NaturallyCurly: Please introduce yourself!

Deanna Pryce: I’m Deanna. As a young girl, I was always making things better. I would use any means to do so and nothing and no one was off limits: my sister’s hair, my father’s shirts, my mom’s wardrobe, and my dog’s toenails. The end results weren’t always an improvement! Now I’m forty-something and I’m still pulling the same stunts, redecorating people’s spaces, updating their places, and editing and restyling their wardrobes, usually with more success than before! 

NC: How and when did you start embracing your curls?

DP: One day, when I was little, my mom tried to ‘trim’ my hair. The more she cut, the less it laid straight! I ended up with a lopsided bowl cut. In my teens my hair became wavier and very heavy–kind of like an ‘A’ Frame. But it wasn’t until I cut my hair off in my 20s that I actually began seeing curls–suddenly, my hair just popped up! It took me a long time to figure out that my hair required some weight to in order to fall into an actual curl. Because I wasn’t born with curly hair, I never really claimed them as my own…they were more like something I could coax out of hiding, once in a blue moon. Then I began vacationing in the Caribbean and discovered my hair’s curl potential! I just didn’t know how to get those curls back over the border and into Canada. But I think I may have finally figured it out…

Claire Aviles


Claire Aviles is a graduate from Boston College, where she earned a BA in English with minors in Economics and in Music. She is the Marketing Events Coordinator at a software company in Boston and has been contributing to NaturallyCurly for over two years.

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