Tell us your name and where you are from?
My name is Millie Brown. I’m from Rhode Island but live in Brooklyn.
What do you do? Is there a resistance or compatibility with your hair in your field of work?
I’m a babysitter and model. I’d say my short hair gives me an advantage in the modeling field. It sets me apart. And as far as babysitting, my kids are my harshest critics when it comes to switching up my looks. There’s nothing like grade school honesty.
How long have you been natural?
My whole life.
Describe your hair.
Someone once said I have “little girl curls,” featherweight, soft and shiny.
What is your hair regimen?
I wash my hair about 3 times a week using VO5 Tea Therapy shampoo and conditioner. It’s the cheapest stuff you can find but it seriously works wonders. If I blow dry it, it takes about 5 minutes because it’s so short. Typically I don’t use any product afterwards but if I want a slicked down style, I use define + shine by Got2b. When I leave it curly, I towel dry, use a bit of Tresemme shaping milk, then shake and go.
What is your best hair advice?
Be easy on the heat and light on the products.
What is the strangest comment, request or hair story?
I went through a phase in the 4th grade of not combing my hair, which was really long at the time. Every day I would mask the mess by wrapping it up in a big bun. Finally it got so bad I had to tell my mother. She was furious. She spent the entire night vigorously combing out this frizzy, tangled knot the size of a baseball. Not a pleasant experience. I still don’t know how she did it. Needless to say, I’ve been diligent with keeping my hair detangled ever since.
How would you describe your personal fashion style?
I’m a classic girl with a boyish edge.
What advice would you give to people who might be afraid to show their true fashion for fear of being judged by others?
Wear what makesyou smile. Never force anything. Dressing should be about self-expression, not fear.
What would you say to others who judge individuals negatively for their personal fashion style?
I’d tell them toget over themselves. Wear what you want and let others do the same. We all come from different places.
When it comes to your style who, what or where does your inspiration come from?
The great part about living in New York is that I can literally walk out of my apartment building and instantly be inspired. I love to people watch. It’s so interesting to see how people interpret fashion. My grandmother was also one very stylish woman. I like to think some of her fashion sense rubbed off on me.
If you could name one person from the past or present whose closet you would love to raid, who would it be?
Jennifer Beals in Flashdance
Do you have a blog/website, etc?
Does Facebook count? Haha
Hmm, just be kind. Mean spirited people are so unattractive.
What makes you an Urban Bush Babe?
I know what works for me and what doesn’t. I am comfortable with who I am as a person.