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Akosua // 4C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! A: My name is Akosua. I am half Ghanaian, half Zambian and I grew up in Botswana. I came to the United States for university and am currently living and working in NYC. Why did you make the decision to go natural? A: I’ve been natural for about a year and almost two... Continue Reading

Lexi // 3B Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! L: My name is Lexi Marcel Jackson. I’m 19, from Los Angeles, California, and I am African American and Mexican. Why did you make the decision to go natural? L: I have been natural all my life. When I was younger I really wanted a relaxer but my mom would never allow me... Continue Reading

Julie // 4B/C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! J: Hi! My name is Julie Thomas aka Juboolee and I’m from Philadelphia, PA. Philly stand up! Why did you make the decision to go natural? J: I’ve been natural since about 2007, however I’ve recently embarked on a new natural hair journey. I big chopped on February 23, 2013. So it’s been... Continue Reading

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

Introduce yourself! A: Hi! My name is Angela Tellier. I’m a professional photographer from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Why did you make the decision to go natural? A: I have been natural for about 9 years now. Growing up my Mom never allowed me to relax my hair. So I kept my natural curls until I... Continue Reading

Chelsea // Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! C: Hey there! My name is Chelsea and I’m from Houston, TX but I’m currently attending school in San Marcos, TX. Why did you make the decision to go natural? C: I went natural because relaxed hair was expensive to maintain. I was going off to college and there was no way I... Continue Reading

Lamiah // 4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! L: My name is Lamiah Bekele and I am from Chicago, IL. Why did you make the decision to go natural? L: I’ve been natural all my life, but there was a period of years where I always had my hair straightened/pressed. How would you describe your texture? L: Describing my hair type... Continue Reading

Karla // Multi-Texture Style Icon

Introduce yourself! K: Hello, everyone! My name is Karla and I was born in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic to be exact. I left my country when I was 10 years old and I now live in Rhode Island where I’m growing in my career as a teacher. Why did you make the decision to... Continue Reading

Paulah // 4B Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! P: Hi! I’m Paulah. I’m from Ann Arbor, Michigan and I will be moving to Atlanta soon for grad school. Why did you make the decision to go natural? P: My last relaxer was 4 years ago and I cut off my relaxed ends about 3 years ago. I went natural because my... Continue Reading

Jillaine // 3C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! J: My name is Jillaine. I’m American, of Irish, and Jamaican descent. I grew up in both the Bronx, New York and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida where I currently reside. Why did you make the decision to go natural? J: I’ve been natural since birth! My mom didn’t want to get my hair... Continue Reading

Vanessa // Multi-Texture Style Icon

Introduce yourself! V: Hi! I’m Vanessa! I’m a 25-year old from Los Angeles, California. Why did you make the decision to go natural? V: I have been 100% natural for just over two years. I transitioned for another two years prior to that, so my natural hair is a total of 4 years old. I... Continue Reading

Kara // 4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! K: Hi Curlies, my name is Kara and I am from London! Why did you make the decision to go natural? K: I have been natural since birth, but after endless run-ins with bad hairdressers and incompetent advice, I turned to the gurus of natural hair on YouTube in 2009. When my hair... Continue Reading

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

Introduce yourself! J: My name is Jasmine Collier and I am from San Diego, CA but currently live in Orange County. Why did you make the decision to go natural? J: I have been natural for 2 years and 3 months! I went natural because I had relaxers since I was 6 years old. I... Continue Reading

Sarah // Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! S: My name is Sarah Angel Adesiyan. I am from Bolton, England. Why did you make the decision to go natural? S: I’ve been natural my whole life. My mum always steered me clear of weaves, and relaxers… My mum is just obsessed with my hair. How would you describe your texture? S:... Continue Reading

Ashley // Transitioning Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! A: Hello my curlies! My name is Ashley and I’m a naturalista from New York. My natural journey began on August 10, 2013 and ever since then I’ve been empowered physically, mentally, and emotionally. Why did you make the decision to go natural? A: Transitioning has probably been one of the hardest things... Continue Reading

Yasmine // 4B Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! Y: My name is Yasmine, I also go by Yaz. I am a Haitian-born Canadian. Grew up in both Port-au-Prince and several parts of Canada (including Montreal and Calgary). I’m currently in Toronto. Why did you make the decision to go natural? Y: I remember my last relaxer being in late 2009/early 2010,... Continue Reading

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