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.