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Style Icons are BACK! Shenique from Jamaica // 3C/4A Natural Hair

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... Continue Reading

Courtney // 4C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! C: Hi! I’m Courtney and I’m from the great state of New Jersey ^_^ Why did you make the decision to go natural? C: After countless times gripping the salon chair as the burning sensation of the perm spread over my scalp like wildfire, I finally just said enough was enough. Soon after... Continue Reading

Débora // 4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! D: My name is Débora, I’m 23 years old and I’m from São Paulo/Brazil. Why did you make the decision to go natural? D: I’ve been natural since 2012. I started my transition in July 2012 and continued for 14 months, until just after my wedding on August 18, 2013. I didn’t wanna... Continue Reading

Jaleesa // 4B Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! J: My name is Jaleesa and I’m from Rotterdam in the Netherlands. I’m originally from Suriname (a wonderful country just above Brazil). Why did you make the decision to go natural? J: I really wanted to feel my own thick and coily hair again after years of relaxers and bad weaves. I was... Continue Reading

Chelsea // Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! C: Hey there! My name is Chelsea and I’m from Houston, TX but I’m currently attending school in San Marcos, TX. Why did you make the decision to go natural? C: I went natural because relaxed hair was expensive to maintain. I was going off to college and there was no way I... Continue Reading

Karla // Multi-Texture Style Icon

Introduce yourself! K: Hello, everyone! My name is Karla and I was born in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic to be exact. I left my country when I was 10 years old and I now live in Rhode Island where I’m growing in my career as a teacher. Why did you make the decision to... Continue Reading

Ashlie Ayanna // Multi-Texture Style Icon

Introduce yourself! A: My name is Ashlie Ayanna and I was born in the beautiful city of Kingston, Jamaica. I left Jamaica with my family at the age of 3 and have been living in Miami, Florida ever since. Why did you make the decision to go natural? A: I’ve had long, relaxed hair for... Continue Reading

Aiesha // Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! A: Aiesha Letman from Queens, NY. Why did you make the decision to go natural? A: I’ve been natural for 4 years now. My daughter is almost 4, and I big chopped when I was pregnant out of curiosity of my natural texture. I’d never seen it before that time. My curls had... Continue Reading

Amma // 4C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! A: My name is Amma and I am from Ghana. I reside in Maryland. Why did you make the decision to go natural? A: I have been natural for four years. I did the big chop on October 11, 2009. I remember it like it was yesterday. I went natural because I missed... Continue Reading

Koku Gonza // 4B/C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! K: My name is Koku Gonza from Chicago. Why did you make the decision to go natural? K: I’ve been natural since 2005. I decided to go natural because my hair started to thin out. I also hate the smell of relaxed hair. I wanted to explore my hair in its natural state... Continue Reading

Nyasha // Multi-Texture Style Icon

Introduce yourself! N: Hi! My name is Nyasha Johnson and I’m from Zimbabwe! Why did you make the decision to go natural? N: I was natural my whole life until I turned 17 in high school. I always had a big fro as a child which my mother or grandmother always kept braided, but as... Continue Reading

Jillian // Multi-Texture Style Icon

Introduce yourself! J: My name is Jillian Knox and I am originally from Washington, DC. I have lived in Chicago, IL, Atlanta, GA and Savannah, GA (where I went to school at SCAD). I currently live in San Francisco, CA with my fiancé, dog Molly, and cat Saki. Why did you make the decision to... Continue Reading

Annisa // 3C/4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! A: Hi! I’m Annisa LiMara Mitchell (pronounced Ah-nee-sah La-Mar-rah) and I’m 26 years of age. I was born and raised in Jackson, MS and have lived in Maryland/DC for 5 years. Why did you make the decision to go natural? A: I have been natural since 2005. I began my journey because of... Continue Reading

Ianthé // 3B/C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! I: My name is Ianthe’ Boddie and I was born in the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Croix. I currently reside in Broward, South Florida. Why did you make the decision to go natural? I: I’ve been natural since September 15, 2011. I was in a difficult marriage and wanted to go natural from... Continue Reading

Jess // 4B Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! J: Hola everybody! I’m Jess, I’m cuban and I live in Belgium, so I apologize for my english!!! Why did you make the decision to go natural? J: Well, I used to put cornrows in my hair all the time during my early school years cause my mum, the poor thing, didn’t have... Continue Reading