Category Archives: Feedback 2012

Kcurly’s Picks

Kcurly’s Picks

Kcurly judge on ANNM 2012Carlie M is my pick for the winner this week. Runner’s up for me would be Natasha, Nefertiti and Jalita. 

Carlie M

I probably enjoyed your essay the most out of all the models. I think the “you are in control” message would resonate with a lot of ladies out there who are suffering from damaged hair. The shot of your hair when damaged versus healthy was very dramatic and got your point across well. The photos themselves were beautifully taken and I liked that your styles included an undo.  Gorgeous hair, makeup…the whole package!

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Dawn on Challenge 5

Dawn on Challenge 5

Wow, this has been the most difficult challenge for me to judge so far in the competition. Every one is putting in some great effort, giving great shots, and beautiful hairstyles and clothing. My favorite this week is Roshonda. She choose the “I Am Natural” theme and in each of her picture, she gave very natural poses and facial expressions. She genuinely looked like she was in her natural element and truly enjoying herself. As a result, the photos came out beautifully!

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Yardley’s Vote for Challenge #6

Yardley’s Vote for Challenge #6

Yardley MesserouxIt is so true, many brides opt for a straight look, and it’s for various reasons. It could be because of pressure from mom, the husband may prefer it, or even, the bride may not know that there are tons of beautiful natural styles for their big day. I love how this challenge demonstrates styles that are just as elegant as the ones we’re used to seeing down the aisle year after year. Kudos to all of the contestants!

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Mireille on Challenge 3

Mireille on Challenge 3

Black woman with afro and cornrowsCarlie
I like your idea of weaves and flowers in your hair but I have to say I am disappointed in the execution. This is a modeling competition who takes the best photos and you say this:
Unfortunately, because of the darkness of my hair, the flower does not show in the pictures.
That doesn’t make sense to me.
I don’t see the creativity of the style in your photos but your steps are clear. The overall style does not do it for me.  Although your lightening is better, the rest of the criticism is the same as last week. Your photos aren’t sharp. In your first photo I can see that your complexion, your skin and your teeth are beautiful and your pose is nice but it’s just not a good enough photo.

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Kcurly on Week 6

This was super hard! Everyone did a fantastic job!

Chassity, this looked like an actual bridal shoot. I loved how your hair was styled and I think it really showcased the hair piece without taking away from it. 

Desyray, though I liked the hairstyle, I wish I could see your locs sometime uncurled. The curled locs did, in this case, compliment the headpiece however. I did not like the eye makeup as I did not think it was in line with what most brides would wear. 

Nefertiti, you had a very soft, romantic look going on. I got the feeling of “blushing bride”. Loved the updo and the tendrils

ReShonda, you were gorgeous as usual. Lovely hair, makeup, everything. My only complaint is that I could see a tattoo on your arm in one of the pictures. My eye was immediately drawn to it. Perhaps next time you could cover it with makeup or hide it in some other way. You looked like you were happy and excited, as brides should be. Fantastic job!

Kala, absolutely beautiful!! I loved that you showed the hairpiece with two different styles. You have a dynamite smile and it was in full effect during this shoot. The Valentine’s Day pictures were sassy and gorgeous! 

Jalita, though you looked beautiful, most of your pictures were either too shadowy or too bright. I couldn’t really appreciate your beauty, headpiece, and hair because I was too distracted by those two things. 

Carlie, your hair and the way you arranged the headpiece was lovely. However, even though I knew you were going for a soft romantic look, I got more of a sad or pensive feeling from your poses rather than a feeling of anticipation, love and/or excitement. 

 

My favorite this week was Chassity, followed closely by Kala. My least favorite was Jalita. 

Latrenia Bryant | Challenge 1

Latrenia Bryant | Challenge 1

Bryant judge on ANNMCarlie

Good photographs that went well with the subject. Her story mirrored my own story. I felt like she was honest in her response. I like her photographically.

Justyce

Her photographs nor her story kept me interested. I felt she was honest in her response. I like her photographically.

Justyce Her photographs nor her story kept me interested.

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Latrenia on Challenge 3

Again photographically speaking on the overall look of the photos…

Desyray– I like your makeup and being a loc wearer myself I can clearly see your locs are beautiful and the style  is nice but a photo no-no would be standing directly in front of a pole or an item that will have distracting things sticking out behind your head. It distracts away from the subject unless the photographer fills the frame eliminating those distracting elements.. The 2nd photo is one of the better one but even that the branches are distracting. Definitely not liking the photo covering up your neck. Elongating the neck in photos are attractive and it shows confidence.   

Carlie– I love the “How to achieve this style” section that was a good idea and nice touch. I like that you attempted to give us different looks. In regards to the photo with the blue background, I feel in this photo your eyes and smile are best and you look beautiful but the photo itself is not good, the background is cheesy and I’m not a fan of cutting a person out of the original photo and placing them into a different background and that’s what this photo appears to be. I love your eyes in the last photo but I don’t like the way the photo has been cropped to close to your chin. Although you gave the excuse of not being able to see the flower because of the darkness of the hair I know for a fact that even a dark flower can read beautifully in a photo. Over all the photos are substandard.  

Jalita-I like your makeup. Adding the directions on how to achieve this look is good! and I do love a good Mohawk style. The long maxi like you’re wearing would have been perfect to really rock this look but I feel you fell weak with displaying Mohawk style. I could not tell it was even a Mohawk until I got to last photo. Over all the photos are weak and your modelling needs some work. Your eyes look lifeless and you have to remember to MOVE in a photo. Don’t just stand there, remember you’re wanting the readers and viewers to want your look! Models sell a look.  

Kala– Loooove the tuck and roll style! Gorgeous, you sold me on that style with the main photo and the last photo. I feel you should work on the way you hold your mouth and at times your eyes can look a little lifeless as well. Again, cropping a photo to close to the chin is a no no and makes for a bad photo. I like the overall styling of your look and the bright colors are fun. 

Chassity– FABULOUS! You had me at the first photo. Gorgeous make up, beautiful hairstyle, love the flower, beautiful photos..I would want to be natural looking at your pictures. You sold it well.  In regards to the styling I would not have added the lace sweater jacket but other than that you look beautiful although you do look a little “lost (without emotion)” in the face in the 4th photo..so work on that. Over all I’m satisfied! 

ReShonda– Muuuuuuch better! I love the look you’re giving in your main photo but I’m not a fan of the way you’re holding that back shoulder. Beautiful hair, love the flower, Looove the bright brilliant colors in your wrap and makeup. Not liking the waterfall photo or the second photo after that one but other than that I thought you represented the twist out style beautifully! I would want this style by looking at your photos.

Natasha–  I’m liking the twisted knot set style. I wish I could have seen more of the colorful printed top or dress you had on considering your makeup was beautifully done. I feel being in a less distracting background would have made your look pop more but because of the exotic makeup and the distracting background the hair got lost in the mist but then again it might not have it the photos were done better. Photos 2-4 you were not modelling at all. Remember you’re selling a look. I wish I could have seen the ENTIRE style on at least 1 photo. 

Justyce– I looove your smile! You have such a fun smile it makes me smile when I see it. Considering this style was achieved with one hand I really love it. It’s a beautiful 2-in-1 style. Not liking the small flower or Flower Lei around the hairline but I can appreciate what you were attempting to do. Same with you, remember you are modelling,  your photos were ok but didn’t stand out. 

Nefertiti– I like your twist on the French roll .. very nice. No liking the hugh flower. In regards to that particular photo, I’m not liking your overall look and expression. The 3-5 photos are nice but overall I wasn’t sold on wanting this look. In regards to styling I wish I could have seen the ENTIRE look in at least one of the photos. You look cute but I need you to MODEL and sell me on your look.

 

Ladies, I know this is about hair but don’t be shy in regards to showing off your entire overall style in at least 1 photo. Readers are inspired by an entire look. 

In conclusion, my least favorite and uninspiring for this challenge and the one I would eliminate would be Jalita. My favorite for this challenge would be: Chassity!    

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