Lorraine Massey – What did you do to your hair today?

Cala Renee Salon hosted Lorraine Massey, founder and co-owner of Devacurl in a talk, demo and book signing today.  Lorraine appeared at only 2 Massachusetts locations, Cala Renee in Beverly, MA and Brookline Booksmith.  Lucky us!  She is funny, modest, gave some great tips — and check out the tights and shoes!  I got 2 Curly Girl books autographed, one for me and one for one lucky winner of my upcoming giveaway; so stay tuned!

During her informal Q&A  I asked her – “what did you do to your hair today?”  Her answer surprised me a bit.  She washed and styled the night before with her gel, and diffused.  She said she left the gel “cast” on (that hard crusty feel) and slept with her hair spread back on the pillow.  This morning she let it soften in the shower and scrunched out the crunch.  She doesn’t use a shower cap but doesn’t let it get wet-wet; just a bit of spray.  So check out her 2nd day hair.  She also said she can go 3-4 days by just refreshing curls piece by piece with Devacurl One Condition and water or a mix of Mist-er Right. She doesn’t do every curl, just the ones that need it.  This method is almost exactly what I do with Loma Imply and Qhemet Olive & Honey Hydrating Balm. Sweet!


Quick pony/pineapple with twisted & pinned front hair - I'm trying this for sleeping

I'm 5'8 and Lorraine in high heels must be 5'4"

Love the tights and shoes!



Devacurl Cupcake tower




Boston, MA Hair Meetup – Secret of Hair Terms & Techniques for Natural Curlies

Know these secrets – know your hair!

Scrunching, shingling, and plopping – oh my!  The terminology and techniques for natural curls, coils and kinks can be like a foreign language. What does it all mean for your hair?

If you ever wondered what these strange words mean and which of the many hair techniques, product types and ingredients  work for your hair, this is the Meetup for you.  Get the information that helps you decide what’s important and what you want to try. No need to spend valuable time surfing the web (unless you want to).  Meet other naturals, take away useful information and goodies, and leave what you don’t need behind.

You’ll have a chance to network, then we’ll have the presentation, Q&A and discussion. And finally — the raffle! There will be at LEAST 3 giveaways!  Additional raffle tickets will be available at $4.00 each so you can have more chances to win!

Suggested Donation of $10.00 includes a $4.00 raffle ticket for cool giveaways, refreshments, freebies and more.

Suggested Donation: $10.00 – includes:
– A raffle ticket worth $4.00 gives you a chance to win some hot products.
– Refreshments
– Freebies and samples
– All handouts

When: Saturday, November 20th, from 12 Noon to 2:00 pm

Who can attend? This event is open to curls, coils and kinks of all persuasions as well as Boston Natural Meetup members.

To register: Natural Hair Meetup members can register at the Meetup page. If you are not a member and want to join, you can join the meetup group here.  If you want to attend but not join the Meetup Group, please contact me at suburbanbushbabe@gmail.com to register.


Body By Brandy/The Wellness Studio
2181 Washington Street
Roxbury, MA 02119

12 to 12:30 pm – Sign in, network and talk hair!
12:30 to 1:45 pm – Presentation and Q&A
1:45 to 2:00 pm – Raffle and wrap-up

Our goal is to provide you an enjoyable experience in the best space possible at a reasonable price. The Wellness Center at Body By Brandy is centrally located in Boston, MA and accessible by car and public transportation with ample on street parking. It is a spacious, serene, and comfortable studio with sofas and other seating – the perfect venue to relax,connect, mingle and learn. Your donation covers site rental and equipment fees as well as giveaways, light refreshments and samples.

Try a Nia class in Boston this Monday 9/13

On Monday, 9/13 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm I am guest teaching a Nia class at Body by Brandy. You are invited! Address is below. Body by Brandy is a members only club so naturally members get precedence in attending. However, I got the okay to put the word out to non-members.  There is no charge for this class but space is limited.  Just RSVP to me by e-mail if you are attending, and plan to show up around 10 minutes before the class to register and sign the standard waiver.  If you are interested in membership, free multi-day passes are available.  This is a one-time event. Nia classes typically cost $15.00 each.

Nia is the “Love Your Body” workout. From the soles of your bare feet to your fingertips, Nia connects you to the joy of moving for pure pleasure, play and well being.  Take a Nia class and be seduced by the music, experience a pleasurable, effective cardio experience, and be prepared to play!

E-mail me with any questions – suburbanbushbabe@gmail.com

Nia class, Monday, September 13th at 7pm

Body by Brandy Fitness Center

2181 Washington Street, 2nd Floor

Roxbury, MA 02119

Gym phone 617-422-2187

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