You don’t have to dig deep to find thousands of amateur how-to videos on YouTube, but if you want a proper education on short hair maintenance, Malinda Williams is your girl. Her YouTube channel, Mane Taming, has been active for less than a year and services over 24K short-haired lovers. The pixie styled actress was exposed to hair at a young age when her mother, Beverly Williams, styled the tresses of local New Jersey ladies. Having a beautician for a mother has itss perks, but the largest benefit followed Malinda into her adult life: learning the importance of hair health. We caught up with the dynamic duo to discover what they’ve learned from each other. Take a look and tell us what lessons you’ve learned from your mother below.
“I learned from my mom how to be fabulous at every age!! My mom always changed her hair while remaining fresh, fabulous and always age appropriate.” —Malinda’s lesson learned from Beverly
“A stressed mind can give you stressed hair.” —Beverly’s lesson learned from Malinda
“Always consider your face shape, lifestyle and texture. You'll get the most mileage out of styles and textures that enhance and showcase your natural assets. Stick with what works for you, not what is the trend of the moment. Everything isn't for everybody.” —Malinda’s lesson learned from Beverly
“Sleep on a silk or satin pillowcase.” —Beverly’s lesson learned from Malinda
“Your hair is beautiful, but you are more than your hair. Never apologize for being smart AND beautiful. Choose both. My Mom and Dad taught us that.” —Malinda’s lesson learned from Beverly
“Healthy hair, just like a pretty face, comes from within.” —Beverly’s lesson learned from Malinda
“Trim dull, dry, split ends regularly on any texture. Healthy hair is exponentially more gorgeous than damaged hair any day of the week.” —Malinda’s lesson learned from Beverly
Check out Malinda and her mother at ESSENCE Festival this July at the Dr. Miracle’s RX4Style Lounge and the Authentic Beauty Brunch. And, be sure to watch Malinda co-host the weekly talk series "Exhale" on ASPIRE TV.