Wednesday, February 02, 2011

My First Sisterlock Client

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to blog about my Sisterlock journey. Five years in and I've decided to offer the service so that more women have access to natural beauty! I went to training in December 2010 and finished my first client on Monday, January 24, 2011. It took a long time because I am new to the process but the end result is fabulous! My client loves her hair and I am a proud mother of those baby locks!

Locs Rock!


Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Learning the Sisterlock's Technique!

Here I am 5 years later, flanked by Myra and Kelly. They both do sisterlock's and I'm on my way to Atlanta tomorrow to embark on my loctician journey!

Friday, March 07, 2008

I still love my hair

Sister loc's are a blessing. I am so happy that I chose to take the plunge, pay the money and get the look. I feel great! Here I am with my sister and my niece.

Peace out,

Anita C

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

The order of things...

This blog is out of order, scroll down to the picture in the red top and that's the best view of my sisterlocks. I'll be re-tightened on November 17th, after that I'll have a photo taken and I'll post. I kept saying to my husband, my hair isn't growing and he'd just look at me sideways and respond, "yes it is". Viewing the photos puts it in perspective.

In March with 2 strand twists, it's so short!!!! This is the approximate length of when I started. Posted by Picasa

Here I am in June. Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 07, 2005

Doris (my sister), Aunt Ida and Anita, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (October 2005) Posted by Picasa

Carl and Anita Pittsburgh December 2003. Posted by Picasa

From August to November

Shout out to Brunsli, girl you’re quite the inspiration. It has been quite sometime as I started this blog in August, it’s now November and you’re probably saying to yourself, what the heck would take anyone that long? Well long story short working a regular job, being a wife, a part-time realtor and a notary signing agent, trying to partner up with my sister on some interior decorating jobs well the blog was low on the list, so here goes nothing.

Who am I? I’m Anita Henley Carrington, I live in Laurel, Maryland, born and bred in Erie, PA. I work in Washington, DC at George Washington University. I’ve been in the DC area for over 20 years and I love it! I am an artist at heart, I started drawing at around 4, the youngest of seven children, all my siblings are artistic and neither of my parents are artists. Go figure… My mom is a retired cook, dad a retired construction worker. I am a systems administrator for the University, but as we all know you should never be defined by your job. Because it’s just that, a job! I'm also a realtor, I work for Clark and Associates, a boutique firm out of Beltsville, MD. So if anyone's looking for a realtor in the area look me up, my husband and I work as a team. My husband is Carl, we've been married for 15 years. Whew, what a feat!!

Purpose of the blog.... To actually witness the growth of my hair, along with my spirit and my businesses. To develop my strengths and diminish my weaknesses. To define and implement both personal and professional goals. To build strong relationships with God and my fellow persons. This is a journey into self, let's see what a year will bring. It will be a year free of television. There will be one exception, catching the weather and traffic before departing for work. All other forms of news will be gained from either reading the paper or through hearsay. This should be interesting and loads of fun!

On to the hair thing, I got locked on March 14, 2005. So next Monday it’ll be 8 months, wow time flies. My loctician is Marvella Winston-Pope, it took two days to have my locks installed, Marvella is fabulous!!! I’ve had quite a bit of slippage, although my hair is coarse it doesn’t seem to want to lock. I’m looking forward to March 2008, hopefully by then it’ll be long and locked up tight. Thanks for stopping by, peace and blessings to everyone who visits.

“Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.” - Burton Hills

Sisterlocked in DC at the rooftop of the Ellington! Cocktails anyone? Posted by Picasa

Friday, November 04, 2005

TWA in Oahu, Hawaii, January 2005 Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Hair's what it's all about....

Black Hair is what I was blessed with,but it took a long time to accept the blessing! I think I was thirteen when I got my first home relaxer. My brother George's girlfriend, Tina, put it in, it didn't quite get straight! There was always resistance, whenever I attempted to have the tight curls that now resemble springs release their grips and relax, they would only play possum. On occasion I'd get lucky and the relaxer would actually "TAKE" and I'd have hair that was straight for about a month. Relaxer was never meant for my hair, I know women who get relaxers and never have a problem, I wasn't one of them and I really should have determined that fact long ago! However, in the final years of having relaxed hair, it had been hell! Every other time I'd burn, I think my scalp was literally rebelling. It was just saying "NO"! My hair was starting to fall out and I had a spot of my scalp that was about the size of a nickle completely bald. I was at an empasse. So I decided to give the relaxer a break, or was it my scalp and hair? I got a loc weave! My plan was to allow my scalp to rest and my hair to strengthen before I resumed relaxing....(kind of stupid) In the interim what I found was that I loved the get up and go hair locs and I received compliments all the time and then the light bulb came on hmmmm.... I think I can actually obtain this look with my own hair!!!

I started searching for a loctician and researching locs, on-line I found an interesting hairstlyle phenomenom, Sisterlocks. There was a loc look that I preferred. I could be free and natural, without wearing a TWA or a bush all my life. The hunt for the loctician is on!!!