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Pearl // 4B Natural Hair Style Icon

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Introduce yourself!
P:
My name is Pearl Fils-Aime. I was born and raised in the beautiful city of Miami, Florida and I am a first generation Haitian-American. I currently reside in Atlanta, Georgia.

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
P:
I have been natural for a total of four years. Based on a recommendation from my hair stylist, I began a transition back to natural in 2007. I stopped relaxing my hair, yet continued wearing weaves. After a year, my hair was totally natural. Yet no one ever saw it, because I continued wearing 14-inch weaves. In 2008, I moved to a remote area in Arkansas, and it became a challenge to find a stylist that would work with my natural hair, so I relaxed it again. In 2010, I moved back to Atlanta. My hair was in terrible condition. My strands were weak and I was wearing weaves and wigs to hide the damage. After a while I decided that it was time to do the big chop. I wanted to see the real me, without any chemicals, or weaves/wigs.

How would you describe your texture?
P:
My hair texture is predominantly 4b. My hair strands are fine.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
P:
I have been consistently wearing a very short cut for the past three years. After washing/conditioning my hair, I use Taliah Waajid’s Curly Curl Cream. I love how it defines my waves, and eliminates frizz.

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What does wash day look like for you?
P:
I wash my hair three times a week. Because I have a very short cut, washing time is a breeze. I wash with Taliah Waajid Clean & Natural Herbal Hair Wash. It’s a sulfate-free formula that provides a gentle, yet effective, conditioning wash.

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
P:
I am a very busy woman. I am a hip-hop artist, university professor, and model, so I am always on the go. My favorite go-to style is my main style, the short cut. This style does not take up much of my time because it is low maintenance. It affords me a lot of time, to run and go. In my purse I always carry a brush, and my Curly Curl Cream, and I am good to go!

How do you combat shrinkage?
P:
I don’t really have any problems with shrinkage.

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
P:
I just have to make sure I maintain a nice clean cut. I visit my barber every two weeks.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
P:
Website: http://www.aladynamedpearl.com/
The song “Natural” is written and performed by me. It’s a song that tells my story of going back to natural, and it is also a homage to all natural women around the world. Please watch the video by clicking on this link: http://youtu.be/HJh80nOpFVU.

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Just another lover of natural hair and expression. - Style Icon Coordinator for BGLH

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mlank64
mlank64
7 years ago

I think this young lady is beautiful, but, this site is titled Black Girl with Long Hair.

kerisha
kerisha
7 years ago
Reply to  mlank64

come on why the snarkyness the woman is fabulous and a professor to boot,she has purposely kept her hair short I am sure if she wanted long hair she could,dont take the site so literal unless you were joking of course Yah bless enjoy your day.

mlank64
mlank64
7 years ago
Reply to  kerisha

I know, I know, I think she’s fabulous and very beautiful. I’m just being rigid..the site should be Black Girl with Lovely Hair…:)

gapch
gapch
7 years ago
Reply to  mlank64

i think its great to see her featured. gorgeous. its good to see more of a variety on here. long hair is a choice that not everyone wants…

kay
kay
7 years ago
Reply to  mlank64

Girl bye.

cacey
cacey
7 years ago
Reply to  mlank64

did you not notice the section tag “short Hair”? they showcase a variety of hair lengths. now you know.

Antoinette
7 years ago

What a beautiful multi-faceted woman!
I want to be like her when I grow up!

viv
viv
7 years ago

thank you for reaffirming my decision to cut my hair short! You and your hair are beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sjamie
Sjamie
7 years ago

You are a very pretty woman. In some of the photos you look Kenyan.

Sandy
Sandy
7 years ago
Reply to  Sjamie

Yeah! Because of the Masai jewelery in the black bikini top photo.

xyzebra
xyzebra
7 years ago

She’s gorgeous! It’s SO refreshing to see short hair get some shine!!

NewlyNat
NewlyNat
7 years ago

Yassssss !!!! My beautiful Haitian a Queen

nylse
7 years ago

she is very pretty!! love the short cut on her. inspired

cacey
cacey
7 years ago

wow she is so beautiful. rarely do i just stop and stare at a picture of a model, but i had to here. gorgeous woman. and she’s a professor?! that’s freaking awesome. i can assure you none of my professors are models lol and none of them are under the age of 45…

darkchildlovethyhair
7 years ago

She’s so beautiful!

Nubiahbella
Nubiahbella
7 years ago

I love seeing icons with short hair, for those complaining, I have always thought the purpose of this site to showcase Black girl can too grow long hair and providing tips to maintain healthy hair; it never crossed my mind that only Long haired should be featured. I actually think it would be great to feature more short haired ladies which will show how being natural doesn’t equate having long hair and Curly, coily, kinky can be fabulous at any length. To get back to Pearl, how beautiful is she, her features are exquisite. I didn’t even realize she was… Read more »

Just Saying
Just Saying
7 years ago

You’re stunning and have the perfect shape AND size of head for that short cut. You look elegant and feminine with it too!

I’ve got a melon sized head, so I notice these things 🙂

Marsha
Marsha
7 years ago

Beautiful woman and photography to match!

Alisa
Alisa
7 years ago

She is gorgeous! She has such a beautiful smile and looks great with short hair! I hope to see more women with short hair featured on BGLH.

Nappy4C Rocks
Nappy4C Rocks
7 years ago

Bravo BGLH, she is beautiful…hair, looks, everything, Bravo!

Ashley
Ashley
7 years ago

She is refreshingly beautiful.

hmm
hmm
7 years ago

Man! Her profile is everythingggg. I wish I could rock a shorter cut like this.

gigi
gigi
7 years ago

so gorgeous! you look like you come from the future Pearl! 🙂 I could so see you as Uhura [not that Zoe Saldana] if only for a photo shoot… and your profile is sublime… achhh… lol

Nnenna
Nnenna
7 years ago

Hip-hop artist, professor and model…Alleluia somebody!!

Gorgeous woman!

BeUtifully Human
BeUtifully Human
7 years ago

FREAKING FAB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sana
Sana
7 years ago

You have set your own standard of beauty. You are rocking this look. Hope someday I will get to where you are and be able to exude such confidence in the way I look and carry myself with the hair God gave me:)

Amma Mama
7 years ago

She is stunning! And busy indeed,I have much respect for her <3

#Shavedhairdontcare
#Beautyandbrains

http://ammamama.wordpress.com/

Caramelcurls
Caramelcurls
7 years ago

How pretty is she?!! She carries that cut well, everybody ain’t able (including myself). 😉 Love it!

Cinnamondiva
Cinnamondiva
7 years ago
Reply to  Caramelcurls

Right?! No words…she is gorgeous.

Lizzie
Lizzie
7 years ago

What a beautiful lady you are ! This haircut suits you so well ! Wow !

MsTeeBR
MsTeeBR
7 years ago

You are working that cut! Beautiful!!

Pat
Pat
7 years ago

Fly and fierce!!

Asana
7 years ago

The short hair don’t care lifestyle is glorious! I love your short do! Looks great!

whatshetaughther.blogspot.com

DatChic
DatChic
7 years ago

If there was a pic next to Queen in the dictionary, you’ll be it!!!!!! I know that sounds corny but thats what I was thinking looking at the pics. Awesome yay!

Jane
Jane
7 years ago

Is this a joke

Nancy
Nancy
7 years ago

Haitienne! Kampe! Love seeing Haitian women featured on here. Glad to see we are letting go of some of our cultural stereotypes & embracing our natural beauty! Very inspirational.

101Corkscrews
101Corkscrews
7 years ago

I just saw the video. It is great. She is gorgeous.

bella_taa
bella_taa
7 years ago

what a beauty she is. Queen.

Camillia
Camillia
7 years ago

She works that cut!!! How beautiful! I think that I have seen here somewhere before here it Atlanta. Rock on my sista!

RukiyatG
7 years ago

Triple threat: model, artist, professor… Gorgeous!

jessybabe
7 years ago

Very beautiful woman, who carries herself very well. <3

Suzan, UK
Suzan, UK
7 years ago

Beautiful and talented.….

Monica
Monica
7 years ago

She is very pretty.

alt-K
alt-K
7 years ago

You look like a top model in your photos. Very beautiful, Sis!

vsez
vsez
7 years ago

Gorgeous!

Aaliyah
Aaliyah
7 years ago

The short hair cut is BEAUTIFUL!
I can’t rock that the way she did!
The second picture in the gallery is stunning!!

Michelle Collins
6 years ago

She is absolutely stunning!!! That short hair fits her so well!

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