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Curly Bangs

There’s no doubt, curls captivate! The texture and pattern of a head full of curls just can’t be ignored. As captivating as your curls may be, with the coming of fall you may be looking for a bit of a change.  If that’s the case, you might want to consider getting a little cut, right up front.  

Bangs are an easy way to change up your look without loosing anything. Think curly bangs are too young of a style?  Think again!  This sultry style is everything. Take a look at these gorgeous ladies flaunting curly bangs and consider getting you some! 





Welcome Back!

Hi Everyone!

Welcome back to your online destination where Christ, curls, clothes and beauty collide.  I’m so excited to be back bringing some inspiring content into your lives. The relaunch of Curly Christians has been forthcoming but had to align with God’s timing and plan.  And well, the time is now!

If you’re unfamiliar with Curly Christians I encourage you to take a look around.  There is tons of faith based, natural hair and fashion content already existing. I’ve also decided to bring beauty into the mix.

As I relaunch the Curly Christians brand I am focused on doing three key things:

  1. Inspire your natural hair, fashion and makeup creativity
  2. Encourage you to discover and walk in your true purpose
  3. Uplift you into living fearlessly so that you become the amazing woman of God you were intended to be

Everything you see here will work to accomplish those three things.

That’s it!  I’m so excited about what God is going to do here and am ready to dive into delivering some amazing content!  I pray that this space continues to inspire and encourage you.


Tawanda Johnson,




Courtney Danielle – Characteristics of a Renaissance Woman

I don’t think I’ve ever had the pleasure of talking to someone so talented with so many aspirations for greatness. More than just her gorgeous natural hair or her brand that has taken the natural hair community by storm, Courtney Danielle is a true Renaissance Woman with the incredible favor of God on her life. Get to know her a bit more as I bring you into our official talk breaking down her Christian walk, natural hair journey, career and a little insight on how she plans to bring it all together to change the game.

  Photo by: @bizzyamore

The Power of Influence

The Staten Island beauty we now see slaying photos, modeling for big time brands and serving up doses of Christian knowledge on her Instagram page, was initially extremely apprehensive about putting herself in the spotlight. “I was scared! I didn’t want to deal with all the criticism I saw other bloggers dealing with.” As a matter of fact, if it wasn’t for her good friends and boyfriend of 3 years who actually opened her Instagram account and YouTube channel, Curls and Couture may have never been born. Its amazing how sometimes the people around us can see things inside of us that we ourselves can’t see, while some others can be utterly clueless about our potential. The decision to accept or not accept those influences made all the difference for Courtney.


“You just don’t seem like the natural type.” This was the response Courtney got when she shared her decision to go natural with her family back in 2013. Fortunately this strong willed woman went for it anyway. As she grew her hair and mastered her go-to twist out style, the same individuals who were so reluctant about her decision were asking for tips on how to successfully make the transition themselves.

In the midst of going natural and apprehensively building the Curls and Couture brand, Courtney was also in school studying to receive her Masters Degree in Molecular Biology, which she recently earned. With plans to move on to med school to become a surgeon, Courtney had known for years that medicine would be in her future. 

With a passion for the sciences since she was a little girl, becoming a doctor was without question. Perhaps the other major lasting thing that stuck with her from childhood was her knowledge of Jesus Christ. Growing up with a mother and grandmother as Ministers it would be hard not to know Him. But, its one thing to know Jesus and quite another to follow Him.

A Well Made Up Mind

After growing up in the church and being a part of the Missionetts, a ministry for young girls, Courtney made up her mind at the age of 11 that she wanted to give her life to Christ. It wasn’t until her late teens and early adulthood that she would find that the power of influence would yet again come in to play, this time making it challenging to follow the Word of God.

Like so many of us in our early adulthood its easy to get caught up in doing things that aren’t pleasing to Christ all for the sake of trying to have a good time. Courtney was no different. “I’m so glad I had a good foundation in Christ.” It was that foundation that would help lead her back to the right path. She prayed for God to guide her and that’s exactly what He did, the cost, losing friends.

  Courtney and her parents

With a well made up mind and a support system of like-minded individuals, Courtney began to truly follow Christ, and as she did, she found that His favor seemed to pour down on her, so long as she walked according to His Word. Now focused in the right direction Courtney also uncovered even more interests and talents that God had put on the inside of her that formulated into the characteristics of a true Renaissance Woman.

Characteristics of a Renaissance Woman

While pursuing her passion of medicine this member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority met and began seriously dating her videographer boyfriend, Ty. Seeing the talent of natural hair influence within her is what encouraged him to push her into the world that most of us have come to know her. 

  Courtney and her boyfriend Ty

Why not build a brand (Curls and Couture) while studying for your Masters Degree in Molecular Biology, grow it to over 45K supporters, work with big natural hair brands, confess your faith through that platform, inadvertently lead others to Christ and co-find and direct the creative for an online magazine (Black Girl Fly Mag)? And, while you’re at it, discover yet another passion for health and fitness and start making moves to compete in a fitness competition. Oh, and because God has also given you a desire to help others why not start thinking up a way to bring all of these areas together into one amazing business idea that could change the game. Seriously!? Yes, seriously!  

Somewhere along her life journey Courtney wants to start a business that could revolutionize women’s hair care and wellness services. But…that’s all that I can share as I am sworn to secrecy. I will however say this, DO NOT lose sight of the woman, she’s got major plans. As a matter of fact, one might be intimated by such a strong willed woman seemingly destined for greatness, but her genuineness and love of Christ exudes so strongly that those feelings never have an opportunity to take flight. 

Talking with this woman was so inspiring. There is greater reason than her head full of hair to follow this 26 year old ultra talented woman with the power of influence, a well made up mind, and most importantly the favor of God on her life.

Want to keep up with Courtney? Be sure to follow her!

Instagram: @CurlsandCouture

YouTube: YouTube.com/CurlsandCouture


Up Up & SLAY 

If you’re familiar with my personal blog TJLuvsBeingNatural.com then you know that I live for innovative updos. With countless versatile style options there is absolutely no reason for any naturalista to ever get bored with her natural hair journey.

Updos are a fun and easy way to keep your journey creative and interesting. Just take a look at some of these gorgeous updos!



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So the next time you feel monotony setting in venture into the world of creative updo styling and slay!

No Wrong Way To Top Knot

What’s not to love about a top knot? It’s easily every girls simple, get up and go style that still gives her the opportunity to go casual or a little more dressy, if she wanted to. With virtually no wrong way to do a top knot, it’s stress free styling! As a matter of fact, if you’re spending more than 5 minutes on your top knot it’s just because you want to, and that’s ok too! The point is, the top knot gives you options. Check out these super cuter ways to style your top knot.






Up Your Undercut Game

If you’re looking to spruce up your tapered style or add something different to your longer natural hair, a fierce undercut may be perfect for you. This dope style is in full affect and with so many ways to rock them you can’t go wrong.

Undercut/shaved side designs are a great way to add dimension to your style and allow for oceans of creativity. Here are some ideas on how you can up your undercut game and keep the boredom of your natural hair journey at bay.





Purple Like POW!

Today its all about purple hair inspiration! I’ve been seeing some amazing looks starring this gorgeous color and wanted to spread the dopeness. It’s summer time and everything’s all about color. It’s the perfect opportunity to try out a this fab color. Whether it’s temp color on your real tresses or adding it for your protective style, purple hair slays like POW!