Biography




Mother. Wife. Bestselling Author. Natural Hair Advocate. Habitual Over-sharer. 

Nikki Walton is a licensed psychotherapist, television personality, and famous 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).

In 2008, Walton created CurlyNikki.com, which 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 12 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.

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, Raven Symone, and Wanda Sykes. In 2015, 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 has always had the desire to empower women by building self-esteem, first through natural hair, and now through self-awareness. She recently expanded her platform, launching the #BeHerNow movement, which inspires women to envision themselves as the women they want to be. 

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