We pro­file our fair share of long styles on BGLH. But some­times the bet­ter option, style­wise, is to go short rather than long. Mimi’s gor­geous cut is a reminder of that. Check out her fot­ki album here.

Longer Styles

BGLH: Do you pre­fer your hair short or long?
: I don’t have a pref­er­ence, I like change, and I love both.

BGLH: How many times have you cut it since you went nat­ur­al? What usu­al­ly trig­gers your deci­sion to cut?
: I have cut my hair *count­ing on fin­gers* 3 times I believe. I would get frus­trat­ed with my hair and perm it then regret it. I would keep a perm 7 days or so and then shave it all off. 

BGLH: Why do you like the short look?
: It shows off my beau­ti­ful bone struc­ture *falling out in laugh­ter* its quick and easy.

BGLH: Your style is hot! but do peo­ple ever think you’re crazy because you’re not stress­ing over hav­ing long hair?
: The peo­ple around me know and love my crazy dras­tic actions with my hair. A lot of them love it long, but I get more com­pli­ments from strangers when its short. I hear a lot of “you have the face for short hair not every­one can rock that”. I don’t believe this one bit. The only peo­ple who are hung up on length are those that think the length of your hair some­how defines one’s beau­ty. I am me short hair or long hair and I rock either of them out. Once you become com­fort­able in your own skin, hair is sim­ply an acces­so­ry.

BGLH: What is your reg­i­men for your short style?
: I actu­al­ly don’t have a reg­i­men with any length of hair. I nor­mal­ly rinse my hair in the morn­ing, some­times I just rock it out like that. Oth­er times I put curly pud­ding in it to define my curls… This time I’ve been keep­ing it short, so I ran­dom­ly call the bar­ber when I’m ready for a cut, again no sched­ule. I don’t think my per­son­al­i­ty will per­mit me to stick to a reg­i­men. lol

Wow Mimi! Your style is fierce, and my cheek­bones wish they could be like yours. Thanks for shar­ing :)
And dope­ness in the blo­gos­phere: Jc over at The Nat­ur­al Haven has a dis­cus­sion enti­tled “Will you always be nat­ur­al?” going on at her blog. It was sparked by a 10-year nat­ur­al vet­er­an who is con­sid­er­ing a relax­er. Def­i­nite­ly check it out here.

Black Girl With Long Hair

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11 Comments on "MimiCuteLips // Natural Hair Style Icon"

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Go Mimi! I’m glad to see you on here cuz. I always loves your hair and style. Keep doing what you do.


Oh this was a lot of fun, thanks so much for putting the spot­light on me and peanut head.I love to see women switch it up.

Thanks ladies for all the love.



i pre­fer short hair… its STUNNING on her! and i def believe only cer­tain peo­ple can pull that look off… its all about your head shape and the shape of your face. peanut heads and huge round faces just dont car­ry the look as well, IMO

Patricia Grannum

i’ve been wait­ing for you to fea­ture a short cut like mine!



Great inter­view! I also that her lit­tle boy is grow­ing up learn­ing that nat­ur­al hair is beau­ti­ful and that a woman doesn’t have to have chem­i­cal­ly altered hair/be weaved up to be pret­ty!


I actu­al­ly think she looks bet­ter with the short hair. She has beau­ti­ful bone struc­ture and that short cut is fiyah on her!

Audrey Jazz

I long for her con­fi­dence when it comes to real­ly short hair. It does look amaz­ing on her. Many kudos.

Da Jadedpoet

I loved this inter­view and I loved her fot­ki. Her style is off the charts.


Luv Mimi’s hair! I agree with her state­ment that any­one can rock short hair. It’s all about you being com­fort­able with your­self and hav­ing that nat­ur­al swag.

Naturally Leslie

I love the short hair. I real­ly enjoyed it two years ago when I cut my hair. I agree, most peo­ple are very attached to length because it is con­sid­ered beau­ti­ful in our cul­ture. But clear­ly, long or not, this girl looks amaz­ing!


Loved the inter­view. Mimi is, and always will be, one of my faves. She is a style icon too! Her hair is always fly whether she rocks it short or long!