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CurlSista of the Day: Shaz from Westchester


/Editor’s Note/ This week, we’ll be doing a very special ‘CurlSista of the Day‘ where we spotlight the Curlsistas Crew- the team that helps keep this awesome site running! Next up, Shaz- our talented Big Chop Contributor who joined the team this past April, sharing all her ups and downs of going natural! Thanks for all your continued hard work! xo.Joy.

Name/ Shazmin Taylor

Age/ 28 (Birthday in two weeks!)

Background/ African American, Jamaican, Cherokee. I was born in Philadelphia.

Where do you live? Westchester County, NY

What do you do? Social Media Engagement at Equinox and Big Chop contributor here at


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How long have you been a natural gal? 4 months now, wow! (Read about my big chop journey here).

What do you love about being natural? The ease of a wash n' go and not worrying about my hair after a good sweat in the gym.

What's your hair regimen? Its been very simple this summer; I wet it in the shower and comb out kinks using a conditioner, pat it dry with an old t-shirt and style with a deep conditioner and light mousse.


Top 5 fave hair products?
Ouidad's Melt Down Extreme Hair Mask Carol's Daughter Macadamia Hold & Control Smoother Suave Coconut Conditioner L'Oreal Healthy Look Semi-permanent gloss in Blue Black Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Mositure Rentition Shampoo 


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How do you describe your fashion style? Boho, preppy and glam depending on my mood and what I'm doing. I am always wearing bright colors during the day, a full bright lip at night and I dress for comfort.

What are your fave stores to shop? Asos, H&M, Zappos, Anthropologie.


Do you have a fave designer? I have always wanted to own a Roberto Cavalli dress - someday, even if I can just wear it in my apartment!

One item you can't leave home without? Burt's Bees Honey Lip Balm.

Fave things to do on the weekend? Cook new recipes for my gluten-free food blog,, visit family, brunch with friends and catch up on my favorite shows.

Fave travel destinations? San Francisco so far, but I'm headed to Spain in the fall!


What do you wish for? I always wish for happiness and good health to my family and friends.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Social Media Director, a Mom of two, possibly living in San Francisco.

What's some words of wisdom that you live by? Kill them with kindness.


What makes you smile? My husband, my family, great people and good conversation, working out, good eats, sunshine, the beach and I am a sucker for puppies in cute outfits.

Random fact: Rihanna's hairstylist, Ursula Stephens did my hair for a makeover shoot in one of Essence's Hot Hair Issues.


Where can our readers find you

@Thaiandtattoos on instagram

@shazmintaylor on twitter

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