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Intro­duce your­self!
Q:
My name is Quinn Miles and I’m from Los Ange­les, Cal­i­for­nia but I live in NYC. I am a pro­fes­sion­al plus size mod­el signed with Wil­helmi­na and Ford Mod­els.

Why did you make the deci­sion to go nat­u­ral?
Q:
I have been nat­u­ral since Sep­tem­ber of 2011 and did my Big Chop in Decem­ber of 2011. I decid­ed to go nat­u­ral because I was tired of all the stress that was being put on my hair as a mod­el. I want­ed to expe­ri­ence my nat­u­ral curls and appre­ci­ate my hair for what it was nat­u­ral­ly, the way it grows out of my head. It had a lot to do with self-love and accep­tance.

How would you describe your tex­ture?
Q:
I would say my tex­ture is in between a 3c and a 4a. If there was a 3d cat­e­go­ry that would be me =). It is also low in poros­i­ty. My strands are fine and my hair is dense.

Describe your styling reg­i­men over the course of the mon­th.
Q:
Wash and go’s are for sure my go to style most of the time. Late­ly I have been real­ly into As I Am Curling Jel­ly, but I also like Deva Curl’s Arc Angel. Wash and go’s usu­al­ly can last an aver­age of four days for me. As long as I wrap my hair up at night and keep it hydrat­ed. I also wear wigs a lot since I am a mod­el. Plus it is a good way to switch it up with straight hair with­out need­ing to use heat. Wigs are great for pro­tec­tive styling!

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What does wash day look like for you?
Q:
I love my wash days! They are so relax­ing. I start off with a co-wash and depend­ing on what my hair needs at the moment, I will either use Deva Curl One Con­di­tion, Tre­sem­me Nat­u­rals, or As I Am Coconut CoW­ash. After a good fin­ger detan­gle, I fol­low up with As I Am Leave-In Con­di­tion­er then style with As I Am Curling Jel­ly for my wash and go. Or, if I am doing a twist out or braid out, I’ll style with coconut oil and Shea Mois­ture Curl Enhanc­ing Smooth­ie.

Describe your favorite go-to hair­style for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
Q:
My go-to hair­style when I’m in a time crunch is almost always a messy bun. Unless my wash and go can go one more day. In that case I just spritz my hair with water, shake it out and go!

How do you com­bat shrink­age?
Q:
Ugh, Shrink­age! I am def­i­nite­ly all for stretch­ing the­se curls. My pre­ferred method of stretch­ing is using a blow dry­er with a con­cen­tra­tion noz­zle blow­ing warm air.

What are some of your prob­lem areas (if any) that require spe­cial care and atten­tion?
Q:
My hair is pret­ty much the same all the way around. But, I do have a very small sec­tion in the front (bang area) of my hair that likes to act like it’s not curly, so I usu­al­ly have to do a fin­ger coil to get it to act right =).

What are 2 do’s for your tex­ture?
Q:
Co-wash­ing and oils like coconut and olive oil are a must for my tex­ture.

What are 2 don’ts for your tex­ture?
Q:
Sham­poo and heat are absolute no no’s for my hair! My hair is so frag­ile and dries very eas­i­ly.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
Q:
I can be found at: youtube.com/user/naturallyquinn, tumblr.com/naturallyquinn and instagram.com/naturallyquinn.

Meosha

Just anoth­er lover of nat­u­ral hair and expres­sion.
— Style Icon Coor­di­na­tor for BGLH

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29 Comments on "Quinn // 3C/4A Natural Hair Style Icon"

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Lolo

Did she say PLUS size mod­el?! where’s the plus? :D Regard­less, she and her hair are just pure absolute beau­ty!

Gemlady521

What a beau­ty!

Desiree

Your hair is absolute­ly gor­geous!

reece

Awe­some hair!

DeeFresh

OMG! I am total­ly with this wom­an and her 3d sug­ges­tion lol. I have the exact same prob­lem and I only BC’d 3 months ago and I have all the same concerns.Thanks Quinn

Qiqi

Wow! Not only do we have pret­ty much the same hair and “prob­lem area”, our hair rou­ti­nes are pret­ty much iden­ti­cal. Kin­dred hair spir­its! Lol

iamnotasian

inter­est­ing…

Camillia

Love it!!! How beau­ti­ful!!

Rosie

I’d love to hear about her expe­ri­ence as a mod­el with nat­u­ral hair.

yeman

How are you guys judg­ing her des­ig­na­tion as a plus sized mod­el based on no clear pho­tos of her body? As gor­geous as she and her hair are, she’s not the aver­age main stream mod­el, which frankly is a great thing. I’d like to see more mod­els like you out there Quinn. I will sup­port you career any chance I get.

cacey

wow…what’s plus-sized about you?!? well, damn, then. if you’re what’s now con­sid­ered plus-sized, then i must be a whale with my size 6-dress-wear­ing-self.
tsk tsk. any­way, beau­ti­ful hair, gurl.

Samantha Jones

Waaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh,she is/you are so beau­ti­ful. I love love love your hair. The length, sheen, and full­ness is phe­nom­e­nal. Also, I am like a 0 on a good day and a 00 wet, but where is the plus size? I have no prob­lem with being say­ing or acknowl­edg­ing plus sizes, but this coun­try is real­ly push­ing it for wom­en to be a great healthy size. But what­ev­er, that’s a rant for anoth­er day, con­grat­u­la­tions on your fea­ture and thank you for shar­ing your sto­ry.

April

Agreed. She has beau­ti­ful hair and a great body. The wom­en Essence fea­tures as Plus Size Mod­els on aver­age appear larg­er than her, I wish they’d do away with that term. Plus size. It doesn’t sound right.

Miatta

Muy Boni­ta!

NaturallyNeesh

Gor­geous and I “plus size”…is she is plus sized then what am I? lol.…anyways will be sub­bing to her asap!

Miss Mo

Beau­ti­ful wom­an. Beau­ti­ful hair. I love As I Am prod­ucts too. :)

LoveleeNatural

Plus size mod­el where???? Quinn, dear, you and all that hair are just gor­geous!! Thank you for shar­ing & inspir­ing!!!

Youngin girl

Love­ly.

JoAnn

Hair Twin here! Very pret­ty lady and pret­ty hair. Nice inter­view.

Lotrice

Gor­geous Quinn!!! CONGRATS on the fea­ture! :)

Caramelcurls

Such a gor­geous girl with hair to match! #WERK

dee

real­ly pret­ty and
real­ly pret­ty lol!
and the hair just adds to your beau­ty

mlank64

I love this lady…I’m sub­scribed to her chan­nel. Her hair is so gorgeous…a very sim­i­lar tex­ture to my own hair. She gives me all kinds of inspi­ra­tion!!!

Jade

Gor­geous hair! I fol­low your youtube chan­nel, great fea­ture bglh!!

J

Hair twin! This lady and her are are gor­geous.

Cheryl

You are absolute­ly stun­ning!! Love your hair and style. Keep rep­re­sent­ing us well, my sis­ta!:)

Qura

Beau­ti­ful girl and equal­ly beau­ti­ful hair. Quick ques­tion!!! How is she sup­posed to be a plus sized mod­el. She doesn’t look plus size at all. Any­who, beau­ti­ful pics.

Adina

Many agen­cies con­sid­er any­one above a size six ‘plus size’.
Yes, odd. I know.

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