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Moniero’s Flyy New Cut

By January 27th, 202136 Comments

Moniero's Flyy New Cut
Moniero writes:

Hey Curly Nikki Community,

It’s been a long time. Well, I’m back with a new hair cut. I finally reached BSL (bra strap length), and decided it was time for something different. So, this is it, and so far… I’m Loving It!

I’m still doing the same routine, and my product rotation has not change. In these pictures I’m rocking a braid-out.

Moniero's Flyy New CutMoniero's Flyy New CutMoniero's Flyy New Cut
Click HERE for Moniero’s Braid-Out Tutorial
Click HERE for Moniero’s Bantu Knot-Out Tutorial
Click HERE for Moniero’s Fotki album

CN writes:

Wowsers! I think we can all agree that her cut is sick! The shape is gorgeous and frames her face very well. In one word, CHIC!
Have you noticed a trend lately? It seems like many of use are chopping with out a care… almost as if we’re slowly getting past the ‘I must have long hair to be beautiful’ notion. What do you think?
Would you ever consider chopping your APL (arm pit length) or longer natural hair? Do you already have the itch?


  • Shane says:

    I'm having the itch to trim this beast back. With my college schedule I don't have the time to maintain my mid back hair. I had to wear my hair up for all of last spring semester while in culinary school and switching to a food science major means a life of hair being worn up. Do you have any more photos of fabulous hair cuts?

  • CurlyChronicles says:

    I definitely get the itch fairly often.. but I'm too lazy to research a good stylist and I may change my mind. I trimmed some of my hair off a few weeks back though..not really enough for me to notice though.

  • Moniero says:

    Thanks again ladies for all the beautiful compliments.

    @Brownlady…Thanks! No, I don't roll my ends. I just twirl them around my fingers.

    @Anonymous….I went to a salon in Houston…the name is Tuscany Village Salons…. I went there for my initial cut, and will be going to Natural Mecca Hair Salon in the future.

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to get my hair shapped into a cut but I don't know where to go. Where did you go to get your hair cut?

  • Anonymous says:

    That cut is so chic! I'm happy to see natural haired black women cutting their hair into actual styles – it suits most people better. I'm growing out my first TWA and will not likely let it grow past chin length. Short hair makes getting volume much easier – and saves money on product!

  • Anonymous says:

    I chop my hair off all of the time. I have been natural for 13 years and chopped my hair of into a TWA twice, shaved it entirely once and shaved the sides and back (a la Rhihanna) last fall. Each time I cut it, it was a little longer than I get bored with my hair really easily and have to fight the urge to cut. I have a bet going with my mother that to see if I can grow my hair to waist length 🙂
    Happy growing, and cutting.

  • TMS says:

    You look FIERCE! I love the look on you and I agree with sweetdrk1, you wear it well. Absolutely beautiful!

  • poundcake921 says:

    Your hair looks gorgeous…instead of growing it out really long..maybe i will grow it out long enough to a nice haircut like ures..really original!

  • BrownLady says:

    Moniero you are definitely one of my favs on CN. Question- Do you roll your ends at all? Off to your FOTKI!

  • Crishair says:

    Well, I'm neck lenght and so tired of its lightness. I am in pursuit of BSL, long hair frames my face better.

    Moniero hair is beautiful!!

  • Mzbush says:

    I've always liked your hair and this cut is FABULOUS! I love it.

  • Moniero says:

    Thanks, ladies!

  • beautywithcurls says:

    Cute It Looks A lot Like My Hair Cut, I Like It!

  • Terra D says:

    I love it! I hacked off 3 inches a few weeks ago. I had reached BSL, now I'm a smidge above APL, but love it! You make me want to go shorter 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    Yeah i'm now chin legnth and I'm sick of the fro look…..since I've always been an avid "layer cut chick" I think Im gonna get shaped and layered this weekend. I think curly hair deserves a bad a** cut to show of its funkiness!!!
    Chisellecouture chopped hers off too!!!

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  • Tiffany says:


    Peace, Love and Chocolate

  • Moniero says:

    Thanks ladies!

    @KeetaRay….That's just how I felt. I was so over it, and I was like what's next?

  • KeetaRay says:

    I agree, the cut looks GREAT on her. And I already have the itch to cut mine short again and I'm just hitting APL. It's like once you achieve the length you've wanted, you're kinda "over it". Or, I should say it's that way for me. I am gonna try to reach BSL without cutting it again but I can't make any promises. Lol

  • mysskay says:

    Beautiful! The profile shot is gorgeous.

  • Alicia says:

    It looks great on her. I really like the shape.

    I am still in persuit of long hair, so no, I don't EVER feel the itch to cut my hair. Plus, I'm so lazy, my ponytail and buns are my saving grace! Nothing is easier that a slicked back ponytail. :o)

  • Anonymous says:

    Beautiful hair, Beautiful Moniero, Beautiful haircut! Thanks for sharing! Very inspirational. I agree about the cutting thing. If our hair is left in its natural state then it grows and it grows thick and long. And guess what? if you cut it, it grows back!!! What a revelation! lol Our hair has always grown it's just that the relaxers would do so much damage that you never could see the length…I can't stop saying how happy I am that I found this website and how happy I am for going Natural. Best thing ever!!!

  • Moniero says:

    @Alta Angel…Thanks! She didn't really cut too much off the top… so the top is chin length….The middle stops at the back of my hair line, and the back stops at my hair line, also. This was my inspiration pic….my hair looks like this (except a little longer) when I blow dry it, and roll it. I may do a tutorial on it!

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  • Alta Angel says:

    I LOOOVVVVEEEE that cut! It suits you perfectly! Would you happen to know how long your hair is in the front, middle, and back? How does the cut look when straightened? I have been transitioning for 13 months and I am seriously considering BCing and getting a version of your haircut!!

    Off to stalk your Fotki!

  • Moniero says:

    I just updated my Fotki….:-)

  • Anonymous says:

    love her hair! the shine and shape are fantastico!
    as far as cutting without a care, i think it has to do with so many natural women doing the bc and their hair growing back so long and lovely that black women are starting to realize that…hey, our hair does grow…despite the myth that we can't grow hair..
    love curly nikki by the way!

  • Moniero says:

    @JenellyBean….Thanks! Yup, I reached BSL and cut if off…lol

    @CUrlyq145…Awww, Thanks! I kept my regimen simple. Conditioner Wash, Deep Condition, Leave-In, Braid! I use shea butter to seal the moisture in, and stuck with the same products for the majority of the time. It took me about 2.5 years to reach BSL, and I had a few cuts in between then. I believe I will be 3 years natural in July or August of this year, I stop counting awhile ago! My products list can be found in the links Curlynikki attached.

    @Sweetdrk1….Thanks, lady!

    @Luvbenet…headed to your fotki now! Thanks! 🙂

  • Luvbenet-- says:

    Check out my Fotki friend!!!!! I love the cut, Moniero!!!! Just too fly!!!!

  • Sweetdrk1 says:

    Stunning!! I love it! and you definitely where is well! Get it sis!

  • curlyq145 says:

    Absolutely beautiful!!! This is by far one of the best natural cuts I have seen to date! What was your regi when you grew it out products and protective styles? How long did it take you to grow it out?

  • Jenell : BlakIzBeautyful says:

    This is a very unique cut!

    I can't believe you reached BSL and then chopped it all off!!

    More power to you, you look great!

  • Moniero says:

    Thanks ladies for the compliments!

    @Anonymous…she cut my hair dry, and shaped it while it was wet.

    @LBell…I totally agree with you. I wanted the long curly hair, and went to great lengths to get it. But I soon realized that it wasn't for me. Now, I have something that's so easy, I may never let it grow back! Plus, my husband loves the new cut.

  • LBell says:

    I didn't quite hit APL but I was about an inch or so away from it when I BC'd earlier this year. Even though I had one spot of severe and noticeable breakage, I probably still would have BC'd because I was ready for a style that would look good all the time with minimal effort.

    Like a lot of black women, I chased that long-hair dream from a very early age…but truthfully even before I went natural, and definitely after, I realized that hair. grows. BACK. Once I got over the need to prove something to other people by having long hair, I stopped being afraid of the scissors.

  • Anonymous says:

    SICK!! I love the cut. Where did you go? Did the stylist cut your hair wet or dry?

  • Unknown says:

    agreed! the cut suits her very well.

    I have been reading your blog for over a year and I still love it! SO thank you for maintaining it even while your pregnant. Everyday that I'm not loving my hair, need hair advice or just bored I come to your site because I know I will learn something new and feel inspired as well. So thank you once again and take care.

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