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KPLR CurlyNikki Interview

By January 27th, 2021112 Comments


  • Kshamile says:

    Woo hoo! You go, girl! Enjoyed the interview. Happy for you.

  • indulgenceiskey says:

    Wonderful! You are doing and Awesome job! Congratulations Nik!

  • Kinky Rhonnie says:

    Congratulations Nik.

    You are beautiful inside and out.

    Happy New Year!

  • luvleelox says:

    Loved it…just posted it to my Facebook! How exciting!!!!

  • LB says:

    Awesome message for me: My hair does not define me it is just an extension of my beauty. More of us need to hear this really important message. You did an excellent job. You were calm. confident. courageous.

  • NappyChronicles says:

    I couldn't help but smile while watching the entire interview. You did an Excellent Job Nikki!!! Looking forward to seeing you on Tyra .^_^.

  • Anonymous says:

    Love the hair and outfit!!! Can't wait to see the show!!!

  • Claudia says:

    OMG it's so amazing to hear you speak πŸ™‚ Love the interview, you looked amazingly at peace. Good job, Nik!

  • Anonymous says:

    Amazing job!! We could not have asked for a better natural hair/beauty representative. Keep up the good work.


  • Cali says:

    OMG NIKKI! Im seriously in tears right now. I feel like you're my distant friend or something!
    I havent smiled like this in a while, that definitely made my year! So good to see you representing us and accomplishing so many things! Happy Holidays!

  • Unknown says:

    Wonderful! A positive represeentation of US . . . AMEN! I'm a "newbie" and I'm so glad I found you!

  • morehair29 says:

    Awesome Interview! You represented Curlies very well. Can't wait to see you on Tyra!

  • Miss Dior says:

    Great Interview!

  • LadyWritesTheBlues says:

    Awwww!!! I feel like a proud (cyber-lol) sister! Loved it! πŸ™‚

  • Meena says:

    Great Job! congratulations. You did an excellent job representing us curlies πŸ™‚

  • nellboogie says:

    You look and sound great!!!! Way to go Nik!!!!

  • Vibegirl says:

    Great job Nikki. Keep representing Raleigh. You are truly inspiring.

  • Moniero says:

    Great interview….beautiful hair…

  • Anonymous says:

    Nikki great interview,and u looked great! Hair,outfit..check! U are such an inspiration! Please keep doing what you're doing!U are truly fabulous! tsa919

  • Anonymous says:

    Great job Nikki! I wish you continued success in the new year! Keep doing your thing girl!

  • curlybean says:

    What a great interview!! And I didn't realize it has only been a year…wow how far you've come. This is by far my favorite blog and I wish I had this when I BC in '96. I have learned so much these past few months and I am really enjoying my hair, which yours looks beautiful btw. πŸ™‚ Keep up the amazing work!

  • ChocolateOrchid says:

    Represent, CN!! Represent!!
    You were great!! Thanks so much for doing what you do.

    Peace and blessings,

  • Anonymous says:

    Oh,u did fabulous! Keep on the good work! CurleyChurley

  • Anonymous says:

    WOW! I totally agree with the other comments, you are a natural, you were so relaxed and poised, I thought for sure it was scripted. You go girl! Your like the Martin Luther King Jr. for Natural hair!
    I have a dream…all curlie/nappy/kinky/coily heads will be treated equally one day. And the way we are treated won't be based on what's on the outside of our heads but what's on the inside. We shall overcome sterotypes some day. We are truly proud of you!

  • Anonymous says:

    Go Nikki! Awesome interview.

  • Vanessa says:

    I am so proud of you! I am a loc girl, my daughter is a curly girl, and I wish you could see us smiling right now πŸ™‚ Congrats on a wonderful interview. I wish you continued success.

  • Anonymous says:

    Love your hair and the interview!!!!

  • Krystal K. says:

    Great job! Your hair looked absolutely amazing!

  • hesfaithful says:

    Girl, keep strutting through those open doors! You're making us really proud.

  • unique4me says:

    Great job Nikki. I'm so proud of you. You represented us naturals very well. Loved the hair. I remember you use to say you had fine hair, not anymore. You and your hair looked FABULOUS!

  • MochaBella says:

    Great interview…your hair looked GREAT! My inspiration!!

  • KeetaRay says:

    Yay!! Thanks so much for posting the interview, I was so sad I wasn't going to get to see it. Your hair looks great and CONGRATS!! You're getting so much exposure. I really appreciate your blog and what you're doing to help women and learn to accept ourselves the way we are, naturally. 2 Thumbs Up!

  • Marsha (BrownFace) says:

    You did an EXCELLENt job!!! So proud!!! Your hair is BANGING!!!

  • Freecurl says:

    I am SO proud of you. You did an excellent job representing the curly and natural community. I feel like you are my sister on that interview.

  • Tina Beanie says:

    Sooo proud of our Nikki! Your hair looks amazing! It literally is a force of nature! Sites and forums have been key to me in transitioning and the continuous learning process (and fun!) about my hair!

  • Anonymous says:

    GREAT interview. I loved how they tied in ur Psych profession. Your hair is beautiful, but seeing it live and in action….Oustanding. Loved, loved, loved it. Congratulations, and may u and everyone else be blessed with more success, health, and happiness.

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    Thank you guys!!! I was so nervous… they gave me no prep, there were no makeup artists (Tyra show spoiled me), no mirrors to fix my hair, no nothing! I also had NO idea what she was going to ask, and after they mic'ed me up, we went live like 2 minutes after that. My heart was beating out of my chest! Yikes. I'm happy you guys liked it. I love the comments about y'all putting a voice with my face πŸ™‚ You guys are the best! I inspire you? This community inspires me everyday to continue to update the blog! Thanks curlies!

  • svrbrownsuga says:

    CONGRATS NIKKI!!! You did a great job!!!

  • curlyq145 says:

    You were awsome! You gave a great interview and your hair was on FIRE! LOVED IT! Keep up all the good work you do…you're very much appreciated for sharing your knowledge!

  • Anonymous says:

    Love it! I didn't find your blog until about 10 months ago. I love that you desire to teach women and want to learn yourself from other women who have natural hair. I believe your career and being a natural hair guru by night works hand – in- hand for you! You definitely inspire me to keep going on my natural journey.

  • T says:

    GO GIRL!! You are really an inspiration Nikki please keep it going because so many women need to see and know their beauty beyond what they look like on the outside.
    Thanks and Congrats!!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  • Anonymous says:

    CN you are doing your thang … keep up the good work. You are an inspiration to all. Thank you.


  • Anonymous says:

    Nikki, only know of you from your blog, of course! At any rate, I am sooo proud of you!! Continue to represent and to do the damn thing baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Holidays!

  • MahoganyCurls says:

    Yay! I am so happy for you! You and your hair look awesome! You go girl!

  • naturallyunique says:

    GO GIRL!! You are so poised & eloquent! Way to represent curlies! =)

  • Unknown says:

    Did you have media coaching because you sound like a pro. You did a really good job!

  • Curlywife says:

    Great job Nikki!! I love ur blog;) I hope you remember me. Its been a while but we use to communicate via I took a break after becoming pregnant with my second child and breastfeeding for a year:) Keep up the good work!!

  • Mrs. AKAtude says:

    Go Curly Nikki! You were great! Loved the big hair! You rocked the interview!

  • Kerr-Ann Dempster says:

    awesome job, im so proud of u. its so weird to hear your voice, lol

  • M.Sandy says:

    Great job Nikki! Keep up the great work. I love the site+D

  • Nicole says:

    Girl, you hair is fabulous!!! Now I now know what you sound like so I can hear you when I read your blog! Congrats, keep up the good work!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    wow.You looked fab. Your hair was to die for. You were just wonderful and amazing. Keep up the good work.

  • Nikki Fresh says:

    so proud….you were amazing! …and so was your hair:0)

  • Terra D says:

    That was a great interview. I'm glad there's a voice to go with your face, as well! I love that you spoke with such class! Go girl!

  • Unknown says:

    STL stand up!!!! Congrats Nikki! Your hard work continues to pay off. I missed the time for the meet-up tomorrow. Could you please post it so I could pass it along to friends? Thanks!

  • Unknown says:

    Wonderful job! You looked great!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Omg Nikki is such an inspiration! Definetly woman of class and intelligence. Its beautiful to have her as an advocate of natural hair. Nikki makes me proud to be a woman, especially a woman of color as well as natural! God bless Nikki and all the other women who are an reprsentation/advocate of natural hair/beauty!

  • Anonymous says:

    so proud of you woman! great interview!

    sesha joi

  • ljkelly says:

    OMG!! That was great, Nikki! I especially LOVE the picture in the background!!!!! That was ME ya'll!!! Yay!!!

  • Nika says:

    Oh my gosh girl! You are blowing up. Thanks for being a spokesperson/advocate for natural hair. I cannot believe you were on Tyra. Cant wait to see the show.

  • Anonymous says:

    Work the hair diva. You look without flaw πŸ˜‰

  • A85 says:

    Awww Yay NiKKI !!! You know I imagined your voice to be different LOL I mean when I am reading your post I gave you a voice lolol i know its silly but U are super fab I looooooove the big hair =)

  • Ishea says:

    Good job!! Love the accent.

  • Anonymous says:

    Nikki – as someone who used to be in the PR are business I must say… you are a MEDIA DIVA!! I am so looking forward to meeting you tomorrow!! And all yall that are comin' – I'm gonna need some advice on my hair!!! Corygentri!

  • Anonymous says:

    Great job Nikki! I agree with everything everyone else has said. You looked great! I love you're website.

  • Anonymous says:

    Go Nikki, GO Nikki, Go Nikii! LOL!!! You go girl! I thought that segment was GREAT! and the hair was in full effect! Get em' gurl!

  • Anonymous says:

    ohhh look at my baby!!(that is the mother in me coming out)
    Girl you ROCKED IT!! You looked really relaxed and touched on some good points. Do your thang mama and making us naturals proud!


  • Janeen says:

    Great JOB Nikki!!!

  • Urban Homeschoolers Of Columbus says:

    That was a great interview~!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Way to go Nikki!!! Fantastic interview!

  • Bajan Princess82 says:

    Congratulations on your stardom! You looked GREAT and your hair was doing its thang! Thanks for representing for the curly girls. You rock!

  • Anonymous says:

    You go girl! Represent!!

  • eccentric-one says:

    FANTABULOSO! I am sooo proud of our Nikki! Great job – fierce hair and outfit. I have been stopping random people in the streets, at my job, etc. that have natural hair (I'll talk to anybody) and telling them about your website for insite and helpful tips. My Mother and I are "natural" beauties. She did the BC a few months back and is loving it. She was struggling trying to find a style that would "work with" her body chemistry/hormones during "the change" [those hot flashes will do a number on short relaxed hair] and she could never maintain a style [bless her heart]. So with the support of my Dad [they are so cute/married for 30 years] she decided to BC a few months back [my Dad actually did the honors with his clippers] and she has not looked back. It's a beautiful thing b/c I have NEVER seen my mother au naturale. She has so much confidence and her scalp is healthier now [she suffered for years from extremely dry scalp; the verdict is in re the culprit for that ….. creamy-crack chemicals]. I am currently "transitioning" with micros and I visit your site EVERY day. I am sooo excited. Your website is a God-send. The inspiration and diligence that you have poured out among us has been a blessing to many. You are truly walking into your destiny, doing what you love to do and helping others along the way. Keep up the great work because there are more great things ahead, you just wait and see! Work it gura work it! EO

  • Claudette says:

    I love the outfit, love the interview! Great job πŸ™‚

  • miznissi says:

    Now, aaaaall you have to do is keep up the work. But you gotta work fast. Get on Oprah, continue to make appearances on her show, and then you'll come out with your very OWN show. I'm rooting for ya! lol….Congrats! You looked great.

  • Freda says:

    Congratulations Nikki! You gave a great interview. It is nice to finally put a voice behind the beauty and wisdom that you share. You looked beautiful and spoke with a genuine charm that makes your readers love to hear your perspective. Way to go! Next stop NYC or Hollywood!

  • Anonymous says:

    OMG CONGRATS ON THE TV DEBUT! I love this interview and you looked absolutely gorgeous!!! The curls were definitely poppin, lol πŸ™‚

  • OrganicBloom says:

    Fantastic! Great message well conveyed. CONGRATS!!


  • missmoni4x4 says:

    YAAAAYYY!!! So Gorgeous, so beautiful! You looked wonderful & did an excellent job!!! I agree…it's great to actually see & HEAR u!

  • luvmylocs says:

    you are doing it big girl! congratulations in every way. great interview and of course fabulous hair. keep up the great work. peace and blessings your way! (luvmylocs from

  • Sharika says:

    That's Anutha One Nikki,
    Beautiful and professionally done keep it up.
    Best Wishes

  • Afrikan Latina says:

    I feel like a proud little sister. I hope the meetup has a great turn out tomorrow!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Congrats Nikki on your success. All of that hard work has played off πŸ™‚

    Thank you so much for being our voice!!!!!

    – KurlyK

  • Beads, Braids & Beyond says:

    O-M-G!!!! I freakin love your hair. What did you do to it?????? I loved the interview!!! Everything was right on. You are too sweet, you don't preach, you offer help and advice and also receive advice. Really genuine! <3 it!

  • dajewel1982 says:

    YES, I LOVE IT!!!! FAB!!!!

  • Davina916 says:

    Congratulations Nikki, you are doing a FANTASTIC job representing us Naturals.

  • Brianna Brown says:

    You are awesomeee! I agree with Fina, your hair is big & beautiful! I love it! You're such an inspirationnn. You did great on the interview, so glad you posted it.

  • curlyblestpearl says:

    YEEEAAAHHHH!! Nikki that was awesome! You and your hair represented for us curlies!! (please excuse if this is a double post — computer is tripping!)

  • CurlyKye says:

    A little over a year ago…who'd have imagined! Great job Nik….CONGRATS!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Great job Nikki! Your hair looks fabulous!!! πŸ™‚

  • Unknown says:

    YAY Nikki, congrats! you did a great job, and you are so inspiring.
    And girl your hair is HUGE….It looks so much "smaller" in your pics, but it was the BOMB. go girl!!

  • Butterfly73 says:


    You are like my "friend in my head"…you did such a terrific job, you look beautiful – and I love your accent! As a New Yawker…your accent is so precious.
    I posted on FB so everyone can see you too!

  • Melinda says:

    Way to REPRESENT GIRL!!! GO NIKKI, GO NIKKI, GO NIKKI, GO NIKKI!!! I am sooo proud of you girl!! YES, THAT'S MY SISTAH!!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Congrats!!!! You ROCK!!


  • Anonymous says:

    Congratulations on your interview!!! It was phenomenal. I love your hair. You and your hair look amazing.

  • Unknown says:

    Go Nikki, Go Nikki, Go Nikki!!! I admire your drive!

  • brittbritt14 says:

    YAY!!! Nikki you did a fab job. Your hair and outfit were FAB as well!!

  • Ekaette says:

    Loved it! Your hair looked great

  • Anonymous says:

    Great job Nikki!!! I was so proud watching!!! You definitely didnt look nerves to me. You looked like a natural.


  • Anonymous says:

    Nikki what a cutie you are! Your total look –head to toe–is awesome. And it was so nice to finally put a voice to the face that's smiled out at us from photos. I knew you would be well spoken based on your blog posts. Congrats on the TV exposure! I see even greater things in your future.

  • Anonymous says:

    Liked your interview– I couldn't take my eyes off your hair. It's simply fantastic.


  • Anonymous says:

    You go young lady!!! The interview and your hair looked FABULOUS. Waiting for the magazine Nikki….lol
    (check your PM)


  • Anonymous says:

    Ditto to what everyone else said! You were wonderful and your hair was flawless-

    Nyla Coils

  • Anonymous says:

    Nikki! You are so beautiful and poised ! I am sooo proud of you! You are so cute I heard a little southern twang in your voice !

  • Anonymous says:

    This was a really good interview. Great job!

  • Anonymous says:

    Omg You and Your hair both look beautiful. your outfit is the ish girl. I love that jacket. The interview was great, your famous Nik.

  • Anonymous says:

    What do I think????!!!!!! I think it was GRRRRREAT!!!! (you have to say it like Tony the Tiger) Seriously, I beamed the entire time I watched.

  • natural4life says:

    Thanks for representing the natural community so beautifully

  • D.denise says:

    awwww I loved it! You are absolutely beautiful πŸ™‚

  • Imani says:

    Excellent job, Nikki! I can see you with your own show one day πŸ™‚

  • ChrLvsBks says:

    I loved it. Your hair was absolutely gorgeous. Have fun at the meet up.

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