Michelle Breyer gives a run down her top 5 favorite trends from the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

5. Individuality

At many shows in the past, there seemed to be a one-size-fits-all approach. All models had stick straight center-parted hair or waves, no matter what their natural texture was. One of my favorite moments was when I was backstage at Walter Baker and noticed that while many of the models were getting long, straight blonde extensions, one Type 4 model sported a big luscious afro. Another, who was transitioning, got a sexy textured look. TIGI stylist Nick Irwin said that with such beautiful texture, he wanted to work with it rather turning it into something it wasn’t. This same attitude could be seen at every show, where I saw every possible texture and style.

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As co-founder of, a website for curly hair she began with her business partner and friend, Gretchen Heber, Michelle Breyer helped create the leading community and resource for people with curly hair. Frustrated by the lack of information on curly hair and the limited products available in the marketplace, the duo launched the site in 1998 with the help of a 14-year-old web designer. When Procter & Gamble called three years later to advertise to the® audience, Breyer knew they had indeed created a force in the industry, providing helpful information and unparalleled expertise for what was then considered a niche market.