Wedding Bells Are Ringing...Yes, it's that time of the year! I love wedding season because it provides an opportunity for my creative imagination to soar. I normally get custom orders from brides for hair accessory and/or jewelry designs. All the brides I've worked with have given me creative freedom and it shows through each unique design!
Below are pics of designs I created for brides last season! I created my first veil and a floral hair comb. It was so exciting to make a creative contributions to both ceremonies!
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Tonya Cross - Accessory Designer
Summertime by hip hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince is one of my all-time favorite songs! Its smooth beat and lyrics create a celebratory and relaxing mood. The month of June is one of my favorite months because it’s the beginning of summer! This month is cause for celebration for several other reasons, as well.
1. June is Accented Glory's anniversary month! We turned 5 years old on June 15th. I use this time of year to celebrate and reflect upon how far my brand has come. I also set new goals that'll help expand my reach! You can read more about Accented Glory’s brand story here.
2. I'm a history nerd and I especially LOVE African American History! With that being said, each year I look forward to celebrating Juneteenth. Juneteenth means more to me than any other American holiday because it acknowledges the emancipation of slaves. I rejoice in the strides African Americans have and continue to make in the US and identity how I can use my sphere of influence to assist in overcoming obstacles we still face.
3. In June, my natural hair Facebook group, Accented Glory Naturals (AGN), hosts an event for Loc Appreciation Day (LAD)! LAD was started by YouTuber Qochemist back in 2011. It's an annual occurrence that happens on the 4th Saturday of June. LAD celebrates the diversity of natural hair community and different ways to style natural hair. This year, AGN content curator Lorna Brown will be hosting a Facebook Live convo in our Facebook group relating to locs. Click here to join our natural hair group!
4. Lastly, but certainly not least, June is the love of my life’s birthday month! My husband and I have been married for 24 years and he continues to be my #1 fan. We are both entrepreneurs and fully understand the highs and lows of the small business owner's journey. I look forward to to celebrating a new year with him!
I welcome June and Summer! This month and season brings so many blessings. I’d love to hear what your favorite month/season is and why?
Tonya - Visionary of Accented Glory
P.S. Check out our NEW hair jewelry we have added to Accented Glory's Amazon shop just in time for Loc Appreciation Day! Our hair cuffs can be worn on locs, twists, and braids. Click here to shop!
Fall is upon us and soon the leaves will be changing colors! The changing of seasons also brings an opportunity to dress our natural tresses with hair accents. For Fall accessorizing, I recommend the three H’s – Headwraps, Hair Cuffs, and Headbands!
Headwraps are excellent fall accessories! With the cooler temperatures, there’s a need to protect our hair ends. Headwraps are a way to keep your ends covered and protected from the Fall air and breeze.Inspirit Arts Short Closed Net Headwrap
Many naturals choose protective styles for the fall season to protect their hair during cooler months. Hair cuffs are hair jewelry that can be worn on twists, braids, or locs. Hair cuffs are a great way to add subtle detail to a protective style.
Headbands are one of the most common hair accessories. They’re a stylish way to hold your hair away from your face or cover-up the frizzy edges of an old protective style! They can also be worn slightly behind your hairline for a bohemian style around the forehead.
I hope you find these Fall styling tips helpful! If followed, these tips will help minimize damage to your hair and avoid headaches. For more information about styling with hair accessories you can purchase my styling guide – 3 Things Naturals Should Consider When Styling With Hair Accessories.
What other tips would you recommend when styling with Fall hair accessories?
Tonya Cross - Accessory Designer
Cierra has been a part of Accented Glory since its launch in June 2013. Outside of being an "Accessory Diva", she's a millennial who's currently navigating adulthood. Click Not One Of Your Little Friends to check out her podcast!