Monthly Archives: June 2010

Do you need a boost?


Sometimes we can get really comfortable [uncomfortable] with the way we do things. We want to change to get a different result but we don’t know how or where to start.

In my daily reading of the many blogs I visit, I came across A. Michelle Blakeley article entitled “7 Creative tips that could change the way you do business.” This short but sweet article gives small business owners some practical ways to increase their business. I really like the one about giving something away FREE if the customer bring in one of your print advertisements. Think about it: this will help you determine the best use of your advertising funds.

Read the full article at:

A little bit about A. Michelle Blakely:

A.Michelle Blakeley is in the listening business. As a Micro Business Therapist, she provides an open-minded and non-judgmental ear to listen to the real issues and concerns that start-up, emerging and women entrepreneurs experience and negotiate solutions through comprehensive discussions and practical micro business plans. She is featured in and the Financial Post as one of 30 Women Entrepreneurs to Follow on Twitter, contributor for the San Francisco Examiner and Fearless Woman Magazine; the host of Simple Truths for Women Entrepreneurs on and author of the NEW e-book: “Get it Right and Move Along… a collection of practical tips, tools and techniques for small business owners.”



Razor Bumps

African American men & women can experience razor bumps after shaving, waxing, or tweezing. Razor bumps, technical name is Pseudofolliculitis barbae, is a common condition experienced by people with coarse or curly hair. Razor bumps are caused by the hair curving back into the skin and becoming ingrown. Your skin is designed to allow hair to grow out of it, but never made plans for that same hair to come back into the skin!

To curve the outbreak of razor bumps do the following:
•Before shaving: Wet your hair with warm water and apply a good shaving cream prior to shaving. Let the shaving cream sit for about a minute and a half as it will reduce friction and prevent irritation. This will soften the hair making it easier to cut evenly.

•While shaving: Use a single-blade or an electric shaver instead of a double or triple blade razor. Double and triple blades tend to shave too close to the skin, thus increasing the probably of razor bumps resulting.

•Routinely replace your razor blade to prevent infection and to allow the blade to remain sharp.

•Shave in the direction of hair growth.

•Do not pull or stretch your skin while shaving; let is stay natural to prevent the likelihood of hair curving back into the skin

For those times when you would like to be pampered, visit Salon de Sol (915 E. McLemore AVe. Ste. 103, Memphis, TN) the barbers & stylists would be more than happy to give you that much needed professional shave……

I’m back…..


Hello Sol Searchers…Its been a minute since I have blogged. My life has been really busy. My virtual Assistant company took off like a rocket last year & now I own a beauty salon in Memphis-Salon de Sol.

I am baaack in the saddle & we shall commence in searching our sol…Get ready because the direction of the blog is changing.