Style Icons

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

BGLH Writer Geniece is a Natural Bride!

Our very own writer, Geniece, was married in a gorgeous ceremony this June! Of course we had to get the details on how she styled her hair for the big day. Check it out; When did you and your husband meet?? My husband and I met through an online dating site in 2010. The funny... Continue Reading

10 Curly-Haired Naturals to Check Out on YouTube

In April, I suggested “10 Kinky-Haired Naturals To Check Out on YouTube”. Now it is time for a Curly-Haired edition!  Here are some curly ladies you may want to add to your YouTube list: 1. NaturallyNeiicey Let’s start with NaturallyNeiicey! In addition to her gorgeous natural hair, she has a natural, low-maintenance beauty, which is refreshing. Her channel... 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

Natasha // Multi-Texture Style Icon

Introduce yourself! N: My name is Natasha and I was born in Brooklyn NYC, raised in Staten Island, and now reside in Houston, Texas. Why did you make the decision to go natural? N: I hadn’t had a perm in 10 years prior to me going natural, but I had killed my curl pattern by... Continue Reading

Samtou // Multi-Texture Style Icon

Introduce yourself! S: My name is Samtou. I’m from Paris, France and I originally come from Togo and Benin, West African countries. Why did you make the decision to go natural? S: Simply cause I was fed-up with damaging my hair with relaxers. I used to relax my hair to have a softer texture, make... Continue Reading

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

Introduce yourself! F: My Name is Fitgi Saint-Louis and I am from Long Island, New York. I currently live in the city. Why did you make the decision to go natural? F: While in college I started looking for ways to give my relaxed hair volume. I starting using different products and drying techniques to... Continue Reading

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

Introduce yourself! T: Tann Parker, raised in California, residing in Brooklyn. Why did you make the decision to go natural? T: The reason I started to wear my hair in its natural texture isn’t this moving, inspirational story… my blower dryer broke and I couldn’t do my normal hair regimen. I decided to try out... Continue Reading

Zeba // 4B/C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! Z: Hello! My name is Zeba. I’m from Accra, Ghana and I live in Jersey City. I’m a writer and film critic. Why did you make the decision to go natural? Z: I initially didn’t set out to be natural – I didn’t even really know about the concept of being “natural” when... Continue Reading

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

Introduce yourself! M: My name is Mariah Peart and I am from Brunswick, GA. Why did you make the decision to go natural? M: I returned to natural because at the age of 14 years old I wasn’t taking care of my hair very well. One day my mom was styling my hair and she... 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

Jessica // 3C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! J: My name is Jessica, and I’m from Chicago where I currently reside. Why did you make the decision to go natural? J: I’ve been natural for most of my life. As a young girl, my mom sometimes pressed my hair with a hot comb, and on the days when it wasn’t pressed,... 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

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

Introduce yourself! T: My name is Tichina and I live in Toronto, Canada. My background is Trinidadian, Jamaican and Indian. Why did you make the decision to go natural? T: I’ve been natural all my life. I’ve never permed or texturized my hair before. How would you describe your texture? T: I would describe my... Continue Reading

Quincee // 4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! Q: My name is Quincee, I’m 21 years old, and I’m from the greater Seattle area. Why did you make the decision to go natural? Q: I stopped getting relaxers because I was tired of only being able to wear straight hair. But I decided to actually rock my natural hair as a... Continue Reading

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