Coils To Locs Shop Launch
My friends Diane and Pamela at Coils To Locs have launched an online wig store! The sister owners and I connected almost 10 years ago via the natural hair community. They have been one of my A1’s Since Day1. We been going hard for each other with support and encouragement over the years. It’s hard to believe we’ve never met each other in person! However, it feels like we been knowing each other forever.
This is a great example of why I’m always emphasizing to my creative women entrepreneurs community on Facebook the importance of creating content that connects. When you speak “your people’s” language, they will FIND YOU! My first encounter with Diane and Pamela was me being a guest on their podcast Natural Haircare News. They found me online through my content and resonated with my brand.
They both have been loyal customers that are now collaborators! My necklaces are featured around the neck of the wig heads on their online shop. My Cowrie Shell Choker is the primary featured necklace. Be sure to check out Coils To Locs e-commerce site and support!
No look is complete without great accessories!
Tonya - Visionary Designer
New Year New Path
I spend a lot of time reflecting during this time of year. I look back on the choices I have made and evaluate the life lessons I’ve learned. This season is also an opportunity for new beginnings; a time to choose a new path and start with a clean slate. Have you considered what will be your catalyst for an epic year? How will you fill the blank pages of the New Year? Answer these questions with one (1) of the seven (7) ideas listed below.
1. Hair Vision Board
Do you have hair goals you want to accomplish this year? Making a hair vision board is a creative way to start the year. A vision board is an amazing tool for visualization. It’ll help you establish your intentions, clarify your goals, and create a plan of action. I’m the type of girl who thinks experiences are better shared. Why create your vision board alone when you can host a virtual vision board party with your curl friends via Zoom!
2. Try Something Different
Trying something different is always better with friends! Virtual group activity events are very popular right now. There is a wide range of activity options from virtual paint-and-sips to happy hours. You can organize a Curl Friend Zoom Party and learn something new together. Forewarning, these group activities are full of fun and laughter. Your curl friends will want you to plan more events throughout the year!
3. Invest In Yourself
This is a great resolution for my fellow natural hair influencers. Take an online class, webinar, or course that will help you better serve your audience. We should be “forever” learners and willing to invest in our craft. The topic possibilities are endless! From marketing to hair care classes find something that’ll interest you.
4. Love Your Tribe
Life is too short! Stop wasting time and energy on people that are not an asset to you. Love on those who both uplift and inspire you to be a better version of yourself. Find ways to show them how much you appreciate the role they play in your life. Gestures such as thank you cards and small gifts are fantastic!
5. Take A Mini-Vacation
For your mini-vacation, you can book a room at a local hotel or resort and unplug. Another option is a staycation; you can stay at home or camp-out in your backyard and unplug. Unplug by taking a break from your electronics and doing relaxing activities. Who doesn’t love an evening stroll or great book? I know I do and you can do them all during your vacation!
6. Get More Organized
If you function better in clutter, this one is not for you! Organized things allow me to be more creative. Clutter has a negative affect on my productivity and mood. A clutter-free environment is also a pathway for me to get things done quicker. If clutter free sounds like something you need in your life, strive to get more organized this year.
7. Focus on Self-Care
Curl friends please make time for yourself! Sow into your well-being whether its physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual. To be your best self for others you have to replenish and restore yourself. Self-care can be something as simple as daily meditation or reading a few chapters of a book. Self-preservation is not a selfish gesture. It is something much needed for your health.
I hope you found this list helpful. Is there anything else you would add to this list? If so, feel free to place it in the comments.
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!