FearlessFriday: Jaznea

This Friday’s #fearless moment comes from college student and blogger, Jaznea. She give a personal look at how her hair change, changed her world.

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Fearless. I racked my memory trying to figure out my most fearless moment. Was it when I moved to NYC right after high school, learning how to drive, or maybe even when I tried to start my own blog.

Then it hit me as I was washing my hair.

Two years ago for no reason and with no goal at the end, I cut all my hair off. Family and friends disagreed and still some disagree today. I was ignoring the negative feedback because despite their opinions, I felt beautiful and strangers were attracted to my hair more than ever before. They loved my natural curl as much as I did.

When my hair started to form into an Afro, the looks I received from the closest people to me said it all. They still hated my hair. I come from a family were your hair is your temple and they didn’t quite understand mines, yet.

It did hurt a bit that my family disliked my hair and that they all thought I was a lesbian because I had short hair. Then a very close friend of mines told me she thought my hair was ugly. She did not try to sugarcoat her feelings at all.

After that, I started to reflect on my hair progress for the last two years and the effects it had on my life. Besides the fact I have been single since the haircut and the amount of men that has been attracted to me has dropped. It’s also been harder for me to get a job since the haircut. But could I blame all of that on my hair? I started to believe that my hair was out control and it was slowly ruining my life.

Was straight long hair the only option for me? Why does Solange look so beautiful but I am being told I look ugly? And my biggest question was am I the only natural girl that get this much slack for their hair?

I was afraid that life wouldn’t get better for me until my hair grew back out because it all was still going downhill. I couldn’t believe all of this was happening because of my hair choice. What got me out this funk of mines was a very long look in the mirror.

I realized that I was beautiful and so was my hair. What did it matter if nobody else liked it, I have to live with myself every day. And for jobs I was just applying to the wrong places or coming off wrong since I was already insecure about my hair.

Nobody close to me understands why I cut my hair. It was not for a statement but out of pure laziness. I didn’t want to maintain long hair anymore. Some may call me crazy for my reasoning but I believe, therefore I know, I was FEARLESS for cutting my hair off.

It changed how people looked at me (good and bad), altered my personality, and I’m glad to be a part of the natural movement. It takes a lot of guts to chop off your hair because women base their beauty on their hair length. Women still have short hair but if it’s not the Rihanna cut then they probably have long hair. I have run into so many girls who want to go natural but don’t want to do the “big chop”. I myself have yet to understand why because it’s liberating and a different experience. I mean it will grow back.

Be fearless and shameless. I learned from my haircut to do what makes you happy even if others look at you like your crazy!

Want to share you #fearless moments? Contact david@hairrules.com

 

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Huff Post x Hair Rules

Julee Wilson, style & beauty editor for the Huffington Post’s Black Voices, stepped into the Hair Rules Salon to get a first hand experience from the texture guru, Hair Rules Co-Founder, Anthony Dickey.

After you check out the video, jump over to read the full “Style in the Wild” feature on Huff Post.

“It’s Complicpated”

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Join Hair Rules as team up with Patrick Carrick Brunson of OWN’s “LoveTown, USA” to present a special presentation of Amanda Seales‘ “It’s Complicated: Hilarical Answers to Serious Questions about Love.”

This Tuesday, August 20th at 7:45pm at THE STAND NYC

Check out the trailer below!

Great Laughs and Giveaways!

Hurry and get you ticket! –> Ticket INFO

#FearlessFriday: Amanda Seales

It’s Fearless Friday!

This week’s fearless feature features television personality, culture critic, host, & DJ, Amanda Seales.

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This woman is opinionated, fearless, and HILARIOUS. A one of a kind renaissance woman, with a Master’s in African American studies from Columbia University and years of experience, Amanda has built a global following. Speaking on politics, pop culture and everything between she has become a respected voice providing commentary for major outlets such as VH1, HLN, CNN, MTV, AOL, Huffington Post, and more.

This past Wednesday, Seales previewed her latest one-woman work, It’s Complicated: Hilarical Answers to Serious Questions About Love. After a few musical selections from indie vocalist, Shyvonne and a short set from stand-up comedian, Chloé A. Hilliard, Amanda Seals graced the stage for standing-room-only audience.

It’s Complicated staged a refreshingly fun discussion on common relationship fork-in-the-road questions that encourage and include audience participation. Seales brings us comedy while taping our conscience on the shoulder and telling us to “get yo self in check!”

Everyone one in the building, woman and men, were caught up in laughter and some good ole reminiscing.

It’s Complicated will playing throughout the month of August.

Hair Rules will be giving away a few goodies at the August 20th show with special guest… Taren Guy

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Click here–> It’s Complicated for ticket information.

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If you would like to share your #fearless photos and stories, send them to david@hairrules.com.

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O MAGAZINE + Hair Rules

As you flip through the August 2013 O, The Oprah Magazine, be sure to lookout for Hair Rules’ found Anthony Dickey sharing some summer styling tips for your texture.

The feature showcases the fan-favorite, Kinky Curling Cream and the Dickey’s “Tenets of Texture.”

Drop us a comment and tell us what’s your favorite style for the summer!

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