Judi Julmisse
Naturalista of the Week

Who is Judi Julmisse?

Judi Jumlisse is a young, vibrant special events aficionado. A recent graduate of Florida International University, she holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management with a certificate in Events and Meeting Planning.

Her passion for the service and special events industry has garnered her employment as a server for the renowned Bill Hansen Catering, a job coach for J & C Network - an employment agency that works with Vocational Rehabilitation to find work for disabled clients – as well as a social media specialist for Leslie Rowe Events and Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove.

She knows that the key to any special event in the 21st century is an outstanding web presence. Her work with Leslie Rowe has honed her skills in setting up and optimizing company media pages, she can generate, edit, publish and share daily content that builds visibility, and she writes regular blog articles.

It was during high school that her passion for special events was lit; she handled the logistics for her church revivals and was on her school prom committee. She loved it so much so that, while in college, there was no hesitation in joining the Student Programming Council and other event-related organizations and positions on campus, including the South Beach Wine and Food Festival for the last four years.

Judi was born and raised in Miami, Fl, she is 23 and of Haitian descent.

Amidst her busy events schedule, she still finds time to work as part of the Media/Production and Seating Engineer Ministries at her church. She also volunteers at soup kitchens and various community service projects.

She constantly strives to consciously be kind and have good intentions “because you never know who is watching and getting inspired by you just being you,” she says.

She claims that there is no need to be jealous of others’ success or blessings “because what God has for you, no man can take from you.”

Follow Judi at her YouTube page - The Beautifully Juju

How long have you been natural?

Technically 3 years ago. However, I didn’t “go” natural. I’ve always been natural. God made my curls and kinks the way they are. It was up to me to see what He always saw and stop trying to alter what was already perfect - my crown of glory. :-)

Why did you decide to go natural?

I went natural because of health reasons. Not my health reasons, though. My mother went through hair loss because of chemical damage and my youngest sister is experiencing the same thing now. I did not want to chance it. It was the best decision I made for myself. I gained so much confidence. My hair is the longest it has ever been in my life and it keeps growing.

What is your fave styling product?

My hair likes it simple. Many naturals have product junkie syndrome. I went through it, too! But you have to learn through trial and error before you can figure out your hair “personality” and what she likes. My favorite styling products are water, olive and coconut oil, Cantu Shea Butter coconut curling cream and anything Shea Moisture. That is it.

What is your fave natural hairstyle?

Hmm. My go-to hair style is the roll and tuck. When I am feeling lazy, frustrated or just confused about what to do with my hair, this style is sleek, professional and my ends are protected. A win all across the board.

- Week of June 16, 2014

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