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...]


Sigh, I’m not sure if I’m truly ready to answer this question. This question is teetering in the back of the minds of many newbie naturals as they take the next step into their natural hair journey. It’s even in the relaxed woman’s mind as she weighs the decision to finally stop relaxing. It’s also in the mind of the natural who has been struggling with her new texture for styles and acceptance of her peers. Must all women with curly and coily hair accept and love her tresses? We live in an … [Read more...]

Are You Saving More Money Now That Are You Are Natural?

Even though I would like to hear your thoughts on this, I understand this is a question that I can only answer from a personal standpoint. I think the best way to answer it is with a simple comparison on how much I spent prior to going natural and now. I don’t think it’s fair to ask a new natural this question because back when I just went natural I spent TONS of money on different products trying to find my holy grail. But now, I’m pretty content with my stash and can say I’m no longer … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Lashana

My name is Lashana. I'm 23 from NYC, born in Brooklyn raised in Queens. I love anything that can be art. My hair journey is a common one: Long natural hair as a child, first relaxer at ten and it was all downhill from there. How long have you been natural? I've been natural since april 7,2008 What motivated you to transition? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper& why? What motivated me to transition was a website called KeepItSimpleSista. Everyone on there was so positive about … [Read more...]

Fashionable Friday Feature: Aghogho

Hello my name is Aghogho Sowho. I’m Nigerian American from the DMV currently residing in the United Kingdom. Edinburgh to be exact. How would you describe your style? I would describe my style as minimalistic, classic, simple and chic. I like my clothing to be simple and comfortable while my accessories to be loud or colourful every now and then. (I’m a magpie at heart attracted to shiny and bright things) How do you decide what to wear in the morning? I tend to try on different … [Read more...]

One Word Whip: Natural Hair in One Word

During these 6 day leadership conferences I work 12+ hours a day and I don't have time to do my hair every morning so I kept my hair twisted up in some sort of protective style but toward the end the conference and as a treat for myself I "let my hair down" so to speak. I untwist my hair and rock my big fluff. This picture shows how I wore my hair on the last 2-3 days of the conference. This was to let it breath before wash day.I received so many comments from my scholars when they saw my hair … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Onika

My name is Onika Henry and I am an intentional student, from Trinidad and Tobago, studying for an M.Ed Human Sexuality degree in the USA. I’ve always wanted to be natural, especially since relaxers were such a stressful experience for me - I would often get bad chemical burns on my scalp if I didn’t treat it with some kind of protective cream at least a week before. Relaxing my hair was really done because I didn’t know how to care for and style my hair, not that I was really interested in … [Read more...]

Embracing Natural Hair for the Little Natural

When I was a little girl, about 10 years old, I remember watching TV with my mother when a Pantene Pro V commercial came on. The women on my TV screen were beautiful with thick, straight, and shiny hair that seemed to constantly flow over their shoulders. In my little girl mind, these women were so beautiful because Pantene Pro V magically transformed their strands from dull and frizzy to straight and full of life. I remember going to my mother later that day and asking her…no begging her … [Read more...]

Fashionable Friday: Kinks Are The New Pink

Hello! My name is Ashlei and I’m the Creator & Author of the personal style and natural hair blog - Kinks are the new Pink! How would you describe your style? I would describe my style as evolving, especially right now as I’m noticing a change in items I’m gravitating to and purchasing. It’s weird to admit it, but my style is starting to become a little more grown up, which I’m actually finding to be very exciting and I’m so happy I have the blog to document that growth process. … [Read more...]

Daddy Did My Hair

On a typical morning my family will get dressed and eat breakfast, after which my husband will brush my son’s hair and I will style my daughters’ hair. Well, a few days ago I had to leave for work before everyone else, so I did not have time for my girls’ hair. When I came home from work that day both of my daughters had new hairstyles. It didn’t look bad, just different from how I would have chosen to style it. My older daughter bounced over to me with the brightest smile and said, “Daddy did … [Read more...]

A Woman’s Worth: Naturally Revolutionary

Does this image look familiar? Yes, it is a Rosie the Riveter inspired design. I wanted to reintroduce this strong iconic image to the Global Couture brand. What do you think? Leave comments below. A brief history of Rosie: Before the United States entered World War II, several companies already had contracts with the government to produce war equipment for the Allies. Almost overnight the United States entered the war and war production had to increase dramatically in a short … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Gloria

Hey y'all, my name is Gloria! I'm form Las Vegas I just recently moved to Texas with my Husband and our kiddos! We've been here for about 9months. What motivated you to transition? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper & why? When I left Vegas I knew I wanted to wear my hair natural but I wasn't 100 percent sold because I was afraid what my hair texture would be like and didn't know if I could manage it. However my sister in law who is natural and also lives in Texas motivated me … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Danielle

My name is Danielle, Dani for short. I hail from New Orleans, but I currently live in Mississippi. I decided to go natural in 2010 after my college graduation. Once I was free from education, I let my hair do the same!! lol How long have you been natural? I have been natural for 2 years. What motivated you totransition? What motivated me to go natural was the sense of embracing my true self. I was tired of hiding. I was self conscious, I was reserved but my personality was OUTGOING!! My … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Tiffany Nichols

Hello, I am Tiffany Nichols of TiffanyNicholsDesign. I am a 30 year old “Natural Hair Enthusiast” from OKC, OK. I work fulltime and I love to blog and vlog to help uplift, educate, and promote the beauty of natural hair. I embarked on my natural hair journey in June 2009 and have not looked back on my relaxed days since. That was the best decision I could have made for my hair. My hair has never been thicker, healthier, stronger, or longer. How long have you been natural? I have been natural a … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Lakeseia

Hello! My name is Lakeseia and I currently reside in Jacksonville, Florida. My natural hair journey began approximately 2.5 years (and some change) ago and haven’t looked back ever since. My interest was sparked in 2010 while wearing micro braids, which I kept in for 2 months (which was a long time for me). During this time I was able to see a glimpse of my natural hair texture at my roots which, is probably the first time I’ve seen my texture in years since I was relaxed at 7 years old. How … [Read more...]