What was it like for you growing up with textured hair?
What made you decide to embrace your naturally coily hair?
What has been the most empowering moment of your natural hair journey so far?
What has your experience been like wearing your natural hair in the fashion industry?
My experience with wearing my natural hair in the fashion industry has been empowering. Empowering because I’ve been able to touch a vulnerable side of the industry. At first it was very tough being the natural girl with tightly coiled 4C hair. Always in a state of uncertainty showing up to a job because 9 times out of 10 the hairstylist has never worked with my type hair before. I’d do my hair the night before and make sure to come on job with supplies so that I can either fix or do my own hair. There was one time I had to call my mother to a job to come do my hair. Also, having to go through telling them no about straightening my hair or having to walk out with your head held high when you get told that your hair is to coarse. I have noticed that the industry is slowly evolving! Despite that I use it to keep me empowered. I’m going to keep pushing and helping with the movement by applying pressure so that black natural models will have stylist on set who can do there hair and have proper hair products for EACH type of hair texture. So they know when they walk on set that they will not have a botch job done. No matter where they are in there career they will be fully taken care of as they should be.
Who is your curl crush?
What's your curly girl essential you can't live without?
What is your current hair regimen? Any favorite products you’d like to share?
and a hair oil. So water, oil, twist butter.
What has been the most challenging moment of your natural hair journey so far?
Model - Jessica Fennix @jessicaashhleyy Represented by - Crawford Models NYC
What does natural hair represent to you?
Natural hair represents strength, and beauty. It represents power and resilience because of its historical presents. It’s a crown that I get to rock everyday, loud and proud at that.