Mariah Carey’s new music video for “All I Want For Christmas” is a good-looking video with a catchy chorus, but it’s really not all that appealing when it comes to the cut.
In a new article for Seventeen magazine, writer and fashion expert Shara L. Johnson shares the tips she has used to create her own style that’s more interesting than most haircuts out there.
“My cut is a bit more sophisticated, but still fairly standard for a ’90s teen girl,” Johnson writes.
“I decided to take a little time to think about the different ways in which women in our culture dress and how they feel about their body, and how the way we dress can affect the way men see us.”
Johnson is a fashion designer and stylist, and she’s been doing this sort of thing for years.
She says that for years she’s thought of herself as “a girl who’s not afraid to get her hair cut, but has a really hard time letting it grow out.”
“I love the challenge of being a young girl with a really strong desire to grow a long, curly, and beautiful hair that is still easy to wear,” Johnson wrote.
“I’ve also always been really into a good haircut.
I really like the look of a great straight, dark, and dark hair, but I can always go a little further and create a perfect style.
I like to go in with confidence that I’m ready to go all out.”
The video shows Carey getting her hair done in a classic blonde bob with her bangs down.
But it also features a short-haired Carey with her hair in a much more casual style.
“It’s not a style that you can really go out and dress to get in a certain style,” Johnson told Newsweek.
“But I think there are certain styles that are easier for girls who are into that kind of style.”
Johnson says that her hairstyle was inspired by her mother, who had been battling cancer for three years and would frequently ask her to cut her hair.
Johnson says that Carey had been struggling to get it right the entire time, and that it was a very difficult time for her.
“She was dying, and it was very tough to see her dying, but she was going through so much,” Johnson said.
“She wanted to do something that was easy and natural, but that would look natural.
I knew I wanted to make something that would have that same look, so I made her look like her mom.”
Johnson says she wanted to capture the natural, flowing look of her mother’s curls and make sure that it reflected her own personality.
“Mariah is one of the most beautiful women on earth and I really wanted to show her that style,” she said.
“In my mind, she’s wearing a wig, and so I had to make sure it matched her hair.”
Johnson also says that she took her mother to the beauty salon, but instead of getting a straight haircut, she ended up getting a natural, loose hairstyle with her own hair in loose, natural waves.
Johnson said that the way she wanted her hairstyles to look was to blend in with the other girls, which was not the same for Carey.
“That’s why I wanted Mariah to be really comfortable in the video,” she explained.
“If you’re trying to look cool, then you’re going to look very strange and un-natural.
But if you’re looking at her, and you’re like, ‘Wow, this is really cool, this looks like Mariah,’ that’s where the magic happens.”
Johnson shared some tips for creating a perfect cut that would compliment Carey’s personality and style, and also her looks.
“You have to make your hair look natural, and then your hair needs to look like a natural wave or curly curl,” Johnson shared.
“There is nothing more fun than having a hairstyle that makes you look like Mariam.”
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