Wow ladies! You continue to amaze me and step up your game! Excellent job on this challenge. Continue to think out the box and bring your top model game! All of you are beautiful women and easily could be the Next Natural Model (Top Model Quality)! Now is the time to set yourself apart from the pack ladies! Bring you A+ GAME for the last challenge. Think outside the box, challenge yourself, your makeup artist, your clothing, your photographer. This IS the next level and you guys are awesome! My top choice for this challenge was Kala!
This has been an awesome competition thus far. I have to say the ladies all blew me away this week, truly. They made me want to get married with their beauty, grace, and unique natural styling! So how then, do I choose my first place and my last place? My top choices are Kala G and Chassity! I just couldn’t pick between the two!
I have to say that every week the models get better and better. I am very impressed with the ladies and how they each have stepped up their game and continue to bring their own individuality and creativity to the challenges. Each of you is a MUSE to me! My first choice for this challenge is Chassity followed closely by ReShonda.
I must say that the challenges are getting harder to judge and the ladies continue to step up their game every week. The makeup applications are beautiful! Looking at the photos, I am still looking for that magazine spread ready shot that showcases the makeup, the hair, and the clothing for the Cheetah Chic look!
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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.
Headwraps are not only a fun and festive hair accessory, they are indeed a tie to our rich ancestry from the motherland! This challenge allowed the ladies to showcase some beautiful headwraps as well as share their thoughts on the cultural connection these headwraps represent. For this challenge, I was looking not only for polished pictures of diverse headwraps, but I was also looking for some photos that showed instruction (how do I create this style). While my top two three were Carlie, Nefertiti, and Kala, my choice is CARLIE!
Challenge 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
LeAnne Dolce is the Founder and Publisher of Naptural Roots Magazine. The first natural hair care and lifestyle magazine dedicated entirely to the celebration and education of natural lifestyle! Having been natural for over 15 years, LeAnne is dedicated to showing the world that being natural is more than just hair; it is a lifestyle. LeAnne is also the owner of Jordan’s Treasures, a natural lifestyle product company and Napturally You Media. LeAnne holds a B.S. in Technical Communication, an M.S. in Technical Commnication, and her PMP professional certification.