Twin sisters, Cipriana and TK Quann, used to hate their natural textured curls and felt like they always had to straighten it because of the bullying they experienced before. But after developing the confidence to proudly wear their hair natural, they are now getting paid for it! In fact, they have found huge success by being true to themselves, and they’re now inspiring others to do so as well!
“I was beginning to actually hate my hair and seeing it as a huge obstacle,” Cipriana said in an interview with Cosmopolitan.
Cipriana and TK said they have heard several derogatory comments about their textured hair. Thus, they tried to fit into the so-called standard of beauty by applying different chemical straighteners and relaxers on their hair. Still, they are struggling and unhappy with what they are doing.
Not until they decided to embrace their gorgeous natural tresses. Aside from becoming famous for their trademark hair, they also felt great because they are more comfortable being themselves.
Born in Baltimore, the identical twins are now based in the fashion capital of the world, New York. They have been featured in several fashion magazines including Essence, Glamour, Vogue, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar and collaborated with multiple fashion brands such as Gap, Rebecca Minkoff, and Carol’s Daughter.
The twins also inspire others to be themselves through their Instagram as well as the lifestyle website Urban Bush Babes. Cipriana co-founded the site with Nikisha Brunson, who is also an African-American influencer, with the aim to support and encourage women of color to embrace their natural beauty. TK, who is also a musician who goes by TK Wonder, also contributes to the blogs for the site.
Cipriana and TK could be two different people but they are one in working to promote diversity and inclusivity in the world of fashion and beauty. It’s just an extra that their passion is also their work.