Naturally Fierce Feature: Geraldine

My name is Geraldine Ferrer. I am originally from Brooklyn, NY and currently reside in Philadelphia, PA. Personally, I have always been natural; however, I made a decision five years ago to transition towards developing a healthier hair regimen that allowed for the incorporation of more natural hair products and less heat. Throughout my journey, I have learned so much about my hair and encountered so many experiences that most natural haired women do. Being natural has also allowed me to shift … [Read more...]


Naturally Fierce Feature: Samantha

My name is Samantha Pollack. I was born in Suriname, Paramaribo. At the age of 12, I moved to The Netherlands. How long have you been natural? I am natural since 2007. The first time I relaxed my hair I was 14 years old. I thought I was prettier with long and straight hair. I relaxed my hair for 2 years. Then I became familiar with the flat iron. I thought: why should I use chemicals if I can get my hair straight by using the flat iron? Since then I have not used chemicals on my hair … [Read more...]


Naturally Fierce Feature: Jessica

My name is Jessica Franklin, also known as Heygorjess and I am a Jersey girl. I went natural and did the big chop my freshman year of high school. How long have you been natural? 8 years What motivated you to transition? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper& why? A little bit of the both because I transitioned for almost a year but when I cut my hair it felt like a pretty BIG chop. I had a cute little afro going on lol. I tried to transition for as along as I could … [Read more...]


Naturally Fierce Feature: Kish

Hello. My name is Markisha; however, I love to be called Kish! I am from Detroit, MI but I'm currently a college student residing in Lansing, MI. I am also a dance teacher and Choreographer! My natural hair journey has been an emotional roller-coaster! Initially I wanted to wear my natural hair because wearing weave just didn't feel right, physically or emotionally. I felt fake and it itched like crazy! My hair was already color damaged, wearing weave (sew-ins, glue-ins) made it worse. I … [Read more...]


Hairspiration

4 years of growth by @baronesscountess   … [Read more...]


Naturally Fierce Feature: Evelyn

My name is Evelyn Webb. I am the mother of a nine year old little boy who is my world and he keeps me very busy. I was born and raised in Louisiana. I have a Master's degree in Social Work and I am currently working full time as an Inpatient Primary Care Social Worker for the US Dept of Veteran's Affairs. I attended Northwestern State University of LA where I received my Bachelors degree in Social Work. I received my Masters degree in Social Work from Stephen F Austin State University of TX. I … [Read more...]


“WHY I STARTED AN APPAREL LINE FOR NATURALS”

  [BY: DEVRI VELAZQUEZ of NaturallyCurly.com] Hi!!! My name is Patricia and I am the Owner and Designer of Global Couture Apparel & Accessories and Global Couture Blog. I am originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan and currently reside in St. Louis, MO. During the day, I am a tenured college counselor and full time doctoral candidate completing my dissertation and at night I delve into the natural hair world with my accessories and t-shirt designs. I am a Black woman and have been … [Read more...]


Naturally Fierce Feature: Ryane

My name is Ryane (pronounced Ryan, let’s just say that the e is for decoration ;) ). I was born and raised in Georgia, later moved to Ohio, and I’m currently residing in Knoxville, TN attending the University of Tennessee :) Go Vols! How long have you been natural? I’ve been natural since March 6, 2011! That’s the day I (well, my friend Stephanie) cut off my relaxed ends. I start counting from them--prior to that, I “transitioned” for about 11 months (give or take). *As soon as I cut my … [Read more...]


Naturally Fierce Feature: Breana

My name is Breana Melvin (aka notperfetnatural) and I’m from Fayetteville, North Carolina. How long have you been natural? I have been natural for 2 years and 3 months. What motivated you to transition? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper& why? I decided to go natural because of my cousin she has been natural for 11 years and has beautiful hair down her back and I wanted hair like that so I decided to give up relaxers. The first time I tried I had no clue what to do with my … [Read more...]


Naturally Fierce Feature: Deborah

My name is Debõrah Hughes. I’m a dancer and I also design and make custom clothes at www.dvaria.com. You can also find me on Instagram, twitter and Facebook @iamdvaria. I am originally from South Carolina, but I currently live in Atlanta, GA. My hair journey is unique to my personality. I embrace my entire being and love expressing myself through movement, art, and of course my hair. How long have you been natural? I have been natural all my life. What motivated you to transition? … [Read more...]


Naturally Fierce Feature: Diana

Greetings!! My name is Diana. I was born, raised and still living in Georgia. I am 35 years old; mother of an 18 year old daughter (who is also natural). I am also a licensed massage therapist. How long have you been natural? I decided to "return back to being natural" in June of 2010. Best decision I made that year, lol. What motivated you to go return to natural? My motivation to transition was my grandmother. She passed away 6 months before I made the decision to transition. … [Read more...]


Naturally Fierce Feature: Latia

My name is Latia Sparks. I am the second oldest out of 5 kids. I grew up in Brentwood Long Island. I have been natural for a year and a half. What motivated you to go back to natural? What motivated me to become natural was my sister Jasmine and best friend Rita. My transition was easy, I just chopped it off to a Caesar. The reason why I chopped my hair was because I was pregnant, for nine months I kept my hair in weaves and braids . When I took the weave out I had no clue what to do with the … [Read more...]


Naturally Fierce Feature: Mesha

My name is Mesha Coleman. I live in McKinney, TX which is about 30 miles outside of Dallas. I am a mother, a wife, a business owner. an author and a natural girl! My hair journey was inspired by my mini me and I must say I haven't looked back. How long have you been natural? I started the natural journey over 6 years ago before it was cool or a huge movement as it is today. I started the journey before there was tons of support or even accepted. What motivated you to transition? … [Read more...]


Fashionable Friday Features: Alexis

Hello Global Couture family! I’m Alexis; a curly-haired New York City girl with a passion for medicine and fashion. As a senior researcher at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, I enjoy putting an end to the myth that scientists are all pocket squares, high water pants, and nerdy glasses! How would you describe your style? I’m a very daring, eclectic and approachable person. And I feel my style is very reflective of my personal traits. It’s traditional with an edge and … [Read more...]