It’s My 5 Year Blog Anniversary! (And Let’s Also Celebrate Because I’ve Kept The Same Hair Color For 6 Months!)

Hello There Fabbies! Today marks year FIVE that http://www.fabandravenous.com has been up and running. Can you believe that?! FIVE. YEARS. That’s how long it takes to graduate college for some people! (or high school depending on if teachers was hating with the grades hahaha). Five years is how long it takes me to do Zé’s hair. Five years is how long I’ve been sketching designs. Five years is how long it takes me to fold laundry after it’s been sitting in the basket all week. Five years is almost all of Vito’s life! Five years is a long time to be doing anything if you ask me. And well, here I am, five years later: still blogging!

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My Interview With Raina Williams, Celebrity Hair & Makeup Artist Extraordinaire!

Happy Friday Fabbies! Recently I had a chance to chat with the ultra fabulous, Trinidadian Raina Williams, a veteran celebrity makeup and hairstylist, blogger, and business owner of her super successful lash line, Sassi. Raina is actually my “cousin”! She was married to my first cousin years ago, and they have a son together, Malachi. Raina, 38, has 3 boys total, and they live in New York currently.

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Raina was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, (and has the BEST New York accent to show for it lol), and has lived quite a decorated life in the beauty industry. She has been a licensed cosmetologist for 18 years, included being licensed in the 3 states of: New York, Mississippi, and North Carolina. Over the course of her illustrious career, Raina has carved out a name for herself, possessing the skills to do it all. She has done hair and makeup for countless celebrities, including Marla Maples (Donald Trump’s second wife), Tara Wallace of Love and Hip Hop, Ericka Page White of TNTs, “Nashville Wives”, and is currently the resident hairstylist for the uber successful Bethenny Frankel, the creator of the Skinnygirl Brand, and also reality tv star of the hit show, The Real Housewives of New York City. 

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New Hair Who Dis?

Hey Fabbies! Happy Tuesday! The other day, I dyed my hair RED! I’m talking, bright as a stop sign red. (And to be even more specific, the color is called “Red Passion” by Manic Panic. I have known for a months now that red would be next hair color, because I had become fixated on doing a bright, cheery hair color next. I have had red hair before back in 2016 (you can see the photos from those looks HERE), but this time I plan to keep the red color for longer than a month! Ha! Red is such a fun and vibrant color in general, so dying my hair, then donning a long red weave ponytail with it just screams “I’m gonna have such a popping ass Spring!”  Continue reading “New Hair Who Dis?”

Outfit Of The Day: Entire Year 2017 Edition!

Happy New Year Fabbies! I hope you had a wonderful time bringing in the New Year! My New Year’s Eve was spent working on exciting things that I have in store for 2018! (More on that later, hehe. I have to so much to fill you guys in on!)  I also pretty much spent a good part of my weekend organizing my workspace at home, and organizing inventory for FRB. I wanted to make sure that I started the New Year off with everything sorted, compartmentalized, and ready for expansion! 😉 Continue reading “Outfit Of The Day: Entire Year 2017 Edition!”

I Changed My Hair Again! (And Again) And What Does My Husband Think of My Ever-Changing Look?

Hey Fabbies! Happy Fabulous Friday! You all already know that I love changing and having fun with my hair. I mean, I have a whole category on my blog titled “Hairstyles” that shows the different things I’ve done over the years. And some way or another, over time I have learned to dye/braid/weave ponytail my own hair. Thanks to the wonderment that is YouTube, Hair and Braiding Tutorials have become my best friend, and I have basically taught myself how to bleach, braid, and dye my own hair. Now, I am in no way saying that I am this hair guru or some professional, but I have been happy with the outcome of my hair experiments, and have continued to have fun with my ever-changing looks! Continue reading “I Changed My Hair Again! (And Again) And What Does My Husband Think of My Ever-Changing Look?”

Let’s Get Lost In The Drama of Hair!

Who’s in the mood for some hair talk? I am going on month 2 now with sporting my green hair, and know that sometime in March, it will be time to change my hair color. I mean, one cannot just keep green hair the entire year! As of today, I have no idea what color or style that I want to do next, so during these times, I love to browse Instagram and Pinterest for hair inspiration. Well over the past few days, I have found more than just inspiration–I have found art! Continue reading “Let’s Get Lost In The Drama of Hair!”

My Year 2016 In Hairstyles!

Happy New Year almost! Okay it’s not quite the New Year yet, but I wanted to do a post on my various hairstyles, hair colors, and just all around craziness that I have done with my hair for the entire year of 2016 as we come to a close. Year after year, I continue to have fun with my hair, by experimenting with colors, braids, twists, and really just whatever I feel I am in the mood for. (You can look back at some of my hairstyles over the last few years here: https://fabandravenous.com/category/hairstyles/. I honestly color and bleach my hair with reckless abandon. If the dye says keep it on your hair for 20 minutes, I typically push it to 40 minutes. I know I know! My hair is gonna fall out right?! Haha ehhh…if it does then I’ll just start over and do something more fabulous. I do try to take care of my hair  by washing/moisturizing/deep conditioning it as best as I can, but I’m no hair expert when it comes to the healthfulness of one’s hair. I just kind of…go. Continue reading “My Year 2016 In Hairstyles!”

I Took My Braids Out!

Happy Friday Fabbies! After having my pink, individual braids for two and a half months, I decided it was time to take them out! (You can watch me getting my hair done on my YouTube vlog here). As the temperatures continue to rise here in Arizona, the braids were just too much hair for that heat! Last week the temperatures reached 118 degrees! We take the kids outside almost every single day to play in the pool if we’re at home, and I usually swim with the kids too. So all of the (luxurious lol) braids were just a bit too much. I am so proud of myself though, because that’s the long est I’ve kept braids (or any hairstyle for that matter) in my hair in a loooong time! Continue reading “I Took My Braids Out!”