Two years ago, I did something bold: I got a big chop and decided to get a frohawk hairstyle! I love the edgy, punk hairstyle and how it expresses my creativity. In today’s blog post, I’m sharing my thoughts on how AMAZING I felt after getting the hairstyle that was perfect FOR ME!

One day after getting my hair cut, I stopped by the grocery store to pick up a few things. As soon as I walked into the store, I heard a woman call out to me, “Little Sis! Little Sis!”

I looked over in the woman’s direction and she said to me, “I love your hair!”

She asked me if my hair stylist suggested the hairstyle or if I already knew that’s how I wanted my hair to look. I said I already knew I wanted this hairstyle.

“Well, I really love it! You are wearing it!”

I thanked her for her kind words, and we went our separate ways. As I was pushing my grocery cart through the produce section, I started reminiscing about my big chop two years ago and how freeing it felt to me to get my hair cut this short.

August 2021– when I got my big chop.


After growing my hair long for ten years, I was tired of the upkeep of my curls. It would always get so tangled, and I just didn’t know what to do with it anymore.

Not to mention, being so busy with the kids, it seemed like I was always just throwing it up on top of my head in a big, puffy ponytail.

I wanted something easy to care for but also a cool style.

I started researching Black women short hairstyles to see what kind of style I’d like. And that’s when I came across a photo of a woman with a cute frohawk. I immediately knew I wanted my hair to be cut in a similar way as hers.

There was just one tiny problem: I was too scared to get it cut that way! LOL!

Frohawk hairstyle for Black women
Frohawk hairstyle for Black women, punk hairstyle for women


Getting a frohawk felt like such a bold move for me to do, especially after having long hair for so long.

And to be perfectly honest, I was also feeling a little unsure of myself. I remember thinking I’m a mom in my 40s. I can’t get my hair cut like this.

I was afraid if I got a frohawk, it’d be kind of frowned upon for me to have such an edgy style.

But after taking some time to think about it, I realized how silly that was to even worry about what other people think. I’m a grown woman! I can wear my hair however I want!

I was doing this for ME, and I really wanted a style that I loved. I wanted to try something bold and edgy, and I knew a frohawk hairstyle was perfect for me.

So, at my next hair appointment, I decided to just go for it!

Ever since then, I have been in love with this hairstyle. It just feels like me, ya know? I feel like my punk hairstyle expresses my creativity and personality.

Plus, I love how easy it is for me to care for my hair. It takes me less than 10 minutes to do my hair now! *praise hands* As a busy mom of six, that’s a HUGE win for me.

Cool hairstyle and it doesn’t take me forever to style my hair? PERFECT!

Black women hairstyles: Frohawk hairstyle, punk hairstyle for women
Black women hairstyles: Frohawk hairstyle


Ali @ Motor City Hair Witch in Downtown Ferndale, MI.

Ali specializes in punk hairstyles, locs, and vibrant hair colors. She’s so fun to talk to. I always enjoy my appointments with Ali, and she is passionate about what she does. Truly a hair artist!

Check out her work on her Instagram page here. Book an appointment with Ali here!

What do you think? Would you ever get a “bold” hairstyle?

P.S.– No matter your age, you should always get the hairstyle that you love and makes you happy! 😉 xoxo

All photographs are courtesy of J. Hamra for Good Life Detroit. This is not a sponsored post. Just sharing my favorite place to get my hair done in metro Detroit!


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Jennifer Hamra

Good Life Detroit is a lifestyle blog created by Jennifer Hamra. The blog covers a variety of topics centering around culture, family life, mindful living, and style.

An introvert, she enjoys living a simple life with her family and she strives hard to practice mindful living.

In no particular order, Jennifer enjoys street photography, journaling, yoga, reading, gardening, thrifting, and collecting tattoos. You can find her at an art gallery, community event, farmers market, or enjoying some quiet time at home with a good book and cup of tea.

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