Last Saturday Night (last night, not 2011 as the flyer suggests) I attended SALUT Soirée at The Met on Sussex here in Ottawa. It was a great night and a great Lifestyle and Networking event.
The music was DOPE! Really set a high standard that I think should be expected in Ottawa. I didn’t get all the DJ’s names (yes, there were more than 1 AND a live drummer) but I did see a familiar name DJ Richniques who was a host and blessed us with his skills as the night progressed.
On to the topic of hair….
On Friday I removed my 2-week-old mini-twists to reveal some lovely curls.
Friday night I anticipated heading out but my plans didn’t come to fruition. So I just twisted my hair in about 6 large twists and curled them under (curl and tuck) in order to maintain the style…I also had no idea what to do with my hair for SALUT the following night.
So getting ready for SALUT I was inspired by this photo
I have not attempted an up-do since my hair has become this length. I find it hard to come up with ideas on how to style the length and volume on top….I also do not have too many accessories to help with the look…so a lot of pins and 1 large elastic band had to do. I also made sure to apply coconut oil to my hair for some shine!
My final results….(prior to make-up),
I achieved this style by first sectioning off a portion at the very top of my head to create the chignon (large twists on top).
Once that portion was out of my way, I spritzed the back and side (temple) sections of my hair with my spritz to make my hair more malleable.
I brushed the spritzed sections into a high ponytail…swooped the sides towards the back and the back portion upwards to try to create the high ponytail.
Once that was secure-I started to pin. Any portion of hair that was loose was then rolled, tucked and pinned away. This was not easy for me only because I wanted to get the look of the top portion just right.
Of course it did not look like my inspiration’s up-do per se….but then again I am not her. Since I try not to place un-realistic goals in my path and I am happy to be working with what I have, I got over looking at my inspiration’s up-do and focused on mine.
Not bad in the end…there will always be another chance to perfect this style some more…and more importantly I had a blast networking, meeting new people and dancing the night away with some old friends! I am definitely shy-by-nature and I loved how this atmosphere provided the platform to put my shy-ness to the side. I met some lovely naturals at this event as well!
Below are some pics from the event. If I met you there Last Saturday Night please hit me up with any comments, questions and/or your own hair story 😉
Hope to see you at the next SALUT Ottawa event!