Category Archives: 2011 Feedback

Mireille on Week 3

Mireille on Week 3

Natural hairstylesMuyenga: The camera loves you. It looks easy for you. I think picture 4 can be used in a campaign but having said that I think you don’t show enough variety in your shots.

Ebony: I know you didn’t receive the products but I don’t miss them at all: great shoot! Love the first picturrrreeeee. I want o use it in my campaign. I like your eyes, you make big hair more than beautiful, desirable. I think you are really good at head shots because every shot your eyes look different in the camera. And that is pretty hard. Good job!

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Rachel Ritfeld feedback on challenge 7

Timolin: Nice pictures. I have seen better of you. But still very good. I can’t quite pinpoint what it is that your shots are lacking this week.

Nina: I only like your first picture. You look like you’re trying too hard to pose in all your other shots and it look unnatural and amateur. Less is more!

Ebony: AMAZING! You really stepped up to another level. You have something very special and very regal about you in these shots! You exude power: HOT!!

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Dawn on Challenge 3

Dawn on Challenge 3

Munya Magande – First off, let me say that I love your locs! I like the fact that you included the products in your pictures. Because you have locs, your look compliments the brand and message of the company.

Ebony Clark – Two words for your photos, Beautiful and Free! Pictures #1 and #3 really go with the vibe and theme of Jamaica Mango and Lime. They have a breezy, island feel to them.  Picture #5 gives a great example of the functionality of the product. The flat-twist updo looks awesome!

Nina Ellis-Hervey – You’re so creative! Not only did you include the products in your pictures, but you had fun with them. I love the fact that you mention that the products aren’t just for women, but also for men. Great job!

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feedback week 8 naturalbelle

feedback week 8 naturalbelle

wow! it’s been a great 8 weeks! everyone has done so well. it’s been a great 8 weeks and I’ve really enjoyed the task of judging Miss Napptuality.

 

my favorite image this week came from Timolin, the whole series of images have were amazing however this picture really stood out, the colors and the fashion forward hair style are great. over the last 8 weeks timolin’s pictures have been consistent in quality but also have varied in style, i always look forward to seeing what she will bring next.

ebony i love the oriental feel to this shot! it’s so on trend and the colors are stunning, this updo is gorgeous and so detailed, your picture’s are always consistent and creative. you definitely have the most commercial look and i think you could model and i think you should try whatever the outcome of this competition.

nina, you have come on the biggest journey! your photo shoots improve week after week. your picture quality has also improved. this week as always your pictures are vibrant and show your personality and i love your take on the updo!

Munya,i really like your updo, your locks look really good and i love how fresh your pictures look this week!  i really wish we had a few more weeks to see were your pictures could have gone. i feel as thought you have been a slow burning and you are now coming into your stride.

Patricia Gaines on Challenge 3

Patricia Gaines on Challenge 3

Challenge 3: Muynya
Woooowwww! I am impressed not only with your photos, but with your entire presentation. The product placement, color choice, background. Everything fits perfectly with what the client would like to promote with their products. You are a true, natural beauty. Showing your locs to their best advantage seems to come easily to you – they are tremendous (I am resisting the temptation to loc it up myself) and I like the attitude of quiet confidence you show to the camera. Beautiful job and the photography is excellent.

Challenge 3: Ebony
This is your best challenge yet. Your hair looks healthy and full of life which is what the client needs to see in order to sell their products. Your hair alone sells the product, and this is before we take a closer look at the composition of the photos. The lighting is excellent, the colors chosen really enhance your skin’s highlights. I can’t fault anything with this. Congratulations!

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Rachel Ritfeld feedback on challenge 8

Rachel Ritfeld feedback on challenge 8

Rachel RitfeldMunya: I like your photos this week, you look really natural and likable. Your make up looks great. Just one little tip: you like pushing your chin out or up and it look really unflattering, you look much better when you tilt your head down or just straight to camera. But this week is much better than the past few weeks.

Nina: again trying too hard to look natural. All your pictures look unnatural and you look really uncomfortable. Less is more, also in your write up, strong and to the point is much better. Try it.

 

Ebony: BEAUTIFUL!!!! You look confident, natural, real, absolutely stunning! I love you, I love what you have to say, you are fantastic!

 

Timolin: You look amazing! Make up is amazing! Hair style is amazing! Well done!

 

week 4 feedback

week 4 feedback

all the ladies again have done a great job with the brief

Ebony: i love your close up shoots it really showed the make up to it’s best, you foundation base was clean and your skin looks clear and healthy! just the type of skin you see in many campaigns. for you jewelery pics i would have like to have seen you in something simple like a vest or t-shirt as the scarf and the coat were a little to much and perhaps you hair pulled back to showcase the earrings, however as always the quality of your pictures are impeccable!

 

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Kcurly on Week 8

Ebony- Lovely style! Your shots were a little redundant, but you showed off the the style nicely. The instructions on recreating this style were well worded.

Timolin– I just love the updos you picked. You looked like a princess with the first one and the second had such a dramatic flair. I loved your poses as well. You were my favorite this week.

Nina- Gorgeous hairstyle! And your shots were equally gorgeous! I was smiling at your description of America’s Next Natural Model.

Munya- This was very pretty. I simply loved seeing your locs cascading down! However, I would’ve liked to have seen more angles of the style. Otherwise, you look fab!

 

This has been a wonderful contest with beautiful ladies. I am so happy to have been a part of it.

 

Rachel Ritfeld feedback on challenge 4

Rachel Ritfeld feedback on challenge 4

Ebony: It’s time to take it up a level! Your pictures are nice, but only just nice this week. Although you looked beautiful, it didn’t really pop. I much preferred your jewelry pictures. However in your make up ad shots, they are all very natural which is nice for every day life but in a shoot, don’t be afraid to be a bit more bold with your eye shadows. The client would want their product to be showcased.

Natasha: When shooting a make up ad, choose a mixture of natural and more bold make up varieties. I found your shoot uninspiring. You have great features and are very beautiful but need to keep practicing. I preferred your jewelry shots. Love the color on you and the earrings really stands out which is really good.

 

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Challenge 8 – Letter to State the Case for Natural Hair

In this 8th Challenge, it is apparent that these awesome contestants put in a considerable amount of effort, time and energy to meet this challenge.  Unfortunately, none of the entries submitted sounded like a professional letter to an official.  I think this is a case of perhaps over-thinking the challenge.  I was expecting to read succinct letters to officials stating the case for natural hair.  This I didn’t see, though I could see that an considerable amount of thought went into what was presented.

Therefore for the writing I am unable to choose a winner.

 For the photos I can not decide between Teesha and Christina.  For me it’s a tie between the two of them.  They made an effort to think outside of the box. 

Teesha, wowed us again with her creativity and the diversity in her photos.

Christina took the time to present herself professionally at a Supreme Court and she looked ready to battle and beautiful at the same time.