How to Look & Feel More Girly With a TWA

By Aisha of My Fro and I

You’ve just taken the plunge and chopped off your hair. Now you look like a boy – not really… I mean, your hair doesn’t define your femininity, right? But unfortunately we do live in a world where longer hair = being womanly. Okay, so let’s work with getting our girliness back!

Wear bold make up. When I first went natural, I used this excuse to go out and buy lipsticks of all sorts of shades. Your hair’s not really ‘there’ anymore so have fun and enjoy playing up your beautiful face!

Add a cute accessory. Unless you’re rocking less than 1 inch of hair, your hair’s long enough to rock an accessory. As many of you know, I love hair accessories! They’re such a quick and easy way to doll up any hairstyle and for pretty much any occasion. And since your length at the moment will limit you to change up your style, an accessory is an easy way to make your hair routine feel less repetitive.

Wear distinct earrings. Big, bold, colourful, kooky. Earrings are great ways to help you ‘decorate’ your head area.

Be confident. Nothing screams femininity more than a woman proudly owning her look. Short hair or not. Rocking short hair gives the message that you know you’re beautiful and that beauty goes beyond any hair length. If you don’t believe it yet, fake it. Til’ you make it. They don’t have to know. And you will make it, trust me.

And if you put them all together, you’ve got one hot look. Boy? Who you calling a boy?

About Jenell B Stewart

Jenell Stewart MS, the founder and editor in chief of the award winning website KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.com dedicates most of her free time educating and uplifting women with natural hair by way of her extremely popular website and YouTube channel. Jenell has been featured in Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise.com, and starred on the Dr.Oz television show as a Beauty Expert. In 2012 she was named one of Essences top Instagramers and that same year KinkyCurlyCoilyMe won an award for “Favorite Website” of the Natural Hair Community.
  • Karma Eve

    She looks so cute in ALL of the photos! Rock it girl!

    • Elsa

      I know exactly what you’re talking about. I’ve been feeling that way sometimes since I did the big chop. Thanks for your suggestions. Will try them. BTW yu rockin the TWA look!

      • Elsa

        Sorry @karma Eve the reply was directed at Aisha.

  • thatmackgurl

    I love TWA although i did not go that short most women I see Look Gawgus
    She Rock

  • Adeola @ *The Mane Captain*

    you look cute aisha. as always!

  • Wanda Herbert Romain

    TWAs are SEXY when accessorized with fun, cute trinkets–and a HUGE HEAPING of FIERCENESS!

  • Ebony

    Forgive my ignorance but what’s TWA?

    • Kiana W.

      Teeny Weeny Afro :)

      • Ebony

        Oh thanks :-)

      • Ebony

        Thanks :-)