In this episode we tackle having black hair at work. Although hair should all be viewed the same, lots of Black women feel pressured to submit to a European aesthetic at work. That burns my biscuits! To me that says “shut up, sit down, be silent and look like us”. I stopped chemically straightening my hair after 2002. We all look different and I believe our differences should be accepted and celebrated!
Then, we move into having a confidence I believe every women should have! It’s called Pretty Girl Syndrome. A mindset of positive thinking! But beware, you must have inner beauty and confidence to pull this off. Pretty Girl Syndrome is just a phrase for believing in the beauty that God gave you. And yes, all women posses beauty!
Next we meandered into insecurities that we’ve faced as women. Growing up I thought my nose was too big and badly wanted to change it. However, after I did an extensive project on rhinoplasties and the mutilation I would have to endure I no longer wanted a nose job.
Lastly, we covered colorism! Unfortunately, still a huge issue in the black community. I hope my kids grow up unaffected. Just like a leopard cannot change it’s spots, I cannot change my skin! This is a so-called modern society yet we are still tackling such barbaric issues. The change starts with us!
If you are in the the following areas: PA/NY/NJ/DC/MD/VA and would like to have Beyond the Dryer take place in your salon please contact me at The WeaveWhisperer@gmail.com
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Inez Johnson: DC Professional
Fred Hall: Barber and Hairstylist– Ivy Lounge Salon
Seville Williams: Nail Technician– Ivy Lounge Salon
Zoey Asher:Hairstylist– Ivy Lounge Salon
Big BIG thanks to my videographer Luigi Kattie of Elkay Productions!
Hair: L’Avant Garde Hair –Kardashian Kinky Straight in 16”, 18” and 20″