Naturally Fierce Feature: Mia

Mia Settle originally from Fayetteville, NC but currently reside in the DMV area. I big chopped in summer 2006 after major damage from chemical processing. I was so frustrated with my damaged hair I first decided that I would cut all of my permed ends off, wear braids for a few months until my hair was healthy again, and then perm again. After about 9 months wearing micro braids, I decided to let my hair breath and that's when I fell in love! I mean, I had no clue how to care for or style my … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Ayana

My name is Ayana Gibbs (@ayanaiman), and I was born and raised in New Jersey. My natural hair journey started when I was younger. Before dreads were a trend, I rocked them from age 5 to 17. They were an extension of me. When I went to college I cut them off. I wasn't guided and really unsure of myself. Not too mention that at that time Rihanna had just cut off her locks and was rocking a fierce cropped do' -I wanted that...or at least thought I did. Once I got a relaxer I realized I had made a … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Danielle

My name is Danielle Desiree. My family is from Guyana, South America and I currently reside in Houston, TX. How long have you been natural? I’ve been natural for a little over 5 years What motivated you to transition? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper& why? I actually went natural by an accident. I was in college and I wore hair extensions throughout most of my collegiate career. I wore weave consistently for about 8 months and when I finally allowed my hair to breathe I … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Stephanie

My  name is Stephanie Donegan and Im from Birmingham, Alabama. I've lived in Los Angeles, Nashville, Dallas and Atlanta and after years of running from home, settled on Helena, a small suburb outside of Bham as home. How long have you been natural? Ive now been natural for 8 years What motivated you to transition? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper& why? Im a big chopper! I first tried going natural in 2002 but failed miserably trying to grow out my relaxer. The transition was … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Amanda

Hello my natural loves! My name is Amanda, and just like many of you I am a natural hair fiend! (lol) I am 22 years old and a born and raised New Yorker! How long have you been natural? I have been natural since my senior year of high school which was 2009! It was the winter of this year that I decided I would no longer relax my hair. Prior to this, I would relax my hair about 2 times a year. As a child I had long hair however after years of relaxing and cutting, my hair got shorter and … [Read more...]

Naturally Firece Feature: Tiandrea

Hi my name is Tiandrea Lewis. My friends and family call me Tia. I have a son Cadence, he is 3 yrs old. I want to start by saying I absolutely love my natural hair. A little over 10 years ago I decided to go back to natural. Throughout the years I was off and on. I would relax my hair and then get bored with my relaxed hair. I started relaxing my hair twice a year to “tame it” and then went to once a year. One day I thought about it and decided if I can go a whole year without a relaxer I … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Naila

My name is Naila, I am a Howard University graduate and creator of the show The Weave Whisperer. Most of my teenage years I was faithful user of the creamy crack. I always wrapped my hair at night and greased my scalp in hopes that my once long hair would come back. My healthy hair journey started back in 2002 when I fell in love with the texture of my new growth! I believe hair is like art and since I started my so-called healthy hair journey I express myself with different weaves and natural … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Tiffany

My name is Tiffany Angelica Eberhart, I was born and raised in Jackson, NJ. As a baby, my mother was so excited for my hair to grow so she could style it, but it would only stay short. Which is ironic because now I feel that it won’t stop growing!  How long have you been natural? I have been natural since birth to about 8th grade.Basically, when you have curly hair you want straight, and when you have straight hair, you want curly; and that is just what I did. I believe my curls came from my … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Joann

My name is Johanne Pradel Wilson, partner at COOL CREATIVE INC. COOL is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary creative studio that specializes in developing thoughtful creative that leverages a diverse mix of media platforms so that messages will resonate with consumers.I will always proudly claim my Brooklyn origins, but I currently live in Miami.How long have you been natural and what motivated you to transition? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper? Why?I have been natural for about 10 … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Tavyday

My name is TavyDay, I’m from Philly, residing in Delaware. I’m a mom, a poet, plus size model, and a maniac. My hair journey has been just as expressive as I am. How long have you been natural? Short and long for about 10 year’s total – the first 4 years I just let it grow out. I’ve loc’d, coiled, cut, and colored my natural hair a few times in the last 6 years. What motivated you to go natural? Being around other natural women was my biggest motivation. Watching them love and … [Read more...]