Defined Curls and Caribbean Cool You may notice a difference in the quality of my photos this week. Unfortunately, the photographer I was scheduled to work with this week cancelled last minute. This week was the first time I’ve wanted to give up in this competition, but I persevered and did my best to be […]
Curl Definition Challenge
In week 6 of America’s Next Natural Model, we turn up the pressure just a little for our top 5 models. Who ever thinks it’s easy to be on top has no clue.
So this week the contestants have to show their versatility by doing three different themes for the photo shoot of challenge 6.
1) The head wrap. 5 photosEach contestant has received a handmade maroon pangi’s from Suriname. They have to use the garment to do a head wrap and write a few words (100-200) explaining how they did the wrap while also sharing their opinion about the material, colors shapes etc.
2) The ponytail holder – 5 photosAll models also received a colorful ponytail holder that is perfectly designed for big natural hair, twists and dreadlocks. Since the shop need more photos to promote these the contestants get a chance to show their skills in advertising this beaded ponytail holder.
3) Curl Definition – 5 photosCurl definition is the most popular term among naturals so I asked the models to create and show their perfect curl definition with the Curly Twist Out Hair Milk or the Curl Keeper.
The best photos are going to be enlarged and used on posters to promote the Going Natural Products. Not just in the US but also in Holland, Suriname and Guadeloupe. So this their change to become an international model!
To give you voters a chance to create your own perfect curl definition, the Curly Twist Out Hair Milk or the Curl Keeper are on sale and so is the Ponytail Holder. So check the Napshop now!
Sponsor of this Challenge is the Going-Natural.com WebShop.
The Maroon Pangi I did a little research on the Maroon Pangi. I learned that the word ‘pangi’ means cloth and ‘Maroon’ is a group of Surinamese people who are descendants of escaped slaves. The word ‘maroon’ comes from the Spanish word cimarrón which can be translated as ‘runaway living on mountain top.’ I also […]
When Mireille said that this was the hardest challenge, she definitely was right! Showcasing 3 specific looks in one photo shoot as well as switching up the look and feel of the each accessory or hairstyle was definitely tough. Maroon Pangi’s Headwrap The maroon pangi’s headwrap, I believe was the hardest shoot of all. […]
For this shoot, I knew (and still know) that I have A LOT of work to do to prove to the judges that I should still be in the competition. Our job this week was to try out, the curl keeper and show off our curls! Definition at it’s’ best! 🙂 We also were to […]
I titled this weeks challenge, “Ain’t I a Woman?” after Sojourner Truth’s famous speech in 1851. I feel as if sometimes natural haired women are often seen as less attractive than other women because of the length of our hair or the texture. Women who wear head-wraps are also stigmatized in various ways. In […]