April Adams, Winner Of Elasta QP’s Kitchen Beautician Contest Shares Insight On How To Make Hair Bows
Last month, Elasta QP and MadameNoire teamed up to find the best “Kitchen Beauticians” in the nation. Participants had to upload a photograph or video to Instagram showcasing their best at home hairdos and include the branded social hashtag #MNKitchenBeautician and one beautician stole the show. April Adams of New York created a hair bow that was chic and simple, perfect for a brunch date. Check out our interview with April where we discussed everything from hair care to how she created such an intricate hair designs.
MadameNoire: How did you get your start in cosmetology?
April Adams: I’ve been doing hair since I was a child, but professionally I’ve been doing hair since 2009.
MN: What is something every hairdresser wants to tell their clients but never does?
AA: [Hairdressers] never want to tell their clients when they’re balding. So, you have to ask nicely if they’re doing something different with their hair—especially when they install weaves.
MN: How can Black women protect their edges during the summertime?
AA: It’s important to go to hairdressers who specialize in hair care. Some hair braiders will only offer you the style but not worry about your hair’s breaking points it’s important to use moisturizing products on your hair.
MN: How did you create the winning hairstyle?
AA: Well [I] first installed a partial vixen which is the back half of the head [that has] full weave [installed]. Afterward, I went curled [both] the weave and [the client’s] leave out so both the weave and natural hair blended. I, then, parted of the back and put the top into a half up half down style and watched a YouTube video [to learn] how to make a bow in hair.