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Style: Tierra in New York

Avatar • Apr 9, 2014

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Introduce yourself!
T:
Good Day! My name is Tierra Benton. I live in Queens, New York and I am a model.

What is your style philosophy?
T:
I believe that whatever you wear, you should feel comfortable.

How would you describe your sense of style?
T:
I would describe it as hip. It’s cool.

What is the process of deciding what to wear in the morning?
T:
Most times I decide my fit for the day in the shower when I begin to really wake up and decide what vibe I’m feeling for that particular day.

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What are the three favorite things in your closet?
T:
My favorite pieces in my closet are my purple jeans and my black motorcycle jacket. I scooped both of these at Park Avenue Thrift in Gainesville, Georgia. Where I might add, my favorite humans live.

What are some of your favorite shops/websites for clothes, shoes and accessories?
T:
My favorite places to shop begin with thrift and vintage stores. I also ADORE H&M. My mother actually hand makes my accessories, and her online boutique is shop-karmaboutique.com.

How long have you been natural?
T:
I’ve been creamy crack free since January 2009 (5 years).

How and why did you transition into natural hair?
T:
As a freshman in college I became more exposed to “Naturalistas”. Nearly every girl at my school (Georgia State University) was as they stated, “Team Natural”. I felt that if I could maintain the same styles and cause less harm to my hair, why not try? I cut my hair into a bob and kept that same length until all the permed hair had grown out. Just like that, after about a year, I too was a member of the team.

What is your signature hairstyle?
T:
I have two actually. The curly braid out fro and the silky press with a part down the middle.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
T:
I press my hair quite frequently. I currently use Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner, as well as the Suave Keratin Infusion Heat Defense Leave-In Conditioner. After washing and conditioning I blow it all out and press it with a ceramic flat iron. On days that I wear my curly fro, coconut oil is my best friend. I typically wash my hair and condition it, then part it into several sections and apply the coconut oil. I then braid my hair and roll the ends with the red flexi rods while wet. In the morning once my hair has dried, I take out the flexi rods, undo the braids, and I am left with a huge fluffy textured afro. 🙂

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
T:
My website and model portfolio can be viewed via www.tierrabenton.com. My Tumblr is tall-tea.tumblr.com.

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Just another lover of natural hair and expression. - Style Icon Coordinator for BGLH

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Brittany.L
6 years ago

Her style is dope I like it,and her hair is fun

Check out http://www.curlskinksfashion.com for some fashion and curly motivation today!!

Follow curlskinksfashion on Instagram for all the fun

anastasia
anastasia
6 years ago

Lovely lady and a great interview.…soooo fly!!

Caramelcurls
Caramelcurls
6 years ago

Wow, she’s gorgeous! Beautiful hair and I LOVE that green dress, I’m wearing a shirt with a similar pattern today!

Tyler
6 years ago

Love the hair and style. So edgy!

Tyler
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Iva
Iva
6 years ago

That purple background fro pic is just.…too beautiful for words.

Elle
Elle
6 years ago

Um…you had us at that voluptuous frohawk pic. The mauve lipcolor is absolutely stunning on you, best of luck with your career!

Kesi_anne
Kesi_anne
6 years ago

my tiny lil legs are loving those mile long legs and are just trying to keep up 🙂 beautiful lady and the hair is really pretty .. love her style.

Antoinette Stewart
6 years ago

Go T!!
Ciara look alike lol!
Congrats in the feature girl! Stay beautiful

Youngin girl
Youngin girl
6 years ago

You have heads turning. Your style is just humble and laid-back. Your confidence does shine through. I’m feeling the 4, 18, and 20. Go girl; go to work!

keisha
keisha
6 years ago

such a beauty!!!! beautiful woman and hair!

norris
norris
6 years ago

favorite style icon ever!

kb
kb
6 years ago

she is beautiful! breathtaking!

MB
MB
6 years ago

She gorgeous regardless, but I was a little disappointed that there are no pictures of her modeling in natural hair on her website.

I also find it funny that she says she’s “team natural”, yet her face is on every box of Creme of Nature with Argan Oil Relaxer lol…just saying!

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