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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

Felisha from Atlanta // 3C/4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! F: My name is Felisha Shugart and I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia though Louisiana is somewhat a second home for me. Why did you make the decision to go natural? F: Initially was transitioning from really severe heat damage for about 6 months. I have never permed or texturized my hair. After... Continue Reading

Quecina from Houston // 4A/4B Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! Q: I am Quecina Burts Nute also known as Pinkstarnute in the natural hair world. I am a mother, military wife and teacher from Houston, Texas. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! Q: I transitioned into my natural hair journey instead of a direct “big chop” because... Continue Reading

Sheneka from Georgia // 3C/4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! S: Hey! My name is Sheneka but most people call me Nek and I’m a Georgia gal. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us!  S: I transitioned and initially “going natural” wasn’t apart of the plan. What initially happened: I hadn’t had a perm for about 5 months, kept... Continue Reading

Melissa from Virginia // 4A/B Natural Hair Style Icon

What is your name and where are you from? M: My name is Melissa Carter. I’m from Waynesboro, Virginia. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! M: After nearly a lifetime of relaxers, I became curious about my God-given texture. My relaxed hair seemed pretty healthy but I wanted a... Continue Reading

Black Girl with Long Hair’s Most Popular Style Icons of 2014 + Vote For Your Favorite!

We’re coming down to the end of another year (!) and so we continue a BGLH tradition — celebrating our most popular style icons! Though we featured dozens of women this year, these 10 features were most viewed and shared. Click on the style icon’s name or image to be taken to their full feature.... Continue Reading

LaQuisha from North Carolina // Type 4 Natural Hair

Introduce yourself. L: I am LaQuisha Hall, a.k.a. “Corner Curl Girl” from New Bern, North Carolina (currently residing in Maryland). I have a long list of job titles, some of them including educator, fashion blogger, inspirational speaker, mentor, pageant queen, doctoral candidate, abuse survivor and advocate and more. My life is just as coarse as... Continue Reading

Chauntalia from Atlanta // 3C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself. C: My name is Chauntalia Wise. I am from Atlanta, GA. Did you transition or big chop? C: I transitioned for 8 months (March 25, 2013-Dec 3, 2013) and then I did the BC. I chose to go natural after I bleached my hair honey blonde February 2013 and I began to see it... Continue Reading

Romance from Cleveland // 3C/4C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself. R: My name is Romance (Hey Curlie) and I am from Cleveland, Ohio. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! R: I did the BIG CHOP on November 1, 2011. I have been natural for 3 yrs and I LOVE every bit of it. Its been a very... Continue Reading