Hairstylist Jawara is in perpetual movement. “I like to strategy the unknown,” he says. And he would not hesitate to take action. While you uncover his artistry, you might be greeted by the unconventional. Hair is sculpted into seemingly unattainable shapes — and it is a masterpiece.
His inventive thoughts is closely influenced by Black culture. Born in New York and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, his view of magnificence is a mirrored image of the Caribbean and in every single place he has traveled all through his life. “I think about myself an expressionist of affection and issues that I am keen on,” Jawara, who can be Fekkai’s worldwide stylist companion, tells Attract. “And I like Black girls. That’s one factor that can by no means change,” he provides.
This admiration is alive even in his unconscious. Jawara had a dream one evening of 4 melanated girls with eccentric hair residing in a world with no discrimination. Simply magnificence. For Attract’s June/July situation, The Melanin Edit, he turned this imaginative and prescient into an impressive actuality.
“I created these towering shapes the place the hair is [worn] proudly, like an award,” says Jawara. It’s the beehive taken to new heights, with a combination of protecting types — locs, twists, braids —blended into one. Look intently and you may additionally see a couple of streaks of silver paint.