Highbrow Hippie is a conscious lifestyle brand for people who live with awareness and care for their surroundings.
Choosing Consciously: Six Steps To Picking Safe, Sustainable, and Effective Beauty Products
We’ve been talking about awareness lately and what it means to hold presence and incorporate conscious living into our daily lives. For us, that extends to the choices we make around the brands we choose to support, the products we use, and the rituals we engage with. Making these choices takes extra time and conscious effort and requires a certain kind of strength to stand strong in protection of our values.
It requires us to ask questions. Why am I buying this product? Are the ingredients thoughtful and health conscious? How do I decipher a product’s EWG rating? Does this brand practice what they preach? Does this company support the integrity of the planet?
Remembering + Honoring Love
My friend and client Cleo Wade wrote a new book titled ‘Remember Love - words for tender times’, and I’d like to share a bit about it.I first read an early draft of this book when I was still freshly bruised from a traumatic experience in my life. There was such an honesty and clarity in her words about heartbreak and friendship. About feeling loss and finding ourselves again, that I ended up on the floor of her office with the pages in my hands, covered in tears from feeling a release that I clearly needed at the time.
BACK TO THE BEGINNING
Highbrow Hippie started as a blog in 2012 but our story began long before that.
Our friendship began nearly three decades ago, during our time at Spelman College, when we were sales associates at the same clothing store in Atlanta. As life would have it, we both went our separate ways after school, with Myka heading to Paris for grad school and Kadi heading to the Aveda Institute in NYC and eventually, working at Frederic Fekkai.
A NEW DIRECTION FOR A SPECIAL SOUL
After years of being known as a blonde, right before my summer break I was recently tasked with creating a new hair color for the gorgeous and talented Tori Kelly. The directive from her team was to give her new, deeper brunette some dimension, and a little lift.
When returning to a natural darker color, it’s always important to think of the approach- as going too dark can sometimes dull the hair. The ideal landing place is a happy medium that incorporates lightness and movement, and mimics the nuances that hair would have, if left to its own devices. The goal was to have a mix/blend of Tori’s new and old looks, so she still felt fresh and youthful, and most importantly, like herself.