Archive for May 2012

The Coiffure Project

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Black-and-white photos have never been this haute!

(Photographer: Glenford Nunez)

 “The Coiffure Project” is a collection of portraits celebrating the beauty of black with awesomely magnificent natural hair. Shot by Glenford Nunez of Baltimore, Maryland (TYP Photography Studio); the images are glorious and regal. This all started by accident. Nunez was looking at the extensive collection of pictures he’d taken of his natural-haired assistant one day, Nunez decided to run with the idea of photographing curly maned black women.

Nunez wasn’t aware of the natural hair movement on the rise but now that women from across the country have thanked him for providing inspiration, he hopes that this project will bring the beauty of natural hair to the forefront.

We hope so too!

Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner + Natural Hold Spray Gel = Summer Waves

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A special Thank You to LA Beauty Products Examiner, Jamie Gaul, for including us in the May 5th Styling Products article “Tips and Tricks to Achieve LA’s Hottest Summer Hair Style.”
Revitalizing Leave-Conditioner is the perfect water-based detangler for rehydrating your hair, can be used daily to prevent dryness and breakage (and works magically when blended with our Nourish & Shine).

Our water-based Natural Hold Spray Gel works great with all hair types and textures and is particularly effective as a barrier against heat styling.

What do you get when you combine Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner with Natural Hold Spray Gel?  Why…beach worthy summer waves, of course!

And to help you celebrate your summer look…when you purchase both products on-line, we’ll give you 15% off!

Use coupon code: SUMMERWAVES

Afro Hair & Beauty Live

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Good day! *in my British accent*I’m super excited to be headed to London for the Afro Hair & Beauty Live show. It’ll be buzzing with the latest looks, free makeovers, amazing hair and fashion shows and lots more.
Afro Hair & Beauty Live is all about your hair, beauty and lifestyle. It’s the BIGGEST, freshest and fiercest hair and beauty event for women of color in Europe, Jane Carter Solution is honored be a part of the 2012 show.  Two new areas have been added to the show, called the Natural Zone and Afro Nail & Beauty Bar, to make every visitors experience to Afro more unique, informative and utterly indulgent.
Jane Carter Solution will not only have a booth to assist you with all of your hair care and product needs, but I will be making a 15-minute presentation on both days.That’s June 3rd and 4th at the Business Design Center…can’t wait to see you there!

“Touch it, dude!”

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When a child relates to the Head of State and sees something of himself in that position, he is taught that he too can achieve the highest status in the land. No matter your race, gender or political affiliation, this image strikes a chord that speaks volumes!

(POTUS Barack Obama and a young visitor at the White House, circa 2009)

For decades at the White House, photographs of the current President at work, and at play, hang in the West Wing. The image above remains after more than three years and is just seeing the light of day from a New York Time’s article recently published. It did in fact touch the heart of the masses across all political lines…it’s been the hottest topic this week online and via email.

Here’s the skinny on the conversation that led to this moment:

"I want to know if my hair is just like yours," he told Mr. Obama, so quietly that the president asked him to speak again.
Jacob did, and Mr. Obama replied, "Why don’t you touch it and see for yourself?" He lowered his head, level with Jacob, who hesitated.
"Touch it, dude!" Mr. Obama said.
As Jacob patted the presidential crown…
"So, what do you think?" Mr. Obama asked.
"Yes, it does feel the same," Jacob said.

PRICELESS!

Halle Talks Hair

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Halle Berry was recently interviewed on Elle Magazine’s fashion blog. She talked about hair, beauty and aging gracefully – three things that all women can appreciate. She spoke of her aesthetician who is her skin-whisperer, expressed that beauty is embracing every stage of your life with confidence and grace like Tina Turner and Audrey Hepburn and then Halle talked hair…

Elle:    You’re known for your pixie cut. What inspired you to grow your hair out?

Halle: Well, I’m probably not going to grow it out; these are extensions. I love short hair—that’s me, that’s who I am. I just feel confident and feel like my best self when I have short hair. But it’s fun to change sometimes. I get a little bored and, as a woman, I want to change my shoes, my outfit, and my hair. And thanks to extensions, it’s easy to do. The trick is that you have to get hair that looks like it’s actually growing out of your head—it has to be the same texture as your natural hair. My hair is naturally curly like this, so you’re not able to see where the extensions begin.

Yes, gotta love her for embracing it all – from her naturally curly hair to extensions. You’re your hair however you wear it!

Have a Wonderful Upcoming Memorial Day from Jane Carter Solution

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Monday is Memorial Day, a time to honor those men and women who have so bravely protected and served our Country.   

It’s also the official kick off to summer, which means travel, trips and adventures. 

We’ve made it easy for you take Jane Carter Solution products because two of our bestselling kits are packaged in travel sizes that are TSA approved!   Now you can enjoy your vacation and have fabulous hair too!

Our Travel Kit includes:    

 Moisture Nourishing Shampoo, Nutrient Replenishing Conditioner, Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner, Wrap and Roll, Condition and Sculpt (all in 2 oz. bottles perfect for TSA screenings), Nourish & Shine, Curl Defining Cream, Hair Nourishing Serum, and Hair Nourishing Cream (all 1 oz.).  All for just $25.  

Our Natural & Curly Hair Care Essential Kit includes:

Hydrating Invigorating Shampoo, Nutrient Replenishing Conditioner, Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner, Wrap & Roll (all 2 oz.), Nourish & Shine and Curl Defining Cream (both 1 oz).  All for only $20.