Hair Envy: Mel Burgos
Name: Mel Burgos
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Residing City: Washington, DC
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN LIVING THE CUT LIFE?
About a year and a half.
WHAT ARE YOUR GO-TO HAIR ESSENTIALS FOR MAINTAINING YOUR CUT & STYLE?
- Wash: Carol’s Daughter Almond Milk shampoo and conditioner
- Style: Aloe vera gel (from the plant) mixed with Sebastian Potion 9
- To refresh my curls: water and R&B Moisturizer from Lush Cosmetics
WHAT ARE YOUR BEAUTY AND MAKEUP MUST-HAVE PRODUCTS?
Almost all of my skin care products are from Lush Cosmetics. I use Dark Angels or Angels on Bare Skin as a cleanser and Enzymion for my facial moisturizer. As for makeup must haves, I would have to say my Ruby Woo lipstick and eyebrow pencil from MAC. Other than that, I don’t wear a lot of makeup.
WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT OCCUPATION AND WHAT ARE YOUR CAREER GOALS AND ASPIRATIONS?
I am an analyst for the US government. While in my current occupation, I aspire to become a filmmaker. I’m fascinated by documentaries and I’m looking forward to one day creating my own.
WHAT IS A HOBBY OR INTEREST THAT PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW YOU HAVE?
I think people were surprised by my answer to the previous question.
WHAT QUOTE OR PIECE OF ADVICE DO YOU LIVE BY?
“In the end, these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?” — Buddha
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO A WOMAN WHO IS THINKING ABOUT CUTTING HER HAIR FOR THE FIRST TIME?
There’s no better feeling than having the option to start from scratch. You will definitely grow in ways that you’ve never imagined and that’s beyond the hair. Why wouldn’t you want to do that?