Yes, it was gone for a minute, but now it’s back; the most com­pre­hen­sive and sought-after com­pi­la­tion of real-world nat­u­rals online — our style icon series! Our beloved style icon coor­di­na­tor, Meosha, left our team for new oppor­tu­ni­ties at the end of May. So we took the time to tweak our approach a bit, and com­mit to an even high­er lev­el of qual­i­ty. Our style icons were always incred­i­ble. Going for­ward we believe they will be jaw-drop­ping — women who push the bound­ary of what nat­ur­al hair can be in both pro­fes­sion­al and casu­al set­tings. We start off with the love­ly Shenique from the island of Jamaica. Enjoy!


Intro­duce Your­self!
S: My name is Shenique Scott. Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica cur­rent­ly liv­ing in New Orleans.

Did you tran­si­tion or big chop? Share your nat­ur­al hair jour­ney with us!
S: I did the ulti­mate big chop! This Octo­ber will be my sec­ond anniver­sary. I didn’t want to go nat­ur­al I was quite con­tent with the bald look but my best friend encour­aged me and after watch­ing her jour­ney for the first year, I made up my mind. As all new things do my jour­ney was excit­ing in the begin­ning until I was chal­lenged with find­ing prod­ucts that worked well for me and not to men­tion the styling. After days of com­plain­ing I decid­ed to take a dif­fer­ent route to embrace my nat­ur­al. I decid­ed to be patient and slow­ly researched hair types, styles and prod­ucts. I start­ed fol­low­ing oth­er nat­u­rals on Insta­gram and that helped tremen­dous­ly. I start­ed tap­ping into my cre­ative side and final­ly I felt con­nect­ed to my hair and grew in love.

How would you describe your tex­ture?
S: Hel­ga is pre­dom­i­nant­ly 3C but as it grows I see 4A in cer­tain areas, main­ly the back. Major­i­ty of the time I keep my hair in pro­tec­tive styles because of the humid­i­ty so it’s well behaved but if I decide to wear my fro for a few days I must mois­tur­iz­er and rod night­ly to avoid it get­ting real­ly dry. Dense best describes my hair and the strands are of medi­um tex­ture. Luck­i­ly my hair doesn’t break eas­i­ly but that comes with con­stant care.


Describe your styling reg­i­men over the course of the month.
S: My styling reg­i­men is sim­ple. I pre­fer two strand twists because they give me a soft­er look. I of course try dif­fer­ent styles to break the monot­o­ny of my twists by pin­ning them up or adding acces­sories. Being that my hair is so thick it’s twist­ed at least five days out the week, day six is nor­mal­ly “Fro Day” and the fol­low­ing day is wash day. Cur­rent­ly Eden Body­works Coconut Shea Pud­ding Souf­flé, Curl Defin­ing Creme, organ­ic coconut oil and sweet almond oil are my sta­ples for styling. Jamaican Black Cas­tor Oil on my scalp and Sul­phur 8 at least twice a week to help with dry areas.

What does wash day look like for you?
S: Wash day is an all day event and can take me up to four hours. I absolute­ly love Eden Body­works and As I Am Cow­ash prod­ucts fol­lowed by my Eden Body­works Deep Con­di­tion­er, found in Sally’s. For pro­tein treat­ments I mix plain yogurt, egg whites and avo­ca­do and steam under dry­er for about thir­ty min­utes. My all time favorite con­di­tion­ers are Aussie Moist found in Wal­mart and Rem­pure Orig­i­nals Argan Oil found in Wal­greens.

Describe your favorite go-to hair­style for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.

S: A sim­ple bun or two French braids are my go to hair styles.

How do you com­bat shrink­age?
S: I don’t com­bat shrink­age because I nev­er do Wash and Go styles.

Tell us about your hair col­or!
S: It’s not hard to tell pur­ple is my favorite col­or. While bald, I bleached my hair and dur­ing my jour­ney the ends kept a lighter brown shade which made it easy for my styl­ist to add col­or. I do my touch ups myself. Par­vana Vio­let and Magen­ta is my usu­al com­bo. My tex­ture has not changed because I have not bleached my hair since.

What are some of your prob­lem areas (if any) that require extra care and atten­tion?
S: The only prob­lem I may encounter is dry scalp which doesn’t hap­pen often.

What are 2 do’s for your tex­ture?
S: Two do’s for my hair are patience and sleep­ing on a silk pil­low­case.

What are 2 don’ts for your tex­ture?
S: Using fine-tooth combs and ter­rycloth tow­els on my hair are two don’ts.

Is there a blog/webpage or social media account where we can find you?
S: I’m on Insta­gram at: hel­gas­nap­py­hap­py

Christina Patrice

Born, raised, and liv­ing in Los Ange­les, Christi­na is BGLH’s res­i­dent tran­si­tion­ing expert and prod­uct junkie. In addi­tion to lov­ing all things hair, she is a fit­ness novice and advo­cate of wear­ing san­dals year-round. For more infor­ma­tion on tran­si­tion­ing, nat­ur­al hair, and her own hair jour­ney, vis­it Or, if you like pic­tures fol­low Christi­na on Insta­gram @maneobjective.

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Jamaica HI5


Pur­ple looks good on her!


I’m so in love with her hair!!! And she is absolute­ly beau­ti­ful. I love how ver­sa­tile she is. I need a tuto­r­i­al on how to achieve those dif­fer­ent styles.


She is real­ly pret­ty!


I absolute­ly loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your hair and the col­or! My new hair crush :o)


I love the col­or, looks great!


Pret­ty girl. Mi loike di pur­ple


I love the pur­ple!!!! Very nice!


stun­ning! thank you, bglh!!!


Final­ly!!! Yes it’s back!!! 

Okay lol. Shenique, your hair is lus­cious and beau­ti­ful. You are work­ing that col­or maam!


so glad style icons are back where can we email or con­tact to be feau­tured

Loving My Natural Hair
Loving My Natural Hair

She and her hair are gor­geous.


Im so proud of u bestilus.…. con­tin­ue to inspire n teach the world about HELGA!!!!.….luv u boo

Thick Nigerian Hair

I see in images, some of the ends are col­ored and in oth­ers, the major­i­ty, if not the entire head, is col­ored. If you haven’t bleached since your bald days, how did you get the col­or to show? I tried col­or­ing my non-bleached hair this week­end with Man­ic Pan­ic Ultra Vio­let and that was an epic-fail.


She is gor­geous! And her hair is nice too.


I’m so hap­py about this!

I had been view­ing style icon posts from pre­vi­ous years on BGLH because I missed the style icon fea­ture so much. So now, I’m doing a hap­py dance to cel­e­brate it’s return.

Shenique, Girl, those pur­ple ends… <3. You’re mak­ing me want to dye my hair.


Same here! The pur­ple is so intrigu­ing


Thank you BGLH and Christi­na <3

What a gor­geous lady, gor­geous hair. The pur­ple looks so good. I love it.


Yes, yes, yes– to Shenique’s gor­geous­ness, to pur­ple streaks, and to the style icons (final­ly) being back!

Kaila P

Well shenique sim­ply because your hair is pur­ple I’ll have to stalk your insta­gram and like ALLLLL of your pics! lolol


yay for JA :D

youngin girl
Final­ly style icon’s are back! I was won­der­ing a lit­tle bit whether there won’t be any­more for a long time. I guess this site is hard to find because not every­body knows about this blog. I can’t wait to see a vari­ety of tex­tures and fea­tures. The good thing about this come­back is that she has one of my favorite col­ors on her hair. I love pur­ple and the way it stands out. Anoth­er good thing is that she is from Jamaica and I love Jamaica’s cul­ture and oceans. Pur­ple stands out on her and she pulled it off. I’d… Read more »

I agree about this site being hard to find. I mis­tak­en­ly found it , years ago. I used to go on curly nik­ki and some oth­er ones. How­ev­er, i nev­er clicked with those like I did with this onr. Every­thing i know now, i learned from this site. That’s why now, when I engage in con­ver­sa­t­ing with a fel­low nat­ur­al, espe­cial­ly a new­bie or tran­si­tion­er, this is the first site I rec­om­mend, if not the only.


oooh weeee the short twa pic is my favorite! I’m glad icons are back. Just in time (I was going to fast from this site for a while). This icon was a nice start. Can’t wait for the rest.

Amma Mama

I am glad that this series is back. It was missed :-) She is love­ly and so is her pur­ple hair.

T-Ann Eddy

So glad style icon is back and what a way to bring it with a fel­low Yardie ????. Shenique’s hair is gor­geous!

T-Ann Eddy

My smi­ley face turned into ques­tion marks :-/ lol

Miss Mo

Beau­ti­ful hair, lady and fea­tures.

Glad to have style icons back. :)))


Oh, the lush, pur­ple fro-ness! Won­der­ful inter­view, pho­tos and beau­ti­ful hair. Great easy, care­free all around style.

I feel so drab in my flat twists right now :/




Yeaaaa sooo hap­py that style icons are back I missed them.

Chante Williams

Gawjus! — I just wish there was at least one pic of her nat­ur­al tex­ture as the brushed-out fro and braid-outs are all heav­i­ly manip­u­lat­ed. Shenique looks love­ly all the same, with fab make­up. Great to see a return of the much-loved Style Icons series :-)

Queen D

I’m so excit­ed to see that this fea­ture is back! I am a tran­si­tion­er (13 months strong!) and see­ing the style icons kept me moti­vat­ed.


FINALLY!!!! I was get­ting a lil impa­tient lol… but Shenique girl your hair is the TRUTH!


Her hair is soooooo beau­ti­ful!! Thanks for bring­ing back style icons by the way! :-)


yaaaaay!!! Wel­come back style icons, missed this. Beau­ti­ful hair!

Edwige L.

So, glad to see Style Icon back. I am excit­ed, and hope to see a vari­ety of tex­tures that will cater to all nat­u­rals. The young lady above is beau­ti­ful. Love her hair style choic­es. I like that she plays with col­or; its bright and bold. Her make-up is FIERCE and AMAZING. Great fea­ture :)


Her hair is gor­geous! I wish I could wear that col­or, but my boss would give me crazy looks.


YAAAAAYYYYY style icons! YAAAAYYYYY pur­ple hair! :) :) :)


I’m hap­py this fea­ture has returned.


Hooray for the return of the icons!!!! :-)

Debora Cunha

My twin!!!
Loved the col­or and the tex­ture!!
You are beau­ti­ful!!!