ABOUT | THE TEXTURE LOUNGE

The Texture Lounge (TL) is a space that elevates women globe-wide by spotlighting the transformation and successes of entrepreneurial women...with textured hair.

In a free world of growing uncertainty, and a time where young women are highly influenced by the 'goings-on' in the social media universe; I am driven to create a platform - or 'lounge'-, that encourages discourse and sparks motivation in the fabric of the lives of women everywhere.

The women I invite into our TL Muse series, will selfishly be women I have admired from afar. I hope their stories tickle you and ignite a flame of ambition; encouraging you to push beyond your present circumstances.


Why Textured Hair?

Being the Assistant Vice President, Marketing of professional haircare brand, MIZANI USA, I have been living and breathing the subject of textured hair for 7+ years. I have weaved through the traffic of natural hair conversations, seen the sagas of transitioners and participated in the 'relax-or-not-to relax' debates. There has never been a time like now, where textured hair plays center stage in the courtyards of our lives, suddenly raising real questions ex.:

"Will my workplace embrace my decision to go natural?".

"I have an interview next week. Do I straighten my hair for it or maybe invest in straight hair extensions? That's more professional-looking right?".

"Are headwraps acceptable in the corporate world?" 

"My daughter is having a hard time making friends at school. Should I straighten her to help 'blend in' better?".

Real. Hard. Questions. 

But I tell you what. It is exhilarating and these conversations  are taking place at the fastest of paces.

So, The Texture Lounge is here to be your source of curated inspiration. 

I talk to professional hairstylists at the top of the textured hair game and share their haircare & styling tips with you; and I will hero the best salons that cater to our curls, coils and waves specifically well. Discover these all in #TLPROTIPSAnd as I hone my creative streak through photography, I have decided to share a selection of textured hair inspired looks captured by yours truly, in The StudioWanna share your textured hair looks with us? Tag us @thetexturelounge on Instagram or Facebook with #TLInspo. We'll share our faves.

And on a separate topic, because I am addicted to travel and most certainly am a self-confessed foodie, Off Le Beaten Path will track my travel experiences that are largely far from the tourist track, so be sure to stop there for travel guides, express itineraries and such.

Essentially, texture is fabric. Wear yours how you wish. I certainly do. No fabric of hair is more or less superior to the other.

I would love to hear from you, comments are welcome.

TUMI SOYINKa

founder

The Texture Lounge is a personal blog. The opinions expressed here are my own. They represent my thoughts (in any one moment in time) and never those of my employer.

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