"So You Think You Can Dance" stars Eliana Girard and Chehon Wespi-Tschopp chat with a curly host Brittany Perry-Russell.

If Fox’s popular dancing show “So You Think You Can Dance” is a microcosm of what’s happening in popular culture, then texture has arrived in full force. Rather than the tightly controlled buns once associated with dancers, curls, waves and coils were on display every week as the dancers twirled, plied and leaped their way through the routines.

The four finalists, Eliana Girard, Chehon Wespi-Tschopp, Cyrus Spencer and Tiffany Maher, spanned the texture spectrum, from 2b to 4b, long and flowing waves to a ‘fro hawk. The female winner, Girard, wore her 3b bob curly nearly every week, smashing the stereotype of how a ballet dancer should look and, I’m sure, prompting many of the curlies to run to their stylists with photos of the charismatic dancer.

These dancers proved once again that the old rules no longer apply. Individuality can be celebrated rather than hidden, whether on stage or in the office.

So You Think You Can Dance

Eliana Girard and Chehon Wespi-Tschopp chat with curly DancePlug host Brittany Perry-Russell!

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As co-founder of NaturallyCurly.com, 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 NaturallyCurly.com® 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.