Category Archives: Fashion

Maroon Hair: Maroon Braids & 4 Other Great Ways to Rock It

The 21st century has come with lots of hairstyles and trends, with colored hair being one of the most popular. As you go past many beautiful women on the streets of Kampala, at places of work, and especially at universities, you can’t help but notice that they sport two or more colors in their hair. The color that seems to be most sought after is maroon. This is a color that will leave you amazed by its beauty when blended or used alone. Women irrespective of skin color, shape of face, and age have rocked maroon hair in various forms. This is because maroon … Continue reading

8 Latest Hairstyles in Nairobi, Kenya or The Beauty of Plaits & Braids

I recently changed my Facebook profile picture and got many comments from friends telling me how gorgeous I look. I received their compliments graciously, but to tell you the truth, I half-expected them. It’s not that I am vain or full of myself (at least I don’t think so); rather, I am just fully aware of how flattering plaited hairstyles are on me. In fact, that’s why I had my hair styled that way. I was going away on vacation with a special someone and wanted to make sure that I looked beautiful—all the time—with minimal fuss. (Keep reading until the end … Continue reading

Kanga Sayings: Exploring the World of Kanga Writings

For as long as I can remember, I have always been a great lover of kanga, the East African cotton fabric with bold designs, bright colors, and a Swahili saying, aphorism, or slogan printed along its bottom border. If you’ve ever seen children wearing kanga wrapped around their bodies and tied behind their necks, then you have a perfect picture of me as a child. If you were to drop by my house unannounced today and I didn’t have a chance to run and change into something “decent", then chances are you would find me in a kanga, though this … Continue reading

Mr Price Kenya, Mr Pice Mlimani City / Mr Price Dar Es Salaam & What You Can Expect to Find There

I can still remember the day when I first became aware of the existence of Mr Price Kenya. The year was 2007. I was driving along Ngong Road in Nairobi near Prestige Plaza. I looked up to see a huge banner announcing the opening of a home furnishing store called Mr Price Home at the Westgate Centre in Westlands. I found the idea of a home furnishing store interesting and made a mental note to check out the store the next time I was in its vicinity.

How to Retwist Your Own Dreads & More on Growing Dreadlocks

Can I let you in on a secret? Although I absolutely love the look of dreadlocks, I don’t have the patience nor the commitment necessary to grow them. It’s true—I’ve tried four times so far and no matter what I do, about six months into the locking process, I simply wash out my dreadlocks and do something else with my hair. Still, every so often, I get tempted to try again. As you can probably infer, I am flirting with the idea right now hence this post. Want to flirt-with-the-idea along with me? How about it? Today, let’s talk about dreadlocks! First, … Continue reading