Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A Natural Updo: Rolled and Pinned

We're back with yet another natural updo! I created this style with a mixture of cornrows and two-strand twists. 

 The Style

The Dashiki

This beautiful dashiki was made by Charmaine of Tambo Collection. Charmaine was very helpful and prompt in answering all of my questions about our order. Our items arrived on time and in excellent condition. 

The following description is found on her Etsy page: 

Welcome to our world of African fabrics by the yard, and unique handmade clothing. "Tambo Collection" is North America's largest supplier for Kente and wax print fabrics. We also sell fat quarters for small projects. We ship fast, and if our item is not in stock we will notify you by email immediately. See our selection of our handmade premade head wraps and crowns. **We also have a selection of hard to find African ribbon and trimmings**

The dashiki can be worn as a dress or as a top. We also had the option of wearing it with or without the sash. Anisa absolutely loves her dashiki and as you can tell from the pictures, it fits her perfectly! If you are interested in purchasing one, the direct link will be provided below. 

Mtoto Nubienne Earcuffs for Little Girls

Did you notice the gorgeous little jewels gracing Anisa's ears? They are Mtoto Nubienne Earcuffs that were handmade by Ayida Honor. I first became acquainted with her special gift of jewelry design on her Etsy page, Native Style Beadery. She has since launched her own page, which can be found here

Upon one look at her handmade creations it is obvious that these items were made with love. Although the earcuffs that Anisa has were made for little girls, they are very durable. 

Be sure to check out her page, www.ayidahonor.com, and fall in love with her gift of intricate beadweaving techniques. 

We would love to hear from you! Be sure to leave comment below! 



  1. I love the style, so gorgeous and I love the ear cuffs too, too cute. She is getting so matuer looking :)

    1. Thanks Tiffany! My baby is growing up :(

  2. I love this page and everything that you made.
    Here in México unfortunately don´t have any guidance for this kind of hairstyle or even reconect with our roots.. I love find pages like this one, it´s then only way that i learn techniques and styles on hair :)

    1. Thanks Arit! I'm so happy that you enjoy our page!

  3. So beautiful! I love everything about this look, the earrings, the dashiki, and especially the hairstyle! I'm going right over to check out the Etsy store!

  4. very cute and the hair is gorgeous as always!

  5. Thanks everyone! I'm going to show the comments to Anisa and post her response as well!

  6. I love your site. I think we should connect. I run a natural blog called Natural is Normal. It just went live in July, but it is getting lots of hits. We interview stylists who work with natural hair, teach about products that are best for our hair to make it healthy as well as show the journey of our sisters that are new to being natural. I would love to interview you or your braider for the site. Feel free to check out the site and if you're interested email me. :)


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