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Style: Rasheta in Florida

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Introduce yourself!
R:
Hello! My name is Rasheta Cannon and I like to consider myself a southern belle from the lovely state of Florida. I am a Registered Nurse and have been since 2004. I am a Captain in the Air Force and I work in an Oncology Center where I treat cancer patients. I absolutely love it!

What is your style philosophy?
R:
My style philosophy is to wear what you want and wear what makes you feel good! If you want to go check the mail in 5” stilettos by golly go for it! Style is so personal and you just have to make it your own and do what you feel. I personally love to wear high heels and wearing them makes me feels oh so sexy.

How would you describe your sense of style?
R:
I’d describe my sense of style as very versatile. I can be classy and conservative one day and showing midriff and thighs the next. It all depends on how I feel that day and where I am going. I definitely dress for the occasion. I love to change up my style and try new things. One of my fav looks to date is a vintage 1940’s inspired look. I adore anything from that era.

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What is the process of deciding what to wear in the morning?
R:
Being that I am in the military I pretty much cannot pick what I wear on a daily basis. When I am at work I am in uniform or in scrubs. I have all my fun on the weekends with my wardrobe.

What are the three favorite things in your closet?
R:
My current three favorite items in my closet are my afrocentric earrings, which are shaped like afro picks. I purchased those from Rachel Stewart Jewelry at Rachelstewart.bigcartel.com and I wear them ALL the time. Second would have to be my afrocentric African print pants, which I purchased from Asos.com, and lastly my tan hat, which was given to me by one of my patients.

What are some of your favorite shops/websites for clothes, shoes and accessories?
R:
I love shopping online and I purchase the majority of my clothes there. Some of my favorite sites include Asos.com, Forever 21.com, Nastygal.com and Bebe.com, Lilyskloset.com, and Rachelstewart.bigcartel.com.

How long have you been natural?
R:
I have been natural since 2002.

How and why did you transition into natural hair?
R:
I didn’t get a perm until my sophomore year in high school. Before I got a perm my hair was about bra strap length and healthy. I used to get my hair straightened twice a month and never experienced any damage from that. Once I got a perm the health of my hair was ruined and it was never the same. During nursing school I decided to grow my perm out. I didn’t know WHAT I was going to do with my hair, but I KNEW that I was never getting a perm again.

I basically wore wigs and weaves during my transition. I never knew how to take care of my natural hair so I never wore it out or revealed my hair to anyone. A little over a year ago I discovered YouTube and learned so much from fellow naturals. I learned everything I needed to know to start my healthy hair journey and have had much success since!

What is your signature hairstyle?
R:
My signature style is rocking a wild afro. You can see me coming a mile away! I feel the most beautiful when my hair is wild and free.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
R:
During the week I keep my hair in two strand twists and keep it pinned up. I do this for two reasons. First I have to be conservative because of the military, and second I like to keep my ends protected during the week and not manipulate my hair so much. The products I use include Shea Moisture products (Curl Enhancing Smoothie and Deep Conditioners), Aubrey Organics GPB Conditioner and Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner, Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner, Jamaican black castor oil, organic coconut oil and extra virgin olive oil. I co-wash weekly as well as deep condition and do a hot oil treatment and steam my hair weekly.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
R:
Instagram: luvleelioness

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HD
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Gorgeous hair and great style! I need that green skirt you’re wearing in the picture with the polka dot top.

Rasheta
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Rasheta

Thank You! I purchased that skirt from F21 several months ago. I am a sucker for anything that is midi! 🙂

hmm
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hmm

Nice style and I like how you wear your hair! Where’d you get the blue shorts in the last pic( idk if there’s a name for those style shorts)

Rasheta
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Rasheta

Thank you! I purchased them from F21 several months ago.I’m not sure if there is a name for the type of style of those shorts bc I have never seen any like those before.I thought they were diff and unique & had to have them! 🙂

Amma Mama
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Your fro is something serious girl. You’re giving me Foxy Cleopatra 🙂
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Shawnie
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Shawnie

Great article and very helpful! Proud of you.

Cayce
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Cayce

Yes her hair is gorgeous and her style is hot!! Love it!!! Especially coming from a fellow airman in the Airforce myself! Just because your in the military doesn’t mean you can’t be natural and fabulous! Get it girl!!

BJB
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BJB

Great style & great figure! Take me shopping with you please! 😀

amandine
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amandine

I don’t even see the hair anymore… THE BODY!!!..OMG i wish so bad I had those curves.. How do you keep your stomach so flat or are you like that naturally?

alice
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alice

love love love. the fro is massive and giving me all sorts of life and the figure and style on point.

Jamz
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Jamz

you have some really unique pieces in ur closet! Love ur style! n u have an awesome figure!

Jamz
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Jamz

oh and those blue and printed shorts in the last pic are my FAVE!!! i’d love a pair of those…

Alisha
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This woman is an inspiration! Intelligent, hard working and absolutely beautiful. God bless you!

Magg
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Magg

Your hair… Your hips… AHHHHH!LOLL!
Stay blessed!

Yemi
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Yemi

You are a BEAUTY and I absolutely love everything about your style! It’s fun, colourful, eclectic, chic, madcap elegance and sophistication all rolled into one. You have fun with your style and it definitely shows…keep rocking it OUT, girl!

keisha
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keisha

love your style and hair!! gorgeous!

Nature Girl
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Nature Girl

Aye aye Captain!

Sana
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Sana

You have great style a amazing body! Where did you get the black and white dress?

Camillia
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Camillia

Girl you better work!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How beautiful! Giving body, hair, and great fashion.

Avis McCaslin
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Avis McCaslin

Your style is truly unique and compliments you well. Someone somewhere would be crazy not to place you on a cover magazine. Stay gorgeous and I’m looking forward to seeing you on TV girlfriend!!!!

Tafadzwa
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Tafadzwa

Wish I had hips too:-(

adine
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adine

AMAZING!! Perfect example that us military women can still look fly, sophisticated & beautiful and still serve our country.
‑fellow Airmen 🙂

Eric
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Eric

Your lovely body’s like a curvy mocha rollercoaster.
Gimme a ticket and, never say the ride is over.
Or better yet, gimme a life long pass instead.
Until your every little curve’s seared into my head.

Kay
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Kay

I don’t think this is the place for all of that. This is a blog about hair, not the objectification of women’s bodies.

Kay
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Kay

Forget your hair. What is your workout plan!?!?!

Love the hair, body, and style!

Rasheta
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Rasheta

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Rasheta
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Rasheta

LOL!! Thank You! I workout at least 3x’s/week that that consists of abt 25 min of cardio,and,legs and arms.I’m also a Pescatarian so I dnt eat meat,seafood only.

Sonz
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Sonz

Her body is banging!! Her style and hair is fly too, love it.

Rasheta
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Rasheta

Thank You!

jess
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jess

shes bad aff 🙂

darkchildlovethyhair
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Nice hair!

Rasheta
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Rasheta

Thanks Sweetie!

Jacky
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Jacky

The moment i saw your hair,i knew that i had to tell you this:-Your hair is AWESOME

Rasheta
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Rasheta

LOL!!! Thank you Jacky!!

Asana
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Wow your style is amazing! and that hair! Oh my!

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Rasheta
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Rasheta

Thanks so much!

Elle
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Elle

Wow I’m proud of all you do and you still can maintain that hair, go girl!!!!

Rasheta
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Rasheta

Thank You!!

Yo Mama
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Yo Mama

Oh, it’s OK for Kay but not for Eric to complement? Double standard!

Kay_1
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Kay_1

The second Kay is a different person. My comment is from 7:53pm. It is a tad different because from Eric’s words you can assume he is making a suggestive and sexual comment as opposed to the other Kay who is taking note in Rasheta’s physical health which she is probably interested in achieving herself. Essentially the other Kay is not the one being a creep

geenie
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geenie

OMG. Ur hair is sooo beautiful. I love the fact that u hav so much style even tho u work in the army. U go girl

geenie
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geenie

OMG. Ur hair is so beautiful. I love the fact that u hav so much style. U go girl

alt-K
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alt-K

Love the many different looks!

Lola
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Lola

Your hair in the yellow dress is oh so lovely. Your style is oh so lovely. You are oh so lovely.

Nicole
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Nicole

Love ur hair! U have a great fashion sense, very fresh and an awesome figure!

Ann
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Ann

Fabulous!

Desiree
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Desiree

Talk about inspiration!! Your hair is fierrrrrrrrrrrrrrrceee! I absolutely love it! Your body is on point and it made me want to run to the nearest gym ASAP!

Tahi
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Tahi

Those blue shorts are everything!

tunmise
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tunmise

Rasheta please do you have a twitter or facebook page? Your body is amazing! Your hair is amazing! Your style is off the hook!

Cam
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Cam

Hi Rasheta, I think you, your hair, and that body is a problem! (In a good way lol) Not to mention, I’m loving your style too! You serve as an inspiration for women in the military,that they can still be fly off the clock too. I’m aspiring going into the air force actually and I want to know how did you take care (styling, regimen, etc) of your hair during Basic Training and so forth? Whatever knowledge you have, I’d love to hear from you, coming from one natural to another!

Michelle
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Michelle

You are absolutely beautiful. I am finally starting to love myself because of u.…embracing urself, curves and all. I just have one simple request.…where did u purchase that yellow dress? I would soooooo love one a those

jimscreechie
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Playful 🙂

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Love the hair and style!!!

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