Sunday, October 7, 2012

natural hair interview: Jasmine Justice

        My name is Jasmine Justice. I’m 23 yrs old. I’m from Delaware and a recent graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA with a B.F.A in Fashion Design.  Currently, I work in retail. My goal is to become a creative director for a major fashion company or ultimately own my own company, where I can open up a boutique in Delaware or in Virginia.

       I would describe my hair as: it’s own entity… (it adds another element, and plays another role in my personal style), it’s my expression, everchanging, powerful, confident.

       I have been natural since 2008. I did the big chop during my sophomore year of college. I was inspired to go natural by my friend Daedri who had recently cut her hair at the time and I thought it was amazing. It was so beautiful and I wanted to achieve that look for myself.

      From my natural hair journey, I have learned how to be fearless and confident in my own skin. I have always been one to go my own route and make decisions based on what I feel, so when cutting my hair for the first time it was one of the best decisions made I have made because I honestly never felt more beautiful…when I left the stylist chair I thought to myself like “why didn’t I do this sooner!!” lol. Since being natural I’ve felt more freedom to be experimental and really have fun with my hair because I truly feel happier and more myself. I love all aspects of being natural because I see the beauty in all the stages. For instance, the big chop, teeny weeny afro, I love it all! My hair has made me fearless because it has allowed me to be free, evolve, and discover who I am in other aspects as well.

           A natural hair tip of mine would be for one of my favorite styles, a style that will never die for me is the twist out. When I do my twist outs I often will use a mix of olive oil and shea butter when I twist it at night.  Currently, for the past few weeks I have been using a protective style, in which I have two-strand twist my hair using the Marley Braid hair and created an updo style.  Since first going natural in 2008, and going through many ups and downs like breakage, etc, using different protective styles like braids has really helped my hair grow.

       Check out my online portfolio which features a lot of my designs and illustrations.

Any questions or inquires about hair, fashion, anything that comes to mind J email me at

I would just like to thank Le Coiffure Society for including me and asking me to be a part of their amazing blog. I love everything that Le Coiffure is about and get inspired everyday when I see all the beautiful natural women featured.

Thank you so much!!

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