Biography



Nikki Walton is a licensed psychotherapist, television personality, and industry-disrupting lifestyle and beauty blogger. She’s also the author of the best selling and NAACP Image Award nominated book, ‘Better Than Good Hair’ (Harper Collins, 2013) and ‘When Good Hair Goes Bad’ (L’Oreal, 2016). She is presently one of the top hair and beauty experts for The Dr. Oz show, appearing in more than 20 segments since 2013.

In 2008, Walton created a consumer website that revolutionized the hair care industry. Through behavioral marketing, her readers became educated consumers with new preferences. This positively influenced the way manufacturers formulated their products, as well as how they marketed them. The website, CurlyNikki.com, became the largest and most popular blog of its kind. Over the years, the site has built a loyal and massive fan base (millions of women in more than 30 countries) who rely on Walton’s personal journey, advice and perspective. Walton has been featured in many national and international media outlets ranging from The New York Times, Forbes.com, USA Today, Washington Post, London’s The Guardian and Huffington Post to Ebony, InStyle, Essence, and Parents Magazine. She’s made dozens of TV appearances to include Steve Harvey, TODAY, Tyra, ABC’s Nightline, Katie Couric and regular segments on Dr. Oz (2013-present). Black Enterprise named her one of the web’s most influential voices, Essence named her among their ‘Top 35 Under 35 Young, Black and Amazing’ and Blavity named her one of their 28 Black Leaders 2018.

Ask any Black woman with natural hair about CurlyNikki, and they’ll be able to point you to an article on her site that changed their lives. Her many fans come from all walks of life– judges, retail clerks, and celebrities like Tracee Ellis Ross, Issa Rae, and Wanda Sykes. Tamron Hall dubbed her THE QUEEN OF CURLS during an episode of Today Show.

Over the last 10 years, Walton has leveraged her ever-growing and influential platform to uplift women by engaging them through the concerns of their everyday lives. She recently expanded her platform, launching the #BeHerNow movement, which not only takes her readers from outer to inner beauty, but from self-help to self-transcendence.

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