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Jasika Nicole's Naturally Curly Hair - How To Style


Jasika Nicole FOX Fringe 2008

Jasika (Jah-seek-uh) Nicole is currently co-starring in Fringe, one of the hottest new TV series to debut on the Fall schedule. The gorgeous actress plays the part of FBI Junior (Special) Agent Astrid Farnsworth, assistant to Agent Olivia Dunham played by actress Anna Torv.

Jasika's Fringe role is quirky but thrilling. The show itself is designed to big budget SciFi with dashes of mystery, drama and humor The Fox show has been compared to the X Files, The Twilight Zone and other science fiction classics like Altered States.

In her role as Astrid she is required to interact with mad scientist Dr. Walter Bishop (John Noble).

Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Jasika attended Catawba College, a private college in North Carolina, majoring in theater, voice and dance, before moving to New York City to pursue her career in acting.

The gorgeous actress starred opposite Bronson Pinchot in the title role of the world premiere of the musical “Chasing Nicolette,” and has appeared in several stage productions, most notably in the off-Broadway ‘60s musical “Café A Go Go” and the world premiere of “Believe In Me…A Bigfoot Musical” at the 2004 NYC Fringe Festival.

Jasika Nicole FOX Fringe 2008

Jasika made her feature film debut in the ballroom-dancing movie “Take the Lead” with Antonio Banderas, and soon after landed an appearance on “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.”

She was also cast as the villain in the highly praised sitcom pilot “Mastersons of Manhattan” written by Gary Janetti, starring Natasha Richardson and Molly Shannon and directed by James Burrows. She also had a recurring role on FOX’s “The Return of Jezebel James” with Parker Posey and Lauren Ambrose.

It was on the sets of film and stage productions that Jasika began drawing and then displaying her work online. Her website has since acquired an enthusiastic fan base.

Jasika's illustrations have been commissioned and sold worldwide, and she is currently completing work with a major shopping network on a line of eco-friendly tote bags adorned with her drawings.

In addition to freelance illustration, Jasika writes and draws an autobiographical comic entitled “High Yella Magic,” which is being developed into a graphic novel.

Her cloud of rich dark chocolate tightly curled ringlets cascade from an off-center part.

Jasika has a combination face shape that combines an oval face shape with a slightly rounded chin. Her face shape can be a combination of rectangular and pear.

Steal Jasika's Natural Curls

Jasika's ringlet pattern requires the proper haircut to encourage the perfect formation of spirals. To guarantee the best naturally curly style consult with a natural curl expert who can carefully analyze your curl pattern.

A curl expert will trim your curls carving out individual ringlet sections to guarantee that the spiral nestle into each other and form a beautiful cap of curls like those of Jasika.

Step By Step Instructions

Jasika Nicole FOX Fringe 2008

The Fringe cutie has a slightly rounded chin with a face shape that's a cross between oval and an reverse pear. Her jaw line is soft and slightly recessed.

Jasika's medium to short hairstyle rocks tightly interwoven ringlets which cascade off a barely there off-center part.

This curly hair style works best for hair which is naturally curly. If your hair is stick straight, you may have a hard time achieving the same results.

Follow the steps listed below to steal Jasika's tightly tousled spiral curls:

1. Cleanse hair with a product designed to address your hair's special texture needs.

Depending on the texture (wavy, naturally curly, kinky, etc.,) of your hair you may wish to either cleanse with a diluted shampoo formulation (1 part shampoo to 3 or 4 parts water) or wash with conditioner only (CO). Choose the best historical cleansing steps for your hair's natural texture.

Jasika Nicole FOX Fringe 2008

If you color, highlight or chemically treat your naturally curly strands, select a shampoo that supports those treatments as well as your natural texture.

Note: One to try - Ken Paves gentle moisturizing Healthy Hair Daily Shampoo

2. Apply the appropriate rinse-out conditioners. (Avoid if hair is super thin, fine or tends to flatten easily). Rinse out or deep conditioners are excellent steps to take for strands which may be damaged.

Note: One to try - Ken Paves Healthy Hair Daily Conditioner.

If you wish to amp up your hair color like Jasika's use 1-2 pumps of Ken Paves Boost Up color with your daily conditioning rinse. Select from a variety of colors depending on your current hair hue.

3. Finish with a cool/cold water rinse to close cuticles and encourage natural shine.

4. Towel blot and apply very light cocktail of desired leave-in detangler, conditioner or other styling products (firm holding mousse or gel).

Jasika Nicole FOX Fringe 2008

Ken Paves Boost Up color can also be added to your leave-in or other styling products for extra color oomp.

If hair frizzes easily, apply a defrisant balm like Phytodefrisant or similar to damp strands to prevent frizz while still allowing barely-there waves to form.

5. For extra volume and control around the face, crown and sides, apply a firm holding hair cream or sculpting gel.

Note: One to try: Ken Paves Healthy Hair Curl Balm.

6. Separate hair into individual 2" sections. Working from side to side around the entire head blow dry hair with blow dryer with long finger diffuser.

Avoid touching your strands with your fingers as you work to avoid frizz. When possible, use the slowest, coolest setting. Allow strands to rest in the base of the diffuser cup as you direct air flow through the strands.

Note: If you prefer you may wish to plop curls and then allow to air dry.

7. Once each section of hair is 100% dry, clip or pin each individual section into a tightly twisted ringlet pattern against your scalp and continue drying the next section.

Jasika Nicole FOX Fringe 2008

8. When hair is completely dry and pinned against the scalp, spray entire the entire head with a firm holding spray like PhytoPro Strong Finishing Spray or Ken Paves Healthy Hair Shaping Finishing Spray.

Allow spray to dry completely before removing pins or clips.

9. Right before leaving the house unpin all the hair sections and use fingers to carefully arrange the newly formed tight ringlets. If desired, use a small or medium barrel curling iron to touch up any disconnected curl sections.

10. Finish with a swipe of Ken Paves Healthy Hair Shine Serum.

Apply one drop of the Shine Serum to the palms of your hands, rub together and then lightly brush over the top of your gorgeous new soft waves.

Accessorize your newly formed ringlets with a crystal encrusted headband, or attach an accent flower or crystal clip. You can pick up cool hair accessories from the Marketplace.


Jasika's career is sizzling. Her role on Fringe is sure to get her noticed by fans opening the door for more roles in TV and in film.

Note: If you would love to try the Ken Paves Healthy Hair products check out his convenient Healthy Hair Try Me Kit which includes 2 oz of the daily shampoo, conditioner, shine serum and shaping hair spray. All Ken Paves Healthy Hair products are available at the Marketplace.

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- Revised Publication Date: 03/09/10

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