A little help from my loc friends, part II

Illustration by Gail Mitchell

Illustration by Gail Mitchell

Here’s another roundup of some of my Facebook friends’ styles and artistry in the world of locs. Whether you have starter locs or mature locs that flow down your back, here’s some inspiration for you and yours…


Thierry Baptiste
Thierry Baptiste is our 2012 LocStar Award winner and the colorist and loctician extroirdinare when it comes to styles. Each day, I am eager to see his posts showing his artistry, his instinct, his sense of humor, and his way with amazing color.


Twists and Curves Salon Maria Thompson’s signature loc petals inspire me to fly out to try them out as a style (and we need to talk about an interview!!) Long or short, this amazing loctician brings out the beauty of locs in unique ways that inspire. I look forward to your posts! Lower right photo by Keston Duke Photography.


Lockology This new Facebook friend is another loc’d hair magazine found on Facebook and on the web. This album is a roundup of beautiful styles, color, and inspiration found online. They also sell loc products, such as shampoos, oils, locking mud and more.


Loc’d Empire
The lead shot pulled me in on my news feed, and I had to go to his page for more! Their page says it all: loc artistry. Truly, there is artistry in these photos. His motto: “LOC’D: It’s not just hair, it’s a lifestyle. EMBRACE your Rootz.” Hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina, his empire is expanding with beautiful roots.


Dee Alexander
Jazz great Dee Alexander rocks her locs onstage with each performance. As with her smooth voice and soulful vibes, her locs are in tune with her persona. Her motto, according to her page; “live every minute – put yourself in it…as long as you’re living!!” From these photos, she’s doing just that. Photos by Javet Kimble.

AP-Olive-Miracle-Growth-OilOne more tip: I just tried an oil that works great with all of these styles and adds softness to any loc’d look. It is the African Pride Olive Miracle Growth Oil. After shampooing, I oiled my scalp and then did a pass through from root to ends, section-by-section throughout. When dry, my locs were super soft and a little shiny. And it also smells wonderful. It is a blend of olive, sweet almond oil, jojoba, soybean, grapeseed and other oils. I will use this oil this winter keep dryness at bay. I believe the key is applying the oil while your locs are still wet.

journal1Have fun with this loc inspiration. Watch for more from my friends! By the way, on sale, and just in time for the holidays, Loc’d Life presents its very own loc journal to record your locstories and your transformation along the journey. Journals are $10 each, and they’re a wonderful way to record your reflections, your growth, and your self-expression. To order, look to the side of the blog and click on the ad. If your’re on our mailing list, go to http://www.locdlife.wordpress.com to see our ad rail and click there.

gail1‘Till next time,
Gail Mitchell
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2 thoughts on “A little help from my loc friends, part II

  1. What a great post! I love Thierry Baptiste’s skills!!! The photograph of his work, has me wanting to sit in his chair while he perform his magic (custom dye) – Locs are the most beautiful thing – thanks for listing the others, i’m glad to be a loc’d sister!

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