E: My name is Enocha. I currently bounce around from Coast to Coast. (Boston to LA) I am a singer/songwriter and blogger. Right now I am working on my debut album and running my online shop www.shoplocksandtrinkets.com 🙂
What is your style philosophy?
E: If it looks good on you… wear it.
How would you describe your sense of style?
E: Simple, Edgy, Chic
What is the process of deciding what to wear in the morning?
E: I don’t like taking forever to find something to wear. I try to keep my closet comprised of neutrals and pieces that can pair easily with other styles so I can just get up and throw on whatever fits my mood for the day.
What are the three favorite things in your closet?
E: The three things I am currently loving in my closet came from a recent eBay spree. Lace up thigh high boots by Tony Bianco, over the knee boots by Tahari and a hooded fur vest. I think I’m starting to have an eBay addiction…
What are some of your favorite shops/websites for clothes, shoes and accessories?
E: Clothes: My favorite places to shop for clothes are All Saints, Asos.com, Zara, RiverIsland.com and Shopbop.com, and I love poking around thrift/vintage stores.
Jewelry: Lately I only go to antique/vintage stores for jewelry. I’m not a huge jewelry person, but I like to get good quality pieces that I can wear all the time.
Shoes: I’m sort of a shoe fanatic and have had to reign in it the last few years (I used to have over 100 pairs!). For shoes I like shopping the Saks/Barneys sales, Shopbop.com and eBay for designer shoes. For more affordable trendy shoes I go to Asos.com, Zara, NastyGal.com and I recently stumbled across an online shoe store called Fly Jane that has THE cutest shoes! http://www.shopflyjane.com
How long have you been natural?
E: I have been natural for about 7 years.
How and why did you transition into natural hair?
E: I let my hair grow out to a good length and got roller sets while I transitioned. Once it was at a certain length I felt comfortable to do the “big chop” (I used to be very scared of having short hair in those days).
What is your signature hairstyle?
E: I’ve been shaving the sides and wearing it straight. I’m in love with short hairstyles lately so in the past year I have played around with many different short hairstyles. Once it grows out a bit more I am looking forward to playing around with more natural hairstyles.
Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
E: The beginning of last month I started doing flat twists a lot to try out a new style as I was growing my hair out. After washing I used Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in Conditioning Repair Cream and Schwarzkopf BC Bonacure Hair Therapy, then just twisted. After I cut it in a new style a couple of weeks ago, I started wearing it straight due to the horrible weather lately. My hair is very temperamental, and when I’m on the East Coast I have to do twists or bantu knots to keep my curls, but on the West Coast I can just wash it with leave in conditioner and my curls stay put.
I use Shea Moisture Moisture Retention Shampoo and the Extra-Moisture Detangler. I have also been making my own honey based leave-in conditioners the past few weeks, as the winter is really drying out my hair and isn’t allowing it to curl as much. I always use Cantu Shea Butter and Schwarzkopf Hair Therapy before styling (whether it’s straight or curly) and I use a dab of Blue Magic Coconut Oil Hair Conditioner for shine.
Tell us about your hair color?
E: My hair color is honey blonde and I had it done by a professional at a salon in California. It loosened my curls more than I would have liked. I am currently growing it out so I can cut the ends and try a color that will keep my texture as close to normal as possible. (Any suggestions are welcome!)
Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
E: My blog: http://locksandtrinkets.com.