International Award winning Maria Thompson of Twist & Curves specialises in Braids, Locs, Twists & Natural Hair. She is also a Licensed Cosmetologist, Educator & Platform Artist. A native of London, England, she started there over 30 years ago, and migrated to the USA in the 80’s.
Belle comes from a creative background in fine art and has spent the last 9 years working in fashion retail and, most recently, ihigh end hairdressing salons that include Aveda and Hari’s salon in London’s most affluent areas. Belle has also worked as a freelance natural hair stylist specialising in braiding,
A face and name synonymous with international fashion campaigns and catwalk shows, Rachel Radharani Henna Ritfeld is the embodiment of diversity — professionally and personally. Seasoned model, sparkling screen presence in hit shows like MTV’s Hip-Hop Candy and numerous music videos (including 50 Cent and Justin Timberlake’s “Ayo Technology”)
Teri, author of Curly LIke me, experienced, in both cultures, how very curly hair is dealt with, as well as how it feels to have hair like hers. Like many people of mixed-African heritage, she has curls of various sizes, ranging from waves to coils narrower than the width of a pencil.