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Yaniris from the Dominican Republic // Natural Hair Style Icon

What is your name and where are you from? Y: My name is Yaniris Acevedo, and I am a native of the Dominican Republic raised in New York City (Harlem). Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! Y: I transitioned for five months. I’m not sure exactly what day in November... Continue Reading

Chinwe from Nigeria // Type 4 Natural Hair Icon

What is your name and where are you from? C: Hi!! My name is Chinwe Juliet also known as Igbocurls across social media and I come from Nigeria. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! C: I transitioned for seven months in the summer of 2011 after a very horrendous... Continue Reading

Grace from Los Angeles// Natural Hair Style Icon

What is your name and where are you from? G: My name is Grace Lynne, and I’m from LA. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! G: I transitioned. I had straight hair mostly throughout high school. Luckily I never permed it. I always knew straight hair wasn’t for me.... Continue Reading

Jade from Canada // 3C/4A Natural Hair

What is your name and where are you from? J: My name is Jade Janelle. I was born in Jamaica, but currently live in Mississauga, Canada (just outside of Toronto) Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! J: I did the big chop just about 7 years ago. I resorted... Continue Reading

Cintia from Baltimore // 3A/3B Natural Hair

What is your name and where are you from? C: Hello my name is Cintia & I am from Baltimore Maryland Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! C: In 2008 I  made the best decision ever to return natural and start my journey. I decided to return natural because... Continue Reading

Kendra from North Carolina // Transitioning Natural Hair Style Icon

What is your name, and where are you from? K: My name is Kendra J Williams and I’m from North Carolina. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! K: Although I never had a relaxer, I used heat religiously until 2012, when I started my no heat challenge for a... Continue Reading

Khadija from Barbados// Multi-Texture Natural Hair

What is your name and where are you from? K: My name is Khadija Trotman and I’m from the beautiful island of Barbados :) Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us!K: I big chopped, I’ve been natural almost 3 years now. I decided to go back natural because I got tired... Continue Reading

Loana from Sao Paulo // 3C/4A Natural Hair

What is your name and where are you from? L: Hi, my name is Loana Novaes. I’m originally from Bahia, but I currently live in São Paulo, Brazil. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! L: Well… I’ve been natural for six years. I did keratin smoothing treatments to my... Continue Reading

Olivia from Detroit // 4B/C Natural Hair Style Icon

What is your name and where are you from? My name is Olivia “Livey J” Johnson and I am from Detroit, MI, currently residing in Belleville, MI. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! I transitioned, and looking back I really wish I would have big-chopped! I started my... Continue Reading

Chadran from Connecticut // 3C/4A Natural Hair Style Icon

What is your name and where are you from? C: My name is Chadran and I’m a Connecticut native. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! C: I’m an athlete, so workouts and relaxers didn’t mix for me. I had to stop perming and just let my hair do its own... Continue Reading

Jenell from Chicago // 4C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! J: Aloooooha! My name is Jenell and I am from Chicago originally, currently residing on the beautiful island of Oahu. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! J: I BIG CHOPPED! After frying it, dyeing it, weaving it, lace fronting it, and everything else under the sun, I... Continue Reading

Danielle from Houston // 4B/4C Natural Hair Style Icon

What is your name and where are you from? D: My name is Danielle Desiree. My family is from Guyana, South America and I reside in Houston, Tx. (H TOWN!!!) Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! D: I actually went natural by an accident. I was in college and... Continue Reading

Fifi from London // 4B Natural Hair Style Icon (Update)

What is your name and where are you from? Introduce yourself! F: Hello everyone, my name is Fifi also known as Blackbeauty kween. I was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. I now reside in London, United Kingdom. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! F: I transitioned to... Continue Reading

Sydney from Brooklyn // 4B/4C Natural Style Icon

Introduce yourself! S: My name is Sydney (known in social media as Posh Syd).  I currently reside in West Reading, PA , but I am from Brooklyn,NY. I will always be a Brooklyn girl. That will always be home!!! Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! S: I made a... Continue Reading

Hadassah from Nigeria // 4C Natural Hair Style Icon

What is your name and where are you from? Introduce yourself! H: My name is Hadassah Agbaps and I’m from Nigeria. Why did you make the decision to go natural? H: I’ve been natural all my life so I guess I can’t answer in terms of stopping relaxer treatments. I did have several chops over the years,... Continue Reading