Hype Hair: As a stylist, what are your hair must-haves?
Jennifer Lord: I can’t live without the “One ‘n only” argan oil and the “Joie Mygel”. The argan oil is thick and rich and it leaves the hair lustrous and sparkling. It also protects the hair from heat damage when applied before blow drying and smells AH-MAZING. The Joie Mygel is great because it allows for amazing control on all hair types. It’s shiny and it doesn’t flake or make the hair feel hard or crunchy.
HH: What one thing do you wish all of your clients knew or did before sitting in your chair?
JL: That their energy and trust in me can impact the outcome of their hair. Also, I wish all loose naturals would love their hair enough to detangle it before their appointments.
HH: Most common piece of advice you give your clients?
JL: To love up on the hair they are blessed with simply because it’s theirs. Wishing for someone else’s hair or texture can be very damaging to your self esteem. The more you embrace the beauty that is you, the more empowered you become and the more exciting life becomes all around. Make sure you marvel in your reflection queens.
HH: Tell us a bit about your upcoming book, Natural Hollywood Vol. I.
JL: Well, I am in currently finishing it up — itt’s my first self published coffee table book highlighting the beautiful natural hair styles I’ve created along my journey as a stylist. It’s also the first of its kind, a marriage of natural hair with fashion and art. This book takes you on a magnificent journey and showcases the versatility of our natural hair like no other. I can’t wait to share it!