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.
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