We are in a time where giving "props" to people is considered "D-Riding" and not being interested in someting stamps you a hater. People like me always stay true and give credit where it should be given. With that being said, in Cincinnati, there is a young lady who is a hair stylist by the name of Jasmyn Johnson. I noticed the hardwork she dedicates to her craft and I had to get an interview. So I want to understand why she does hair and who she is as a person. Go on this journey with me ladies and gentleman. Ladies, if you're in Cincinnati I would recommend Jasmyn to lay your hair down and her contact info will be provided later. Without further adieu, lets get into the interview.
Christian Drye: Who is Jasmyn Johnson?
Jasmyn Johnson: Jasmyn Johnson is a very loving and kind hearted woman. I'm a mother of two handsome little boys and a wife to the best husband a woman could ask for! I'm also a great hairstylist.
CD: As a kid, were you the little girl who had a thousand baby dolls and would do their hair?
JJ: Yes! I was totally that little girl. I loved braiding and cutting their hair, even though my mom would hate when I cut it. I didn't care, it was fun to me.
CD: What did your mother think of hair? Was hers constantly done and that made you want to follow suit? Or were you on your own to figure this all out?
JJ: Funny thing is, my mom is actually a licensed cosmetologist. She's been doing hair for as long as I can remember. I think I was born with the gift. I started braiding my sister's hair at a very young age. I would also do ponytails in our hair often. My mom kept our hair braided. I use to watch her style my sister's hair in fascination. I knew this was my calling since I was a little girl.
CD: Can you think back to the time you did your first person's hair? Explain all u can remember from that scene.
JJ: This memory is the first time I can recall -I had to be about 4 (she makes a serious face). My put two French braids in my sisters hair and put them up in 2 ponytails. My mom was at work and we were with our babysitter and we didn't want her doing our hair (she laughs) so I took matters into my own hands.
CD: What high school did you go to? That can explain a lot because a lot of the Cincinnati Public Schools were big on appearances you had to have "gear" and be well kept.
JJ: I went to Hughes Center and we were known as the "fashion school."
CD: What was your experience being there? Was your appearance good? At this point who was doing your hair?
JJ: I liked high school but if I could do it over, I would focus more on my school work than on my appearance. I was always cute though (she laughs). At this point, my mom still did my hair and I would on occasion.
CD: I had braids when I went to West High, I needed you back then! My braids were dusty some days (I laugh). Could you braid your own hair?
JJ: Oh wow -yeah I would've hooked you up! I started braiding and getting paid for it when I was 9. Once I attended middle school I began to do my classmates hair and was paid for it. Heck yeah, I could braid my own hair! I still do to this day. It hurts my back now because I'm getting old, but I do.
"I've learned to master my craft by always looking for new and different ways to do things -better ways."
CD: Do you attend hair shows and beauty conventions? How do you find out about new hair products?
JJ: I haven't attended any hair shows yet but I really want to. I haven't been to any beauty convensions either, unfortunately. I go to the store and try out different products. I stick with what I like best and try them on my clients as well.
CD: Why is hair important to you? What's your take on "natural" hair?
JJ: Hair is important to me because it's my passion. I'm passionate about 3 things in my life, and that's being a mother, being a wife, and being a stylist. I love making people feel beautiful. After I finish a style I love my clients' expressions and how happy they always are with the outcome -that gives me a feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction. As a woman, to know I made another woman feel beautiful is such a good feeling.
CD: If ladies want there hair styled by yourself, how would they go about it?
JJ: they can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or they can follow my Instagram @jasmyn___j (3 underscores) and my Facebook Jas hairisme Johnson
CD: You know "everybody" claims to be a hair stylist today. What sets you apart from the rest?
JJ: I've been doing this since I was 9. It isn't something I woke up and said I wanted to do one day. It's my passion and I'm damn good at it, excuse my language. My work speaks for itself.
CD: You're my first hair stylist on the site, I want to thank you for participating! You now have a open invitation to promote different hair pictures and news on the site. Is there anything else you want to tell the people?
JJ: Thanks so much for the opportunity! Follow me on social networks for more hair pics and to make appointments. This won't be the last you see of me!
I like to do a "funny" intraspective version of an interview that is informal, see more of Tani' below.
1. Madison bowl or Brentwood bowl?
2. Favorite perfume?
Daisy by Marc Jacobs.
3. Flats or heels?
I prefer heels but I'm tall so I have to go with flats (she laugh).
4. As a hypothesis, how many hairs do you think you have on your head?
Wow I have a huge head and a whole lot of hair! I would guess, ummmm, 168,234,342,001.
5. Ms. Mary Mack Mack Mack _______ . (finish the sentence)
All dressed in black black black.
6. Favorite celebrity couple?
Cliche' but Beyonce' and Jay Z.
7. Top Item you carry?
My lipgloss. It's a must have even in the house.
8. "They call me u-s-h-e-r-r-a-y-m-o-n-d" (name that song)
Nice and slow by usher
9. Alabama's fish or LaRosa's?
10. If you could break any law for a day which would it be?
To steal (she laughs). So I can get any and everything I want.