My thoughts about Dominicans con Rizos

Posted on January 24, 2014

I have been asked quite a bit why I decided to do the segment “Dominicans con Rizos” and here are my reasons.  When I was younger I remember walking by a Dominican hair salon on my block and hearing the loud sounds of the blow dryers and seeing women sitting in a row under huge hairdryers with pink covers protecting their ears. I would watch through the window and see all these women getting they’re hair straightened and wondering “why”?  I meanRead More

Curly Girl Diaries- Episode 1

Posted on January 8, 2014

Heeeeeeeey! I am honored to be the very first segment of the Curly Girl Diaries Project for 2014!  This project was created by my super creative and talented buddy Pete Monsanto of FlyLifeImages. I’m not sure if you all remember him but he was the photographer of my post ‘Impromptu Shoot- NYC’.  Ok so here’s how it all went down.  As I arrived on location, I introduced myself to the lovely makeup artist Nicole Frances and Shayne Brooks filming behind the scene video and stills andRead More

un-ruly.com Presents You Can Touch My Hair, A Short Film

Posted on October 22, 2013

I had the wonderful opportunity of attending the private screening of “You Can Touch My Hair, a Short Film” presented by un-ruly.com in partnership with Pantene Pro-V in New York City.  Un-ruly.com held a two day public art exhibit on June 6, 2013 in Union Square – the crowd and emotions that it created were astounding….Check it out! DAY 1 DAY 2 The screening of the film was followed by a panel discussion featuring expert cultural critic and writer Michaela Angela Davis, Un’ruly founder Antonia Opiah, model/vloggerRead More

TAL·ENT·ED- Bonafide Rojas

Posted on September 26, 2013

I had the opportunity of randomly meeting Bonafide while walking the streets of Soho over a decade ago and our curly Boriqua connection lead to a friendship.  I was always very intrigued on how one person could bear so much talent but he DID!  Check out what I mean…. How would you describe yourself?  Well usually I am father to a wonderful little boy named John Pablo, who almost everything I do is for him in some shape or form, I’mRead More

Big Hair and Brunch! In NYC

Posted on September 13, 2013

Hola Amigos! I had the pleasure of briefly meeting Alexandra a couple of weeks ago at our mutual friend Liz’ birthday party.  She’s an author, blogger, sweetheart and she’s natural!  Wooooo Hoooo!!!! In the spring, she held the Big Hair and Brunch in DC and now she is bringing this event to NYC!  Hurry and purchase your tickets here and look forward to a fun filled time and goodies galore! Follow her: Blog: www.thegoodhairblog.com   Instagram: @alex_elle

I got a HAIRCUT at Devachan! Ok it was just a trim…

Posted on September 10, 2013

So between working my nine to cinco (five), coming up with new ideas to post, and working on some projects – I was able to squeeze in a much needed trim.  In my previous Wash Yo Rizos Day post I noticed a lot of hair breakage all over and plus I knew I needed to reshape my pelo (hair).  I was super excited to be able to get a last minute appointment with my hair angel (yep, that’s what IRead More

Impromptu Photoshoot – NYC

Posted on August 19, 2013

A couple of weeks ago I was home visiting family and friends.  After brunch at The Smith (the french toast was ahhhmazing), my friends and I decided to check out the shoe store Melissa.  While waiting for my amiga to pay for her purchase, I ended up getting into a hair convo with the employees there – from how haircuts make a difference, to how long your hair really is after straightening it, and the infamous question “Is that reeeeally all your hair”Read More