Friday, 31 October 2014

And The Winner Is.... Recap Loc Workshop and Stylist Competition

Hello everyone,

I know the blog has been exceptionally quiet this month of October, partly because my day job is taking the bulk of my time and that spirit called procrastination has started bugging me again; but not worry I intend keeping my promise to have at least 4 posts up a month and I have about 4 hours left so fingers crossed. I can still make it. Before I divert too much, Yes the Loc Workshop and Stylist Competition was two Fridays ago and it was much much fun.

We started off watching the Wetin Be Locs Sef video after a brief introduction of the essence of the workshop, highlighted Locitude loc Do's and Don'ts before going into practical proper. As the adage goes "seeing is believing" there was much to see and learn. So let's relive the moments through pictures below; and watch out for who the winner is and details of the juicy grand prize sponsored by The Kinky Apothecary.

Before we started, learnt how to separate sound on an HDMI cable,
Sounds techie.... Thanks God for Google.

Ade Balogun, Locitude - Intro to Loc Workshop & Stylist Competition.

Cross section of attendees.

Cross section of attendees.

Aunty Angela, one of our hair models.

Benita, Stylist. 

Olisah Victor of Me and U Salon.

Preaching Locs.

Focus of Hair Villagers on far left and others.

Descriptive representation of Palm rolling locs

Deola and Helen, Locitude supporters

Explaining mission moisturise and seal

African Naturalistas Stand.

The KinkyApothecary Stand.

Locitude stand

Locitude stand.

The Kinky Apothecary stand
Ways of starting locs, Model - Gbemi

Explained, the comb twist, two strand twist, finger coil and more

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Just after previewing Damian Walter's video which was prepared specially for us.

Close up tutorials on the comb twist.

Closer up.

More tutorial-ling ... Model - Aunty Angela

How to get curls, no tools -  The Loc Knots


Benita - Trying out the Loc Knots.

More on the Loc Knots.

Barrel roll how to with Model Lanre.


Cross section of the class.

The Barrel roll coming up.

Drying out Aunty Angela's loc knots and pipe cleaners.

That's the concept of getting a Barrel roll done.

Stylist from O'Natural's trying it out.

One of my pictures by Segun Adewusi - A finished Barrel role twist.

Trying out the Loc Knots on one end and the pipe cleaners on the other.

Very attentive stylists.

Stylists practicing the pipe cleaner curls.

Sunday, practicing the Loc loops

The results of our loc knots and pipe cleaners.

Workshop cross section.

The Kinky Apothecary Stand.

The Kinky Apothecary Stand.



Gbemi's hair almost all done in comb twist.

Nibi of Kinky Apothecary, Dabs of Naija hair can grow/Savvy and Chic, Me, and Kemi of KL'Naturals

Same as above ( we are just not gisting in this one)

Competition time - The contestants were selected by a ballot system and three guys were lucky to compete for the Kinky Apothecary grand prize of Win a Trip to Dubai.

Setting the rules...

Sunday of the Lagos Island Association of Barbers.

Bob of Soft Touch Salon, Yaba.

Oliseh of Me & U Salon.


Competing hard for prize money.

Competing hard for prize money

Competing hard for prize money

Competing hard for prize money

Competing hard for prize money

Competing hard for prize money

Competing hard for prize money
Oliseh finished about 10mins ahead of everyone else.
Count down to the winner is.....

Guess who was there for moral support - Akan Umoden.
And the Vote was cast.

Counting the votes.

And the winner is Oliseh Victor of Me & U Salon.

Winning hair.

Winning hair

Winning hair

Nibi and Akan Umoden.
Everyone seems to be having a good time :)


And it's a wrap.
From left to right Nibi (Kinky Apothecary), Ade (Locitude), Oliseh (Winner), Aunty Angela ( Winning hair), Jerry (Model), Sunday (Lagos Island Barbers association), Bob (Soft Touch Salon) and Tu Scarce (Model and up coming artist).
Here's to sum up what really went down in words:

- Wetin be locs Sef Video
- Do’s and Don’t of Locs – Interactive session.
- Ways of starting locs. – Starting locs with a comb twist Practical with Gbemi
- Locitude’s favourite products.
- Video Presentation with Damian Walter
-  Discussion on Damian Video
- Lunch break/refreshments.
- Benefits of Essential Oils.
- Loc knots. – Practical with Aunty Angela
- Barrel Roll Twist Tutorial with Lanre
-  Pipe cleaner curls tutorials – Practical with Aunty Angela              
- Skype call to Damian
- Loc Loops tutorials with Tu Scarce
- Competition
 - Announce Winner

- and yes we transcended to the After party – Afropolitan Vibes.

Oliseh Victor of Me & U Salon won an all expense covered 7 day trip to Dubai, which included his visa fees and arrangement, flight ticket, Accommmodation with breakfast on all day and 3 world class tours.

So looking forward to the next event it was a very good outing. A big thank you to everyone who came out and supported the cause.

Yours truly, your loc head.

Ade