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Jennifer // Natural Hair Style Icon

Avatar • Jul 7, 2010

I had no idea that lots of women didn’t get perms. I thought that was what every black woman did. I’m glad I educated myself about it… I was inspired.”

Where you from?
J:
I’m from Atlanta!!!! I also rep New Orleans, my birthplace. I am a student at Bethune-Cookman University. Mass Communications major!

Why did you go natural?
J:
I have been 100% natural since December 25, 2009! I decided to go natural after watching the Tyra Show on good hair. One of the guests did a mini big chop on the show, so I decided to research more about it. After that I thought natural was the only way to be. I was so mad that I didn’t know about natural hair sooner. I had no idea that lots of women didn’t get perms. I thought that was what every black woman did. I’m glad I educated myself about it. So, I was inspired.

Why did you do a second big chop?
J:
I decided to big chop again because I absolutely love the way women look with fades and low cuts. I would have done it the first time around but I wasn’t mentally ready for that. The day I decided to cut it, I kept going going back and forth in my head about if I really wanted to cut it. Only because I was planning on growing it out. I was almost at my 5 month mark. I just decided it’s now or never and I absolutely love it!!

How are you styling your hair now that it’s short?
J:
I still co- wash my hair, deep condition, and oil it. I still want to take care of it because it can definitely still look a mess at this length. I’ve only had this cut for a couple months now, so I haven’t really experimented with accessories yet. I love the cut so much that I don’t really want to. I just brush and go!

What tips do you have for other new naturals?
J:
Have fun with your hair! Try something different. New accessories. New make-up. And don’t expect your hair to look like someone else hair. Just find out what works for you. Also, be secure with yourself and your hair. You don’t want other people’s negative opinions to change how you feel about YOUR hair.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
J:
http://naturalbombshell.blogspot.com/
http://naturallyhott.tumblr.com/
http://twitter.com/jennifer_alyssa/
http://youtube.com/missjenniferalyssa/
Annnnd.….look me up on facebook…Jennifer Alyssa Wallace

Anything else you want to add?
J:
I know some woman have fears about doing the big chop and I just want to show them that having short hair can still be cute, stylish and girly. Oh yeah and if you think you don’t have the “head shape” for a cut like mine, you do! That was one of my fears but it’s silly. Anyone can wear this cut.

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sunshyne84
sunshyne84
10 years ago

Great advice! Everyone will not have the same results, it’s all about loving your own hair the way it is.

Shanee'
Shanee'
10 years ago

Hail Wildcats!

It’s great to see more naturals on the campus of Bethune-Cookman University. I graduated class of 2008 with a B.A. in Religion and Philosophy and was one of about 4 afro wearing sisters in our senior class. Congrats on your journey!

HaitianRoots
HaitianRoots
10 years ago

she looks fabulous!!!!! hey, i’m interested in chopping again, does anyone have any recommendations here in Chicago? Preferably a stylist that uses shears…

Daja
Daja
10 years ago

Wow you look great. I’m glad you weren’t so concerned with length retention.

Nancy Smith
Nancy Smith
10 years ago

I just had to comment to give a big “HAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIL WILDCATS!!!”, to Jennifer!! She’s repping my Alma mater 🙂

Shae
Shae
10 years ago

so beautiful!!! i love to see my NOLA ppl reppin and reppin right!!!!!

Jennifer
10 years ago

Thanks for the comments ladies! What a great surprise to see this up on my birthday! yaaaay! And it’s so awesome to see some wildcats on here! Let’s go Wildcats! Woooooo.…well you know it lol!

thelady
thelady
10 years ago

you look like a model, just gorgeous. Short hair really suits your face.

kdub1119
kdub1119
10 years ago

she looks amazing. i keep seeing women with Caesars and I think they are so fly.… got me debating whether i want to rock on as well

vonnie
10 years ago

these girls who chop completely short are so inspiring! she’s gorgeous 😀

http://socialitedreams.wordpress.com

ae
ae
10 years ago

gawgeous!

Yoshi3329
10 years ago

Give me though glasses! lol!

Lovely!

Yoshi3329
10 years ago

*those

Diana
Diana
10 years ago

ummmmm…can anyone say flyyyyyy??? lol
You look fly!

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vashti
vashti
10 years ago

Great advice b4 I went natural I always wanted my hair 2 look like someone elses n now I’m lovin my hair exactly how it is. U do look beautiful wit that short cut very nice on u. Work it

Kyndal
Kyndal
10 years ago

Hail Wildcats!!! Also a Mass Comm Major c/o 2010!! Love that you decided to go natural I also did the Big Chop in March, was the most liberating and almost spititual thing I had ever experienced!!

prettyb
10 years ago

You look absolutely great! Congrats on starting your natural journey.

Adama
10 years ago

She’s magnificent! Fabulous! J’adore

jacque'
10 years ago

Every single woman who does the big chop looks absolutely gorgeous, you can see the freedom in their expression on their faces. They are all uniquely stunning. BEAUTIFUL

d_luv
d_luv
10 years ago

Aight NOLA! I LOVE my NOLA naturals baby!

Anne
Anne
10 years ago

love the hair, very pretty on her. <3

chandra
chandra
10 years ago

i’m from daytona beach, fl and trust doll you are in a class of your own! fabulous and fierce and your hair is beautiful. ROCK ON!

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