How To Glow From The Inside Out
There's no doubt that we've all felt the pressures to come out of 2020 as 'Me 2.0.', but your 'glo-up' shouldn't be based on what's trending on your timeline.
A 'glo-up' is defined by a transformation for the better - whether it’s physical, mental or spiritual, is up to you. To us, it's a personal process of small but mighty changes to live the lives we deserve.
We asked The Boho Team to step into their light, and tell us what they're doing (or not doing) to grow and glow this season...
What's one thing you're doing to glow up 'mentally'?
Nicole: "One thing I’m doing to glow up mentally is thinking about my future me, and what she deserves, and what she’s capable of. With that, I’m then making sure to put things in place to ensure I meet her.”
Zoe: "I'm practicing social media cleansing, especially making sure I'm not scrolling first thing in the morning - I want to decide how my day goes instead of being influenced by what everyone else is getting up too. I'm also swapping my nighttime scroll with a good book instead."
What’s the biggest positive change you’ve made in the past 5 years?
Annona: "I used to be painfully shy, but I have definitely glo'd up and grown in confidence. I still have my moments, but I am definitely more assertive."
Lulu: "Starting Boho Locs in 2016, before this I didn't really have a direction. I knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur, but I didn't have a focus. Going on the adventure of Boho Locs allowed me to focus my energy. There's been ups and downs, and things I had to learn, but learning and growing through challenges is a part of life we should embrace, instead of running from them. Challenges are a positive thing, even if it may not feel like it at the time."
What have you gained confidence in over the past few years?
Shanique: “In my judgment and decision making. I don't second guess myself, the older I get the more sure I am of my choices.”
Zoe: "My sense of self - before I was a chameleon trying to change and mold my personality to please others. Now I'm a lot more 'take me as I am, or not at all'".
Is there anything you've cut out of your life for the better?
Annona: "Fizzy Drinks!"
Lulu: "When I started Boho Locs I stopped watching TV. I kind of disengaged from popular culture and turned my attention to my faith, other entrepreneurs, and reading instead.
I cut out distractions like trying to watch every popular series because it was taking up too much time in the evenings, which I needed to grow Boho Locs. It's a habit that's stayed broken. I maybe watch 1-2 hours of TV a month. I still know what's going on in the world, and I do dip in if it's something everyone is raving about- like Tiger King. I got sucked into that, and I loved it! But TV is just not a priority."
Have you had any positive outlets that have kept you going during this time, if so what are they and how have they helped?
Nicole: ‘I’ve been having zoom calls with my friends, virtual quizzes, and honestly spent a lot of time relaxing and watching Netflix, if we’re being honest. I’ve also walked a lot more - didn’t even know there was a whole nature reserve around the corner from my house."
Shanique: “Meditation - it really helps me center myself and calm down the anxiety, also helps me to be able to complete everything I need to do.”
GLO' UP GIVEAWAY!
Get golden with us to win locs from the brand new Glo Up Collection droppin' on the 8/28...
(Dominque in the Glo Up Collection - Bronde Toffee in Goddess)
Enter by basking in your light and capturing a golden hour selfie - Tag us in your masterpieces @boholocs using the hashtag #BohoGloUp or send them to email@example.com
Winner will be announced on 8/27, Get glowing!
(Muna in the Glo Up Collection - Auburn in Empress)
Kalina Taspinar —
Great stuff! thanks
You ladies are awesome,and headed in the right direction you ladies are motivating me♥️
Charlene Walters —
Can I just say wow!! The Boho gang is chic, unapologetically black, and made up of beautiful women. When I see you guys rocking those locs, it gives me life- you are showing black women as creative, strong & driven, & in this day and age, that makes my heart sing. I don’t have children, but if I did, I would tell lil Charlene or lil Charlie- look at what you can achieve. From the product, to the messaging, to the styling; the team is always on point #Inspiring