Tarin Boone, founder of Naturally Me! Media
Tarin Boone's natural hair journey started five years ago, with her own desire to find new creative styles for her newly natural hair. That journey has grown into Naturally Me! Media, a growing media company created last year to help multi-ethnic women discover, accept, and celebrate their natural hair and beauty. Her mission is to inform, entertain, educate and support natural beauties in the areas of beauty and lifestyle through conferences, videos, blog posts, mobile applications, and social media interaction. 'Fro Fashion Week, Naturally Me! Media's natural hair show, debuts February 18th-20th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Atlanta.
NaturallyCurly talked with Boone about Naturally Me! Media and 'Fro Fashion Week.
NC: Tell me about the inspiration for Naturally Me! Media.
Boone: I started going natural five years ago, and by year three, I was stuck in a rut. I started experimenting with styles I'd seen online, and coming up with my own styles. People would stop me and ask me about natural hair and about transitioning. One time, I was literally stampeded in Target by a lady who dragged me down the aisle to ask what I used in my hair.
NC: How did that evolve into your business?
Boone: Last summer, I started thinking I should write this stuff down and document it. Naturally Me! Media was born in July 2010. I started it as a blog and began getting tremendous traffic. The blog now features over 15 categories of information, including a hairstyle gallery and homemade hair and skin recipes. I also created the first iPhone application that helps women find black beauty supply stores in their area. Naturally Me! Media has become the umbrella for all my ideas.