/Editor's Note/ It was a great pleasure having Shanika on board for the first ever CurlSistas shoot last week. Her images were some of my faves. She has the most gorgeous bone structure + such an awesome personality!
Name/ Shanika Hillocks, 23
Where do you live?
a mix of Guyanese, Chinese, Vincentian (St. Vincent), Indian, West African + African American
What do you do?
How long have you been a natural gal?
February of this year
What do you love about being natural?
I love the journey that I'm experiencing, learning what works and doesn't work for my hair texture and embracing the God-given beauty that is natural hair.
What's your hair regimen?
Top 5 fave hair products?
- and surprisingly, water in a spray bottle
-- it's great for style touch ups
How do you describe your style?
What are your fave stores to shop?
One item you can't leave home without?
What do you wish for?
Health and happiness for my family and friends.
Fave things to do on the weekend?
It wouldn't be a weekend in NYC without a good brunch. As a foodie, I enjoy a good Farmer's Market or street fair for fun food finds.
What makes you smile?
A sunny day, my younger sister and the inside jokes between my best friends.
What are some words of wisdom that you live by?
Pay it forward.
Where can our readers find you (Instagram, twitter, website, etc?)
@shanika_yvette (IG) / @shanikayvette (Twitter)
Shanika, you are tres chic.
Shanika is wearing an African printed top as a mini dress (similar
) courtesy of SINN
/ Vintage necklace (similar
)/ African jewelry
/ African handmade leather fish purse
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