Who is she? That hair…….love her style. She is Julia Sarr-Jamois, 26, a half Senegalese half French fashion editor for Wonderland magazine in the UK. Her style can be described as vintage elegance. She effortlessly combines plaids, solids, bright colors and eclectic shoe wear.
Sarr-Jamois has been able to capture the attention of fashion designer Alberta Ferretti and has modeled in her Pre-Fall 2012 collection in Milan Fashion Week with Solange Knowles and others. She became the face of Tibi Spring 2012 campaign and shows the dynamics of natural beauty with her hair and fashion sense.
She has been dubbed the “Streetstyle Queen” for the many bloggers and vloggers who spot this beauty on the street and snap beautiful photos. Many of the natural hair bloggers notice her because of her large afro perfectly framing her face.
She shares with us her hair care regimen and what beauty means to her. For more details visit www.Vogue.com
How was your hair as a child? “I’ve had my hair like this since I was about fourteen,” Sarr-Jamois says. “When I was at school, I had it in plaits, which were quite tedious, and I thought, ‘I’m going to take it out for a bit.’ I remember feeling like it looked really big at first but then I ended up keeping it.”
How do you care for your hair now? “I wash it with Bumble and Bumble Tonic shampoo, which smells so good. And a more intense Bumble and Bumble conditioner called Creme de Coco Masque. Then I let it air-dry and maybe play around with it for a bit with my hands. That’s it. People are always asking about it, though. And everyone wants to touch it.”
How do you style your hair? “When I wake up in the morning, my hair just kind of bounces back into place. It really never changes. If it’s warm in the summer, I’ll tie it up into a high ponytail with an elastic band. Otherwise, it can get quite hot—it’s like I’m wearing one of those fuzzy Prada hats from the fall collection. For Halloween, I went to a Disney-themed party, so I tied it into two little bunches on top of my head with a bow like Minnie Mouse. Everybody knew who I was!”
How do you view beauty? “I’ve never really been into makeup. My hair is my statement, along with my clothes. I love prints and colors and texture. I like to have a bit of fun with what I’m wearing and not be too serious. I guess it’s the same with my hair. I do feel like London has this thing where you could be wearing a bag on your head and nobody really looks at you. Or maybe it’s that British people are just too polite to stare. The only thing I won’t wear with my hair is flared jeans. I love them, but that look is way too seventies-child.”