One of the first steps in making the switch from relaxed to natural is the â€œBig Chop.â€ Every afrobella has to go through it sometime. Iâ€™ve heard arguments that black women with short hair look unattractive or masculine. Thatâ€™s so far from the truth, ladies. For inspiration, take a look at legendary jazz chanteuse, Sarah Vaughn.
They donâ€™t make â€˜em like that anymore.
No wonder they called her Sass: Sarah Vaughn always rocked her short hair with confidence and style. Those jazz beauties knew how to create drama with a few simple elements. Banging earrings or cute hair accessories, perfectly sculpted brows, pretty skin, and a little eye makeup help to play up your femininity to delightful advantage. Short hair and dark skin go perfectly with dangling earrings in bold colors, so if youâ€™re making the big chop, I advise you go out and treat yourself to some cute new jewelry. Iâ€™ve found super cute stuff at Target and my beloved Claireâ€™s. For Christmas I want to splurge on these earrings, which are made by my husbandâ€™s aunt. Sheâ€™s an incredible jeweler. They would look gorgeous with my curly hair.
Sarahâ€™s the one in that vibrant yellow. Oh, love the Eighties for the glittering caftans. So wonderfully Golden Girls. Her hair is still short and always sassy. Even if your current style is a TWA (Teeny Weeny Afro), you should sport it with pride and work it to the fullest.
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