Frequently Asked Questions:
- How did WavyWMN get started?
I started my waves in 2019, after a few friends of mine convinced me. Going back and forth about it for a few weeks before deciding one morning to let them loose!
To create this unique hairstyle, one brushes their natural curls and kinks flat. Achieving a “wave-like” pattern, without the use of chemicals.
Waves are amazing. They can make us feel strong, beautiful, powerful and confident. But it didn’t take long to see that there weren’t many outlets for Black Women wavers on social media — but we needed them!
It was December 2019, and I knew what I wanted. A community where I could find all the Wavies who were just like me. And so WavyWMN was born! I’d search Twitter on a daily basis and talk to girls in their mentions about their waves.
But I wanted to see them all together. So, I decided to launch WavyWMN in January 2020 in Brooklyn, NY.
To date, WavyWMN is now the largest community of Black Women wavers in the world. Featuring Black Women from over 20 countries across five continents. With a lifetime engagement of 2.3 million across our social channels. Creating and shifting the hair conversations we were once left out of. Which is a key part of our mission!
The CROWN Act is still awaiting legality in all 50 states. It’s more important to create both digital & physical spaces more than ever. Intentionally creating communities to allow for these conversations and activities to take place. Especially in the heavy male-dominated community of wavers.
WavyWMN is here to fill that void. We are dedicated to showcasing Wavies no matter what stage they’re in.
- Where can I listen to the #WavieTalks?
Our #WavieTalks podcast highlights Black women wavers, Barbers, Hairstylists, and businesses within the Black Hair Industry. Talking about anything and everything they want. Especially waves! Dive in and stream #WavieTalks on Spotify, AnchorFM, and Apple Podcasts.
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