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A Representation of the Natural Hair Community!

By January 27th, 202137 Comments

A reader writes:


I just want to say thanks for all the hair advice you have given! As a teen still in high school, it is challenging to find supporters for natural hair when most black girls have always reached out to extensions and relaxers to “fix” their hair. I decided to use my inspirations in my Advanced Placement Art class, to represent the natural hair community. I just wanted to share my drawing with the community to show that all your hard work has changed the perspectives of beauty for many women.

Thank you!


A Representation of the Natural Hair Community!

Now that’s some God given talent!!! Excellent work Jolianne 😀 What do you guys think?!


  • Anonymous says:


  • Anonymous says:

    Oh my goodness Outstanding young lady this is absolutely beautiful Jolianne!!!!! We need more more more!!!!!!!!!!!

  • NaturallyBluetiful says:

    This is beautiful! This girl has such awesome talent. I hope she continues to nourish it. God bless her. (I would love to hang something like this in my home, especially in my daughter's room.)

  • Saffiyah says:

    I think that this is hot Jolianne SN:(I love your name…my mothers name is Joanne and I wanted to incorporate my future daughters name with hers…i just might name her after you lol) Back to the matter…this piece of art is just that! ART! I would love to have this hanging somewhere in my home! I will be sure to check your blog out.

  • Jolianne says:

    Hey guys! It's Jolianne! THANK you for all the positive feedback. I feel truly blessed by being able to share my ideas with CN community. The picture is supposed to be symbolic of the Mona Lisa, since I see beauty in every black woman. I hope to set up an online store for all my works that involve women of color, so please check my blog soon for any updates!

  • Anonymous says:

    Jolianne So proud of you good girl keep the taletn going
    aunt Viv

  • Auntie says:

    This is my beautiful,smart, intelligent and talented niece. If only you could see her other pieces.

  • Anonymous says:

    WOWWW! I have to agree with a few of the other comments- a black Mona Lisa! too awesome for words!

    comment by Nyla Coils

  • DivaDr175 says:

    What talent. Continue to boldly be yourself! Thanks for sharing.

  • Unknown says:

    Absolutely beautiful! You have an awesome talent; good luck with your remaining HS studies and beyond!!

  • Peggy M. says:

    naturally talented. love the artwork. nice work Jolianne.

  • KeetaRay says:

    She is in high school and drew this? WOWWWW!! Talented, indeed. I'd TOTALLY put that up in my place. And I am glad that this site has inspired and educated her in such a way.

  • Eleven35 Bath & Beauty says:

    The drawing look like black Afro version of the Mona Lisa…I love it!

  • Anonymous says:

    Wow she got some skills!!

  • Anonymous says:

    The drawing is absolutely beautiful. If you're selling, I'm buying. By the way, your writing skills are good. I'm a high school English teacher who doesn't see writing such as yours.

  • Anonymous says:

    you go girl! you are so talented. and that is a great mona lisa. She should smile

  • Anonymous says:

    nice! Mona Lisa.. could I get a date on Friday…

  • Anonymous says:

    Beautiful drawing, you have magnificent talent! I hope you are planning on going to Art school!

  • Maria says:

    Beautiful! I wish you luck on your studies! Stay blessed.

  • Beads, Braids & Beyond says:

    Wow!! That is beautiful!!

  • Kerr-Ann Dempster says:

    awesome job, she's so talented

  • Nia says:

    Our very own "Mona Lisa"!!!!! You are true talent!!!

  • brittany says:

    I totally agree! As a teen African American female, I find it hard to find support on all levels!

    & As for Jolianne–this is truly, truly amazing. You surely have a God given talent. You GO GIRL! 😀

  • Skeeta says:

    Gorgeous painting. I want that hair style, too!

  • chisellecouture says:

    WOW beautiful! So talented, i would love to have a painting like that to hang… whenever i get my own place!

  • Anonymous says:

    Love it!

  • CR says:

    That's amazing!! Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  • Roxy says:

    Wow..that's Gorgeous!!!
    I would love to attend a natural hair art gallery with pieces like that!

  • Anonymous says:

    I'm in high school too and I'm all natural. I attend an arts high school, Im a dance major, so I can't draw but my goodness I would love to go to school and see one of the art majors with such a beautiful painting of a beautifully textured woman. Great job, keep doing what you do. Thank you!!

  • Frizzcurls says:

    You are truly talented! Keep it up! Stay inspired!

  • kimmie0810 says:

    Ms. Jolianne, you are very talented in more ways than one. Your artwork is beautiful, but to be as young as you are, you are very insightful. Stay true to yourself young woman!

  • Mae says:

    Wow! Simply breathtaking!

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  • Nappturall says:

    I will buy that drawing and put it on my wall for real…..that is soooo beautiful!! You are soooooooooooooooooooooo BLESSSSSSS!

  • Queen says:

    I am so proud of you! I don't know you yet it's important you know how refreshing it is to see a young sister expressing herself in such a beautiful way. All the best in everything you do. I mean that with all my heart.

  • the eXclusive says:

    I want to commend Jolianne for being a young and very talented woman who is proud of her natural beauty. It takes someone special to go through high school with natural hair, especially when every one around you is saying black is beautiful = hair extensions and relaxers. I know that's how it was at my high school and I really couldn't imagine going through my transition while I was still in high school. So to see a young lady doing that is tremendous. Big ups! And keep up the art work!!

  • Meena says:

    This is absolutely beautiful! I respect you and am so happy that you have found support through this website. You are an inspiration for other young women.

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