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Locs in Cartagena, Colombia

For this holiday season, my brother, mother and I went to Cartagena. It is a beautiful city on the coast of Colombia, burgeoned with life and character. It was one of my first big trips outside of the US since I’ve had locs, so I was curious to note whether or not I would see people with locs in Cartagena…

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Locs & Art: 4 Beautiful Pieces

Art feeds the soul just as food nourishes our bodies. Here are a few pieces by some very talented people. Please follow these hardworking artists and support their craft by visiting their pages, viewing their galleries, pondering their meanings, and purchasing available pieces so we can continue to be inspired. After all, what is life without art? 1. Look familiar? This is…

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Could Rihanna’s Faux Locs Mean More?

Rihanna’s faux locs have been cropping up in celebrity news this past week and a half. However, you won’t see the the above photo in her recent Instagram feed. Does it look familiar? It’s actually from 2012 when she wore faux locs for the American Idol Finale. She is taking a slightly different look with her faux locs this time though…

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15 Favorite Carnival Looks; Locs, Faux Locs, & More

Brief History For those that may not know, the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival festivities have their roots beginning from the 18th century. Carnival, or carnevale, is an Italian word which translates to “to put away meat” (carne: meat & vale: farewell). This was in reference to the Catholic observance of abstaining from meat on Fridays during lent. French plantation owners had their own…

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