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A Haircut That Turned Out to Be a Work of Art

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This past weekend not only did I have the pleasure of connecting with old High School classmates, I also went to a haircut party and got my “do” did.

Growing my medium length hair to lower back length has been a goal of mine for some time now so cutting it seemed a bit counter productive to that goal. Plus, I like to wear my hair in protective styles most of the time (like up-dos with a front swoop).

The problem with reaching my goal was I hadn’t had a decent hair cut in years. Couple that with the fact that my hair grows much faster on the bottom in the back, it was not really shaped well. Hence, the reason I was never 100% thrilled with my twist outs and wash and go’s.

So, instead of just having hair that’s there. I wanted a cut that gave some shape to my hair.

On Sunday, I took a trip to the boonies New Jersey where I attended a hair cutting party (sorry Jersey girls. It’s a world away for me).

Me and 8 other ladies had our hair cut by the infamous, most talented Tameeka of Jaded Tresses. Tameka can reshape any hair into a work of art.  Check out my before  pics:

pre-hair cut

I was very nervous about getting my hair cut from the beginning so not being able to see how much Tameeka was cutting had my nerves on end. I honestly didn’t even think my hair looked that bad before the cut.

After the cut, when I saw the results on my wet hair I was a little disappointed. I thought my hair looked very flimsy.  Every other lady that had her hair cut was left with it looking better than before – curled, defined and full.

Then, here I come with my fine hair. This is it after the wet cut:

wet hair after cut

Nothing too fabulous to look at right? Not what I expected but what a work of art that cut turned out to be after completely drying and moving in to second day hair (keep looking – it’s a slide show :-)):

BAM!  I’m telling you, I didn’t even expect my hair to look as defined and voluminous.  After all, it’s fine hair right?

I actually had a couple of the construction workers on my route to work giving me the eye today! I was thinking it’s the new cut because usually they don’t pay me any mind. Now I’m thinking, maybe it’s just the mini skirt I’m wearing LOL

natural hair

Anyway, Tameeka used Wonder Curl products which I had yet to try for myself. I did however purchase them before the cut. More on that later.

If you are in the New York area and need a bomb diggity cut (or just a consultation), contact Tameeka. You final result won’t be a disappointment. Just look at me 🙂



P.S. Shelli of Hairscapades arranged the hair cutting party. Check out the other ladies cuts here.

Michelle Smith
Michelle is a Christian special needs mom residing in the NYC area who shares useful tips to grow and maintain fine natural hair. She's a published author and Creator of Fine Natural Hair and Faith, inspiring others with faith for living along side knowledge on how to care for their "crown."

19 Comment

  1. Send me ur contact on my email and I’ll send some pics. I can’t see how u post a pic in the comments?!? Did ur daughter love ur hair? What abt the pics of takara?

    1. I thought you had a blog! That’s why I said post pics lol. You know you should start one sharing your hair styles and Chloe’s. OK I got your emails but didn’t open them yet. I try to clean out all my junk mail before I get to the good stuff LOL.

      1. you and leah have been encouraging me too blog…I’m scuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuured, plus it takes alot of time. I know how I look for posts from yall and be like where they at when yall don’t post in a day or two…lol! I know IF anyone ever followed me they’d stop, lol! Leah found the one I started at the behest of Chloe’s dad, it was about curls and cupcakes…lol!

        1. girl once you get used to it, it comes much easier. All your posts don’t have to be mini-novels lol. Just write about what you love…hair lol

          the most time is the set up. You can start with a basic looking blog and then add and change things as time goes by. You should see my very first blog….as a matter of fact it’s still up because it was on BlogHer:

  2. Hey Michelle aka Michelle!

    I told you it was going to look good and you can’t even tell you got it cut!!!! My hair plumped up too! And grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr-love the mini skirt!

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