Natural Hair aspiring model - Monique

Meet aspiring model Monique! "My name is Monique and I have been growing my hair natural for about 4 1/2 years. It's a decision I went back and forth on for quite some time.  It was not until after giving birth to my
daughter, did I finally make the decision to begin the awesome transition of no longer perming my relaxed hair. I began by inserting twist in my hair, using weave rather than doing the ultimate chop. As
I began to be happy with the new look and feeling this brought to me; I decided on using the twist as the method to loc my hair. As new growth formed, I would then twist the root of my hair. I continued
this process until my hair grew to a great length, in which I decided to remove the weave. I love my locs, and although it’s a transition that brought upon lots of time and patience, it’s a decision I am extremely
happy with."  - Monique.  To contact Monique, you can call her at 1-786-566-3180. 

Model - Tamirah

Meet Model Tamirah!  "Tamirah is 13, height: 5'7, and lives in Houston, Texas.  She is in the 8th grade and  attends a home school cooperative called STEP (Science, Technology, Educating, Partnership). Tamirah was just featured in a movie called Pride of the Third Eye, directed by an independent film artist by the name Ms. Lisa Harris. Tamirah just finished a play called Kuumba both pieces she had the lead role.
Tamirah loves children, photography, fashion, style, and most of all modeling - something that she really aspires to do. The only problem is that most modeling agencies are not accepting of girls with Natural Hair. We have been to a few and we were asked and told that she would not go far with her hair in Locks. Tamirah loves her locks and wears them proudly, she is proud of her natural beauty. If you need more information please feel free to call Terri Collins (Mom) 832-292-2192."  - Terri

You can also email Terri at or I wish Tamirah the best of luck in her modeling career. 

Our President

‎"Photo of the Day: President Obama sits on the famed Rosa Parks bus at the Henry Ford Museum. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) — at The Henry Ford - America's Greatest History Attraction." -

Meet Natural Beauty - Jessica Roberts!

"I have been natural for almost two years. I decided to do the big chop back in August 2010. My “must have” hair care products are shea butter, olive oil, and water. I also use a leave- in conditioner mix with Kinky Kurly Knot. Today [I use] aloe vera juice, and oil (I got this idea from Kimmaytube), which I put in my hair after it is washed and detangled. I do this routine at least once a week. Just recently I started using Miss Jessie’s Super Slip Sudsy Shampoo and I love it. For my conditioner, I use Organix Macdamia. My natural hair goal would be to maintain my healthy hair and hopefully reach a shoulder length (in its natural state). I would also love to open my own natural hair salon within the next few years, so that I can educate others about “our” hair, how to be comfortable in the skin they in, and to embrace their heritage!" - Jessica. 
Jessica is from Baltimore, MD. To contact Jessica, go to her Facebook Page or Twitter

Candles from The Bronx Naturals

I am loving my new candles from The Bronx Naturals!  I have the following 2 candles:  Lemon Energy and Fresco.  When I opened each packaged candle,  they smelled so good!  And that was before I even had a chance to burn them for the full scent effect. 

I usually avoid candles, because I have asthma, and the smell of most candles can be very overwhelming for my system. But I found out from the maker of these candles, Melissa that the candles are made with Soy. “Soy is all natural and is known to not emit toxins that petroleum candles do. Soy Rocks!” – Melissa, The Bronx Naturals.  So even with my asthma, these scents are just right! And they smell yummy... :-).

If you are planning to try these candles out, remember the following tips from Melissa:  "Trim Wick to 1/8" inch before lighting. The first time burning the candle, let burn for minimum of 3 hours, to create an even burn pool." To see all of the candles being offered, check out the website for The Bronx Naturals.

Art by Courageous

I would like to introduce you to an amazing Bay Area artist, by the name of Courageous.  He paints, carves wood art, sculpts and more!  I had to chance to meet with Courageous, so that I could interview him for the Naturally Beautiful Hair Blog. 

Q:   How long have you been creating art?
A:   I’ve been creating art since I had motor skills. I’ve been doing art professionally for 17 years. 

Q:   Where do you get your inspiration?
A:   I get my inspiration from many of life’s beautiful experiences such as acts of kindness from everyday folks, spectacular scenery and tranquil places and moments. I would say Gods many flowers, plants, trees, and beautiful ladies inspire me most.

Q:   What are all the types of art you create? 
A:   I have created many of types of art over the course of many years. I enjoy creating figurative oil paintings. Graphite, charcoal and pastel renderings, wood sculptures, and conceptual furniture.

Q:  What is the overall message that you try to convey in your art work?
A:   My art conveys to the viewer that there is always an inner child in each and every one of us that has the ability to dream. My art suggest a Tranquil, Loving and Seductive world that exist beyond this world that we know as reality. I hope to inspire every viewer to have the courage to create her or his own beautiful worlds. Even if these worlds exist only in our minds.

Q:  Did you study at an art school or are you self taught?
A:  No, I haven’t formally studied at any universities or continuing colleges. I was personally taught by God.

Q:  Who has been your biggest supporter in you journey to get to where you are today as an Artist?
A:  I must say God and my parents. Otherwise, I’ve had so many wonderful Angels enter my life for short and long seasons of time. They have all supported me in various ways.

Q:  What is your advice to other creative people who want to follow their dreams of being an Artist for a profession?
A:  Money is defiantly a good reason to pursue a career in art. Though there is a great potential to make a fabulous living doing art. Doing art for a living should provide peace of mind and happiness to the artist first. If your art is the peaceful place that you can retreat to then you should be able to weather the many challenges that artist often face. When the challenges come you must always remember why you first desired to be an artist to begin with, and that should be because you love making art.

Q:  How can people find you?
A:, or by phone at 510 367-6824. 

Opalima Beauty

Looking to try something new with your makeup?  Then check out a new makeup line called Opalima Beauty. The makeup line has eye shadows and blushes that have rich shades like violet, greens, golds and more.   To lean more about Opalima Beauty, check out their beauty tips, ingredients, and Eco efforts.  To find them on Facebook, click here.