Jawhara Sawsan grew up watching her mother?an artist, sculptor, and seamstress?successfully channel her creativity into vivid physical expressions. She set about finding the best medium for her own artistic ideas. Soon, she realized that a simple childhood pastime?braiding her dolls' hair under the instruction of her aunt Cynthia?held a deeper appeal. As an adult, she turned her passion for hair into a career, attending cosmetology school and opening her own salon, populated by a loyal clientele bearing a rich palette of diverse ethnicities and hair types.
In 2010, the big leagues called, and Jawhara answered, becoming Lauryn Hill's personal stylist and following the fashion-forward singer on her winter and summer tours the following year. While the former Fugee?s unique and risky style enabled Jawhara to push the limits of her creativity, she?s just as happy doing what she?s always done:
beautifying clients with extensions, weaves, and straightening treatments. Even though her life on the road is over for now, she also refuses to tame her artistic nature, sharing cutting-edge looks through her portfolio and interpretive dances about scissors.