Let’s give a big drumroll to the beauties who served, slayed, and brought the heat to our phone screens this year! Blogging is no easy feat and in our bustling age of hair tutorials, social media, and #sponsoredads, finding naturalistas who bring authenticity to their content is key to moving the needle in our community. We’ve seen a big evolution of how bloggers are sharing and creating content as the world of natural hair has grown in products, brands, and visibility. Long gone are the days of simply writing a post and promoting your website, the modern blogger has content on the most popular social channels, a website, brand deals, videos, and more. It’s a career and lifestyle that isn’t for the faint of heart, but these ladies make it look easy and keep us clicking with enviable content that is consistent, engaging, fun, and educational.
We asked the NaturallyCurly community to vote on their favorite bloggers of 2021 and here are YOUR winners! Get to know this year’s best bloggers and show some love to them in our comments.
Best Blogger for All Curl Types
Manes by Mell
This “stylist by trade” is all about entertaining, educating, and providing fun content that curlies of all curl types can enjoy. Mell Guido’s content is all about sharing her “big hair” tips that take viewers on her career in the beauty industry and the portfolio of maintaining her “big hair”. Her videos and tutorials are more than just your standard “how-to” pieces, she brings charisma, personality, and energy to each video from diffusing her hair to removing buildup. Most of her content features bold captions and titles that reflect her self-love and genuine love she has for her hair. Most recently she’s debunked and shared her impressions of viral natural hair trends and given her followers a peak at her life behind the camera.
Best Blogger for Voted by Wavy Type 2
Manes By Mell
Mell’s content is popping so much, she’s made our “Best of the Best” list twice for her expertise in wavy, type 2 curls. We’ve previously discussed her content and what makes it so memorable, but let’s dive further into her professional background and who she has worked with. Her content library features reviews of popular natural hair products such as Innersense, Olaplex, AG hair, and Curlsmith. If you’re in the market for a deal, her website features a ton of promo codes for your favorite brands like Bounce Curl, Verb, Twist, and additional beauty products. She’s very precise and detailed at walking her users through various products, ingredients, before/after transformations, and eco-friendly methods to reuse or upcycle products. Her sister Amanda also makes regular appearances to share her curl routine, as well as other guests with different curl patterns. Run, don’t walk and start subscribing to her channel today!
Best Blogger for Voted by Curly Type 3
Bianca is the curly hair enthusiast bringing all the gems and curl tastic content that will keep your hair poppin and happy. Her lovable and infectious personality makes watching her content entertaining, enjoyable, and like hanging with your best curlfriend. One of the most engaging aspects of her content style is that it’s trendy and reflects some of our most burning hair questions from deep conditioning to heat damage. Her hair product arsenal is one to rival your favorite drugstore because she has literally worked with everyone. She’s here to empower, encourage, and promote all curlies to be their best and love the skin there which makes all her content extremely uplifting and admirable. For all my type 3 curlies, she’s got all the deets on avoiding shrinkage, curly hairstyles for the holiday season, and how to maintain those coveted protective styles.
Best Blogger for Voted by Coily Type 4
Coming in hot from Chicago are two experts who are conquering the curl game one kink, coil, and twist at a time. Meet Aeleise and Aishia, a natural hair care duo who is bringing education to the forefront of conversation in the Black community. As “Black Girls Curls” they have been shaping how we teach, talk, and experience natural hair moments as professional stylists and dermatologists to give us all the facts we need to make styling easy and fun. Their content is witty, real, honest, and familiar because it feels like we’re chatting with our girlfriends, not just an educator or expert. Their brand spans several educational resources to help naturalistas embrace and love their hair from using their Eguide, listening to their podcast, or subscribing to their YouTube channel. As dedicated bloggers of the movement you can count on them to be encouraging, share their expertise on technique, and teach the basics of natural hair maintenance.
Who’s your favorite blogger right now? Let us know in the comments!