Beauty Inspiration: Timeless Boxed Plaits For Protective Styling

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For me, this style never gets old. I’ve worn boxed plaits since middle school as a way to give my hair a break from everyday styling and grooming, which would sometimes be too much for my hair. It was definitely a style that gave my mother a break during the summer when I would travel and do all kinds of activities that would wear and tear on my hair (such as swimming among other things).  While browsing the net, I was inspired to try different styles with my boxed plaits and decided to post some beautiful pics of women we know rocking them… Yes, including ME! 😉 Check them out and be inspired.

Solange Beyonce and Solange
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Lashontae “Tae” Heckard
Christina Milian
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Featured Dream Chaser: From hair fanatic to Founder & President of Rochelle Yanique, Inc.

I know her as Rochelle Boreland, a beautiful young lady who is hard-working  and a for sure “go-getter.” Rochelle and I met while attending the University of Miami, and although we didn’t get the opportunity to become bff’s, I could always sense that  we share a common thread… our passion for hair and all things beauty related. Its one of those things that you just know when it’s in your presence… 🙂

Anyway, when Rochelle and I crossed paths again several months ago  and she  informed me of her hopes to turn her passion for hair into a business, I couldn’t have been more excited for her. What makes me even prouder is that she didn’t just sit on the idea, from that day on she’s been making moves to the best of her abilities and watching miracles unfold. Rochelle has officially incorporated her business Rochelle Yanique, INC., through which she offers her specialty “Protective Styling” technique that keeps the natural hair protected, while maintaining the ability to rock the latest styles. But that’s not all. For years Rochelle has been a huge connoisseur  of hair products and has developed some useful techniques, and she’s decided to share some of her own tried-and-true expertise on RochelleYanique.com with women and girls alike.

The fact that Rochelle recognizes her passion and gifts, and she’s willing to share them with the world, is what makes her an ultimate dream chaser. #teamdreamchasers

Feel free to visit her blog www.rochelleyanique.tumblr.com ,  become a fan on Facebook  , and follow her on  Twitter to stay on top of her latest tips. Also, check out her mini bio below.

 ROCHELLE: In My Own Words

Hair fanatic, and future elected official with dreams of one day changing the world! I believe a truly talented person can be great at many things. For that reason, I have stepped beyond my love of government to explore my passion.

Long, short, natural, curly I love it all! Hair is my favorite accessory and quite frankly, the final touch on any look. After years of visiting hair salons and spending large amounts of money, I decided to compile my favorite affordable products and techniques to share with girls just like me. Although I am no expert, through Rochelle Yanique, Inc. I intend to share all that I have tried– and more importantly, what WORKS.

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