Monica Stevens ‘Mo Knows Hair’ Natural Hair Journey

 

mo knows hairMy first memories of hair styling are of me cutting and curling my dolls’ hair. My mother was not too thrilled about me essentially ruining these toys she’d spent her hard-earned money to buy for me, but she let me do it, and I’m so glad she did. I was always interested in how I could manipulate hair to create new looks. I would go to my cousin’s shop as a kid and watch her and the other stylists give relaxers, do roller sets, and cut and color hair. I would then go home and try to emulate what I’d seen.

I began doing my own hair in fifth grade. My early experiments with styling were cutting my own bangs and figuring out how to do a perfect “Shirley Temple” spiral curl. Throughout high school, friends would ask me to style their hair for picture day and prom, and in college I did hair for friends before big events and parties in my dorm room.

Over the years, I’ve helped friends and family care for their hair from the most drastic of hair emergencies to regular maintenance. What I’ve learned is that all hair is different. Even if two people seemingly have similar hair types, how their hair reacts to products and methods of styling will still differ. I believe it’s all about finding common themes in hair care that apply to everyone and modifying the products, methods and tools used to achieve desired results.

For years, friends and family encouraged me to start a hair blog. So, after much debate with myself, I decided to do it. I launched moknowshair.com in September of 2013 to be a resource for all hair textures and types, and the journey has been amazing. Every time someone leaves a comment on a tutorial or Instagram post telling me how something I shared helped make their journey better, my heart smiles.

Hair care is a priority for everyone. We express who we are with clothing, makeup, accessories and especially our hair. It takes time and patience to find what works and how to manage care. But once you figure it out, you can enjoy coming up with new ways to style your hair and feel confident in how it looks and behaves.

My goal is to be a resource to those looking for help and inspiration. For me, it’s been relatively easy to have styles I want because it comes naturally to me, and the knowledge I share is self-taught. However, I know the task of hair care and styling can be cumbersome and confusing for some, so my hope is through educational tutorials and detailed reviews, I can remove the mystery around hair care, product selection and styling methods, and show that healthy hair is available to everyone. It doesn’t have to be a struggle, or a burden; it should be a beautiful expression of who you are.

 

Connect with me on all social media outlets (IG, YouTube, FB, Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr) as “MoKnowsHair” and at moknowshair.com.

Met Gala 2015 – Our Best Dressed

The Met Gala is one our of favourite nights of the year! This year the theme was China: Through The Looking Glass held in New York!

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looked very glamorous in a rose gold Versace dress. Her hair was swept up with a dark red lipstick.

Kate Hudson wore a stunning gold sequinned dress by Michael Kors. Her was in a loose top knot with a lovely headpiece accessory.

Dakota Johnston wore a glittery Chanel Haute Couture mini dress, she definitely turned heads!

Going somewhere special… take your Denman D14 Handbag Diamante Brush with you to touch-up on-the-go!

beyonce and kimThis year at the Met Gala all eyes were on Beyonce and Kim Kardashian in their very nude, revealing and sparkling dresses! Their dresses were very similar but who do you think wore it better? Let us know on our Twitter Page: @DenmanBrush or Facebook Page

 

Pretty In Pink Ponytail

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We love this pretty ponytail as it is perfect for a shopping day out or for a dinner date night! Our Denman Pink Tangle Tamer Ultra brush is perfect for detangling long hair without pulling or tugging the hair. Great to smooth all the hair back from the face without any bumps. Secure the ponytail with an elastic and than add a ribbon!

Pink Tangle Tamer Ultra Front backThe NEW Denman Pink Tangle Tamer Ultra is available on the Denman Online UK Website

Pixie Lott’s New Hairstyle

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Source: dailymail.com

Pixie Lott has shown off her new edgy hairstyle at the Olivier Awards last night! She has gone for a full choppy fringe with loose beach waves and we think it really suits her! Her black floor length dress is stunning and really shows of her new look.

Blowdry your hair using the Denman D74 Thermo-Neon Hot Curl Brush. Wrap a section of hair around the barrel and hold the hairdryer for a few seconds and then release. This will add a little bit of curl and wave into the hair.

 

Lucy Mecklenburgh – Pretty In Pastels!

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Lucy Mecklenburgh looks stunning in a pastel pink dress that had a laser cut black skirt over the top. This is a completely different look for Lucy but we think she looks amazing! Most of all we particularly like her bouncy blowdry! This look is great for date night as well as a girly shopping day!

1. Wash your hair and dry it until it is about 60 percent dry and a little bit damp.

2. Take the Denman D75 Hot Curl Brush (USA) and blowdry your hair in sections starting at the bottom. This brush is great for adding curl to the hair as it has a heat retaining barrel.

3. For more volume, gently backcomb the hair at the roots with the Denmnan D91 Dressing Out Brush (USA).

Glossy Side Curls

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It’s nearly the weekend … which means it’s time to get glammed up for a night out on the town! We love painting our nails, applying fake tan and getting our hair prepped as well as trying to decide to wear and how we are going to accessorise it!

Our glossy side curls are super easy to create and will look great with any outfit you decide to wear.

1. Curl the hair using curling tongs or straighteners, whichever you prefer.

2. Once the hair is curled, take the Denman D82M Boar Bristle Brush and gently brush the curls to give you a softer and glossy finish.

3. Finish with hairspray for extra hold all night long!

Messy Side Hair

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We love this glamorous look, perfect for a night out and teamed with with some red lipstick for a more dramatic effect!

1. When your hair is wet, take the Denman Lime Green Precision Pin Tail Comb and deeply part your hair to your preferred side.

2. Apply mousse to the hair and blowdry it using the diffuser and scrunch the hair.

3. When the hair is completely dry finish with a texturising spray.

 

The Denman Guide To Afro Hair

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Each strand of afro-textured hair grows in tiny spring-like, spiral shapes. The overall effect is that it appears (and feels) denser than straight hair. It should also be said that afro-textured hair is difficult to categorise because of the many different variations it has from person to person. Those variations include pattern, size, density, strand diameter and feel.

Due to the unique shape of afro-textured hair, it is also very prone to breakage when combed or brushed. Therefore, it is essential to choose the correct hairbrush  for this hair type. Denman have a wide range of brushes designed especially for afro hair.

Junior GreenThe Free-Flow has many advantages when working with Afro hair; it’s great at the backwash and for de-tangling thick natural Afro hair or extension weaves. I always start off with the Free-Flow when rough drying (to remove excess water). The paddle brush on the other hand is amazing for dressing out sets, finishing and when wanting to create big hair or soft sexy waves. Junior Green – Junior Green Salon Knightsbridge, London. BHA Afro Hairdresser of the Year.

D31D31 Freeflow Brush

This medium 7-row grooming brush has widely spaced pins set into a half-round pad, making it perfect for producing movement in the hair. Ideal for detangling afro hair.

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D41 Freeflow Brush

This large 9-row grooming brush has widely spaced pins set into a half-round pad, making it perfect for producing movement in the hair. Effective for detangling long, afro hair.

D83D83 Large Paddle Brush

This paddle brush is perfect for gently grooming hair. The ball-ended nylon pins are set into an air-cushioned natural rubber pad for extra softness on the scalp.

 

Cheryl’s Gorgeous New Bob!

cheryl's new hairSource: Cheryl Official Instragram and Dailymail.com

Cheryl Fernandez Versini is the next celeb to get the chop! She has ditched her long luscious locks and gone for a gorgeous volumious bob! Cheryl isn’t the only one who has gone shorter, recently celebs such as Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift have also debuted a similar look. So… is the bob making a comeback for Summer 2015… We think so!

Maintain your new bob at home using the Denman Medium Head Hugger brush (USA). This brush will allow you to gain root-lift and volume in the hair when blowdrying.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday 15th March!

We all know that Mummy’s love flowers and chocolates on Mother’s day, but why not treat your mum to something extra special and something that she will love!

Denman Tutti Frutti Fragranced Brush

Tutti Frutti 1The Denman Tutti Frutti Fragranced range is the perfect gift for yor mum… it’s colourful, fruity and smells AMAZING!! We have 6 fruity fragrances to choose from: Strawberry, Dewberry, Orange, Lemon, Apple and Coconut. See the range here!

Denman Be-Bop Bright Detangling Brush

D6 Brights Loose - cut outThe Denman Be-Bop Bright Detangling Brush is ideal for any mummy with long hair. It is perfect for detangling hair in the shower as well as giving a gentle head massage. See them here!

Denman Popper Brush

D7 Pink OpenThe Denman Popper Brush is great for a busy mummy! Small enough to fit into your handbag and it’s great for on-the-go styling! Get it here!