Hi, my name is Miss Scooter and…
Yes, those are statements and/or questions that have been asked of me. Some of the time, they were meant to be hurtful; other times, it was asked because someone really didn’t know. The best example that I have of this is a lady at work asked me if I had someone else pass my drug test? Yes, as weird as that was, I had to inquire as to why she would ask that of me. She gave me the, “you know” look and said, “Don’t you smoke weed as a part of your lifestyle?” Yes, I couldn’t make this up if I tried.
My decision to grow locs is because I loved the style and felt I could express myself. Before I grew them, I spent many of nights crying and asking myself, “Will I be able to get a job? Will I be judged with this hairstyle? Will I be taken seriously in corporate America as a black woman with locs?” looking back on the questions I asked, I realize it was a battle that I was fighting with myself. In my personal opinion, my hair hasn’t held me back in any way. If I am judged by someone based on my hairstyle, then it is something that hasn’t been openly expressed.
I had to hunt down some old pictures for the blog, and I must say that my hair journey has been an interesting one! I started with really really really short hair. It took about a solid four months for me to not want to cut them off. Let me share my journey with you.
BM Brande and me. Disregard my horrible makeup application.
Summer limo ride—my hair was black but still short.
A sorority sister and me. A tab bit longer, but still short. They had a mind of their own and would stick up all the time!
Mama Scooter had locs too! I decided to color them, but they were still fairly short.
Sorry for the bare face, but you can see the color better in this picture.
My good friend Maura and I posing for a picture. My hair was finally long enough to style.
My dear friend Kara and me at dinner. My hair really grew in a short amount of time. This has been my favorite color and cut so far.
Engagement photo taken by the talented Rachel Wood Photography
As you can see my hair has gone through lots of stages…short and uncolored to long and styled. I have never looked at a non-loc hairstyle and thought that I couldn’t have that style. I have an amazing stylist that makes my hair look wonderful. I love my locs with lots of volume and curls. It is usually my go-to hairstyle. As I think about what I want my hair to look like on my big day, the only must-have is VOLUME! I have a big head and I don’t think that it is very flattering to have my hair close to my face.
I have been growing my hair for the wedding and, like many brides before me, I cannot wait to style it differently! In the last few days, I feel like I have been looking for styles for after the wedding more than my actual big day. What was a must-have for your wedding hairstyle?