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This Flatiron Will Save Transitioning Tresses

This Flatiron Will Save Transitioning Tresses

Theorie's new flatiron gets unrelaxed roots sleeker than sleeker than SLEEK.

Theorie’s new flatiron gets unrelaxed roots sleeker than sleeker than SLEEK. Jourdan and Chanel- sleek.

Hey ladies,

My favorite part of being a Shake Your Beauty intern is the events. I get to meet new people, throw back some bubbly, and indulge in new product worship! A beauty blogger’s dream. But every now and then an event changes your life.


Remember when Carrie met Big? Or when Dwayne Wayne saw Whitley? You knew it was going to be something major. Well, I recently had that moment. Girls, my transitioning hair has been an issue in the heat – it won’t hold a Bantu knot curl or 2-strand twist long enough for me to snap a selfie! Plus, it’s too puffy at the roots to wear straight. So, it’s in a topknot, everyday. But last week it all changed, after I experienced Theorie’s luxe hair products at their launch event.


What wasn’t luxe was the extreme humidity NYC was giving that day. I must have been fiddling with my pouf because a lovely stylist offered to give me a quick once-over with the Theorie Saga Collection Digital Flatiron. I declined (my unrelaxed roots laugh at flat irons), but she insisted. WELL. This flat iron took my hair from curly-kinky to bone straight in seconds. Never mind that I’d just walked six blocks through a wet blanket of humidity! Apparently, the iron has titanium plates that compress water molecules out of hair. It also comes with a textile cord that’s wrapped in fabric so it never overheats. Incredible! My hair had so much bounce and my roots were Dominican-salon-straight.


It’s like NASA went into making hair tools. Except spaceships don’t come in leather boxes with genuine silver labels.



Haute Hair for Obama!

Haute Hair for Obama!

Ladies! My president is black! WOOOT! The only proper way for a beauty girl to celebrate four mo’bama years in the White House is by giving glam hair. Don’t you agree? As always, The Fly Cut is here to help you on your mane mission. We’re now offering discounted services to the natural haircare salon that started it all, Brooklyn’s Khamit Kinks!

When you talk about the OG’s of natural hairstyling and haircare, Khamit Kinks Salon shines like a beacon among a zillion imitators. Founded in 1989, the chemical-free mecca has reached legendary status based on proprietress Anu Prestonia’s effortlessly chic styling – she all but introduced Senegalese Twists, Goddess Braids, Trini Braids and the Cherokee to the masses – and superstar devotees like Lenny Kravitz, Angela Bassett, L. Boogie and Oprah Winfrey (yep) singing her praises. The best part? Prestonia isn’t just fascinated by healthy hair, she also is committed to a healthy lifestyle – and as a Hatha Yoga instructor, encourages her clients to practice healthy eating and fitness habits, as well. With Anu’s glorious styles, genius staff and pretty-hair-starts-on-the-inside perspective, it’s no wonder that Khamit Kinks’ work has graced the likes of Essence, The New York Times, The View and CNN! And now, on The Fly Cut, we’re thrilled to bring you exclusive Khamit Kinks deals for two whole weeks. Listen, you powered thru Sandy and election stress. You deserve this, woman.

On, score a wildly coveted Khamit Kinks consultation for free! Simply  purchase an Anu Essentials Shampoo and Conditioner for $36 ($71 Value).

Naturalistas, You Need This.

Naturalistas, You Need This.

Hola muchachitas!  Time for my weekly The Fly Cut plug.  If you live anywhere near NYC and happen to be a glam naturalista (at any stage of the situation, transitioning to full-on freedom hair), you must head over to TFC and score deals to Brooklyn’s Evolution Green Room Salon.  This zen-sational space on Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill is eco-friendly, non-toxic, organic and yet profoundly uncrunchy.  Total glamour.  The uber-green stylists and technicians create a 5-star, deluxe environment, and all of their clients leave feeling a little sexier than they did that morning.  From two-stand twists and starter locs to haute updos and blow-outs, the options are endless.  And until Monday, TFC members can get up to 80% off of select services.  Get into it!!