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Show and Tell- Fierce Friday!

By January 27th, 202130 Comments

Hola chicas!

It’s that time again! The images below are of CN readers at their flyyest…at work, on the town, and with the fam. Showing us all that natural hair is not a fad, it’s a way of life…an extension of our beauty!
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Curly Nikki- Gia
Stinkmeaner (as hubby affectionately refers to her) is getting browner and curlier by the day! She is so THE BOSS of this house– you know the kind of sleep you manage on an airplane? That’s all we’re getting around these parts… no REM for mamma.
Show and Tell- Fierce Friday!

Your blog is such an inspiration to me, this is my 3rd time natural and I’m doing it right thanks to you. This was at a beach party in Jamaica. It’s been 5 months since my BC! I braided the sides to get a kinda “lean to one side” mohawk and wash and go’ed the top and back with some Curl Junkie Assurance Gellie.Show and Tell- Fierce Friday!

This is me on my birthday getting a pedicure. I don’t know how “fierce” this ‘do is, but I had such a great day w/my mom & sister! I had set my hair on Olivia Garden rods but the curls were way too tight (I’ll use larger rods next time). I used a narrow flat iron I got w/my Maxi glide to randomly straighten the roots a bit & slapped on my “go to” headband, lol. I’d used some Noodle Head styling cream & HE mousse to do the set. I’m so clueless–still finding my way!Show and Tell- Fierce Friday!

Just got to work and felt fly.Show and Tell- Fierce Friday!

I know it has been a while since me being featured and wOwZeRs my hair has grown beautifully!!

I just did a twist-out and pinned the back up. It was very hot that day, lol! Show and Tell- Fierce Friday!


I love to wear my hair pinned up in this style because it’s an all purpose ‘do. As you can see here, I can wear it to the beach, get it wet, and it will dry the exact same way. I can spice it up by adding a hair accessory and wear it for a night out! With a style like this one, you get a lot of options and wear (I usually keep it pinned this way for about a week – the older it gets, my curls begin to develop a different look), all with low maintenance!Show and Tell- Fierce Friday!
This was a 2nd day Braid-Out and I had no issues with it at all. I was so pleased with my hair, being that I’m still trying to master the Art of Braid-Outs! The weather was beautiful, with a nice summer breeze, a beautiful day with my family at the park, and a day of truly feeling my hair!!! What else could a girl ask for?!!!Show and Tell- Fierce Friday!

This style was done on 3rd day hair that I wet with HE Hello Hydration, JBCO and
water in a spray bottle. This is a variation of a hairstyle from Ria
(SumKindaWndrful) a YouTube’r. Instead of french braids (I tried… did not
look good!) I flat twisted the front and TNC’d the rest and set it on Perm
rods. I think it came out really cute. I got compliments all day! I was on my
way to a family cookout and I added my own handmade accessory and VIOLA!Show and Tell- Fierce Friday!
On my way to work with my twist-out. Some shea butter and Jane Carter Leave-In conditioner and I am ready to go.Show and Tell- Fierce Friday!

At my cousin’s birthday party at the Butterfly Sushi Lounge in Chicago. My hair is in a chunky twist-out with the front rolled under slightly and pinned to the side in a thick loose twist. Fun night!Show and Tell- Fierce Friday!

I just wanted to tell you THANK YOU! You have opened my eyes to a brand new world (I only wish it were sooner). I have been naturally curly since 1998. Before that I was a slave to the relaxer. My Puerto Rican mother, God rest her soul, who had hair for days, had no idea what to do with my half African American half Puerto Rican hair, but to relax it, starting about when I was four. From that point on I continued the process, until I became pregnant with my son. He was an August baby and it was way too hot and I was way too big to go and get my hair done, so I started to do wet-n-go’s. I liked it! I liked the way my hair looked, I loved the low maintenance, and the extra money (minus the cost of the salon) in my pocket. The thing is from that point on and until now, (when I found Curly Nikki), I never took care of my hair. It never grew past shoulder length and it broke off a lot. But your website has helped me accomplish so much. I have only been a follower since about July 2010, but I have already used so many of your tips and have seen my hair improve greatly! Once again THANK YOU! The pic is of a Bantu Knot-Out. You can see on my ends where Henna has changed my previous chemical color.Show and Tell- Fierce Friday!

**If you don’t see yourself today, rest assured that you’ll be up in the coming weeks! I post in the order I receive them!**

**To submit**:

Send in your favorite picture with a caption detailing where you were (or where you were headed to), along with a brief description of your hairstyle, to I’ll post several each Friday. Be sure to use ‘Fierce Friday’ as the subject line!
We need more for next week!


  • Anonymous says:

    Gia is sooo adorable!

  • InTransition_RN says:

    Gia is just scrumptious!!! Those cheeks alone!!!! She looks like her daddy tho, Nik… sorry!!! :)

  • KeetaRay says:

    Everyone looks fabulous, as usual! And Baby Gia is such a pretty little baby! Just gorgeous.

  • Anonymous says:

    gia is just absolutely gorgeous

  • Anonymous says:

    Great styles. I think I'll try Nicole's for the weekend. Gia is a living doll. And yes, Nikki, you will love her more and more. My mom always says at 6 months babies seem to be the "sweetest", as they grow into their personalities.

    Peace and Blessings

  • Judith says:

    Everyone looks fierce! I personally think the pics of Gia on Show and Tell day is cute. It's show and tell, and it's probably pretty easy for Nikki to pop in a quick pic and blurb without having to take any extra time to put a whole separate post together. Just my 2 cents–we're blessed however you put it together.

  • skillsgill says:

    Everyone looks great! Love Fierce Fridays. Gia, Melanie, Michelle are my favorites=)!!


  • RDw says:

    LOOK HOW CUTE…She is absolutely adorable: she looks like the boss ;) @All you: your hair is BEAUTIFUL as are the smiles you each share in loving your hair: CAN'T WAIT TO GET THERE :) Love

  • Barbara Naturally Speaking says:

    Baby Gia is beautiful! #1 curly baby of the year. I know what you mean about sleep. Everyone advised me to sleep when my babies slept. I was occasionally able to listen, as I felt like I had so much that needed to be done like folding clothes and dusting the shelves after I gave birth to twins. Much rest to both of you!!!!

  • curlyq145 says:

    aww baby Gia is sooo adorable! Cute hair styles ladies!

  • Anonymous says:

    Awwwww Nikki, Baby Gia is soooo adorable. She is growing and I just love the cute lil slight smile she has. Give her a kiss-ee-poo right on the forehead for me. (smile)
    Oh yea, and I love Fierce Fridays, the girls look great. Thanks for all you do.

    Allnatural1 (Michelle in Texas)

  • Tina Beanie says:

    I totally love her little nickname –'s a really little cutie! She has that "I run this show." look in her eye, too! :-)

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    Thanks ladies!

  • Kristina says:

    Show and tell Ladies for Friday, you all look very good on your pictures. I really like Tiffany, Nicole,Melanie,Michelle, and Sanimani alot. I will be trying to see if I can replicate some of those styles. I like to use my webcam and date my styles at home to see the progress of my hair, it's amazing how much shrinkage occurs on certain days depending on the style and if I over do it spraying water on it. But again to all the grown ladies on here, you did a wonderful job on your hair and have a good weekend.

  • Exhale1913 says:

    Gorgeous styles ladies!! Baby Gia is too cute!!! I'm luvin' those juicy cheeks!!!

  • JazBNatural says:

    Gia is sooo beautiful! She is starting to look like her mama, I can see it! this is so exciting! LOL

  • Chéri says:

    Gia Is Just Gorgeous!! Enjoy Yourself Nikki!

  • Breanna says:

    I think that the baby Gia should have her own column post separate from the show and tell on Fridays. Out of 12 comments only (3) was about the actual ladies on here, it took away from the gorgeous women who took their time to add their pictures, and not even be acknowledged for it. The baby is cute but she is not the only person on this page imo. I think all of the women on here did a great job on their hair and I will definitely be trying out some of these hairstyles.

  • Anonymous says:

    I agree on Gia's weekly post!
    You should definitely do it once she's older, because I bet a lot of moms wil want to know what you do to her hair!
    She is absolutely adorable!

  • Anonymous says:

    I love Nicole's hair; it is so simple and elegant! I would love to be able to do that.

  • Anonymous says:

    Curly-G should have her own weekly post. Her cheeks are just too cute!

  • Anonymous says:

    Gia is so cute and she looks like your dad really enjoy cocktails and dinner out you guys deserve it. Everyone looks fierce this friday lol

  • Candice says:

    Gia is too pretty!!

  • DMB says:

    baby Gia is too cute!

  • Kez says:

    Wow Nikki,
    Little Gia is absolutely stunning, what a beautiful little girl, cant wait to see pics as she continues to grow and get a mini Fro :-)
    Some Fierce hair here ladies :-) xx

  • Anonymous says:

    Baby Gia is too cute!…She looks just like your Dad in the wedding pics you posted! :-)

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    thanks ladies! She is a mess :) Her god momma and aunty are coming in town to meet her this weekend. Hubby and I are gonna hand her off and head for the nearest restaurant and lounge! I'm unbelievably tired… but it's all for a great cause. I can't believe how much I love her already!

  • Beverly says:

    OMG Gia is soooo adorable!!!!

  • Laceebia says:

    Lovin the pics!Baby Gia is just precious. The look on her face says that she knows she's THE BOSS!

  • CocoEuro says:

    Everybody looks great but Baby Gia steals the show, she is gorgeous!!!

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