“My hair is supposed to look like what I want it to look like, and this is it!”
This bad ass who let the barber do his thing.
“I got the big chop when the bold and beautiful actress Lupita Nyong'o's career really started blowing up. As women, we're often taught that long hair is a symbol of beauty. So seeing this woman captivate the world with less than two inches of hair really amazed me. At the same time, I'd gotten tired of my relaxed hair's stunted growth and breakage and reached my breaking point. That's when I went to the barbershop with a friend, showed the barber a few example photos, and let him do his thing. I've been proudly natural ever since.”
This blonde bombshell.
“So my story is a little crazy. I did the initial chop with my little brother. Then I went to a barber who gave me an actual haircut, basically a men's cut. And my friend did my hair color in her house. Everything was DIY.”
—Rebecca Lee, Facebook
This person who found love in a natural place.
“Last year, I told my mom that I was going to go natural, partly because I was inspired by the #blacklivesmatter movement and also tired of flat ironing my relaxed hair almost daily. To my surprise, she decided to transition with me. We would get small trims, but I got impatient after watching so many inspirational big chop videos online. Finally on October 23, my mom told me to do it or stop talking about it. So we got a spray bottle and scissors and did the big chop in the kitchen. I'm so in love with my natural hair now!”
—Raquel Shanks, Facebook