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Naturally Professional — Carolyn Edgar

By Curly Nikki 14 Comments

The Naturally Professional series on Afrobella.com and CurlyNikki.com was created to make a positive statement. Our intent is to disprove false and long held beliefs that wearing ones hair in a natural style — including locs, sisterlocs, and loose natural hair — makes a person somehow not professional enough for a corporate environment. Natural hair IS professional, beautiful, well taken…

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Can Going Natural Really Affect Your Career?

By Curly Nikki 35 Comments

by Dr. Phoenyx Austin Let me ask a couple questions: Were you afraid of going natural because you were worried what your employer/coworkers would think? Are you thinking about going natural right now, but hesitate because you think it will negatively affect your career? The issue of “natural hair is unprofessional” was something I also struggled with before doing my…

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Natural Hair and Professionalism. An Oxymoron?

By Curly Nikki 64 Comments

Is it Possible to Reach the C-Suite Without Straight Hair? by Marcia Wade Talbert of Black Enterprise.com Are natural hair and locs unprofessional in corporate America? That was the subject broached by the friend of a friend on Facebook recently. The young lady stated that she likes natural hairstyles, but because she works in an entry level position at a…

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Alta Angel’s Work Hair- Current Transitioner

By Curly Nikki 20 Comments

Alta Angel teaches transitioners and naturals alike how to achieve a chic, massive bun even if length and volume are still lacking. Alta Angel writes: I have been transitioning for almost one year and this easy, professional style has been heavy in my rotation since month 9. I work in a corporate, relatively conservative environment, so my hair must reflect…

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A Natural Updo for Work or Play

By Curly Nikki 14 Comments

Cdawnlewis writes: Hi Nik! Here’s a style that I recently did that I am definitely putting in rotation! It’s a nice casual updo for work, or school or whenever! First, on my DRY hair, I made a part from ear to ear. I then double strand flat twisted using Cantu Shea Butter (starting at my face and working toward the…

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