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Hair is an expressive outlet students can use to showcase their personality

Students describe different aspects of their haircare and how it’s appearance contributes to them positively
By Quin Peters
Right Photo submitted by Maddox Cassella
Right Photo submitted by Maddox Cassella (By Avery Clement)
Senior Maddox Casella

What Maddox Does

“My sister graduated college two years ago for cosmetology. She gave me the idea of doing a design, so I started doing designs on my bleached buzz. I did jaguar print, then flames, at one point I had red hair and I’ve had zebra print.”

“[Dyeing my hair] made me not really care about things people worry about. I opened up my mind, who cares what people think? Just do your own thing."

Products He Uses

“I use a purple shampoo. It was a big one from Walmart. Then on occasion, my sister and I do hair treatments just to make sure that dead hair doesn’t stand out.”

Sophomore Lila Cobb

What Lila Does

“I have long hair and dye it blonde every eight weeks. I like to wear it straight, but it’s not naturally straight. Naturally, I’m not as blonde and I think that I express myself by dyeing it and depending on [my hairstyle], it shows my mood.”

“I wash it every other day and I put hair oil in there. I take hair supplements to make my hair grow faster. I get it trimmed regularly. I try to not be stressed because stress can make you lose your hair.”

Hair Trends She Sees

“I think people pick their hairstyle based on how it makes their face look. A lot of people don’t like to slick back their hair because they don’t like the shape of their face [when they do that].”

Sophomore Winter DeHaven

What Winter Does

“The first time I dyed my hair was when I was in kindergarten, I had a pink strip of my hair. Throughout middle school I dyed my hair pink, purple, red and blue. Only the pretty fun colors.”

“I feel like everybody has a different hairstyle that just suits them. So through mine, I like my bangs because it frames my face more with the pink. I really love the color pink and I just thought it’d be fun to paint my hair and show it off.”

Hair Trends She Sees

“People watch influencers and usually influencers show them cute hairstyles. So, they [think] Oh, that looks good. I want to try that.”

Junior Kyra Nelson

What Kyra Does

“Most people [at school] have straight hair, but I don’t and mine’s curly.”

“Usually I sleep with my hair down and then wake up and take a shower in the morning so I can put all the product in it with the shower, and then wear a
bonnet to keep it healthy and keeps the split ends from being there.”

Her Hair Care

“Sometimes if you don’t put product in one part of your hair, it’ll be really frizzy compared to the others and then you can’t sleep on it, [but if you do] then [when you] wake up it’ll be crazy in the morning.”

Sophomore Doreen Mahugu

What Doreen Does

“I usually pick a color based on what’s happening. Like, if it’s summer, [I’ll] maybe choose a brighter color, or [if it’s] winter [I’ll choose a]  darker color. [It] depends on what’s going on or if I have a certain competition and I want to do really nice hair, because I know I’m gonna be taking photos often. I’ll try to do different styles according to what’s happening in my life.”

Her Hair Care

“For my natural hair, I would just wash it. Sometimes I do hair masks, shampoo twice, conditioner and all that stuff. I like to use oils and lotions, making sure I do those things if I’m blow drying and stuff. For my braids, I [use] just natural hair oils and spray to keep my braids all shiny and nice.”








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Barron Fox, JagWire reporter/photographer
This is sophomore Barron Fox’s first year on the JagWire staff. He is looking forward to learning more in depth about designing, writing and photography. He is also involved with the musical, the play, Model UN, Youth for Refugees, debate, forensics and 4H. Barron enjoys hanging out with friends, gaming and cleaning. Barron is currently working at Pegah’s as a host and loves it! Barron is excited about this upcoming year and being a part of the JagWire staff.
Quin Peters, JagWire reporter/photographer
This is sophomore Quin Peters’ first year on the JagWire staff. She will be exploring the roles of writer and designer for the newspaper this year. Outside of school, Quin crochets, reads, writes creatively and is involved in art. Quin is a member of several clubs at the school, including National Art Honor Society, Youth for Refugees, Women’s Empowerment, Scholars Bowl, Creative Writing Club and Model UN.

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