Naturally Fierce Feature: Maddy

 Hi, my name is Maddy Wooten! I am originally from Charleston, SC, grew up in Orlando and Miami, FLand now reside in Los Angeles, CA! ! How long have you been natural?I have been natural for four solid years now! With the exception of coloring my hair, regretting it, and cutting it off again. What motivated you to transition? I decided to go natural for several reasons. The most obvious reason was that my hair was severely damaged! 75% of my hair fell out from color and relaxers. It was … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Bianca

My name is Bianca Pino. I am a natural hair model here in Houston , Texas. I attend cypress lakes high school. I am hair type 4a I believe , and I'm a mixed baby. I am mixed with African American and Puerto Rican. How long have you been natural? It's hard to say because I transitioned for 2 1/2 years.What motivated you to transition? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper& why? I used to wear relaxers. I got my first relaxer when I was about 7 or 8. The reason I decided to transition was … [Read more...]

BaronessCountness aka Lichelle

BaronessCountess aka Lichelle I was born in North Carolina but I currently reside in N.Y.C.How long have you been natural?I Have been natural for a total of 3 years. It's really amazing how time flies! It's been an awesome journey so far, with lots of ups and downs, I'm learning new things about what works for my hair everyday and just enjoying where it takes me.What motivated you to transition? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper& why?I Big Chopped. The reason for the big chop, was solely … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Erica

Hey all! My name is Erica Bryant, Los Angeles grown but I call Oakland home. I earned my BA degree in English from the University of California, Irvine in my teaching credential from Mills College. Currently, I teach eleventh/twelfth grade English at a continuation high school. I am single (the struggle is in I have a passion reading, cooking, and hip-hop. Most of all, I just enjoy having a good time with good people. Whether in the classroom or chatting on the hair care aisle … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Endia

My name is Endia Nicole. I was born in Hawaii and moved to Indiana when I was 8, currently I'm 27 (28 in July). My mother is Samoan and my father is African American. I've always struggled with my hair when I was younger. I actually got teased a lot due to the texture and length of it. I ended up getting perms and iron outs in middle school throughout high school and early college. I usually got 1 perm a year that was enough. I definitely had a lot of heat damage, but was in denial. It wasn't … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Alexis

Hello Global Couture! Alexis Jones here and I am a New York City girl born and raised. Currently, I am a cancer researcher at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in NYC. I love science and medicine and being actively involved in community outreach. Every year I sponsor a health fair in my community in the Bronx, NY through my initiative called Parkchester Cares. When I am not being scientific, I do enjoy dabbling into fashion! Fashion is such a creative outlet for me and I feel it helps you … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Kala AKA thekglifestyle

Greetings! My name is Kala, I also go by KG. I’m from sunny San Diego, California but I currently reside in Detroit, Michigan where I work in the network engineering field. How long have you been natural? I have worn my natural hair for 12 years. Three years ago I started embracing my natural texture and transitioned from heat damage. I cut the remainder of my heat damage exactly a year ago (May 2012) and have truly enjoyed my journey.  What motivated you to transition? Were you a transitioner … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Devon

  Hey now! My name is Devon andI'm from Louisiana but reside in Dallas, TX.How long have you been natural? Myjourney started 5 years ago (Feb 2008) when I decided I no longer wanted arelaxer. I hated the smell, the crispy edges (lol) and I was just plain curiousabout my natural texture. What motivated you to transition? Wereyou a transitioner or a Big Chopper& why? I began to research 'naturallycurly hair' and what type of prodcuts I could use for my texture. I had beenusing lots of mousse, … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Brittani

My name is Brittani Lee. I am 22 yrs old and I am from Austin, Texas. I am the oldest of 5 (3 girls 2 boys). I am a Business Marketing student at Huston-Tillotson University (HTU) but my heart belongs to menswear (fashion). My hair and I are best friends. I named her Lola. I love taking care of my hair but I do not let it define my beauty. How long have you been natural? I have been natural for 6 yrs; I have been on my healthy hair journey since 2010. What motivated you to transition? … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Shera

 My name is Shera (long e sound), and I’m from Pennsylvania. I am currently a Health Coach living in Chicago. I help woman to unleash their inner sun power to achieve overall health and wellness physically, mentally, and spiritually. I eat mostly vegan foods, but I do eat dairy and meat from time to time. I enjoy various genres of music, running, yoga, meditation, and cooking. My favorite color is gray and my favorite book is “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein. I’m addicted to tea with … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Kimberly

Hello there my fellow Naturalistas!!! My name is Kim but to my family I am Janine. I am the Mother of 3 Beautiful and Unique children. Khandrel is my oldest and he is 10. Kaleb is my “Middle Child” and he is 8 and last but certainly not least there is my Natural Diva Kimiyah who is 5. I help manage my family owned catering business, Mary & Martha's, LLC We have been in business for 6 years and had the grand opportunity of catering for the Superbowl in Indianapolis, IN in 2012. In the fall I … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Lynette

My name is Lynette and I live 25 minutes outside of Memphis, TN. My natural re-birth about 7 years ago. My decision to return natural happened after the death of my Mom in 2006. The stress of losing her so suddenly took its toll on my weight and hair. So in 2007 I did the BIG chop, and never looked back!How long have you been natural?I have been without a relaxer for about 6 years now. Growing up I always assumed, like many young black girls, that I needed a relaxer to be able to manage my … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feaure: Lauren

   My name is Lauren and I am from Cranford, NJ. My hair journey starts when I was about 5 years old. I always had a lot of hair. My family wasn't "natural hairsavvy" and I was really the first in my family to have thick curly hair.No one knew what to do with it. My mother and my aunts took turns braiding myhair because it was too much for 1 person to do all the time. I got my firstrelaxer in 5th grade to make my hair more manageable and allow me to do it myself. At this time, my sister was … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Tonoya

My name is Tonoya. I am 34 years old from Grand Rapids, Mi.How long have you been natural?I have “officially” been natural since April 2012. What motivated your transition? Were you a transition or a big chop? Why?I was always the chick that had to have the straightest wrap by any means I would get a fresh perm then flat iron & wrap my hair up then it was good to go. Over the years this very unhealthy regimen of chemicals , heat and no moisture got the best of my hair (damaged very bad) so I … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Tonya

My name is Tonya Martin and I am originally from Kenner, LA (a suburb of New Orleans). My hair journey from relaxed to natural actually stated in 2007. There wasn’t a lot of information out there like there is now, so everything I found I put it in a binder and made my own book. I have since copied it and given it to family and close friends. How long have you been natural? Since January 2009What motivated you to transition? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper& why? I transitioned and my … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Tiffany

My name is Tiffany.  I am thirty-three years old and I live in Virginia.  During the week I am a Registered Nurse and full time Mommy.  I enjoy life and spending time with my family and friends. How long have you been natural?  What motivated you to transition? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper & why? I have been natural for 5 plus years.  I really had no interest in going natural.  It kind of just happened the day I colored my hair.  Relaxers made my hair paper thin but I … [Read more...]