Bitty Bop Pop Up/ Play Date

…What a perfect day Saturday!! Literally prayed the ran away cause we were DETERMINED to play Hopscotch!!! Had so much fun hosting the little Chicas and welcoming our newest vendor partner Bitty Bop Boutique. They offer so many cute and unique pieces, the perfect vibe and personality for Alabasta… Also,  the lil ladies wore us out — but it was fun being a kid again! Yeah.. So will be napping All day! Enjoy a summary of our play date in the pics below—and check out Bitty Bop at www.bittybopboutique.com Happy Sunday💤💤💤🍭🍭🍭✨✨💤💤💤

Save The “Play Date!!”

Calling all lil fashionistas! Save the Date – June 22nd from 3 until 7… Alabasta is excited to welcome our newest vendor partner “Bitty Bop Boutique” .. Offering the cutest hair accessories for babes thru tweens! Lots of cute stuff and fun in store (pun intended)! Come hang out with us for the day and please tell a friend🍭

Here’s a sneak peek of some of the cuteness!

Fuzzy Glitter Clips

The brightest star hair clips✨

 

Hope to see ya June 22nd!

Healthy Hair Color…

Hey Chicas!

Here at Alabasta- we’re always presented with the most challenging hair coloring scenarios.  With the exposure of social media- dramatic color inspiration is Every where. And though we love the inspiration, we also know that sometimes the more drastic you go – the more damage you’ll cause… We have a “slow and steady wins the race” mentality around here, we lift color gradually to maintain the  integrity of your tresses. Ex. to reach platinum blond – it may take two or three visits. Why?  Because the faster you lift, the more damage you’ll cause. We live in a instant gratification society, we want what we want right away! But in the long run, it’s a detriment to our over all health and well being. A gentle, steady, more focused approach will produce more solid results…

.Check out our client Tye — this hot Mama’s color was lifted with 4 shades of neutral blond  “over time” and fortified with Olaplex – a bonding conditioning system that strengthens the hair fibers during the coloring process. Olaplex  is an added service- but worth every penny in keeping your tresses in tact from the shock of high lift color/lightener.  Inquire about it when you book your color consultation with us soon!

Until next time,

Blessings🌱

 

To trim or to cut? That is the question…

Ola Chicas!  Wondering why your hair won’t hold a curl anymore, tangled most of the time and dry no matter how much product you apply 🤔… You probably need a hair cut! I know – I know, blasphemy!! You ladies  would rather me say “trim…

If you’re not “trimming” your hair on a regular basis (6 to 8 weeks, or seasonal) – you’ll probably need more than just a trim — you’ll need a “haircut!” Regular maintenance can mean the difference between less than 1/2 inch to 2 or 3 inches..

 

The longer you wait – the more you’ll lose later🤷🏽‍♀️… Contact your stylist today (if you’re reading this post – schedule right here — we’re here for a reason! #PSA #dustthoseends  #haircut #naturalhair #naturalhairstyles #naturalhairstylist #relaxedhair #healthyhairtips #hairstylist #alabastabeauty #oakpark #chicago

Exhale 🌱

This crazy weather has been all over the place lately!!😑🙄… If sinus problems or congestion has been an issue for you this season – our “Exhale” herbal decongestant is the perfect solution. Loaded with botanicals that gently soothes and open your nasal passages causing you to breathe deeper and simply…. Exhale🌱 Order on line or stop in the shop to purchase! #handcrafted

Slow & Steady

Hey Beauties,

I get lots of questions on ways to transition from chemically treated to natural hair. My answer is always “every journey (approach) is different.”  Some ladies choose to grow it out a couple of inches and chop it off – yet, some are just not ready or don’t desire to rock their hair super short. Natural hair is so much deeper than just “a style” – it’s something that takes some getting use to, especially if all you’ve ever known is silky straight relaxed hair. Trust me, I understand. It’s not for the faint at heart.

It’s a big step no matter what route you decide to take, just remember, you have to do what’ comfortable for you — and you don’t have to rush the process.

The following images show our naturalista finally decided to chop off her straight ends after almost 2 years of growing it out chemical free.  She was extremely nervous, but ready to embrace this journey. Hey transition styling over the years consisted of thermal styling (flat ironing) – flat twist (with straight ends set on perm rods) – and rod sets. She had a goal in mind – and she stuck to it.. You can too!

We blew her out to give a precise cut – and finished her hair with finger coils — she brings a very loose (almost wavy curl to the table), so in her case this would be considered a wash and go w/ a little curl manipulation and product.  Again, every journey and approach is unique, we work as a team to design the best regimen for you.  Book your consultation soon to help get you on your  way!

***Products used***

On dripping wet hair – in the order listed:

~Eclectic Hair Cream (Alabasta)

~Giovanni Direct Leave In Conditioner

~Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel

Until next time,

Blessings🌱

Change is good…

Hey Beautiful Chicas! I pray your New Year is off to a great start! I know many make resolutions and set goals to help jump start the year with a healthy momentum… What better way to give you an extra push than to change up your look? Check out this cute blunt cut below. Payten has never cut her hair before – and wanted to try something different…   

We cut her hair January 2nd — I’d say that’s a bold start to boost some  New Year momentum! What are some of your goals for the up coming year? Please share in the comment section.

Blessings,

Shan

Happy New Year!!

“Do it afraid!!” Wishing you all an amazingly exhilarating 2019!! There’s something special about the collective “shift” of the New Year energy… Deny it if you may – but I feel the Newness in the air!! Ready… Set… Go!!🎉✨🎊🎉 #happynewyear2019