[Close-Up] Jorja Smith Serves Blunt-Cut Ponytail Slay For ‘ELLE’ UK

Jorja Smith X ELLE UK May 2019
Photo Credit: Daniel Clavero

British bombshell Jorja Smith is enjoying a breakout career. She went from viral sensation in 2016 to enjoying a major glow-up with a Grammy nomination, Brit award for Best Female Solo Artist and nabbing festival headline after headline. Now she is serving major face for ELLE UK.

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For the cover shot, the Lost & Found singer poses it up with a close-up of her signature gold-capped tooth smile. For the rest of the spread, she slays a sleek, blunt-cut ponytail styled up by Zateesha Barbour and soft beauty beat by Carol Lopez Reid.


Jorja Smith X ELLE UK
Photo Credit: Daniel Clavero

Inside, she chats it up with model icon Adwoa Aboah about her celeb style crushes, songs that capture the moments of her life and how she defines beauty in 2019.

On what it means to beautiful:

It’s being comfortable in your skin, and knowing that your imperfections make you perfect. You have to realise that you’ve got flaws and they’re fine – they just make you who you are.

Jorja Smith X ELLE UK May 2019
Photo Credit: Daniel Clavero

On trying out new beauty looks:

I like looking like me. I like dewy stuff – I like looking glowy and fresh.

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Stephenetta (isis) Harmon

isis is a music, hair and communications junkie. she is a Black beauty editor; founder of Sadiaa, the premiere beauty directory for women of color, and editor for HypeHair.com.