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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

Yasmin from St. Croix // 3B/4C Natural Hair Style Icon

  Introduce yourself. Y: My Name is Yasmin Mitchell and I currently live in Queens, NY. My family is from Trinidad, however I was born in St. Croix, VI. I currently work at BET Networks and have been in the Television Advertising industry for over 15 years. Did you transition or big chop? Share your... 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

Aboyowa from Nigeria // 4C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself: A: Hiii! My name is Aboyowa Adjuah Oritsegbubemi Wood (try pronouncing that lmao) and I’m 19 yrs. old. I’m Nigerian with a slight Ghanaian tint but I currently reside in Chicago IL. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! A: I transitioned for 8 months then big... Continue Reading

Janae from Houston // 3C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself. J: My name is Janae Miller. I am 27 years young and I’m a licensed cosmetologist, located in Houston, TX. Did you transition or big chop? J: I have been naturally curly for over 10 years. My transition to natural hair came about by me cutting my hair into a nice bob hair cut. Although... Continue Reading

Fedorah from Queens // 3B/3C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! F: My name is Fedorah and my family is from Haiti, but I was born and raised in Queens, New York. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! F: I would say I did a little bit of both- I have been natural all my life but I started... Continue Reading

Jay from Connecticut // 4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself. J: Hey all! My name is Jalisa (Literally the name Lisa with a “Jah” sound in front of it) Williams, I go by Jay for short & I’m a senior majoring in Philosophy at the University of Connecticut, College Basketball Champions of the Nation – Go Huskies! Did you transition or big chop?... Continue Reading

Christian from Barbados // 4C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself. C: My name is Christian Gibbs and I’m from Barbados. 246 stand up!! Share your natural hair journey with us! C: I did a big chop. I never had any problems with my chemically treated hair(it was never damaged, grew quickly and I loved it) but couple days before a long overdue hair appointment,... Continue Reading

Andrea from Houston // 3B/C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself. A: My name is Andrea Denise Alexander and I am from the GREATEST city in the world! If you answered that with anything other than Houston, Texas, then there is a chance your Geography teacher was not well versed in his/her craft! ;) Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair... Continue Reading