Tell me about yourself!
I'm Connie Bell. A twenty year hair stylist who is committed and passionate about proper treatment of one’s hair. I pursed my career as a stylist at the Baltimore Studio of Hair Design. I realized that training was the key to success in the hair care industry. My goal is to build relationships with my customers and education them on how to maintain their hair at home, and those clients who are transitioning from chemical treated hair to natural hair.
Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper? What was your journey like?
I was a transitioned. My journey took a lot of patience, because my hair was long and I didn’t want to do the big chop. Even though at time I did cut of more than I wanted to speed up the process.
Had you always embraced your texture?
How did family and friends react to your decision to go natural? What was your response to them?
My mother always told me I didn’t need chemicals because the texture of my hair was wavy. My friends/ clients where a little surprise; some even followed my journey with my help.
Describe your hair (fine or coarse, thin or thick, highly porous, low, etc.)
My hair is thick and wavy.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done to your hair?
I colored it blond some years ago.
What’s your biggest hair related regret?
I really don’t have any regrets.
What's your current hair routine? How often do you wash, condition, and style? Favorite products! Deets!
I shampoo my hair once a week, followed by a moisturizer, followed by a hot oil treatment once a month.
What’s your favorite hairstyle? Where do you get hairstyle inspiration?
I like to wear my hair in bantu knots, flat twists, flexi-rods, roller sets etc. I get my inspiration from Pintrest, CurlyNikki, and Naptural85
Who is your curl crush?
How do you maintain your hair at night?
I wrap my hair in a silk bonnet
How do you maintain healthy length?
I trim my hair every 3 weeks. I keep heat away from my hair. I do a lot of set styles.
What's the best thing about being natural?
Omg! I don’t have to worry about relaxers every 6 weeks. I can wet my hair and go. I can workout.
Where can folks find you on the web?