This has been a dream of mine for awhile and I am very very excited to introduce episode 1 of the Beyond the Dryer series! This episode is about keeping up with appearances! I created this series to showcase the voice of women. I created this series to allow the world to hear how the stressors of “beauty” makes women feel. How do they feel when they go home? Beyond the salon, beyond the dryer.
I sat down with a group of brilliant, hilarious and very opinionated folks at Ivy Lounge Salon in Hyattsville, Maryland to discuss keeping up with The Joneses/Beauty’s/Appearances. As a girl in the beauty industry I know all about the struggles of trying to look good at all times even when running to the 7-11. This concept is very familiar topic that a lot of women face each and everyday.
The conversation was organic and free flowing! When I walked into Ivy Salon I automatically felt zen. It was so beautiful but cozy at the same time.I wanted to run to someones chair and hurry to get my hair laid! I was first met with Alicia Holiday, Lead Stylist and Manager of Ivy Lounge Salon. This lady is one force to be reckoned with! Not only does she keep Ivy Salon up and running. She has over 10 years experience that spans from working at New York Fashion Week , to magazine shoots and music videos .
I will be doing many episodes of Beyond the Dryer. If you are a salon manager or owner, please email me about featuring your salon during on episode of Beyond the Dryer (TheWeaveWhisperer@gmail.com)!
Yvonne Pearson: Social Media Specialist. Pinkdollhouse.org
Inez Johnson: DC Professional
Fred Hall: Barber and Hairstylist– Ivy Lounge Salon
Seville Williams: Nail Technician– Ivy Lounge Salon
Zoey Asher: Hairstylist– Ivy Lounge Salon
Big BIG thanks to my videographer Luigi Kattie of Elkay Productions!
Hair: L’Avant Garde Hair –Kardashian Kinky Straight in 16”, 18” and 20″