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Tomiko Fraser updo by Felicia Leatherwood

Avatar • Jul 28, 2010

Felicia Leatherwood is an LA-based stylist who has worked with Jill Scott, Sanaa Lathan, and others. She will be on BGLH from time-to-time giving step-by-step for her work. This lovely updo was done on model Tomiko Fraser, one of the faces of the Maybelline cosmetics line.

You will need; 3–4 hair pins, 4–5 bobby pins, Temple Balm by Organic Roots, IC Hair Polisher Mist, Edge Grooming Brush (hair accessories optional)

Step 1: Start at the nap or back area of head. Start by wrapping a small section of the double strand twist upward toward the crown of the head, like a French Roll.

Step 2: Half way up the head, right around where the ears point, you want to secure the rolled portion with a hair & bobby pin. Use one hair pin first, followed by a bobby pin (difference between hair pin and bobby pin — a hair pin is open and bobby pins are closed).

Step 3: After securing the hair that is at the half way point of the head, continue to french roll the rest of the hair and secure with a hair pin and bobby pin. Depending on how thick your hair is, you may have to use more than one.

Step 4: As you reach the front of the head you will start to fold the front section, by rolling the hair around the front of forehead, tuck and securing with pins. Be sure not to pull hair too tight around hair line because you don’t want it to break-off.

Step 5: Finish the Up-do style by placing a small amount of Temple Balm around the hairline to strengthen the edges. Use the Edge Grooming brush to brush down loose hairs and distribute the Temple Balm on the hairline. Finally, spray IC Hair Polisher Mist for shine and sun-protection. You can add a flower or head-band, hair jewelry, etc. to accentuate the style.

This updo will showcase your best facial features and add class to your wardrobe. Enjoy!

Lovely! You can find Felicia online at the following spots:

Loving Your Hair with Natural Care (Facebook)
www.lovingyourhairwithnaturalcare.com
www.twitter.com/lovingyourhair
Email: lovingyourhaircare@gmail.com

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KiraNicole
10 years ago

UBER cute!!!!

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[…] This post was mentioned on Twitter by PrettyAfrika Designs and NOLAGyrlChi, Black Girl Long Hair. Black Girl Long Hair said: Stylist Felicia Leatherwood gives tutorial for updo done on Maybelline model Tomiko Fraser http://bit.ly/cuq0xj #naturalhair […]

Mae
Mae
10 years ago

Fierce!!

HaitianRoots
HaitianRoots
10 years ago

GORGEOUS!

Sasha-Shae
10 years ago

Fabulous!!!

DerbyCityNaturals
10 years ago

Simple. Classic. Elegant. This is one of the most unique styles I have seen in a long time. Would love to see a youtube video. Reposting on my page.

sassncurlz
10 years ago

this is pure HOTNESS!

mimi
mimi
10 years ago

this is cute! this is what the fulanis wear their hair like alot

Sherica
10 years ago

Oh my Gosh, this is fierce!!!!! I would to tally rock this at my sisters wedding. it captures my personlity ;D!

Kat
Kat
10 years ago

I love this updo! Felicia is simply amazing! It goes to show that the hair doesn’t have to be loose to be stylish! I recently interviewed Felicia for my blog, the naturalista files. Check it out.

Charnika
10 years ago

Oh wow! I did a similar style about a month ago.

You guys can find it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7MXvUTvppw

Diana
Diana
10 years ago

Her skin looks amazing!!!!
The hair is just DOPE!!!!
Luv it

chillien
10 years ago

This is stunning, truly a work of art. Love, love, love!

ChiChi
http://www.chillien.etsy.com

ThinkandGrowChick
10 years ago

This look is fan-stinking-tastic. I can not wait to try this with my twists next week.

AfricaSouth
AfricaSouth
10 years ago

lovely woman.….love the style

nappy headed black girl

Lovely look! I wish there were a tad more pics for the styling-challenged like me lol

Freecurl
Freecurl
10 years ago

Wow!!! Can someone please do this for me. She looks absolutely gorgeous and REGAL.

Amma Mama
Amma Mama
10 years ago

That’s a cute wedding do, whether you’re the bride or not! HOTNESS!

de
de
10 years ago

She is so beautiful its not even funny! FIERCE!!!

Camille in Slovenia
10 years ago

I just did something like this on my (shorter) two strand-twists. I think this is sort of the Janelle Monae but on two strands. I wish there was a “before” image just to gift some guidelines.

also can we talk about how cute it is to see the ironing and ironing board in the background of the first picture. some of the best black hair is done at the crib!

Camille in Slovenia
10 years ago

btw, great blog post by Tomiko here — http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=119803072&blogId=225886164

entitled i AM my hair! fabulous!

Couronne de Coton
10 years ago

Simply beautiful!

Sugar
Sugar
10 years ago

Felicia is bomb! love her work.

Cecile
Cecile
10 years ago

C’est magnifique!

TrinityInMe
TrinityInMe
10 years ago

Yes! Finally…what is wrong with the world. I’m still in transition, but I’m still excited about gripping my curls for the first time!!!! Natural hair is beautiful and diverse. More of us need to embrace our hair and not try to conform to what ‘society’ thinks is PC!

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[…] natural hair stylist Felicia Leatherwood (whose incredible work we’ve seen on Teyonah Parris, Tomiko Fraser and as inspiration for natural hair brides). We last spotted Ms Parker rocking a gorgeous TWA, and […]

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