salon hair

retail au

paladins work in store

- it’s like walmart

-store is called Castle of Altea

-Allura is there to great people

“have a nice day I fcking hate working here!”

-Keith works in customer service

-he’s not doing his job right

customer: hey can u help me with this?

keith: ya sure!

keith: walks away and faces the wall

customer: sir?

keith: mhm Ill be there with u in a minute

-lance works at the register most of the time

-hunk is lead cashier

he’s ok with that, u always see him in lane one

lots of people at lane one

-Pidge is a stock clerk

-she seems to be a bit young to work here but no one really questions anything..

-she’s not doing her job at all

“clean up in aisle 8”

Hunk: hey Pidge can u get that?

pidge: I think the fck not

-shiro is sales manager

“what’s that lump on the floor?”

“Oh that’s just shiro not doing his fcking job”

-keith on register duty:

Lance slowly sliding in on the conveyor belt: gonna check me out ;)

keith: slams reverse button

- rival store is galra hair salon

- lance glaring at Lotor through the window across the street

- lotor doing the same

- Allura walking past lance also joins in on the glaring

- hunk does too

- soon both stores are glaring at each other just as much as their reviews are going down

- when in doubt u blame zarkon

- don’t question why u just do

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Remember that time Topanga was trying to prove a point to Cory that looks don’t matter, and it ended up with her cutting a chunk of her hair off and you could legit hear the loud gasps coming from the live audience and everybody almost had a mini heart attack cause lets be real, Topanga’s long hair was legendary. But then everyone calmed down when she walked out the hair salon and slayed everyone’s existence? Cause I sure do.

during the debate between Ted Cruz and Bernie sanders last night about obamacare this one woman told Bernie she has a small business (I think a hair salon) and she was like I can’t grow my business because I have to provide my employees with health insurance and it’s too expensive. and Bernie straight up told her, hey you’re not gonna like my answer, but I’m sorry I think you need to provide them with insurance (and then he brought up the fact that he thinks single payer health insurance is still the way to go). then this lady told Ted Cruz that without Obamacare, she would have died. and he gave some generic answer about how he doesn’t wanna take away all aspects of Obamacare (which btw is a lie because he once held a 20 hour filibuster in which he read green eggs and ham in order to repeal every last word of Obamacare). but like…..this is where we’re beginning the discussion. “I can’t grow my business” vs “I would have died”

The Evolution of box braids

Box braids didn’t become popular until the early 80′s when the GOAT Patrice Rushen took to the R&B and jazz scene

But at the time, they weren’t really called “box braids.” They were individual braids inspired by North African cultural aesthetics, especially Egyptian. However, box braids have their roots in our home region, West Africa as well.

Early on, you saw a peep of these beautiful, intricate hairstyle in the late 70′s from the female singers in Oddysey and S.O.S. Band

I believe both singers from these bands appeared with these hairstyles in the year 1977. So box braids have been here in African-American culture for a LONG time. It just didn’t really become a fad until the early 90′s because before then, these hairstyles were looked at as “trippy” Afrocentric hairstyles that artists would wear to get in touch with their African roots. The 80′s was a time where a lot of African-American artists’ fashion were inspired by West and North African roots.

 At the turn of the decade, you began to see box braids become more mainstream with Janet Jackson, Naomi Campbell’s ethereal ass, rapper Yo-Yo, and Jada Pinkett Smith.

Then in the mid 90′s, Stacey Dash makes braids en vogue by sporting the famous look in Clueless.

All the middle to upper-class girl caught on to box braids because of this but who should really get credit is the incomparable, Brandy Norwood!

Ask for “Moesha” at the hair salon, and it was say no more.

Mariah’s white-passing ass tried them on for size in her Thank God I Found You remix video and they looked dope!

And then here comes sexy stemme Alicia Keys bringing back our great-great-great North African ancestry in 2001

She made cornrows cool for all the black girls in grade school!

And I almost forgot! Beyonce really made kinky twists hot in the early ‘00s as well

Always looking like somebody’s cool redbone cousin rollin’ up at the family cookout 

Then Christina Aguilera tried to join in on the fun, but we said, “Nah, sweetie. You Latinx but you not afro honey. But you look cute sis”

*fast forward to several years later*

Unfortunately, box braids were no longer as popular as they were in the early ‘00s. Bad, synthetic weaves dyed a tacky brown were in from 2004-2008.

But in early 2013, box braids had a revival!

Thank you, Keri Hilson! You may not be shit, but you did that thing! I always said you was my hair-fashion icon tho. I can’t stunt on you.

We had Zoe Kravitz make braids cool for the edgy, sarcastic and loner black girls like me!

Soon, we saw so many pictures of black girls modeling box braids on Tumblr and Instagram!

Solange soon rocks these braids because she’s hip and poppin’

Then Christina Milan being Afro-Latina, she had to get in on this

Even Tia or Tamera

Soon, these 90′s R&B girls came back for a reunion with their beautiful, braided locs!

We all saw Ayesha Curry try to butter up to the black female community by taking an adorable selfie with her mama 

Now we got Instagram models and actresses making braids en vogue!

(Babyhairs aren’t mandatory and I recommend women with type 4 hair to get these styles. If you are under, I wouldn’t keep these in for very long)

So now box braids are everywhere, and they are the go-to for a black girl’s protective style, especially if they have my hair type! But anyone who is black and of African descent can wear them. You don’t have to have tightly-coiled hair to wear these, but they are what the styles are intended for since the hair is apt for them. 

 And notice something else; none of these styles were coined or invented by white or non-black women. They were all made and adorned by black women. And Patrice Rushen is the Godmother of protective styles. Don’t whitewash these!

sometimes i think gay (& bisexual) men need to dial back on how willing they are to let straight cis women in our spaces

and like, that’s a loaded phrase – this obviously isn’t all gay men, and i know that at the end of the day a handful of straight girls being at a gay bar isn’t the worst thing that could possibly happen… but as a lesbian i feel a lot of painful emotions about cishet women being in my spaces, especially when they’re sometimes chosen before women like me.

the other day i was on a social media site (that isn’t tumblr) and a straight woman made a post about how she felt included and wanted to be a good ally but felt left out and worried that she’d be “ruining the gay atmosphere” or what have you by being in gay social circles and being straight. lots of gay men responded with things like “you belong here!!!” and “we’ll take care of you!”

and man, i couldn’t help but feel a little burned. i know the idea that straight women and gay men get along famously (because of their “shared” love of men) is in large part a big heterosexual scam by the media to make straight women more accepting towards gay culture, but i really do see things like this happen sometimes and it can really fucking sting

i mean, i would imagine any lesbian, bi, or trans woman being passed over in favor of the company of cishet women would be hurt because we’re actually a PART of the lgbt community, and that’s an obvious factor here – but the thing that really hurts is how gay men so rarely consider our feelings about the matter anyways.

i think a lot of gay and bisexual men don’t understand the complex relationship between lgbt women and straight cis women. i don’t think they understand that our relationships with cishet women can absolutely be as traumatizing as their relationships with cishet men.

this cishet woman came into a gay space to wax poetic about being an ally and how she worried she didn’t belong – and all i could think of was the hundreds of times i’ve been in HER spaces feeling like i didn’t belong. and spaces for cishet women are everywhere – i feel out of place at the hair salon and the clothing store and the mall and the straight bar and the movie theaters full of straight movies.

for lgbt women cishet women are our mothers, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, and even children. we have spent our whole lives carrying the weight of knowing we are not like them. i don’t even think it’s entirely the fault of gay & bisexual men that they don’t understand the depth of our oppression or our experiences with cishet women and the damage it’s done to our womanhood – there isn’t a lot of media that has bothered to explore it. the average person doesn’t understand the volumes of unspoken pain cishet women have caused lgbt women, even if they are completely aware of the damage cishet men do

a part of me really believes that this behavior isn’t so much gay & bisexual men choosing to side with and throw their lot in with straight women as it is a fundamental lack of understanding of the women in their own community. and it hurts.

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Françoise Hardy Invited by Paris Match magazine to pose for the cover of the magazine Françoise has decided to change her style at Chez Dior, her hair is up and wearing a blue printed dress from the Dior collection. Photos by Jean-Claude Sauer (Paris Match). March 1963.

Little Space: Apps

Here is a list of apps that make me feel little that I have, have played, or heard about. They are for all ages in little space. I did not group them by little age, as it varies person to person. These games may not be for everyone, but I hope this list helps! There are many coloring, cooking, dress up, and puzzle apps out there. The list would be far too long to be if any help if I included them all, but if you’re looking for more apps than this, you can go to search in specific categories in the App Store! I know this isn’t the longest list ever, but I will also be adding to it! If you have any more Apps you enjoy, feel free to add to the list!

I have an apple product, and I know these are compatible with Apple! I have labeled them by game type then by their developer if there are multiple games I enjoy by the same developer. If there is only one game by one developer, I will not list the decoder.

Animal Collecting Games:
Here are some animal collecting like games!

Tapps Tecnological da …:
(A very long developer name, but really any of the animal evolution games! The games by this developer seem cute!)
~Cat Evolution
~Cow Evolution
~Dragon Evolution
~Giraffe Evolution
~Goat Evolution
~My Virtual Bear
~My Virtual Pet Shop
~Octopus Evolution
~Platypus Evolution

Storm8 Studios LLC:
~Dragon Story™
~Pet Shop Story™

Misc. Developers:
~Alpaca World
~Barbie™ You Can Be Anything
~Battle Cats
~DragonVale
~KleptoCats
~Magikarp Jump
~Neko Atsume
~NekoNoke
~Pet Home
~Pocket Frogs
~Puzzles and Dragons
~Stampede
~Tap Tap Fish -Abyssrium
~Tiny Monsters™
Dress Up Games:
~Any Barbie dress up game
~Barbie Magical Fashion
~Covet Fashion
~Fab Life (if you delete this game or change devices, you will have to start over, I’ve had this happen when changing phones)
~Hello Kitty Nail Salon
~Love Nikki
~Monster High Frightful Fashion
~Sago Mini Babies Dressup

Life Style:
(I wasn’t sure what to call this very tiny category, but these two apps help me when I have to be big, while still being little!

~Fortune City
~Plant Nanny (helps keep track of how much water you need to drink a day, while growing a cute little plant!)

Micromanagement Games:

Here’s a couple micromanagement games!

Glu Games Inc:
~Diner Dash
~Hotel Dash
~Wedding Dash

Oriented Games:
~Pretty Pet™ Pony
~Pretty Pet Salon Asian
~Pretty Pet Tycoon

LDW Software, LLC:
~Virtual Families 1 & 2
~Virtual Town
~Virtual Villagers 4 & 5

Other Developers:
~Cooking Fever
~Monster High™ Minis Mania (This is the only game I have that was created by this developer, but there may be more games to check out!)

Other Games:

These are just some random games that are loads of fun, but I don’t have a specific category to or them in.

Budge Studios:
From the apps I’ve looked though, this developer seems like a good one for little space! There are many more than this list, but I tried to cover some of their app topics! (I have the Hello Kitty Lunchbox game, and if you want to be able to do more things, you need to pay which is no fun, but you can still re-create the same recipe over and over to unlock new things! I assume this is how some of the others by this developer are!)
~Care Bears: Wish Upon A Cloud
~Chuggington Train Adventure
~EverRun
~Hello Kitty Lunchbox
~My Little Pony: Harmony Quest
~Strawberry Shortcake Bake Shop
~Strawberry Shortcake Berryfest
~The Smurfs Bakery
~Thomas and Friends: Express Delivery
~Thomas and Friends: Go Go Thomas

Disney:
~Frozen Free Fall: Icy Shot
~Palace Pets in Whisker Haven
~Where’s My Water?

Simulation:
~Skyburger
~Tiny Towers

Other Developers:
~Banana Bunch
~Barbie Life™
~Care bears rainbow play time
~Crossy Road
~Cut The Rope
~Duck Life
~Ever After High™
~Feed Animals
~Monster High™
~Plants Vs. Zombies
~Scoops
~Smurfs Village
~The Ships
~Toca Hair Salon
~Unison League