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“The new beauty standards” featuring Demi

“The new beauty standards” featuring Demi

nappsworldJune 11, 20212 min read

“The new beauty standards” Demi, uni student from South London describes the hair movement on social media has made curly and afro hair more visible and giving these hair types the representation they deserve.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8RFq4ftNAw “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself” She firstly describes how she used to straighten her hair consecutively for 5 years. “So that it would look like everyone else’s, which I really, really regret now because my hair is still recovering from it.”  Demi feeling the need to fit in with other hair types by straightening her own hair demonstrates the lack of…

“I wouldn’t change my hair for the world” featuring Hayley

“I wouldn’t change my hair for the world” featuring Hayley

nappsworldJune 11, 2021

“I wouldn’t change my hair for the world” Haley, HR officer and Content Creator shares her view on her journey, encouraging others on their natural hair journey.   https://youtu.be/T72CgoUEFNw “I’ve got things down to a ‘T’!” Haley explains that she doesn’t personally have any hair struggles, however she took a while getting to that point. What she initially struggled with at the beginning of her journey was working out which products suited her hair best and worked for her. She found this process to be mainly trial and error, as she tried so many products and methods, mostly learning from…

“Hair journeys start with small steps” featuring Jasmine

“Hair journeys start with small steps” featuring Jasmine

nappsworldJune 11, 2021

“Hair journeys start with small steps” Jasmin, primary school teacher living in London shares her story on the journey to understanding her hair and embracing it.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NkGrO8ZwR0 “Love is in the hair.”  She states that for a long time, she didn’t understand her hair type. She grew up in a small town in the North West of England, and there were not many people living in that area who had a similar hair texture. Therefore, this lack of representation caused her to resent her curls. She wished her hair was straight.   On the other hand, her family and friends…

“It’s not just hair” featuring Odysshey

“It’s not just hair” featuring Odysshey

nappsworldJune 11, 2021

“It’s not just hair” Odysshey, a music artist and Investment communications and marketing manager talks about how confident she feels to wear her natural hair down and natural, and doesn’t care about frizz! She truly embraces her natural hair and isn’t afraid to show it. https://youtu.be/mu3Iz3duYeU “Hair is art” Odysshey describes her experiences with the corporate environment and how people react to her hair in these situations. She expresses that if she wears her hair naturally, then the next day her hair is straight, she gets a reaction in the office describing her hair as being beautiful ‘today’. Reactions like…

“Diversity matters” featuring Iman

“Diversity matters” featuring Iman

nappsworldJune 11, 2021

“Diversity Matters” Iman, uni student at Manchester University. She is also a part-time model. She shares her experiences working in the modelling industry with curly hair, her experiences with stylists and how she often ends up styling her hair herself.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dv1qkub76RI “Never mind I’ll do it myself” Iman talks about her hair journey through the years, and how she used to straighten her hair as a young teenager in secondary school- “I went through a phase where I just wanted straight hair. I was like, I can’t stand this curly hair, it’s hard to maintain, I just want the…

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