The coil collective can finally sit back and clap. Textured hair in all its diverse forms, whether long and wavy, big and curly or a teeny-weeny Afro, is here to stay. Natural hair in all its crowning glory is now widely celebrated on and off the runways. Case in point: Victoria’s Secret recently made waves when it sent out its Angels down the runway in their natural, woke-up-like-this manes. Plus, there are more and more textured-tress lovelies endorsing the gospel of natural via tips, tricks and looks online. We’ve rounded up the best of the bunch for you to browse. Follow these natural hair gurus and unleash your curl envy. You’ll never want to pick up a flatiron again.
Joane Amay was born in New York City but raised in New Jersey and considers herself a Jersey girl through and through. She is currently the contributing beauty editor at Uptown magazine but has worked as an editor at Lucky, Harper's Bazaar and Marie Claire. A lover of shoes and bags, she owns way too many and plans on adding more to her considerable collection.