Style Icons

Christian from Barbados // 4C Natural Hair Style Icon

What is your Name / Where are you from? C: My name is Christian Gibbs and I’m from Barbados. 246 stand up!! Did you transition or big chop? 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... 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

Luna from Phoenix // 3A Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself. L: Luna from Phoenix Arizona. I lived part of my childhood in Mexico where my mother is from. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! L: I transitioned, I did relaxers for years because I wanted smooth straight “good” hair. Of course my idea of good hair was... Continue Reading

Chole from Atlanta // Multi-Texture Natural Hair

Introduce yourself! C: My name is Chole Ike. I am originally from Columbia, SC, but I have been living in Atlanta now for over 10 years. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! C: I decided to go natural because I was bored with my hair. I found myself... Continue Reading

Kapri from Alabama // 3C/4A Natural Hair Style Icon

What is your Name / Where are you from? K: Hey everyone, I’m Kapri! :) I’m originally from Maryland, but I currently reside in Huntsville, Alabama. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! K: I was inspired to return natural by a good friend of mine, and went on to... Continue Reading

Alesha from Nashville // 4A/4B Natural Hair

Introduce yourself. A: My name is Alesha Sullivan. I am from Memphis, TN and currently reside in Nashville, TN. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! A: I decided to go natural in March of 2011. I felt that I had mastered my hair in its relaxed state. I... Continue Reading

Mildred from New Jersey // Silver Natural Style Icon

  What is your Name / Where are you from? M: My name is Mildred also known as Natural Silver Sista, and I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY.   I currently live in Northern NJ. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! Be sure to include how long... Continue Reading

Aprecia from Columbus // 4A Natural Hair

What is your Name / Where are you from? A: My name is Aprecia, and I’m from Columbus, Ohio. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! A: I’ve always been natural so I neither transitioned or big chopped, but I didn’t start taking my natural hair journey seriously until I... Continue Reading

Kami from Baltimore // 3B/3C Natural Hair

Introduce yourself. K: Hello! My name is Kami also known as StyledbyKami and I am from Baltimore, Maryland. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! K: I transitioned into natural and slowly chopped off my ends. I like to say that I have been natural for a big majority... Continue Reading

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

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