So this morning while blogging and checking emails, my iphone dinged and in came an email from a ‘C. Michele’. I immediately opened it and was surprised to see that the sender’s first name was Chrisette! Of course I thought it was an elaborate hoax, lol… but get this, it wasn’t! She was referred to CN.com by friends and really loves the atmosphere. After an email interchange and quick phone convo, we worked out the logistics and will hopefully have an interview for you guys next week!
She recently made the decision to go natural, Big Chopped, and wants to give the CN.com community the exclusive! How lucky are we?!
So my lovely curlies, I’m asking you to help me structure the interview. What questions would you like answered?
Congrats! A fav artiste of mine…looking forward to this exclusive interview..
I love her music and I lover her honesty. It took me a while to allow my desire for natural hair to overcome my fear of what others think. It finally has and I love it.
Being in the entertainment industry means being fashion-forward and changing uo your look all the time. And for a lot of women, that means changing their hair. What are Chrisette's plans for hairstyles now that she has cut her hair? Has she gotten any negative reactions from people she works with?
OMG this is AWESOME!!!! I was wondering what her reasoning was behind cutting off all of her hair (BTW it is beautiful!) I'm so happy for her deciding to go natural is something I'm sure she won't regret.
Please ask her what lead her to make the decision to go natural and how she found the courage to shave off all of her hair! I'm sure we would all like to know!
CONGRATS CHRISETTE, you look BEAUTIFUL as always sista!
Oh my god I don't know what to ask but she. looks. beautiful!
Would you please ask her, what type of styles is she is looking forward to rocking in the next few months? Or maybe just what is she looking forward to doing with her hair that she couldn't do before? If that makes sense.
How does it feel to be the very few natural haired A.A. women in the industry?
When you cut it were you scared?
When you cut it did you instantly like your hair?
I love Chrisette.
I read that Laura Izibor has toured with her. Laura's hair looks natural, too. Was wondering if they discussed hair at all. If so, did Laura offer any tips and advice? Looking forward to reading this interview! Way ta go, Nikki!
Oh my God! I can't believe she went natural!!! I'm a HUGE fan of hers and cannot wait for the interview. YAY!!!!
This is fabulous. Congrats to you Nikki. I'm a big Chrisette fan, so I'm very excited about the interview.
1) I'd like to know what products she uses/plans to use on her hair?
2) Why does she think women are hesitant to embrace their natural hair and since she's a celebrity, does she think her decision to BC and rock a natural will have an impact?
ohhhh wow!!! this is awesome nik!!!! I would like to know what inspired her to go natural? Also who are her natural inspirations.
I LOVE HER!! and congrats Nikki!!! Can you ask if the look on the first CD was the label's look vs the 2nd CD where I feel it's more Chrisette?
First of all Congrats Nikki! I was just reading this gossip site called mediatakeout.com and they were making a big deal about Chrisette Michele cutting off her hair. I won't go into detail on what was said,but I thought it was wonderful that she decided to go natural…YAY HER!!!!!
Congrats on the interview…..I would like to know if she will be trusting her coils/kinks to someone, or will she be handling her haircare herself…..& if so, what products has she used or would like to try.
How wonderful! You KNOW you've made it when Chrissette Michelle is emailing you! I want to know what made her decide to do it, and did she clear it with the label first? What did they think?
Love Chrisette Michelle. Love her music (Golden is my fav song!!!), and lovin' thats she's sharing her natural journey with the Curly Nikki site- another love of mine!!!! No q's at the moment, just excitement!!!!
I'm super excited about reading this interview! I saw Chrisette Michele at a natural hair salon in Atlanta promoting her latest CD and I wonder if that visit sparked her curiosity in going natural. Whatever the reason, she'll look fabulous! 🙂
Like everyone else, I am SUPER EXCITED about this interview, before SBH? That's what's up Nik! I would like to know how she plans to rock this newly natural fade? Hats, weaves, wigs? Also, I want to know who are her natural inspirations? Was this relaxer process new once she was released musically or was she always natural prior?
I just saw her in February in Louisiana and she is a HOTT, REAL performer!! I stood 3 feet away from her and the hubby and I LOVED her show. She is so positive and sings about things the "grown and sexy" like to hear.
I will be tuned in, eagerly awaiting the interview.
whoa whoa whoa!!!!!!!!!
This is so awesome! Still working on questions in my head!
So excited to read this interview! Congrats! I'd like to know, like most others, what prompted her to re-start her natural journey (as we all know she had a blond TWA before)? Also, how does she think this will impact others, or how she hopes it will influence others?
First! Hats off to Chrisette! She has a beautiful voice!!
Questions: What is her hair story?, Why BC now?, Is she concerned about how music execs and fans/media will view her natural hair?
SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS!!
HOW DO MEN REACT TO HER NOW?/ IS SHE WORRIED ABOUT THEIR REACTIONS AT ALL??
OMG!!! that is super exciting!!!! CAN'T WAIT!
I don't really have a question, cuz the lovely ladies above me pretty much covered all the areas that I would have suggested.
Gooooo CN! 🙂
WOW, congrats Nikki!!! My question for Chrisette is, will her future music reflect her decision to big chop? Meaning will her next album be more of the true Chrisette and less of what the industry wants her to put out?
She was interviewed on another website about the cut and I would like to know why she's covering up her beautiful natural hair with all the caps!
i know it's supposed to be hair-focused, but would it be too much to stray & ask about skin care & makeup, as hers are awesome. further, both great skincare & makeup only serve to enhance a BC to its fullest beauty potential. so i guess, perhaps, it's not too much of a stray 🙂
I would like to know if she has thought about the pressure she is sure to get from the industry/fans etc. to stay straight and how she plans to deal with it. We all experience this struggle in our daily lives but we are not in a national/international spotlight the way she is so I'm curious about her "headspace".
On a similar note, Robin Roberts on Good Morning America went through a battle with cancer last year and lost her hair through the process. When it grew back she was kept it natural. I haven't seen the show for months and today I noticed her hair was straight again. She may be a great celeb for an interview.
I don't have any questions yet but HOW AWESOME! I love her!!
aka – Jada07
SHUT UP! Wow…what a cool surprise Nikki! I'd like to know: has there been any negative reaction and if so, how did she handle it?
Yay Nikki!!! I can't wait… Team Nikki!
WOW!! this is great!! I saw some pictures online & she looks great1
I'd like to know how long she plans on growing her hair/what's her hair length goal?
It looks like she's been natural before, so what products does she plan on using/trying?
& Why did she go back to natural? Did she have a "transition" period? Did she think about it a lot? Or did she just decide to BC
Oh, wow!! Loves her! I follow her on Twitter, also, and heard of her doing the BC. What an honor that she was referred to ur site and contacted you!!! Aww. Go, Nikki 🙂
Congrats CN!!! I love Chrisette Michelle's music. Of course we have to ask about her routine and the products she uses. Looking forward to reading the interview.
Congrats! I follow her on Twitter as well. Love her music! I'd love to hear about her feelings since she BC'd and what reaction she received from industry label executives, etc.. You know they love to control the artist image.
I would like everyone to know I slightly screamed at my work desk when I saw this. I am a HUGE fan of Chrisette Michele! Congrats Nikki. This is BIG! My fiance` also said that if I was never born, she would be his future wife -_- (he is a dreamer).
I would love Love LOVE to see pics of her natural short hair. We are about the same complexion and body shape and I have been putting of the BC cause I'm a little scared of the results (I am 7 months into my transition but I think my face is too chubby for short hair). So I'm sure seeing her different styles and how fab she looks will help! I would also like to know her reggie and plans to maintain in the summer since from stalki.. I mean following… her on twitter, I know she does her own hair sometimes.
Thanks Ms. She
Congrats Nikki! That's great! I noticed that earlier on in her career she had a TWA. Can you ask her what made her decide to relax her hair/wear straight styles once she started to gain more exposure as an artist? Also, what are the reactions that she has gotten from her family, friends, fans and people in the music industry? Thanks!
COngrats on that reference Nikki. That's MAJOR!
I watched a few of C.Michele's interviews in the past where she talked about family and such. I'd like to know what was the attitude surrounding women and hair in her family when she was younger, how that affected her as she was transitioning into the music scene and what to what extent she feels returning to her roots will effect the way women are viewed in the music industry.
I'd also like to know what the response to her BC was by non family members and what message she thinks this sends to women everywhere.
Man I have SOOOOO many more questions. I look forward to seing this interview. I purchased tickets to her concert at bbkings but my sitter stood me up. 🙁
congrats!! this is great. im interested in reading her story cuz i seen how she bc'd on a gossip blog. she said she went natural cuz she got tired of basically she wanted short n nappy hair to be fashionable and to prove nothings wrong w/our natural texture.
What/who inspired to become a natural? I love her… We are the luckiest.
I loove her!! I just saw her in concert last month she hadn't BC'd yet. It look like a frohawk. How was her hair prior to the BC? Was it in protective stying, weaves, wigs, etc.?
I L-O-V-E her music!!!! I am so happy that she decided to BC and wear her hair naturally versus going with "industry standards" of what she should look like!
Nik! I heard about this on another website this week. I got a question for her: Before Chris came out, I remember hearing about her on myspace and at that time, she was rocking a cute dyed TWA. I was surprised it was the same girl a few months later when she came out with gorgeous long flowing dark brown locks. Why the change then and versus the change now? How was her natural journey at that time?
Ok.. I've got a question. Why did she initially leave the blond shorter natural do she had when she was first signed? She went through so many hair changes in her career… was it due to pressure from the industry or was it by choice to go from the shorter natural do she had in the beginning to the darker longer hair?
How gorgeous is she! I've been a fan of hers since my days working at IDJ. She looks great post bc.