Have you ever been to a fashion textured fashion show? No, not wool and cotton textures, I’m mean curls, kinks and waves!  There will be lots of textured hairstyles on the modes this year thanks to a movement led by TextureMedia and NaturallyCurly.com.

I’m ecstatic about my role at the “Texture on the Runway” event this Feb 11, 2012.  Sorry, I won’t be a textured model, but I will be involved in the event as a textured media influencer allowing me an inside role at all the action! I’ll take pictures and video interviews directly from my phone, and I’ll be giving live tweets from my Twitter handle. Millions of people around the world will be tuned into this event via TextureOnTheRunway.com, so that means I have to make sure my hair looks FAB because all of you will be updated within moments of all the action!

Goodbye straight and boring, and hello kinky, curly and coily! This moment will go down in history and will change the conversation on both industry and consumer levels. From now on, women with hair like yours and mine will be represented on the runway in the season’s latest trends and fashions!

What curly styles do you hope to see? I hope to see a wide variety of gorgeous kinky, curly, and coily twist outs up and down the runway, in various colors, lengths, cuts and frizziness. But to be more specific, I want to see a BIG kinky afro!

Is it just me, or does textured hair make a bold statement and add flair to any look?  Think about how trendy an off the shoulder top looks with a big curly afro. Or how sexy a bathing suit looks with a teased curly bun!

I know “Texture on the Runway” will make a statement to designers and stylist from here on out to incorporate texture on the runway because once you go curly—you never go back!

Jenell Stewart


Jenell Stewart, the founder and editor in chief of the award winning website KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.com dedicates most of her free time educating and uplifting women with natural hair by way of her extremely popular website and YouTube channel. Jenell has been featured in Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise.com, and starred on the Dr.Oz television show as a Beauty Expert. In 2012 she was named one of Essences top Instagramers and that same year KinkyCurlyCoilyMe won an award for “Favorite Website” of the Natural Hair Community.

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