Naturally Fierce Feature: Briana

My name is Briana Alyssa and I am originally from Los Angeles. Both my mother and fathers side are from Arkansas and my hair is definitely a blend of both family's traits. My thickness is from my dads side and I owe having long hair most of my life to my mothers side. I am often questioned if Im "mixed" because of my curls but both parents are African American. I received my first perm when I was nine because my mom couldn't handle how thick my hair was. My last perm was when I was 13, I decided … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Kayla

Hi my name is Kayla! I’m originally from San Antonio, TX, but I currently reside in Austin, TX and attend The University of Texas. I started my hair journey my freshman year in college and it is now the summer before my senior year (WOOHOO!). Returning to natural has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. It has opened doors for me and it is a GREAT conversation starter. The natural hair community is so supportive of each other and I love it!How long have you been natural?I’ve been … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Salemmah

Hi! My name is Saleemah Cartwright. Co-owner of the Hydratherma Naturals healthy hair products collection. I live in metro Atlanta and I’m from Buffalo, NY. I have done EVERYTHING with my hair! I have been relaxed, natural, color treated, curly permed, texturized and texlaxed. I have worn all types of braids and even faux locs J . I did my first big chop in 2003. I then texturized and relaxed again in 2005. I then did the 2nd big chop in 2008 and haven’t looked back since.How long have you been … [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: 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: Victoria

My name is Victoria Elise. I'm 18 years old. Born, raised, and I reside in California. I'm mixed; Mexican, Black & Filipino. How long have you been natural?I go back and forth from straight to curly. This is probably the longest I've done it curly.. It's been about 5 months.What motivated you to transition to natural?Over the years I've cut my hair so many times. The texture has also changed so much since I was younger. What motivated me to go natural is that I wanted to get my healthy curls … [Read more...]