Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Short & Natural Look of June Townes

“Relaxing your hair is like being in prison. 
You’re caged in. Your hair rules you. 
You didn’t go running with Curt today because you don’t want 
to sweat out this straightness. You’re always battling to make your hair 
do what it wasn’t meant to do.” 
– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah

What is so good about being a naturalista? 
Loving your own hair and feeling confident about who you are.  

You can definitely see the confidence represented in the beautiful voice and effortless singing of diva, June Townes. When you hear her, she sounds as expressive as soprano, Leontyne Price, so full of breath control and grace.When you see her, you see a beautiful, natural sister, glowing with talent. 

Townes has been natural for the past 20 years and did what so many naturalistas have done to go back to natural; she started fresh; cutting off all her hair or rather, shaving her hair into a caesar cut and since when, keeps it short all the time.  

"I haven't tried growing it back since and I keep it short because I really love it short."

To maintain, she simply does a wash and go and wraps with a scarf while wet to soothe her hair down. 

For brilliance, she experiments with color, adding a splash of excitement to her naturally exciting hair. You can check out her music by going to CDBaby and searching for keyword: June Townes. 

Also, please listen to this month to hear song selections in rotation as part of the Jazz on the Jnote: Holiday Season Special.