Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Special Introductory Pricing on Sisterlocks done by Free P.

Hi Sisters in Memphis and nearby cities,

I am ready to become a certified Sisterlock Consultant! I am offering a special introductory price of $ 350.00 for a full installation of Sisterlocks. I have completed my training and I am very professional. I am taking new customers at this time. Please call me and leave a message with your questions and/or possible dates that you have in mind for your gorgeous and healthy head of Sisterlocks. Thanks and hope to hear from you soon!

Introductory Prices
Next 5 Installs...........................................350.00
Retightening Sessions...............................15.00 with a 4hr minimum
Next 10 Consultations...............................Free
What are you waiting for?? Call Today! 901-347-8SL1
-Free Perez, Professional Sisterlock Trainee

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

**** ONE YEAR ****

Happy one year to my baby locks! I am so proud of the decision I made to get sisterlocks! I'm still unsure about the investment I put into the SL training. I am in love with my hair more every month. I love washing it in the shower without the tangles and the hassle and especially without the C-O-M-B! I have decided (for now) that I am not going to color them. I want to my hair to be as natural and healthy as it can be. I am excited about my two year mark... I look forward to longer retight periods ( I currently do every 5 weeks), I look forward to at least 25% reduced shrinking and I look forward to my hair touching my shoulder when it is dry and without me pulling on it. I have high hopes don't I?

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Growth YAY!

I am feeling a lil bit better about my hair growth. I can see that my hair thickness and texture is changing. Here is the 11 month of sisterlocks! What should I do for my 1 yr mark? Share with me what you did..... or what you're planning to do when your 1 yr mark comes!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Where are my Qs????

I am losing my curly Qs!!! I think I am going to miss them. I go faithfully to get my retights every 5 weeks. This time I went, there was very little to retight...whats going on? She couldn't do a full rotation on most of them. I noticed when I got home that my curls seem to be lost. I think that my locks are going through a forming stage now. It's a blah stage for me. I am going to bantu knot my hair again this weekend. I received so many compliments! Oh by the way... today is my 29th birthday! I have been locked 9 1/2 months and today also marks 3 1/2 years of a wonderful yet unpredictable realtionship between Patrick and I. He bought me flowers that I can eat.... made from fruit! A sunflower made from pineapples and cantalope, strawberries, kiwi cut as leaves, etc. I had teachers begging me for the fruit. If you would like to surprise your honey or someone special with something healthy try

Oh I forgot! I am finally listed on the home page as a trainee.... Professional Trainee that is....

Free P.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Bantu Take-Down

Here they are... the curls lasted about 1 1/2 weeks. I guess I didn't keep the knots up long enough. Blenna said that my hair is transitioning so it may not hold curls as before.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Bantu Roller set

Why does my hair look like I have color on it? I've never used color EVER! I don't understand why it looks all purplely?? I only use the starter shampoo and the SL moisterizer cream. Maybe its my camera.....

Here are pics of the bantu roller set. I washed my hair with the sisterlock starter shampoo-toweled dried it and placed bantu knots all over. I left my shorties ( the back) out. This is a visual to how relaxers can damage your hair. My hair broke off in the back with the last perm I got. My shorties are growing steady but I am sure that they are 100% locked. They feel like mature locks in comparison to the longer locks on my head. After I finished knotting, I sprayed my hair with one part lottabody and three parts water. I visited family and ran some errands. I will take down in the morning on my way to work. I will take pics tomorrow of the outcome. I hope its cute but not too curly!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I'm a TT 1, 2, 3, 4!

My nephew took a picture of me in my bright yellow or (lell low) how he says it.

I am an auntie times four! Our newest addition is Madison Symone. She is our lil sugar. She was born on September 10, 2008! He is so excited. I feel for him in the future... two spoiled lil sisters???

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I am a Sisterlock Trainee!!!

I took money out of my savings and took the class and now as we said it in class.... I am ready to lock and load! It was very informative and I found out some things that I didn't know about my own Sisterlocks. -Not because my consulatant didn't tell me, it's just now I understand what's REALLY going on with my hair. I just hope that I will get to do my 3 qualifying heads by Summer 09. Will you be my next client? Here are some pictures of our last day. Thanks Michelle Bryant for being a great teacher. A special thanks for the memories and new friendships made by my fellow classmates. Stephanie, Debra, Sheila, Danielle, Trina, and last but not least Ann Marie whom I kept calling Mary Ann :) You guys will always have a special place in my heart. When I get my certification and start working in a salon, I promise to but a picture of all of us to remember that 4 day journey that we took together. Let's stay in touch and we will definitely have to meet up again!
Look at my tag- sisterlock training for more pics!

By the way..... if you are in the Memphis area and you want to take that step toward freedom with Sisterlocks, let me know so I can give you my "Special Introductory Trainee Pricing!"

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

More Training pics...

Michelle Bryant, Our hair model, Angela, and Anne-Marie
Anne-Marie, Danille, and beautiful red locks, Trina
Infamous Sisterlock Pose
Debra, Trina, Danielle, and Stephanie
Sorry ladies..... I couldn't upload all the pics in the first post

Sunday, August 17, 2008

8 Months

I have on the yellow top. Yay! just a lil growth....

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Are African Girls and Diamonds Best Friends?


It may come to a surprise to some but Patrick and I are planning to get married once he finishes his degree/intern. Anyway we haven't made it official because there's no ring to seal the deal. Patrick had the ring all picked out with my help of course :) then something struck inside my head. Wait! I can't have a diamond. You remember the movie "Blood Diamond"? So I asked the jeweler about the ring and if it was conflict free. You should have seen the lady run and go get me a phamplet (msp?) about the kimberly process. This process is suppose to ensure that the diamonds were conflict free and certified. But later more questions came to my head.... Who does the certification? I thought if I was the person over the certifications and certifying diamonds was how I made my living then all diamonds would be conflict free. I thought about using sapphires or even cubic zs. I still want a sparkly shiny ring. So I still battled secretly inside my head between diamond or no diamond. It wasn't until I heard Prof. Griff from the (real) hip-hop group Public Enemy speak. I went to a lecture of his that was held here in Memphis at the Marcus Garvey Learning Institute. He showed gruesome pics of the diamond field workers. He then said "after seeing these pics and hearing their stories, all of Africa's diamonds are conflict diamonds!" that statement really got me to thinking. The ring we decided upon was totaled at $3,800.00. It has an antiqued setting and is simply beautiful. Out of the 3800 how much will the family that was working in the field that the diamond was found receive? How much do they get to take care of their families? Its like the saying; People who know better ought to do better! So even though I absolutely love this ring, I can not accept it. We did however find a jeweler that will custom make the exact same ring without diamonds and will use stones called moissanites. These are crystals that was formed from a fallen meteor. So I will be carrying around a part from a fallen star to symbolize our love for each other. Now how cool is that! It shines as pretty as a diamond and is more economical. Patrick was all ears to diamond alternatives when he saw those prices. Just research and check it out yourself. I already know I am going to have to explain to people why it isn't a diamond over and over again. It doesn't matter if people will understand but I will be happy because a symbol of our love didn't cause pain and suffering for someone else. Plus that extra money we will be saving could go to my wedding dress. ;O Leave m some feedback.


Prof. Griff from Public Enemy, Free P, and Patrick
Here is my hair at 7 months old. Looks the same right?

Dear Free's Sisterlocks,

Please grow!


Free P.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Brother's Wedding

I am a proud TT! K was so happy his parents were getting married! We all were!
The entrance! My younger bro and I.
Patrick and I at our table. I have on makeup! However, I don't have on blush. It was hot as hell outside and I was trying to cool off.
The groom (Big Bro) and I. That is his new sister-n-law on the left.

Congrats Mr. and Mrs. GB! I had a blast and here are the pics to prove it! Our dresses were canary yellow from David's Bridal. I just had my 6 month retightening and I rolled my hair on the Lock Loop rollers. This time I put less hair in each roller.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Rock It!

The back of my first Sisterlocked Mohawk!
Side view.... I look dorky
Texture/ close up shot!... I think it was time for a retightening....

Thanks Franchesca! ( chescaleigh on ) I watched her 2 yr anniversary video and got the idea. Audrey's Pleasure (My sisterlock Idol) also has a similar look with the Bantu locks because her locks are longer. I also will be trying that Amy Whinehouse beehive!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Black Tee, Hair, and Me!

I thought about using a visual measurement of my hair growth and my weight loss. I agreed to the 5o million pound challenge ( and I am still going strong (one month) on my vegan lifestyle. I want to lose 35lbs. I am borderline normal. I am only 6 lbs away from being overweight.(BMI) I admit it is very hard in my busy life to eat as a vegan ( no milk, egg, animal products) so I see myself just being vegetarian ( I miss cheese!) especially when school starts back. I will stay vegan as long as I can. I feel better and not sleepy after every meal. I have always loved fresh veggies and every fruit the Most High made! This book really helped me alot. is crazy funny! It's like talking with friends. It is real talk! Okay back to the point. Starting today each day on the 23rd I will take the exact same photo in the same shirt. I will label it BTHM. I am hoping that I can see the difference in my weight loss each month and my beautiful hair!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Gas is High!

I haven't told you anything new! I'm still waiting on the Mini but until then I had to break out the Honda Scooter! It only costs me 4.25 for a full tank and I can go on that tank for 80 miles! It pays ladies to work and shop where you live. Beep Beep!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Happy 6 month Loc-iversary

Just shampooed my hair. Haven't form balls yet. I have about 20 balls out of all of the locks.

At home trying the "loc loops" or is it loop locs?
Completed set. My friend bought me a bag of 30 and I needed about 10 more. Luckily, I find a couple of perm rods from the perm days in a bottom drawer.
The back view after drying overnight. Couldn't tell the difference from where the loops where and the perm rods. So If you have perm rods they will work just as well but they won't be so great to sleep on. BTW Please excuse my kitchen counter...I can never keep that thing clean!

Yay! It's been six months and I've enjoyed everyday! My friend bought me some Loc Loops so I decided to give them a try since I wanted to give them a dry run before next Saturday (Brother's Wedding). I want to say thanks to all of you and Idol (AudreysPleasure) for your encouraging comments/ suggestions. I hope that maybe someday my Blog will be a resource to someone and my pics will encourage them to cross the line into the Sisterlock Sisterhood just as others blogs have help me. I love you guys and someday I will come across you at an event. Oh I can't forget Blenna my head doctor! (I did this in purple for you ;) Thanks so much for your professionalism and your great hands. You can rest assure that even if I do become a consultant, I am NOT a DIY kinda girl. I will be in your chair for life!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

June Cheer Camp

Sorry couldn't turn this pic around.

Sorry I made everyone wait and wait on my pics but I have updated March, April, and May. I finally got the hang of my digital camera software. Anyway Blenna has been sooo busy this month, I guess. I can't get my re-tight until the 27th of June. I am so used to getting it done around the 15th of each month. I guess it is still good because my brother's wedding is on the 28th so my hair will look "fresh" for the photos. Here are some pics of me taken by a sneaky cheerleader on my squad during cheer camp.