“The creativity when braiding is endless”
-Cynthia from Braiding is Art
Child’s name – Angelina Micelly Cedeño
Momma’s name – Cynthia Mercado
Age – 7 yrs old
Hobbies – playing piano, singing, gymnastics, cheer leading, modeling for mommy.
Momma’s hobbies – BRAIDING, passion of mine since I was 11 years old. I also love makeup, very proficient at crocheting, awesome cook and baker. My mom has always told me I was born with a gift when it came to crafts and creativity.
Hair care routine – after shampooing hair I deep condition for 15 minutes. I then rinse and apply leave-in hair conditioner. I then blow out and flat iron.
Favorite hairstyles – Her favorite hairstyle is anything with a braided heart.
Momma’s Favorite hairstyles – I love them all, but basket braid is my heart.
Hair tips – It’s very important to deep condition hair. It nourishes and heals hair of damages caused by the everyday heat and chemical usage. It also restores shine to your hair.
How long have you been doing hair?
I’ve been doing hair as a hobby for about 20 years and professionally for only two years.
How did you learn how to do all the amazing styles you do?
I’m self taught. I’ve always had a passion for braiding. I would braid my dolls hair when I was a little girl. As I got older, I would braid my friends hair, sisters, basically anyone standing next to me…lol. Now, I have my beautiful princess, Angelina.
You seem so passionate about what you do. When did you know that hair styling was your passion?
Two years ago, my boyfriend and photographer, David Pacheco, observed me doing hair. He convinced me to begin doing it professionally. His company, Pro Found Studios, alongside his partner, Robert Covarrubias, gave me my first gig. I took off from there.