These Twins Used To Hate Their Natural Hair. Now They Are An Inspiration To Thousands

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It may be hard to believe, but identical twins Cipriana Quann and TK Wonder used to be ashamed of their natural hair. They even used to straighten them so they would fit inside of society’s beauty standards.

Eventually, the sisters got tired of betraying themselves and embraced their natural beauty. Together with their friend Nikisha Brunson, they founded the natural hair blog “Urban Bush Babes,” and became an inspiration to many black women who struggle with their natural looks. “We wanted to tear down those labels and encourage women to be themselves, no matter how different or weird it might seem,” explained Cipriana. Now the sisters are recognized as the queens of natural hair, and we’re not surprised – they look absolutely stunning! Have a look for yourself in the photos below.

Identical twins Cipriana Quann and TK Wonder used to be ashamed of their natural hair

They felt like they didn’t fit inside of society’s beauty standards

“I was modeling for almost a decade and the only issue that I had in the modeling world had to do with my hair,” said Cipriana

“I was beginning to actually hate my hair and seeing it as a huge obstacle”

“I didn’t have any creative freedom or creative control, so I quit modeling and decided to grow my hair natural again”

Together with their friend Nikisha Brunson, who used to be bullied at school for her afro hair, the twins started a beauty revolution

They founded the Urban Bush Babes, a lifestyle site that has 350,000 weekly visitors, and soon became recognized as the queens of natural hair

“I think it came to a point where it was derogatory toward people who wore their hair natural,” TK Wonder said

“There was a certain stigma around people who wore their hair natural or in an afro”

“It was about breaking down stereotypes and derogatory perceptions that people had about natural hair”

“We wanted to tear down those labels and encourage women to be themselves, no matter how different or weird it might seem,” explained Cipriana

“It was a great feeling to recognize this is what I was meant to do after all those years struggling and being unhappy in the work I was doing.”

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