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Casandra // Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! C: Hello! My name is Casandra Austin. I’m from Springfield, IL where I currently reside. Why did you make the decision to go natural? C: I’ve been natural for 3.5 years. When I was in college at SIU, I attempted to go natural, however became frustrated with the transitioning process. Needless to say,...... Read More...

Marie // 3A Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! M: I go by Marie and I’m from Virginia Beach, VA. Why did you make the decision to go natural? M: I’ve been natural all of my life, never had any relaxers or dyes. My mother pretty much set the standard for me. Funny thing is a time when I was in high...... Read More...

Latoya and Latana // Multi-Texture Style Icons

Introduce yourself! Latoya: My name is Latoya (right) and I am from New Jersey. I graduated nursing school as a Licensed Practical Nurse. I am currently practicing to take my state boards exam. I am also a Fashion Designer, and I model with my sister. Latana: My name is Latana (left) and I am from...... Read More...

Farah // 4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! F: My Name Is Farah Fanta Diop. I am a Cosmetic Chemistry Analyst. I am also a hair vlogger/blogger and hardcore cooking-addict. I am a North-West-African who lives in South Africa, Schoemansville-NW. I am a proud Fulani woman, born almost 25 years ago by a “first generation Ivorian” Ghanaian mother and Moroccan/Malian/Mauritanian father....... Read More...

Chandra // 4A/B Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! C: My name is Chandra Hawthorne and I am from Dallas, Texas. Why did you make the decision to go natural? C: I have been natural for 4 years. I decided to go natural for two reasons. I was tired of getting it relaxed, and bored with my relaxed look. Also I had...... Read More...

Nikki // 3B/C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! N: I’m Nikki and I currently reside in Chicago, IL. Why did you make the decision to go natural? N: I first tried to go natural in high school. A friend of mine who was natural all her life had the most beautiful curls I had ever seen. She was able to go...... Read More...

Imani // Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! I: My name is Imani Cruz. I was born in Manhattan, NY and I am of mixed descent. My mother is African American and my Father is Dominican and Cuban. Why did you make the decision to go natural? I: I have been natural all of my life! My hair has never been...... Read More...

Tae’Lor // 4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! T: Hey! My name is Tae’Lor Roots and I am originally from Washington, D.C. however, I now reside in NYC where I am a Fashion Merchandising student at LIM College. Why did you make the decision to go natural? T: I actually only had a perm for about 3-4 years. I decided to...... Read More...

Freddie // 3C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! F: My name is Erica, but I go by Freddie. I am from Gulfport, MS. Currently reside in the DMV. Why did you make the decision to go natural? F: I have been natural since April of 2006. I’ve BCed twice. Once in ’06 and once in February 2012. I think my initial...... Read More...

April Matthis // 4B/C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! A: I’m April Matthis and I’m an actor originally from Texarkana, TX, currently commuting between New York City and New Haven, CT where I’m appearing in A Streetcar Named Desire (starring Joe Manganiello from HBO’s True Blood). I just recently wrapped filming for the sci-fi short, Roxë15 by the award-winning indie filmmaker Celia...... Read More...