While everyone seems to be getting ready for fall, I’m soaking up as much of summer as I can! Come with me on a mini tour through Brooklyn to see some cultural and FUN things to check out before summer’s outta here!
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I met Danni last year via Facebook through mutual curlfriends and was drawn to her beautiful smile, TWA and awesome style. Once I learned she was a photographer and viewed her amazing work, it was a wrap! I stalked followed DFinneyPhotography on Facebook and Tumblr just about every day to see what was new. Her work has been featured on Essence.com and you may recall this photo shoot with natural hair vlogger Mae aka NaturalChica which transitioned to the Curlbox cover art you see here. I even stepped in front of her camera for a mini shoot of my own. Yes, Danielle ‘Danni’ Finney is the talent behind it all! Because she encompasses everything ToBNatural is about, I just had ask her a few questions about her hair, her style and her art… How long have you been natural? Why? My whole life basically! When I was 11 my mother tried a kiddie perm but she didn’t like what it did so I never got another… from that point I got press and curls for convenience. Around 2005/2006 I began to experiment with different natural styles but my texture was still quite frizzy because of the years of straightening (which I later learned to be heat damage) so when my real curls began to show themselves I was excited lol. I decided to stop straightening my hair and stick with styling it naturally because I liked my natural curls! While it seems many naturals are trying to reach longer lengths, you’ve decide to rock a Big Chop. Was this just for a fresh start, a change, convenience? Explain. Definitely out of convenience… I have extremely thick hair and have had a fairly decent length of hair my whole life basically so it always took me a long time to do my hair- especially…