Short Hair

Paville // 4C Natural Hair Style Icon

What is your Name / Where are you from?  P: Hey! My name is Paville pronounce (Ah-vee-L) and I am from North Carolina. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! P: I big chopped several times. My first big chop was in December 2010, and after a year of natural hair,... Continue Reading

4 Ways to Rock Roller Sets and Bantu Knot Outs on Short Natural Hair

by Portia of huneybflyy.com When you’re just beginning your natural hair journey and you’re sporting a TWA, it can be discouraging to look at all of the veterans wearing their bodacious curls. Sometimes, these curls are achieved by roller setting and bantu knotting. Unbeknownst to you, these styles aren’t just for women with medium or long... Continue Reading

Like a Boy: Gorgeous Naturals Who Are Rocking Traditional Men’s Haircuts

by Ijeoma of Klassy Kinks It’s fun to borrow style tips from the opposite gender, from boyfriend jeans and fedoras to blazers and wing-tipped oxfords. Naturalistas are increasingly turning to the fellas for haircut and hairstyle inspirations. Check out these women who are doing things “like a boy” and slaying it! The Buzz Cut This... Continue Reading

Get the Look! Two Naturals Who Chopped Length for Shorter Do’s

by Portia of huneybflyy.com The natural hair community is larger than ever and long, luscious, strands are what most women covet. Every woman is watching and waiting for any product that can help them grow their hair to unimaginable lengths. There’s always a company toting a pill, oil, or cream that will allegedly give their consumer... Continue Reading

7 Ways to Spice Up a TWA

Style Icon Pearl Thanks to Lupita Nyong’o, we now know that a TWA doesn’t have to be boring. If have a TWA and you’re tired of the typical wash n go, mini fro and mini puff hairstyles, try these styles. 1. Fro Hawk Do this on freshly washed hair or stretch you hair overnight in... Continue Reading

Araki // 4B Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! A: Hi! My name is Araki. I was born and raised in Paris, France with a Guinean (Conakry) and Malian heritage, and an international mindset. From age 19 I have lived, studied and worked in France, UK, China and Canada. Today, I am currently based in Reykjavík (Iceland). Why did you make the... Continue Reading

Julie // 4B/C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! J: Hi! My name is Julie Thomas aka Juboolee and I’m from Philadelphia, PA. Philly stand up! Why did you make the decision to go natural? J: I’ve been natural since about 2007, however I’ve recently embarked on a new natural hair journey. I big chopped on February 23, 2013. So it’s been... Continue Reading

Nina // Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! N: My Name is Nina Timothy. I was born in Long Island, New York but I grew up in Florida. Why did you make the decision to go natural? N: I’ve been natural for three years since this past January. I’ve been getting perms since I was suuper young, initially against my will.... Continue Reading

Stop Wishing and Wanting for Length: Are Naturals Blind to the Versatility of Short Hair?

By Apryl-Joi of sisterswithbeauty.com When it comes to natural hair, there’s a lot to talk about—products, hair regimens, washing techniques, moisture retention, and many other things, but one thing that seems to shoot to the top of the conversation charts is achieving and maintaining long hair. Before you give the infamous deep sigh and skedaddle... Continue Reading

Caroline // 4C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! C: My name is Caroline Oladipo. I am Nigerian (Yoruba). I was born in North Carolina, raised in Waco, TX, and am currently living Richmond, VA. Why did you make the decision to go natural? C: I have been natural most of my life, but never really knew how to care for my... Continue Reading

Jessica // Multi-Texture Style Icon

Introduce yourself! J: My name is Jessica Fraser also known as Thee Shopaholic. Why did you make the decision to go natural? J: I have been natural since January 1, 2012. I went natural because I wanted a new look. I didn’t experience a bad relaxer, I didn’t experience breakage, and I didn’t do it... Continue Reading

4 Styles for the Awkward Hair Growth Stage

  The awkward stage can be hard for several reasons -Your hair is not long enough to bun but is not a twa either -You may have liked having a bang/fringe but you cannot style your hair in this way yet -You may be bored of wearing a headband and pretty earrings as your go... Continue Reading

Whitney // 4C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! W: My name is Whitney Madueke. I am from Anambra state but I live in Lagos state, Nigeria. Why did you make the decision to go natural? W: I have been fully natural for less than a year. It will be a year on the 13th of March, 2013, the day I did... Continue Reading

6 Protective Styles for Short, Kinky Natural Hair

By Chinwe of Hair and Health Let’s face it.  Protective styling can be a challenge for those with shorter, natural hair … especially kinky hair.  (I remember hating the way stubby twists looked on my head after the big chop.)  However, with the current rise of YouTube naturals, one can get a little more creative... Continue Reading

Zunyda // 4B/C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! Z: My name is Zunyda and I’m from New Jersey. Why did you make the decision to go natural? Z: I remember making my mom perm my hair for the first time when I was about 11 years old. I was tired of the ordeal every time I had to get my hair... Continue Reading

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