Aside from the bloggers, vloggers, natural hairstylists and businesses who are working hard to enlarge and expand the natural hair community worldwide; there are also a group of creative women who are using their unique talents and abilities to encourage others. In a day and age where we are constantly bombarded with so much information that we don’t have time to read it all, these group of women have come up with interesting ways to educate and entertain us. Through the work of these women, a newbie who is struggling to stay encouraged or a veteran who is feeling bored with her hair can be inspired and motivated to keep treading on. Below, I have complied a list of the top 5 Natural Hair Illustrators who are making great strides in the natural hair community.
1. Cheyan — Tall n Curly
Almost anyone who has been involved in the natural hair community for a while now have probably seen Cheyan’s work all over the web. As a curly girl herself, Cheyan’s humorous illustrations depicts the realities of a woman with natural hair. For a healthy dose of inspiration or laughter, you only need to make a quick visit to Tall n Curly and your love for natural hair will quickly be restored.
Keturah’s most popular work is probably the painting she did on the 4 stages of hair growth. Rather than taking pictures of the versatility of natural hair, Keturah simply paints them! Whether it’s an illustration of shrinkage, natural hair styles and children’s hairstyles, this naturalista truly has other naturalistas in mind. For parents who are looking for culturally appropriate images to share with their children, Keturah’s vivid paintings will have your little ones begging to own one. To support Keturah’s talent, please visit her web store.
Where to find Keturah on Social Media
Facebook: Keturah Ariel Nailah Bobo
3. Tawana — Adorkable Affiliations
Anyone who has big chopped will be able to relate to Tawana’s famous illustration on the big chop experience. Tawana’s humorous illustrations on natural hair will have many women with natural hair nod their head in agreement. If you’ve ever wanted a cartoon version of yourself, you can visit Tawana’s website for more details.
Don’t know what the LOC method is? Confused about the order? No worries, because Sharee’s colorful and cute illustration on the LOC method easily explains the process step by step. Aside from this popular picture, Sharee has also created many other cute and eye catching illustrations with coily haired characters. Like Keturah, Sharee also creates pieces on coily haired children as well. And did you know she has a children’s book on sale? An excerpt on Amazon about the book reads, “Jackie is tired and ready to go to bed but she has one thing to take care of first, her hair! A sweet natural hair bedtime story for your little queen”. To get a copy of Sharee’s book or any other product, please visit her webpage.
As a long haired naturalista with big hair, Yagazie sure knows all about the struggles that comes with having long hair. Yagazie’s comical illustrations on natural hair have been shared numerous times on social media, because they speak to so many of us. She also has a web store where you can purchase a copy of one of her humorous greeting cards and other products of your liking.
Are there other popular artists that I’ve missed on this list? Please leave their names/link below.