Holiday gifting is in full swing! For me, that's four kids, two holidays (Chanukah and Christmas), TEN teachers, nephews, relatives, work associates, and friends. Half the battle is getting organized, and the next step is getting a little creative. I love to find one cool, multi-purpose gift that I can buy in bulk, and can be appreciated by many.
If you’re stumped on a perfect-for-most gift, may I offer a suggestion? The bookHappy Hair by Atlanta-based author and illustrator Mechel Renee Roe. This sweet and simple book features Mechel’s lovely illustrations of different hairdos on brown little girls, from “Cool Curls” to “Fab ‘Fro” to “Pom-Pom Puffs” to “Bomb Braids”, interspersed with a repeating message that “I love being me.” It’s no secret there’s a dearth of children’s books and dolls celebrating different textures of ethnic hair, and Happy Hair provides a subtle way to help girls (and women) love our naturally curly textures. It has a self-esteem-boosting message to embrace our hair’s versatility and try different styles —of course a driving principle of Colour!
My daughters love it, and it just warms my heart when Reina will point excitedly to a picture and says, “That’s like me!” Bonus: it’s a super quick read—like, 3 minutes, which is a delightful perk during the seemingly endless bedtime routine (am I right?!).
Buy it for your your daughters, nieces, bestie's kids, and more.
In case you missed it, the buzz on the Interwebs is about Beyoncé's hair. It all started 10 days ago, when Bey presented an award to Colin Kaepernick rocking long, blonde, braided-out waves, and her hairstylist Neal Farinah instagrammed that it was in fact her natural hair. The comments and blogs went crazy, some saying it was clip-ins, or a lace front, and equal numbers defending that it was her natural hair.
Then, mom Tina Lawson reignited the embers posting (an apparent) photo of Beyoncé from the back, displaying a long, blonde ponytail with the caption: "INCHES!!!! So happy my baby’s hair grew back !! She is going to get me," followed by a worried face emoji. As we all recall, Beyoncé cut her hair in 2013 into a very short pixie, so this long ponytail would reflect four years of natural hair growth. Hmm.
We think Beyoncé looks great, and as the master of creating a little controversy, we have to say kudos for getting us all talking. Wonder if there's a surprise album release coming up?!
What do you think about Beyoncé's hair controversy?