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Hairstylist Annagjid “Kee” Taylor Is on a Natural Hair Education Mission

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Welcome to Texture Talk, a column that celebrates and deepens into the dynamic world of curly hair, from crowns of curls that flow free from strands tucked in a protective style.

Annagazid “Ki” Taylor has come a long way from styling hair in her parents’ basement. In 2014, the Philadelphia-based salon owner became CEO of his own hair care line, Deeper Than Hair Sheer Genius Collection, which sells regularly. Today, she works with stars such as Tiffany Hadish, KK Palmer and Tika Sikter. Taylor is also a multi-media star. Her YouTube channel has educated more than 1 million subscribers about not compromising the integrity of natural curls, while 200,000 of her Instagram followers have launched her creative content into viral status more than once.

His latest hit video, titled #BlackEffectChallenge, closed the Black History Month this year and featured Taylor in thirteen different natural hairstyles, with songs from The Carters, Black effect. The powerful imagery concludes with Taylor watching Regal in a hanging style based on a Zula basket cap. “I thought it looked like a crown, which is exactly what I wanted to recreate for the challenge,” she says. Posted as a call to action inspiring audiences to explore and embrace natural textures and styles, Taylor is blown away by the response. “I am in this whole ‘all hair good child movement’,” she says. “I believe in options, but I don’t want people to hate their natural texture. Even if you want to wear your hair straight, or sometimes get a weave, back home It’s always nice to come. “

A mogul on mission, Annagazid “Ki” Taylor takes us behind the scenes of a career that knows no boundaries.

The name of your salon is Deeper Than Hair. what does this mean?

When I first started, someone asked me if I was depending on how many hairs a customer had. My answer was – people should be charged equally for all. My love for this art goes far beyond just money and hair. I loved the sound of “Deeper Than Hair”, so I decided it would be what I put my all into. I always dreamed of empowering women And To work for myself I wanted to set up an environment where people wanted to be their entrepreneurs, which is why I did not choose it in my name.

What is the biggest lesson you have learned about natural hair care?

What I teach and tell people is that not every product cocktail will work the same for everyone. Everyone has different hair and I can use two things on one person which will not work at all for the next. You really have to try a bunch to see what’s good for you.

You are also the author of a children’s book! Why did you write All hair is good hairThe

When I started my YouTube channel people from all over the world would see me changing hair from straight to kinky. There were really harsh comments, such as “I’m glad I’m not black” and “I don’t know how black people do with this kind of hair.” The turning point for me was the comments that would say “You only do people with fine hair.” Mind you, I have always done all the textures. Once I realized that many people are using the term “good hair”, I gave the slogan “all hair is good hair”, and I started moving the agenda. Let’s get out of the habit of saying good hair. As long as the hair is healthy, as long as is OK.

I started with [the slogan on] T-shirt for adults. Now, when I sell stuff it usually sells immediately, but we probably sold six of those shirts. So I dug deep. I have a background in early childhood education, and I know that it is better to start with children when you are trying to start a movement. They will develop into people who love their hair. I wrote All hair is good hair And it is based on my niece. This is a story about a little girl who is having problems with her texture and by the end of the book she falls in love with her hair, and her mother is the one who gets the real lesson. In 2019 I started wearing my big natural clothes with more curly hairstyles on my channel, because I wanted everyone to always see more textures instead of me, which I was particular about, which was straightening the hair .

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