Category Archives: Feedback 2012

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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Yardley Messeroux, TheCoilReview.com – Challenge #1

Yardley Messeroux, TheCoilReview.com – Challenge #1

yardley on challenge 1Everyone’s submissions were wonderful, which made it very challenging to pick just one. My top 2 choices were Natasha S. Houston and Desyray Keizer. My vote goes to Natasha S. Houston. Natasha hit the nail on the head when she said, “When we have a damaged internal perception of ourselves, we are prone to endure painful external situations. This stems far beyond matters of just hair.” She also had some very uplifting, funny and a couple of hit-close-to-home photos that many can relate to. Great job Natasha!

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Simeko – Feedback on Week 3

This week’s challange was exciting for me because I am a Natural Hair Care Stylist, but I must say I was very disappointed.  As beautiful and versatile as our natural hair is, I certainly thought I would see much more creativity with the styles.  Every style that was done this week were basic styles that I see all the time….and don’t get me wrong there is nothing wrong with this, but this is a competition so basis is not good enough.  This shoot was suppose to be about the hair style and I don’t think any of the models really captured that.  With that said, the two styles that I thought were most creative was that of KALA and NEFERTITI.  In the running is RESHONDA as well.

KALA – Your style was beautiful yet simple to accomplish.  However, the instructions were not as detailed as they should have been.  For example you mention how to do the three rolls/buns in the back but left out how to acheive the bump on the top.  It would have been nice to see more angles of the style as well.

NEFERTITI – Your style was creative and the most original I’ve seen in the competition because you used your own hair as an accessory.  However, I feel like I couldn’t really see the beauty of the style.   And I didn’t see any instructions on how to accomplish that look.

RESHONDA – Although I didn’t think your style was very creative, your hair look fabulous. As beautiful as your hair looked just as it was, you definitely could have shown different ways to style it.   Your instructions were detailed and easy to follow.  Your photos were great and I thought they really captured the nature of this shoot. 

My choice for winner is RESHONDA

My choice for elimination is JUSTYCE CHAVEZ

 

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Latrenia Bryant on Challenge 7

Latrenia Bryant on Challenge 7

Latrenia BryantReShonda– The green hat goes beautifully with your skin tone. Your hair is gorgeous!  In regards to the photos with the hat, those images are substandard compared  to the beads/shells necklace. I can see you TRIED to sell the hat but the lack of enthusiasm is clear in those photos especially the 1st and 4th photos and I’m distracted by the wrinkled outfit in photo #3. The necklace on the other hand, Yes I want it! I immediately thought of a scene Diana Ross did in Mahogany 😀  Like you said, it’s gorgeous.

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LeAnne on Challenge 1

LeAnne on Challenge 1

LeAnn on ANNMChallenge 1 was a very hard challenge to portray pictorially. All of the models showcased healthy, beautiful hair and polished pictures. What sets the Next Natural Model apart is her ability to express the challenge through her pictures as well as through her words! With this challenge, I had 3 very quick top selections that I believe did a good job of showing the challenge and/or showcased polished pictures that I can see in a magazine spread. My advice to all the models is to really dig into the challenge, be creative in your approach and in your hair styling, and really think about the finished look! You must always showcase a polished and ready for the runway or the magazine spread look! Good luck ladies!
Top selection: My top selection for week 1 is

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LeAnne on Challenge 3

This was the hardest challenge to date. All the ladies brought their A game and definitely stepped it up for this challenge.  All of the pictures showed creativity, individuality, and LOVELY natural textures! One thing that I would have liked from all of the ladies is a picture that showed them creating the style! Thinking in terms of a magazine article and how-to instructions, we need those in between shots to give us a gauge that we are doing it right!  I was also missing pictures of the back of the hair. That lets me know what I can expect when doing it myself. Can I make it look like yours? Are the backs polished? This would help me to know if I can achieve this look on my own at home using the tutorial!

My top choice this week is Natasha: Natasha gave great instructions, and showed how you can be creative with short hair.  She thought about the finished look with accessories and makeup that was FLAWLESS.

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