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Safety Pins's Blog – August 2010 Archive (6)

Will mainstream attention threaten natural entrepreneurs?

As naturals, we tend to be excited when the ‘mainstream’ picks up on the trends in our community. But what if this attention destroys natural entrepreneurship? I have worked in the beauty industry for the last 11 years as a professional makeup artist. In my retail beauty days, I was often invited to exclusive trainings and launch parties by some of the top tier luxury beauty and hair brands. Over time I noticed something different in the atmosphere; there seemed to be more…
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Added by Safety Pins on August 23, 2010 at 4:36pm — 7 Comments

Tattoo of the week: Raven Supreme

This week we are featuring a Canadian 20-year-old artist, Raven Supreme. She only has three tattoos, but they don't go unnoticed with the unique placements of all three. Our favorite is the little Ms. Packman she has tucked away on her neck, but the birds calf tattoo she sports is pretty dope as well. Thanks Ms. Raven for submitting your ink, very nice work. Don't forget to submit your tattoos to whitney@afropunk.com to…
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Added by Safety Pins on August 18, 2010 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Tired of the trends, Afro-punk member creates own line

It was excruciatingly hot and I had under an hour to get to East Williamsburg to meet up with fashion designer, Maat Oguntunde. The L train took forever to arrive and even longer to get there, after all it was a Saturday afternoon. Blackberry clutched in my right hand, messenger bag strapped over my shoulder stuffed with junk, and sunglasses sliding down my nose from sweat I rushed out the Morgan Avenue train…
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Added by Safety Pins on August 18, 2010 at 4:00pm — 8 Comments

When Your Fro Just Ain't Workin, Check out Oyin Handmade

Options for natural hair are much more vast than we seem to believe. Whether you go for a loc and twist style or a short fro, maintaining it is always an issue. My senior year of high school was transition city for me. This meant no perms and no chemical bullshit. With no more perms came a head full of coarse hair and no products to keep it nourished and unbreakable. I tried locs, a bald head and now I am rocking a fade/fro style. But still the idea of finding products that…
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Added by Safety Pins on August 13, 2010 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Tattoo of the week: Cali's fav prick, B. Girad

She's at 100 tattoos and counting, with no plans to stop any time soon. We found Britanie Girard for our tattoo of the week feature from a friend on Afropunk.com who was mesmerized by Britanie's ink and beauty. And could you blame him? Originally from California, Britanie now lives in New York as a body piercer and tattoo shop manager. She is covered…
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Added by Safety Pins on August 11, 2010 at 6:30pm — 5 Comments

TATTOO OF THE WEEK: THE BEAUTY OF A TOMBOY



Our tattoo of the week section has taken some twist and turns over the last several weeks. When we originally considered doing this section, we planned to feature one person each week who submitted us the best images of their tattoos, however, we received an overwhelming response from our post last week of beautiful…
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Added by Safety Pins on August 5, 2010 at 5:30pm — 22 Comments

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