Name & Age:
Jaleesa Howard, 22
Blogger & Creative Director for The Fashion Geek
A little background:
When I’m not writing or covering fashion and beauty events for my blog, you can find me studying to pursue two degrees in Merchandising and Digital Retail from the University of North Texas. I also love to be anywhere downtown in Dallas where you’ll probably find me trying out new restaurants and shopping!
Beauty regimens and tips?
I receive a lot of compliments and questions about my skin and hair. People really want to know what products I use and they’re surprised when my answer isn't always one that you can pick up at your local Target or department store!
While I love Kate Somerville’s ExfoliKate and Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery, I also use purely natural products – they tend to be multi-purpose as well. I use African black soap every single day to cleanse my face! It keeps the complexion even and breakouts to a low. I also use minoi butter to style my natural hair. Monoi is an oil extracted from a Tahitian flower called the Tiaré – it smells heavenly and really enhances my natural curls while keeping them pillow soft!
Favorite DFW beauty brands and/or beauty related services?
A few months ago, I finally tried Blo, a blow-dry bar, and love it! I’m African-American with natural hair, so I’m very particular about whom I allow put heat on my hair to avoid damage. My stylist did an amazing job and I would definitely recommend them to anyone with naturally curly hair who may be a little apprehensive about stepping foot in a blow-dry bar.
If you could have dinner with any local DFW woman, who would it be? Why?
I’m always mentioning Leah Frazier of DFW Style Daily, but I truly am inspired by her! She’s always so warm and encouraging, but she’s also never afraid to “tell it like it is”. Not to mention, she’s an attorney, has her own styling company, and is the Editor for DFW Style Daily. It really doesn’t get any more girl boss than that! I want to inspire other girls and women the way Leah inspires me.
Any last words?
Simply: Create your own path to success and never let anyone discourage you from going a different route.