If you follow us on Instagram, you’ve probably seen this lovely face come up in our feed a few times. This month we’re sharing a glimpse into the life of Taïssa: student at The College of Early Childhood in Geneva, President of the Capoeira Arte Popular Association and Blogger — and those are only a few of her talents!
Natural deodorant is a healthy alternative to traditional aluminum-based ones. Over the years, there has been an increase in their popularity. Even celebrities are adopting natural deodorants as part of their personal hygiene. Actress and CEO Jessica Alba swears by natural deodorants for everyday use:
“I won’t lie. If I have to walk a red carpet or give a big presentation, I’m reaching for that trustworthy but toxin-filled Big Name Super-Strong Antiperspirant. You can’t risk pit stains in those high-pressure situations, and the nontoxic deodorant formulas just aren’t there yet. For now, my strategy is to layer my conventional antiperspirant over a natural, nontoxic deodorant. I figure that way I’ve got a layer of protection from the aluminum and triclosan in most mainstream brands. On regular days, it’s natural all the way (nymag.com).”
This month Blossom met up with hairstylist and curl whisperer, Mahine Tchiakpe at salon Chez Tina, located in Vetroz. Mahine is based in Lausanne, but occassionally works in Vetroz to service her customers in Valais. I had the pleasure of getting my hair trimmed by her and took the opportunity to chat with her about her career and hair.
She describes herself as sensitive, funny and ambitious. After hearing about her pathway, I think she could definitely add courageous to her list.
Why did you choose a career as a hair stylist?
I’ve always been interested in becoming a stylist, I just had to find the courage to do it. I needed my life to be complete, by doing something I love, which I wasn’t doing before. So, I saved money for 5 years, dropped everything and went to New York to attend beauty school and Deva Curl Academy.
What inspired you to become a curly hair specialist?
I’ve grown to appreciate all of the seasons, though at heart I live for spring, summer and fall. And since spring is around the corner, I thought I’d share a little inspiration. Long live sunny days, life outdoors, vibrant colors, fewer layers and florals. Long live soft, fluffy, voluminous curls or chic short hair! Which looks are your fav?
Images source: Pinterest
Shampoo! It’s a controversial word in the world of curly hair. There is even a whole language that revolves around different ways to shampoo: pre-poo, no-poo, co-washing, etc.
People with curly hair tend to fall in one of these two groups: