Category Archives: Feedback 2012

LeAnne on Challenge 1

LeAnne on Challenge 1

LeAnn on ANNMChallenge 1 was a very hard challenge to portray pictorially. All of the models showcased healthy, beautiful hair and polished pictures. What sets the Next Natural Model apart is her ability to express the challenge through her pictures as well as through her words! With this challenge, I had 3 very quick top selections that I believe did a good job of showing the challenge and/or showcased polished pictures that I can see in a magazine spread. My advice to all the models is to really dig into the challenge, be creative in your approach and in your hair styling, and really think about the finished look! You must always showcase a polished and ready for the runway or the magazine spread look! Good luck ladies!
Top selection: My top selection for week 1 is

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LeAnne on Challenge 3

This was the hardest challenge to date. All the ladies brought their A game and definitely stepped it up for this challenge.  All of the pictures showed creativity, individuality, and LOVELY natural textures! One thing that I would have liked from all of the ladies is a picture that showed them creating the style! Thinking in terms of a magazine article and how-to instructions, we need those in between shots to give us a gauge that we are doing it right!  I was also missing pictures of the back of the hair. That lets me know what I can expect when doing it myself. Can I make it look like yours? Are the backs polished? This would help me to know if I can achieve this look on my own at home using the tutorial!

My top choice this week is Natasha: Natasha gave great instructions, and showed how you can be creative with short hair.  She thought about the finished look with accessories and makeup that was FLAWLESS.

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Simeko on Challenge 1

Simeko on Challenge 1

Simeko Watkins-HartleyAlthough I think both Natasha and Jalita captured this challenge with their photos,  my choice winner for Challenge 1 is Carlie M!  Although her photos were not as creative, I think she really captured the essence of what it really means to go and stay natural when she said “The only difference is I now love my hair.  It would appear that my love and self confidence are what people are reacting to and mirroring.  If you walk around ashamed of your hair, people will mirror your self-doubt.  If you wear it proud and love it, they will shower you with love and positive reaction.  The main ingredient is YOU.”  And she has NO chemicals in her hair, ie relaxer, color, etc.  I often get asked as a professional natural hair care stylist;

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Kcurly- Feedback Week 3

My picks for this week were ReShonda and Chassity. My pick for elimination was Justyce. 

Chassity- All of your shots were beautiful. Loved the hair, makeup, clothes. 

Reshonda- There wasn’t a shot that I didn’t love. I loved the vibrant colors you wore in both clothing and make up. Great job! I wish you’d been a little more detailed with your instructions (for example, how many twists did you put in?)

Carlie- I love how you always seem to throw something unique into the mix. The picture where you were picking the products off the tree was great. However, I so wish you would’ve picked a flower that was visible in your hair. 

Jalita- I like the colors you chose and I like the creative style, but I couldn’t see it as well as I liked. I also don’t feel that your instructions were very clear. 

Kala – Very chic style and lovely makeup and color choices. The instructions had me lost, however.

Natasha-I liked the feel of your photos, your hairstyle, instructions, and color choices. I do think there was too many bushes/plants in your backgrounds. They overpowered you.

Nefertiti- Your style was definitely among the most creative and your instructions very detailed. You were also good about showing different angles of the style. I do think you also had too many bushes/plants in the background. It was hard for me to focus on you. But your pictures gave me an earthy, natural feel. 

Justyce- The style you showcased was ok, but I didn’t like really the accessories you chose. I don’t think the lei complimented the style very well at all. 

Desyray- You’re a beautiful woman and your locs looked lovely but I don’t think this camera/lighting really reflected that fully. I also think that you might’ve gotten a little more creative with your styling. Curly locs are a nice style but I would’ve loved to see you go a step further with them. 

 

Kcurly- Feedback Week 5

Kcurly- Feedback Week 5

My favorites in this challenge were Carlita, Chassity, Kala and ReShonda. For my winner, I would have to pick ReShonda. 

ReShonda 

Your pictures blew me away. What better style to represent “natural” than a magnificent puff! Loving the flower in your hair paired with the subtle colors and gorgeous makeup. I think your expressions and poses were on point as well.   

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Dawn on Challenge 1

Dawn on Challenge 1

I have to say that I truly enjoyed reading all of the touching stories on why the models went natural or decided to take better care of their natural hair. It is always very interesting to me to learn that background information about someone’s natural hair journey. I also thought that all of the models had beautiful, fierce natural hair! Great job ladies!

My favorite in this challenge is Nefertiti. I love the quality of her shots and her choice of poses and props made me feel like I was seeing her in a magazine article about the topic of hair damage.

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Yardley / The Coil Review’s Vote for Challenge #3

My job is hard as a judge each week, but all of the contestants make it fun! The styles that were presented this week showed how versatile and creative natural hair can be. And when you’re using the right products, it makes it that much easier to sculpt a style that’s uniquely you, but also helps maintain the style while expressing the beauty of nature.

My top picks are Nefertiti with her sassy French roll with a twist, Kala giving us the essence of nature and Chassity, where she showed how to bring our hair to life, naturally and easily. My final selection? Chassity! Her Bantu Knots were beautifully sculpted, and the description on how to achieve the look was very intuitive. Good job Chassity!

Elimination: Carlie. It was difficult to see the style. It would have been great to see how creative the back of the hair was. Pretty photos nonetheless.

Until next week!

Ciao,
Yardley

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