College is a place of opportunity to succeed academically, network and meet people that share similar life interests to yours. Joining clubs is one of my most favorite ways of meeting people and making new friends. I am currently a member of two Fashion clubs: TREND and BRAG. And this week’s Fashionista happens to be TREND’s president.
Ever since I met this Fashionista, I was impressed by the beauty and of her hair. She has long healthy, golden hair. This week’s Fashionista keeps her hair looking healthy by keeping it natural most of the time. Yes, it is as soft as it looks! How amazing is that?
If you are wondering what this Fashionista does to keep her golden mane looking like a 24K soft waterfall, do not worry, I asked her just for you! This Fashionista does not style her hair on a daily basis. She rarely uses any hair-styling products. Twice a year, every six months or so, this Fashionista gets her hair professionally done. Her bi-annually appointment consists of adding highlights to add emphasis to the already natural dirty blonde strands. Highlights can be damaging to certain types of hair but since this Fashionista is a natural blonde, a couple of platinum highlights around her hair will make her glow for months. The best thing about having healthy hair is not having the need to worry about straightening/curling it or using any hair products in order to keep it in place.
Another thing that captivated me was this Fashionista’s colorful bracelets. They looked different and unique in their own way. I could not figure out where they were from. Turns out, these beaded bracelets are made by students in Africa. SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) another UA club supports this amazing cause. One of this group’s projects, Rubaga Friends, has a purpose to create an economic opportunity for the Rubaga Community School in Kampala, Uganda where students create the beautiful paper bead jewelry and sell them online. SIFE purchases these amazing bracelets and resells them. The money earned is donated to an orphanage in Uganda. Each bead is extremely special because the process of completion takes a lot of effort and creativity. The process takes about two hours per bead.
So this week’s Fashionista’s hair does not only fit into my beauty list but her accessories are also beautiful and extremely meaningful. Feel free to purchase any of Uganda’s paper bead jewelry. It will make you feel good about yourself while looking fabulous!