I photographed Goldie Locks recently at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival but I officially introduced myself when we ran into each other at DJ, Minx’s Powerhouse party later that evening.

Goldie Locks came to Detroit from Chicago just for the DEMF, talk about a dedicated house head.

She has a great spirit about her & homegirl can dance her ass off! And yes, those are her nails!

During the brief time that we talked, I did not ask her about her nails but wanted to. I personally how it is when you have a look that stands out from the rest how tiring questions can be. However, during an email conversation, I went against my initial instinct & took the opportunity to go there.

Tafari – Hey boo!!! Happy you enjoyed the great times & photos!!! Everyone that has seen your photo inquired about your nails like none stop. I chose not to bother you because I’m sure you get that all the time. But would you mind sharing the story behind the your gorgeous nails? How long have you had them etc. Tel me all your business. LOL!!!

Goldie Locks – Alright here goes…..

I have had my nails for 20 years. They were only 6in long when I decided to go to Nail School, and get licensed to do nails here in 1989. I needed to be able to do my own nails as I knew how expensive it would be to pay someone else for such a length. I loved nail art and “bling”, and having a degree in art, I chose to express my talent in that media. I found my self on “Geraldo” in 1993, in Nails, and Nailpro magazines several times and here in the local paper twice. I owned a nail salon for 18 years before economy took its toll and I had to close the doors a few years ago.

I continue to cut my nails , when I feel like it. They have been 14in long at one point and are only 10in long at the present time. Because my nails do not curl into my palms, I am able to do just about everything except for bowling, volleyball, and other sports. I actually love the attention they afford me, but people usually don’t even see the nails ( think I’m holding something) and think that I have an exotic look before they notice the nails.

No they don’t hurt and they never have. I am not going to keep anything on my body that gives me discomfort. I always say “You take your shoes off when they hurt, don’t you”. Yes, I cook, and cook well. Yes, I do dishes, clean house, dress myself, I can retwist my own dreadlocs, feed myself, I have a job (post office 23 years, midnights), I drive ( license plate says “MS NAILS”), and I , of course, love to dance my ass off. I am single, no children, strictly by choice, not because of my nails. Most people like them.

I DO NOT answer ANY personal questions, as I feel that is way out of place and just a little too invasive. So if someone asks you THAT dumb question, simply tell them I do not entertain extreme personal questions. Yes, I realize that I have something to inquire about and that I do expect silly question but I don’t have answer them just because they were asked. I hope this clears a few things up for you, Tafari.

I honestly think that you are one of the coolest people that I met.
Luv you baby!!!!
Back to me: I’m happy that I let go & asked. I love hearing life stories & what makes people who they are. Now only If I could find that mutha fucka with the {s w a s t i k a} tattooed on his back!

I really need to hear that story!