The Not-So-Savvy Mom Hair Stylist

The Not-So-Savvy Mom Hair Stylist

I love being a girl mom. I can buy my daughter all the cute outfits. Play dress-up and dolls and have tea parties. Not to mention signing up for dance classes or whatever extracurriculars she wants to participate in. But when it comes to styling hair, I must say, it’s not my specialty.


Please tell me I’m not the only parent that lacks in this situation.

I remember when I was growing up, my mom and I would bond while she would practice doing my hair in all kinds of different styles, such as pigtails or braids with the fun colorful beads. But, as I try recreating this memory with my daughter, I do not have much success. It looks like I haven’t even started. Why is that? Not totally sure, but I do really try.

What am I doing wrong here?

There were times when I would study YouTube videos and find simple styles on Pinterest to get a feel of what products to use and how to apply them. You name it, I studied it. And it still does not work for me. I’ve asked friends for advice and if they know of any classes to take because I just can’t get it. As I’m writing this, I’m thinking maybe this is just not my jam. But to save myself a lot of money, I would rather keep trying to figure out what I can do to get better at doing hair. I cut mine off and I’m totally fine with super short hair for myself, but not for my child. I’ll let her decide when she is older, of course, if she wants to cut her hair. But for now, it’s not happening. Instead, there will be numerous amounts of trial and error, in braids and ponytails with the barrettes. She’s a little girl, and I would like to keep it that way.

This goes for makeup too!

Now that we are in the midst of dance season, I’m having to add makeup artists to the list. Just the other day, we earned the spot in the inside edition in AD sales. (If you’re a dance mom, you know what I’m talking about.) We had a special photoshoot that required us to have studio makeup applied. It was so cute, and my daughter absolutely loved it. She felt like the prettiest girl at the party. I know for sure that she is a girl who loves glitz and glamour. She even asked for a makeup kit for Christmas, to give you an idea.

It’s a challenge, but I’m here for the ride

I am still a relatively new mom, and I’m constantly learning and relearning everything day by day. I know I will eventually get it as I must practice more and just keep trying to find out what will work best. So, for the mom who’s not talented in all the “girly girl” things, just know that you are not alone and will eventually get it.

We’ve got this!

Ja’Nae was born in Houma and raised on the outskirts of New Orleans known as the Westbank, where she still resides. She’s currently dating her boyfriend of 3 years and together they raise their daughter A’nylah. After attending Jackson State University, she moved back to New Orleans and then earned her master’s at Full Sail University in Public Relations, she currently works part-time at a local Bra Boutique where she enjoys helping women feel good about themselves. In her free times, she’s looking for the latest fashion trends, working out, learning how to organize her life, relaxing by enjoying a good movie or series and finding fun things to do with her new family.


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