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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

Anastacia // 4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! A: My name is Anastacia (some may know me in the natural hair community as Nicapinica). I’m from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Why did you make the decision to go natural? A: I’ve been wearing my natural hair loose since 2005. Actually, my last relaxer was applied when I was 16-17 years old.... Continue Reading

Christina Patrice // 3C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! C: My name is Christina Patrice, and I’m from Los Angeles, California – born and raised! Why did you make the decision to go natural? C: I’ve had natural hair pretty much all my life. The only time I ever had a relaxer was when I was around 6 or 7. But growing... Continue Reading

Shekinah // 4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! S: My name is Shekinah and I’m from Michigan. Why did you make the decision to go natural? S: It’s been about 5 years since my last relaxer and 3 and a half since my big chop. I was sick and tired of the same flat, straight, bob hairstyle and I also found... Continue Reading

Melissa // 4C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! M: Hello, My name is Melissa. I live in Florida now, but I’m from California and Puerto Rico. Why did you make the decision to go natural? M: I’ve been natural now for 13 years and I love it! I chose to go natural because I couldn’t remember what my natural hair looked... Continue Reading

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