Sunday, February 14, 2010

4th Year Locversary

My locks were born on the 14th of February 2006. At four years old they very different to how they looked this time last year!! They're a lot shorter and a lot lighter!! I cut and colored my hair in November 2009. Even though I am enjoying the new look, I have to confide, I can't wait for it to grow back!

Here are the pictures, at birth, and each subsequent year thereafter. What do you think?

Monday, November 30, 2009

Cut My Locks!

I cut my Lock in November 2009. As I am approaching the big 5-0, I feel that shorter hair may be more becoming. What do you think??

Take a look at some before and after shots.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Chocolocs is turning 50!

I've always been reluctant to tell my age. But BlaqKofi, a SisterLocks sister, has been inspirational in motivating me to break free from the fear of being appearing "old". I am now quite proud of my age, I'm healthy, fit, and I rock some GORGEOUS SisterLocks!!!

So in the spirit of the new, liberated woman that I am, I am announcing my 50th birthday in January 2010. I'm inviting my SisterLock sisters and their significant others to join me on my birthday cruise.

The cruise will begin on 24 Jan 2010 in San Juan, Puerto Rico and will be stopping at St. Thomas, Dominica, Barbados, St Lucia, Antigua and St. Kitts before returning to San Juan on 31 Jan 2010. The cost ranges from $550 and $840 depending on the type of cabin you prefer.

I am not sure how to link to the flyer, so email me if you'd like to come along and I'll send you the information. My email address is:

I look forward to meeting you!!

Holy Hush ~ Trailer

My brother, the British film maker, has shared this 2-minute trailer to his movie called, "Holy Hush". Take and look and let me (and him) know what you think.

Holy Hush Trailer from Carmel Greystone on Vimeo.

Don't forget to let us know what you think!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

3rd Year Lockversary

Wow! I can't believe how much my locks have grown in just three short years!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Wedding Cruise

I went on my first cruise and totally loved it! My girlfriend was getting married and decided to merge her wedding and honeymoon in a 5-day cruise celebration. There were approximately ninety people in the group which helped to maintain the wedding festivities for the duration of the cruise.

I was so impressed with the cruising experience I think I may celebrate my 50th birthday on a Caribbean Cruise!!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Dr. Cornwell in Detroit!

E! my loctician informed me that Dr. Cornwell, the Sisterlocks originator, would be the metro Detroit area conducting a Sisterlock Training Session this month. I had missed out on previous opportunities to meet her and decided that this opportunity would not pass me by!

She gave an informative and entertaining presentation and took the time to meet and take photos with many Sisterlocks sisters afterwards. She was approachable and very down-to-earth. Everyone was comfortable with her. I was impressed by her humility. It was a motivating presentation and I was inspired to support the industry as much as I can!

Her two sisters and niece were there to assist in the training. Needless-to-say, they all have the most wonderful sisterlocks!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Take Me Home!

My brother is a film maker in England and he emailed me a link to a 2-minute movie called, "Take Me Home". I think it's flaming brilliant!! (But I may I'm biased!!") Take and look and let me (and him) know what you think. You will be able to leave a comment on the Site. Click on his picture or on "Take Me Home" to view and comment on the movie . . . I'm totally geeked!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

American School Counselors Conference

I attended a wonderful, motivational conference in Atlanta in June. I was having a great time going to the breakout sessions and shopping for School Counselor knick-knacks!

I was staying in a wonderful hotel in downtown Atlanta. While riding in the elevator on my way to one of the sessions, I met a fellow Sisterlock sister, we greeted each other and and admired each others locks. She then asked me if I was Chocolocs!!! I was so excited to know that I had actually met someone who had seen my blog!! She introduced herself as Candace, and I realized that I had seen her blog too!

At the time, I was a math teacher transitioning into high school counseling. I absolutely LOVE my new career. There really isn't anything else I would rather do! To all of the Sisterlocked counselors (school, community or whatever!) leave me a message. I'd love to hear how you feel about counseling!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Bye Sisterlock Goddess!

On July 7th 2007 I posted a blog called Natural SDA Sisters! In that entry I showcased some of the natural sister at my church. One of those beautiful women was Sisterlock goddess. She introduced me to Sisterlocks, hers were the first Sisterlocks I had ever seen. she wore her then three-year-old locks so elegantly, I was convinced that that was the way I wanted to wear my hair.

Sadly, she is moving away from Michigan to further her career in Pennsylvania. Good bye SG and thank you for sharing Sisterlocks with so many natural women in South East Michigan! We'll miss you!!

I also posted a Get Well Soon blog for SG on 24 March 2007. It is amazing how time fies! I believe it is important to make time for close friends and family because you never know how long you are going to have them around!!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Free Styling!

I usually wear my locks in a curly style. I will either set my hair on flex rods, Caruso Curlers or plait my hair and curl the ends. I have not worn my hair free style in over a year because of what I call "Stick Hair"! This can best be described as my locks looking like a mop of inflexible sticks! My loctician, E! has been trying to convince me to go free style and I tried it yesterday for the first time in ages. I was getting my hair retightened and considered this as good a time as any to try free styling. Thanks, E! for the motivation and encouragement to go out on a limb!!!

The first three pictures show my typical look, the rest shows my Free Styling!!!!

So . . . What do you all think?!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

New Sister Lockers

In church today, I discovered that two of my church sisters have joined the Sister Lock family. Siobhan has two week old locks and her mom's locks are about the same age. I invited them to check out the other Sister Lock blogs, so please welcome Siobhan and Sharon to the Wonderful World of Sister Locks!

My style was achieved by using Caruso Steam Rollers. I left them in for about two hours this morning. I'm noticing that as my hair gets longer, the curl falls out quicker!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Adventist SisterLocks Sisterhood!

I went to Texas this weekend to attend the wedding of a close family friend. The Sabbath before the wedding, I went to City Temple Seventh-day Adventist Church in Dallas. I have never been to Texas before and didn't expect to see anyone I knew in the church. To my delight, I saw Praline ushering during the service. I looked around for her mother, Creole and located her a few rows in front of me. I could barely keep my mind on the sermon, which incidentally was excellent! Immediately after the service, I rushed out of church to introduce myself to Creole. An introduction wasn't even necessary, because she recognized me from my blog. It was like becoming re acquainted with an old friend! What a wonderfully charming woman! She was everything I imagined her to be, and more! She was personable, friendly, witty and gorgeous! I've always admired her beautiful thick black locks from her blog. . . but they look even better in person!

Creole introduced me to Hannah Ranay who had been following my blog and was surprised to see how much my locks had grown since I last posted! Well, that was all the motivation I needed! Knowing that my SisterLocks sisters had been going to my Site over the past ten months, only to find it unchanged, bothered me. I promised her (and myself!) that I would post the pictures I had been collecting over that time and update everyone on my Journey!

I washed and set my hair three days earlier on Flex Rods.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Two Year "Lockversary"

I can't believe I forgot my two-year anniversary. I just washed my hair and was heading to bed and dawned on me that February 14 passed a week ago!! I immediately pulled and the camera and took these shots in the black Tee Shirt. As you can see, they are not the best pictures I've ever taken, but at least I captured the approximate, two-year progression of my locks. Hopefully, my Three year Lockversary blog will be better!


Saturday, January 26, 2008

It's My Birthday!!

This year, I decided to spend my birthday with my family in Toronto. Having lived the last ten years away from my family, I was really looking forward to spending the weekend in Toronto. A group of us, my mum, sisters, cousin, and friends went to see a play in Mississauga then went to a friend's Jamaican restaurant in Brampton. . .
. . . Another year older!

The timing was just perfect because I also got to attend the birthday party of a good friend who was celebrating his 50th the weekend before!

I washed at set my hair on Flex Rods they give a really tight, long-lasting curl.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Locks4Life Xmas Party

My loctician, Paulette, of Locks4Life, held a Christmas party Saturday night 8 December. Because it was the day AFTER my National Counselor Examination, I agreed to attend. I am so glad I did! I met beautiful women, all of whom were wearing sisterlocks and everyone's hair looked unique! Thanks, Paulette, for an opportunity to meet and mingle and show off our locks!

I sat at a table with four beautiful sisters, two of whom I'd previous met and two I met for the first time that evening. They were great company! This was my first time out in over four months so everything was exceptional for me! The conversation, the food, the dancing, and the sisterlocks! I am posting the pictures I have on my camera. Hopefully, before too long, I'll get pictures from Archie (Paulette's husband and/or son) to supplement what I have.

My hairstyle is a week old braidout!

Friday, November 23, 2007

NCU's 100th Year

I can't believe it! Where has all the time gone?! It feels as though I was 16 just a few short years ago!! This was the 30th year since my graduation from high School. Because it was also the school's 10th year, a few friends and I decided to return for the homecoming. Unfortunately, it wasn't an official 30th year high school reunion, but I was able to meet up with many people I haven't seen in 30 years!

Reminiscing About the Good Old Days!

Thursday, November 15, 2007


I've been wearing my hair in a braidout for months now. I've noticed that as my hair gets longer the braidout looks different. In order to create the braidout look, after washing my hair, I plait it in about thirty small braids and curl the ends on sponge rollers. These are photos of a braidout on my 21 month-old locks.