EDEN Styles, News, and Inspiration

Pro Advice: Curl Stylist Lashawn Drops Knowledge

Whether a veteran or newbie to the natural hair game, we've all got questions about the do's and don'ts of maintaining healthy curls. To provide some professional feedback, we've got a treat for you from a licensed Curl Stylist, ready to share some tips!        My name is Lashawn (ShawnCutMaster). I’m a Curl Stylist from Philadelphia. I’ve been a hairstylist for 19 years. For the last 12 years, I’ve worked exclusively with textured hair after seeing a void of Curl Stylists in my area. There aren’t many salons that focus exclusively on curls and/or how to care for them so along with my business partner, we opened Curls, Kinks and Coils Curl Studio to cater to women with textured hair. Although tight curls are my specialty, I service all textures of curly hair. I have made it my mission as a stylist to make sure my guests receive the best salon experience, superior products, and the most up to date education I can provide for them. I wholeheartedly believe that, “Curly hair is not ju... MORE

Get the Look: Sleek Puff Ponytail

Pumpkin isn’t the only way to spice up your fall! Give your look a little versatility this season by experimenting with your hair! Protective styles are always a good idea as cooler weather draws near, and for many, braid + twist styles are the automatic go-to.  As much as we’ll always love these classic options, it’s fun to play around with other styles that will also keep the hair moisturized, healthy, and protected!   What makes a style “protective”?  If the hair is properly hydrated and tucked away to limit daily manipulation, it’s a go! Caring for the scalp is also a must! Regular application of water-based products is essential to keep roots and tresses healthy through the duration of the style. This means that a simple bun or ponytail can even be a viable option, when styled with care. However, part of the fun in protective styling is finding a way to also make it glam!   #EDENCurlfriend Dani Elaine is here to help provide a little creative inspo! Watch as she crafts this FA... MORE

Hello Fall 🍂

Autumn has officially arrived, and Content Creator/Writer, Alley Sinai, has a few thoughtful words to share with us on the transition to this time of year. Enjoy! *** As we welcome the Fall season, there is much to be expected. The hot cocoa, oversized sweaters, blankets to snuggle with, and so much more. While all of these have become essential to the arrival of fall, there’s more to it than that. For me, I like to look at Fall as a time of introspection. Where do you seek growth within yourself? What needs to get done? Who do you want to reconnect with? Around this time, everyone is hibernating due to the cold weather, therefore allowing time to truly connect. By doing this, I find myself releasing old habits and being present in the moment. A great way to practice being present is by pulling out a new book. Something fresh and insightful or full of romance is what I typically go for. Grab one of your favorites or that book you've been eyeing for the past week. Be present.     Th... MORE


Head wraps are heavenly, there’s no doubt about it. One of our favorites is a very special design created by fellow black girl brand, Unwrp!  In March of this year, with the launch of our Papaya Castor collection, we partnered with the company to create a custom silk scarf, inspired by the new line. Unwrp offers luxury wrapping paper in striking colors, and their silk gift wrap can double as a fashion or head scarf! Pretty cool, right?  We love seeing the unique ways that a wrap can be used to adorn the hair, so we’re taking a moment to provide style inspiration via a couple of our Curlfriends who wrapped their tresses with this custom scarf!  1. The Bow @kittkettle Throw your hair up into a pineapple! Next, wrap the scarf around your head, tying its ends into a bow at the front. Then, voila! Look complete! A major perk of this style is that it doesn’t have to be neat to look fabulous! It’s the perfect ‘do for those days where you just don’t have the time. Try adding a few spritze... MORE

The 5 Most Unforgettable Moments of Summer 2019

Summer 2019 was full of memories. It's easy to forget all the things you accomplished this summer, so take a second to recap all the highlights and lit like bic moments before the temperatures drop.  1. Our First Time  The 25th Annual ESSENCE Festival went down in NOLA, per usual, but it was our first time popping up at the show! Of course, EDEN showed up + showed out. We made such a statement that ESSENCE named our Papaya Castor Scalp Massaging Serum as one of the hottest new products of the summer!  2. Brunching Ain't New, But We Do It Best. Brunch is nothing new for us, we've been doing #BrunchWithEDEN for years (since 2012). For our 2016 reboot we upped the ante and brought our friend-brands: Urban Skin RX, The Lip Bar, and The Honey Pot. Jasmine Lawrence, founder EDEN BodyWorks spilled tea with the rest of the founders Rachel Rof and Beatrice Feliu Espada (respectively) on Lizzo, self-care, team building, current Netflix binges, and business.  All of our guests walked away... MORE

#AskEDEN: Answering Your Questions

What an honor it is to say that EDEN BodyWorks has now been in the game for 15 years! One of the most important contributions to our growth has been your support and feedback. Education and open communication about our products’ functions are essential! We’re always on the lookout for your questions and concerns; that’s why we created the EDEN App. One of our favorite features is the #AskEDEN segment where you can submit your specific product questions to us and we’ll answer! Today, we want to address a few of those here.   A: The Hairdress can be used several ways: - Melt it in your hands and apply it like a pomade for sleek buns + up dos- Apply to ends as a moisture + protection treatment- Use it as a primer for twists- Use it to soften hair for braiding (melt in hands, apply, then braid)- Apply to straight or curly hair for added sheen/shine   A:  Finding the products that work best with your hair type actually depends on a number of factors including, but not limited to it... MORE

5 Back-to-School Tips for the College Girl

August is nearing its end, which means college students across the country are packing their things and getting set for a brand new semester. It's an exciting time for many, but it can also bring on the anxiety, especially for first-timers! We've prepared a few tips to help make the transition into campus life as smooth as possible. Enjoy!  1. Set the Mood Create a Study/Focus Playlist Listening to music while studying or doing homework is nothing new. Familiar tunes can block out the distractions of your environment. However, try creating a playlist of songs without lyrics. It can be hard to resist singing along when listening to your favorite Lizzo or Beyonce while studying. They're great, but when you need to focus, an impromptu jam session is probably not going to help. Give smooth jazz or even classical music a try. It's proven that they can help stimulate the mind to do its best work. If you can't picture yourself jumping right into those genres, start out by just listening to... MORE

Happy Birthday, EDEN!

Here's a story about a girl named Jasmine...   Who knew there was much more to life than damaged hair. After experiencing chemical damage, she researched ingredients and started mixing oils right in her mother's kitchen. Those were the beginnings to her FIRST product - JojOba Monoi Hair Oil. Fifteen years later, she's merged her love for beauty with tech and is still creating products with natural ingredients to help address your moisture, dryness, breakage, fullness concerns and more!   We are celebrating EDEN BodyWorks’ 15th birthday this month + the life that has been cultivated and shaped by your love, support, and encouragement! Our team is beyond grateful for the loyalty throughout our evolution and the voice of our community that aids in molding us to empower you in the highest form.As each year sashayed by, we were able to not only understand your hair needs but also embrace the genuine beauties who love EDEN BodyWorks. From our #BrunchwithEDEN event series to intro... MORE

Get The Dish! Hot Girl vs. Basic Babe

We’ve all been scrolling by everyone’s individual definition of their #HotGirlSummer on social. From traveling with your squad to showing off summer bodies, this season is jam-packed with showing off what makes you fiery this year. But here’s the thing, you can’t live your best life if you’re not putting the best ingredients in your body. That being said, we know being “basic” is literally the enemy to every “hot girl” but who says you can’t elevate to the next level? Check out these 3 basic foods + see how to turn them into a hot dish!  Basic Babe: Yogurt Bland, plain + oftentimes yearning for color + style. Hot Girl Upgrade: Don’t sleep on this laid-back but powerful food pick! It may not always be your first choice but it’s packed with protein, a macronutrient essential for building and maintaining healthy hair! Sprinkle some graham crackers, fresh blueberries + juicy mangoes on your unsweetened Greek yogurt and see if it doesn’t turn heads then. Find recipe here!   B... MORE

#CURLFRIENDS: Rules to Road Trippin'

Your secret is out. You’re officially busted. We know you’ve been replaying Girls Trip on repeat + secretly comparing your crew to the Flossy Posse as you’re prepping for Essence Fest 2019! In theory, every trip with your squad is filled with unlimited mimosas, VIP passes, throwback memories and all-nighters that take you back to freshman year. And as much as we wish these magical moments would all happen spontaneously, past experiences have taught you that girls weekend can quickly spiral out of control when working from an invisible agenda. To keep your trip stress-free all you need to know are the 3 P’s, and we have you covered! Pictured: @lisette + @joyjah Plan It We know planning can seem tedious, but it can save you from unnecessary drama later. We all have the one friend who loves to plan down to the very minute + one who has never owned a calendar in their entire life. The trick is to find a common ground where there’s a schedule with some wiggle room. Start a group chat o... MORE

Protect + Serve

You’ve finally taken all of your aspirational Instagram style screenshots/saves and shown them to your stylist. Exhaling after she gives you an easy nod of approval, she begins to perform her magic with your box braids. After 6 hours of swapping hilarious dating stories, a NetFlix binge + an GrubHub delivery, you walk out looking like you should be headlining every summer festival of the year! She nailed it + that’s why she is the most important contact in your call log (yes, even over your doctor/dentist/trainer combined)! Now, it’s all you hun! She has officially passed the baton and it’s your responsibility to keep your protective style healthy. Here’s a quick cheat sheet on how to protect your hair + serve up your look! Image: Pinterest  DRIPPIN’  Depending on which protective style you’re wearing, you can find numerous ways to keep your scalp clean! One of our fave beauty hacks is to dilute your shampoo with a tad bit of water in an applicator bottle, apply it directly to the ... MORE

Get the Verdict: Is Papaya Castor a Go or No?

As you may already know, we recently launched our Papaya Castor Collection, designed to fulfill your hair regimen from scalp to style. Instead of simply sharing the EDEN perspective on these new items, we thought it'd be beneficial to share a review from beauty blogger, Madisen, of NaturallyMadisen.com.          After using the full collection, she shared her thoughts on each new item! Check it out below. ______________________________________   EDEN BodyWorks recently came out with their Papaya Castor Collection! First of all, I knew from the name that these products would smell tropical, and I was right! The key ingredients in this collection are Papaya and Castor Oil. But why did they choose those two ingredients? Papaya contains antioxidants and Vitamins C and A. When used on our hair, it can add volume, reduce dandruff, remove buildup, and provide relief for an itchy, flaky scalp. Castor Oil is packed with fatty acids which provide moisture to both our scalp and hair. It can... MORE