 22025
Tel: 703-586-6132

1550 Holt Garrison Pkwy.
Danville, VA 24540
Tel: 434-799-9950

Richmond - East
4521 S Laburnum Ave.
Richmond, VA 23231
Tel: 804-836-1860

5001 Holt Ave.
Hampton, VA 23666
Tel: 757-951-2300


Columbia Heights
3100 14th St. NW
Suite 201
Washington, DC 20010
Tel: 202-777-3773


Northridge (Milwaukee)
8501 W Brown Deer Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53224
Tel: 414-355-6000

2950 S Chase Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Tel: 414-483-2000

Milwaukee - West
1501 Miller Park Way
Milwaukee, WA 53214
Tel: 414-203-0106

3900 N 124th St.
Wauwatosa, WI 53222
Tel: 414-847-1100

If they are not being sold in your area, no worries, check out Target's website to order online.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Q.O.T.W: How do you keep your child entertained?

How do you keep your child entertained while washing or styling their hair?

I think we all know that keeping a young child entertained long enough to complete a style can sometimes be quite the task. So this week I would love to hear how you all keep your child entertained! Does your child have a favorite DVD, book, or toy? Please share any tips you may have.

Review: Long & Extra Wide Curlformers on Mama!




I know you're probably thinking "Another Curlformer review?" lol, Yes! And there will be many more to come in the future. Anyway, after seeing how fabulous A's hair turned out from using Long & Extra Wide Curlformers, I wanted to try them to see if they would work on my hair. Well, they did! I loved the results, so I really wanted to share them with you all. :)


These are great because I don't have to use heat, or a curling iron to acheive this look. It took me 15-20 minutes to put them in, I showered, did house work, did my mommy duties, about 1.5 hours later I took them out and got this fabulous look! The only product I used was a setting lotion, on dry hair. I can't wait to try these again! I also want to add, my hair was way too long to get these close to the scalp, so if you have really long hair, just pull them all the way down until your ends are not sticking out, it still turns out really cute.

I love that I can put these in, in about 15 minutes at night, wake up in the morning and look somewhat glamorous. lol If you're a mother, you know we don't always have time to fix our hair, we're always worried about everyone else, right? So I think these are great for busy women.

In this next picture I combed all of my hair over to the side. Sort of an old school Hollywood look. I guess? lol


And in this next picture I put it in a side ponytail, left some of my bangs down, and added one of A's flowers for a different look.


Once again, If you would like to purchase Curlformers, they sell them on their website. They carry several different Styling Kits, along with Starter Packs. I would suggest buying a Styling Kit, which includes many Curlformers, two hooks, a cute bag to keep the Curlformers in, and an instruction sheet (around $60 US Dollars) because the starter packs are around $12 US Dollars, not including a hook. You can also find Curlformers at Sally's Beauty Supply, although they do not have a big variety.

I would like to thank Curlformers for allowing us to review their product.

Disclosure: The product(s) were sent to me free of charge from the company or PR agency for the purpose of this review. My opinions are my own and are not influenced by any other part.

Review: Long & Extra Wide Curlformers



I wanted to try the Long & Extra Wide Curlformers on A for picture day so I began preparing her hair a few days before. I added some shea butter mixed with coconut oil to her hair and banded her hair for several days to stretch it out. I have found that the best way to use Curlformers on A's natural hair is to stretch it out (banding, braids, twists) for a few days before, then on dry hair add a little moisturizer/leave-in with good slip (Giovanni Direct Leave-in) then use a setting lotion on each section of hair. I only used 19 Long & Extra Wide Curlformers for this look. I thought it came out absolutely adorable! Everyone thought I had used a curling iron to get the look, but nope! No heat at all! She just slept in the Curlformers overnight. Her ends were just a little frizzy because I didn't pull the Curlformer down all the way, but that was no big deal. It took about 30 minutes to put the Curlformers in, and 5-10 minutes to take them out the next morning.

This style lasted several days. It can last up to one week if taken care of properly. To maintain this style, moisturize as needed, and at night very gently pull the hair in a high, loose ponytail, ontop of her head so the curls don't get smushed, and put on her satin bonnet on or have her sleep on a satin pillowcase.

Here's some more pictures of her natural hair using Long & Extra Wide Curlformers with absolutely no heat!



If you would like to purchase Curlformers, they sell them on their website. They carry several different Styling Kits, along with Starter Packs. I would suggest buying a Styling Kit, which includes many Curlformers, two hooks, a cute bag to keep the Curlformers in, and an instruction sheet (around $60 US Dollars) because the starter packs are around $12 US Dollars, not including a hook. You can also find Curlformers at Sally's Beauty Supply, although they do not have a big variety.

Happy shopping!

I would like to thank Curlformers for allowing us to review their product.

Disclosure: The product(s) were sent to me free of charge from the company or PR agency for the purpose of this review. My opinions are my own and are not influenced by any other part.

Review: Extra Long & Wide Curlformers



I first tried Curlformers on A's hair in December 2009 and I have to be honest, at that moment, I was less than thrilled. While I wasn't very pleased with our first use, her hair still came out cute and she got a lot of nice compliments. I know that with anything new, you have to try it a couple of times to really get the hang of it.

So, I had a few problems on my first try, but I have found solutions since then.

Problem: The hook got stuck in the Curlformer netting a couple of times.
Solution: After giving it some thought, I realized I was trying to pull too much hair through the Curlformer too quickly. I slowed down a bit, and sectioned off less hair and viola, no more hooks getting stuck!

Problem: After putting the Curlformer on with the hook, you have to give the Curlformer back its shape.
Solution: This has rarely happened after my first try, but when it does, I very gently push the sides of the Curlformer so it curls up in the same direction.

Problem: She had white residue left in her hair. I used shea butter mixed with coconut oil, and ORS Lock & Twist Gel.
Solution: Use a setting lotion!! It works wonders. Soft bouncy curls with absolutely no residue.

What I did really like about Curlformers on our first try was they are easy to sleep on (I know this because I slept in them as well) and they seem to add more length than other curlers.

Here's a few more pictures:



The next time I tried the Extra Long & Wide Curlformers was January 2010. I decided to give them a go on A's box braids after flexi-rods did not curl her box braids properly (only her ends) and that is when I fell in love!

This is what her box braids looked like when I first put them in:


1 week later I washed her box braids and put about 2-3 braids in each Curlformer, she slept in them with no complaints, when I took them out in the morning her braids looked great! I put them in a side ponytail on top and left the back down.

Curlformers in:


Curlformers taken out:



I love that you can create fabulous curls (comfortably) overnight without having to use a curling iron, which may cause heat damage. I have been using Curlformers over all other curlers lately. They take a little getting used to, as far as getting the technique down, but are well worth it.

If you would like to purchase Curlformers, they sell them on their website. They carry several different Styling Kits, along with Starter Packs. I would suggest buying a Styling Kit, which includes many Curlformers, two hooks, a cute bag to keep the Curlformers in, and an instruction sheet (around $60 US Dollars) because the starter packs are around $12 US Dollars, not including a hook. You can also find Curlformers at Sally's Beauty Supply, although they do not have a big variety.

Happy shopping!

I would like to thank Curlformers for allowing us to review their product.

Disclosure: The product(s) were sent to me free of charge from the company or PR agency for the purpose of this review. My opinions are my own and are not influenced by any other part.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Video Tutorial: Banded Three Strand Twist Style


I was on the banded kick for a while. lol I decided to try something a little different and do a banded three strand twist look. I added a few beads to the ends. The style took about 20-30 minutes.

My camera died while I was making the video, but you get the idea, right? :)

I also wanted to thank everyone so much for your thoughts and prayers, I truly appreciate it. My little brother was released from the hospital last week and all has been well. <3

Video Tutorial: Three Strand Twist

I finally made a three strand twist tutorial. I was in a bit of a hurry but I hope it helps! Let me know. :)

All you do is keep crossing your right piece of hair all the way over your left piece of hair.

Diva Spotlight: Nyomi & Kennedi


Tell us a little about yourself & your daughters:

My name is Roxanne. I have 2 daughters Nyomi (7) and Kennedi 5. I am Caribbean-American and my husband is African American. We recently relocated back to the USA after living in Japan (non-military) for 3.5yrs.

What is your daughter's hair care routine?

I wash my kids hair every Saturday b/c they take swimming classes. My girls were twist 99% of the time, so I wash their hair while in twist. I redo Nyomi's twist every 2 weeks and Kennedi's every 10 days. At night I cover the girls hair with a silk scarf then place a stocking cap on top of it to keep scarf in place.

What kind of products do you use on her hair?

I make a shea butter mix that consist of unrefined shea butter, castor oil, coconut oil, and EVOO that I use on their hair. I also spritz their hair daily with a water, glycerin, and aloe vera gel mix. If not using these products, I like Carol's Daughters Hair Butter and Qhemet products.

Have you ever used chemicals on her hair?

I've been natural since Feb 1998, so I have NEVER considered putting any chemicals on my girls hair.

Can we see a few of your favorite styles?












You have skills! How did you learn to do all of this?

Since I normally style my hair in twist, doing twist to my girls hair was fairly easy to do. However after discovering BeadsBraidsBeyond, I have tried to do more creative styles.

How do your daughter's feel about their hair? Can we see their favorite style?

We moved to Japan when my kids were 10m and 3yrs old, so all of the kids they interacted with had long straight hair. It bothered my oldest daughter for the longest time that her hair didn't look/feel like her friends. During that time, I had also decided to grow my own natural hair out after wearing a boycut for 7 straight years. I made a point of telling my girls that their hair was unique and beautiful. As my hair grew, I showed them how we too could have long hair. My oldest daughter started to love wearing twist because she could shake her head and her hair would move like her classmates. Her favorite style is definitely twist. My youngest daughter has the biggest fro in the family, but HATES her big hair, so she prefers wearing her hair in twist or buns.

If you had to share one hair care tip, what would it be?

Enjoy the bonding time. Before moving back to the USA, I had no option but to do my kids hair. Now that we are back, I have a few names of natural stylist tin my area. And although part of me would LOVE to have my 3hrs back (the amount of time it takes for me to do both heads), I know that this is precious bonding time between me and my girls and I need to appreciate the moment.


Roxanne is doing a great job with her daughters' hair! I know how gorgeous their mamas hair is, so how could she not be? lol ;) The girls are just too adorable, and how cool is it that they lived in Japan? Keep up the great work mom! I love those updo's!


Please email me if you have any suggestions for Diva Spotlight. Do you think I should add more questions, if so, what would you like to ask? I'm all ears! Also email me if you would like to be a part of Diva Spotlight! beadsbraidsbeyond@yahoo.com