Name: Jamila Powell
Child & Age: Magnolia Rose Dennis (2)
Hometown/Current Location: Miramar, Florida
Quick Bio: My name is Jamila Powell, and I am from the great state of Maryland. I’m a full-time attorney, Mommy, girlfriend, and salon owner. I’ve practiced law for the past ten years, but have always loved the idea of having my own piece of the pie, and creating my own empire with my partner in crime to better the life of my little muchkin. My love and passion is my salon, Maggie Rose, an extension bar and lash lab located in Miami. We can be found online at http://www.maggierosetresses.com, @maggierosesalon on Instagram, facebook.com/maggierosemiami on Facebook.
Q: How do you balance being a Mommy and keeping your sense of self?
A: I think keeping your sense of self is so very important, because ultimately our lives change the most. I really try hard to make sure I remain in contact with my friends and try to make it a priority to get out by myself without the baby. I also believe a support system is critical. I have been blessed to have some awesome people I can trust with my daughter, which affords me the opportunity to go places alone, and with my boyfriend. It honestly is very hard, but I try to do the best I can.
Q: What is your favorite piece of advice to new Moms?
A: My favorite piece of advice is that you are totally equipped for this awesome experience, and to trust your Mommy instincts. A lot of people will have advice on what you should and shouldn’t do, but ultimately you have to do what is right for you and your child.
Q: Share something you have learned about yourself since you became a Mom.
A: I’ve learned that I’m even more awesome than I thought. I’m constantly amazed at my ability to multi-task and get so much done in one day.
Q: Describe your “Haute Mom” (fashion) style!
A: Now that I’ve opened my own salon, my beauty regiment has changed, but for the better. I would describe my style as effortlessly fresh faced. I don’t do too much, but I do wear custom extensions, which are a must for me; mink eyelash extensions, which are gorgeous, and I keep my brows sculpted and tinted. I put on a little lip gloss and my earrings before leaving the house, and I feel like Miss America.