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September 16, 2011

Hey Hair-nistas! In Case you havent noticed, this blog isnt the place to be anymore… Click on to get to the site with the updated blog, hair boutique and amazing pics!



See ya on the other side 😉




SONOMA Boutique and Blog LAUNCH!!!

September 15, 2011

SONOMA Hair Collection was conceived like most babies are, on a rainy, dark Saturday afternoon. After watching one too many VH1 specials and seeing one too many celebrities with the hair styles and looks that I was trying to achieve, I could not understand why I too couldn’t have the quality hair and styling that they had. 10 years of wearing weave/extensions (amongst other styles) and I definitely crowned myself a Hair-nista – it was time for me to step my game up!

After much travel and research, SONOMA Hair Collection developed a team in India who selected the best Virgin Remy Indian hair and produced a premium product. Our SONOMA NATURAL Collection is made up of Natural Indian Curly, Natural Indian Straight and Natural Indian Wavy hair.All hair is hand selected, cut, cleansed and wefted by our talented team of professionals.

SONOMA NATURAL – Indian Curly Hair

The 2nd order of business was the creation of our SONOMA MATCH Collection. This collection was a tribute to every woman who has ever walked out of the salon with natural roots that simply didn’t match her silky Indian inspired hair. (We all have witnessed such tragedy lol) Out of this vision, the team created the Caribbean Curl, Relaxed Texture Clip-in hair and the Blond Clip-in hair that has been steam treated to MATCH hair that is often difficult to MATCH with the NATURAL textures. All hair is high quality Remy Hair.

SONOMA MATCH – Caribbean Curl Hair

We expanded our market into Bermuda where we conducted a photoshoot with local models. The photoshoot, by globally recognized photographer Alex Masters realized the vision that was conceived on that rainy Saturday afternoon. Stylist/Jewelry designer Perri Gold tastefully styled the shoot, and included many of her avant-guard pieces and designs. (  &

SONOMA Hair Collection developed into a blog that has had over 10,000 views, and a following that has become more of a group of sisters sharing hair secrets and extending a hand around the globe to make sure that none of us step out of the house looking a mess!

Today, the baby has been born. Born to over 1,500 sisters who cant get enough of turning heads, exuding confidence and just being FABULOUS! Enjoy the Blog and Boutique and of course email me at!

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September 12, 2011

Lets Celebrate!


The SONOMA Hair Collection team , embarked upon a journey to turn our hair blog into a functional website and hair boutique. Today we are on the home stretch after much effort! (Whooo hoooo)


So friends, we are FINALLY..  counting down to our revamped website launch and ALL of you are invited. Join us online on Thursday, September 15, 2011 for the unveiling of the website.


Tell a friend to tell a friend. SONOMA Hair Boutique and Blog.

Check out this link to view our promotional video:


Thank you dear friends for the love. Can’t wait to share this giant moment with you.


Growth Tactics

August 31, 2011

I’m shamelessly basing this post around the fantastic news of the week! Our royal couple Beyonce and Jay-Z are expecting a baby! Its fair if you weren’t as excited as me upon hearing the news, however when my girl threw her Dolce & Gabbana sequence jacket off at the VMA’s to show off that belly, the reaction that Jay gave was priceless (as I screamed in my room)!


Anyway, all this baby talk has me in a baby  state of mind. How does this relate to hair? All of my pregnant friends rock a baby bump and a head full of thick and healthy hair. Why? Pre-natal vitamans! Apparently they feed the hair with extra nutrients that are healthy for the baby and fabulous for the hair and growth Dah-ling!. So for us who aren’t preggers, what can we do to help to push the growth of our hair along?

Here are 3 good growth aids (that I have actually tried). These work best while also giving your hair a break from blowdrying and heat – so a weave/extensions is a great option as the base braids keep your hair tucked away and healthy.

Biotin – Biotin is necessary for cell growth. Cell growth is necessary for hair growth. Biotin supplements are available in pharmacies and it assists with hair and nail growth. My Biotin product of choice? Liquid Biosil!. It truly works. Mix a couple drops with your morning juice and prepare to see results.

Nioxin Vitamins – These vitamins focus on the improvement in elasticity, thickness and collagen formation. These vitamins to help promote healthy hair and nail growth and also provide elasticity for skin to look more youthful. With patience (which I know I lack) you will see increased hair growth while using them.

Megatek – Ok. Let me preface this by saying that this treatment will sound odd, but strangely, it works! This product was originally created to promote longer and fuller hair in show horses but now it seems that it works equally as well on humans! (Not sure who the first person was to discover this but oh well!) It is now being sold for human use and you will see speedy growth rates while applying this treatment to your scalp a couple times a week. If your hair is braided up, a bottle with a nozzle works best for application.

Well there you go. We all aren’t preggers, but we can certainly have a head full of healthy hair like we are!  Happy growing!


Unconventional & Unintentional

August 26, 2011

I’m a Gemini in every true sense. I don’t like routine, I crave an element of action, I’m slightly disorderly and extremely spirited. So, very much like my personality, I prefer my hairstyles to be unintentionally chic rather than impeccable. What I’m trying to say is that I will always prefer the messy bun or up-do in comparison to the slicked back, not one hair out of place look. So you can imagine how my heart melted when I saw this recent picture of Rihanna  (Rih Rih in my head) on a yacht vacation. Her look is to die for! – The perfect combination of clean lines, bold lips and a messy up-do.

Rihanna’s loose curls which can be achieved using SONOMA Hair Collections Indian Curly hair has been maneuvered off of her neck and pinned up. The combination of her YSL tailored jumpsuit, red lip and dark sunglasses is classic.

When attempting to achieve this look with our hair extensions, ask your stylist to braid your hair in a pattern with your edges out. A circle braid  design would work well. (click on link to read our post on achieving that design)

There is nothing more head turning than effortless beauty. Achieve it with SONOMA Hair collection, and then send us the pictures! We would love to see. –

Until next time,


Parade of Beauty

August 17, 2011

It’s the most wonderful timmme of the year.  No it isn’t Christmas, not football season (but that comes in a close second)… It’s amost time for the Miss Universe pageant!  For the girly girls out there, Im sure that you will agree that nothing beats sitting on the couch with your mother, sister or friends totally mesmerized  by these perfect gazelle-esq  women parading down the runway in anticipation of winning the title of Miss Universe! (What a grandiose title).

I’ve gotten a sneak peak at the contestants and they are in for a tight race. Next to the amazing bedazzled dresses, all in gorgeous jewel tones, the thing that totally makes or breaks the women is their hair. I got a peak of the contestants on and let’s just say that competition is stiff. I chose the hair that looked most similar to Sonoma’s Hair Collection. Check out my picks below:

Miss Haiti – Anedie Azael

Miss Haiti

Miss Haiti looks gorgeous with her head crowned in her Natural curly coif.  Her eccentric look is sure to set her apart from the other contestants. Sonoma Hair Collections Caribbean Curl Hair, cut and fluffed out can give you a similar look. Its up to you to add the dash of glamour that she is giving!


Miss Sri Lanka – Stephanie Siriwardhana

Miss Sri Lanka

Miss Sri Lanka’s natural curls are almost giving her an innocence which is beautiful. Her stunning mane frames her face perfectly and has the body that I know will float down that runway when her time comes to shine. Sonoma Hair Collections Natural Indian Curl Hair can give you similar curls and body achieved by the gorgeous Miss Sri Lanka


Miss India  –  Vasuki Sunkavalli

Miss India

Miss India’s natural beauty is magnified by her natural straight black hair. Her stunning angles in her face are brought out by her crown of gorgeous black hair. Sonoma Hair Collections Natural Indian Straight Hair can assist you in achieving a similar look.


Miss Bahamas – Anastagia Pierre

Miss Bahamas

 Island princess Anastagia Pierre poses with sweeping relaxed straight hair. Her wispy style could best be achieved using Sonoma Hair Collections Relaxed Textured Clip-hair. You would be able to clip in according to the thickness that you wish to achieve. Miss Bahamas does this style full justice!


Miss Czech Republic – Jitka Novackova

Miss Czech Republic

Miss Czech Republic looks carries a natural beach blown beauty. Her sun bleach blond hair that also has a slight wave will translate into absolute beauty during the competition. Sonoma Hair Collections Blond Clip –in Hair will assist you in easily achieving this look. Just clip in, wet the hair, put in 2 large braids and then take out to get these subtle waves.


Miss Angola – Leila Lopes

Miss Angola

The gorgeous Miss Angola rocks subtle waves for the pageant that assists in giving her a really sexy look. Although Sonoma Hair Collections Natural Wavy Hair is wavier than that of Miss Angolas, by brushing out the waves, you would be able to achieve a similar look. I know that she will undoubtedly be a knock out on the runway on pageant day.


Be sure to go on to to get a look at all of the contestants competing. Be sure to contact us at  to learn more about our products.


The Bridesmaid Bun

August 9, 2011

‘Tis the season of the bridesmaid – not the bride.  I don’t know about you gals, but I feel like I have a bunch of friends who are engaged or waiting patiently to be engaged – and that only means one thing…. Bridesmaid duties! It’s our role to keep our beloved bride happy. We are there at the blushing brides’ beck and call, doing whatever she says with the occasional eye roll, but with a heart of good intent. This also includes the dictatorial command to wear the frock that she picks and our hair in the style that she demands. Some of us are lucky, with an absolutely fab bride who has amazing choices, and some of us aren’t so lucky… (Ill leave it at that). I am one of the more fortunate to be in a wedding of a friend with great choices. My bride has recently sent out the hair demands for the big day. Her only stipulation – the hair must be up and off of the shoulders. This request got me thinking about classic bun up do’s that complement the classic wedding and can also look great on a girls night out (with Red NARS matte lips of course). Without further ado, here are my favorite buns.


The low classic bun with a middle part is a showstopper


Kim Kardashian channels simple and chic with a high slicked back bun


Our greek goddess Beyonce's large bun is garnished with a thick braid


This model is FIERCE with a large side bun and accompanying side swoop

To have the fullest and best bun, you will want to have hair extensions if you don’t have  the hair to create your style. You can either do this using SONOMA Hair clip-ins, clipping the hair strategically so that the clips aren’t revealed when you put the hair up.  You can get a sew in using our premium hair wefts. Just advise your stylist to leave out the entire exterior (the front and nape) of your hair. Ensure that your braids are flat and small. This will allow your ponytail to be smooth and blended.

When you are pinning your hair into the bun pattern, these bobby pins are the best to use.


These invisible bobby pins work best when pinning up hair


Pin into your selected style. Remember, practice makes perfect! Be effortlessly and classically chic whether you are supporting your friend in a wedding or if you are turning heads on Friday night out!


SONOMA Hair Collection can help you with the lengths and fullness. Email and we will be happy to consult you.