5 Questions for DaRico Jackson
As you turn the pages of celebrity
stylist DaRico Jacksonâs new book,
Ainât I a Woman, youâll find photographs
of 50 influential black women
and the true stories of their hair. Jackson,
along with a team of make-up
artists and stylists, carefully selected
a different genre with each subject,
ranging from Hollywood actresses to
entrepreneurs. MODERN asked him
about this personal tribute.Visit daricojackson.com
for more information.
MS: What message did you want to send?
DJ: The bookâs designed to show the many wonderful things black women are doing to leave their mark on the world. It shows a new side of who these women are through imagery, with an emphasis on hair.
MS: What inspired you to compile this book?
DJ: I learned so much about these ladies in regular chair conversations that I felt it was a shame to let their stories go to wasteâso why not share their moments with the world?
MS: Who is featured?
DJ: Inspiring black women like actresses Vivica Fox, Wendy Davis, and Rochelle Aytes, boxing champion Yolanda Ezell and others.
MS: Which is your favorite photo?
DJ: My favorite is Rochelle Aytes. Sheâs so gorgeous! She looks like an animated princess. Listening to her talk about having naturally curly hair and being black (to think that black people were afraid they might burn it because itâs so fine, and white people were intimidated because of its excessive oil) blew me away!
MS: Why should stylists read this book?
DJ: This book is not just for stylists; itâs for everyone! Itâs a full-featured work of art that is designed to empower the world. Everyone will gain a new appreciation for the beauty and power in black women.