I took some liberties here. Yes, her eyes were really closed. No, I don’t know if Tamika’s hair was actually red or not. But given the audacity of what’s going on follically, I wouldn’t put it past her.
At first glance, it kind of looks like two hairdos in one (a bob and that peacock-esque explosion up top) – like she had a two-for-one coupon or something and damned if she wasn’t going it use it all herself.
While the magnitude of Tamika’s bizness wasn’t the norm per sé among the flyer of black chicks backintheday, certain elements within were: the almost metallic sheen on their curls, for instance. It was as shiny as aluminum foil, yet flatter and smoother.
And this tan-khaki vest thing was part of a matching pants suit, I’m betting. That kinda shit was big back then. Trust me…
I dunno this chick personally, but she got around a lot like 2Pac in ‘92. Nothing lascivious here – I just mean she was in assemblies and hallways and yearbooks and shit an awful lot. And it weren’t cuz she was some sports superstar or prom queen (we never had a prom king or queen – did we?)…
This semi-dykey-lookin’ ‘do wasn’t uncommon amongst chicks Asian and otherwise backintheday – another reason why this page keeps yielding some sweet portraits. And I honestly think I’m doing her mad justice here. Trust me.
Nai Tam T.
This chick was my homeboy’s girlfriend way backintheday – and she looks great in this picture. Okay, not in this picture meaning this drawing – but trust me, her O.G. yearbook picture is the bomb. Great hair, too.
In case it’s not immediately evident, she’s Vietnamese. Does that explain the big eyes? I have no idea.
Classic half bob or whuteve’s it wuz called. This one yearbook page alone is like hairdo gold. Besides Stacey we’ve got feathered nest o’ rocker (female), Wild Bill “A-Ha” S., a fly girl with sweet pineapple-slice-sized earrings, the classic box cut/flat top, the Ctrl-Alt-Del long-an’-bleached-on-one-side-short-on-the-other, plus several helpings of regulation white and ethnic dorkishness.
She also helps prove the turtleneck theory (see Adrienne T. earlier) – wherein I posit that in the late ’80s/early ’90s, hi skool broads rocked many a necked garment (mocknecks, turtlenecks or otherwise). Trust me. I see six neck-bearing sweaters on Stacey S.’s one page alone. Staggering anecdotal evidence, if you ax’ me…