Friday, June 25, 2010

Mahogany Boisseau

Check out my interview Mahogany Boisseau.  She is a model and the spokeswoman for Naptural Roots Magazine.

How long have you had your hair in its natural texture? I have been natural for 14 years

What challenges have you come across in the modeling world with keeping and loving your natural hair? The biggest challenge is that natural hair modeling is not mainstream yet, natural hair modeling paying jobs are far and few, but I remain positive that this will change.

Would you ever cut or process your hair to please a big client? No, I would not if they do not accept my hair as it is I will not take the job. I am doing this for such a bigger purpose that is way beyond money. I feel like modeling should be more diverse and I will not conform to what the majority of society considers to be beautiful.

What are some of your favorite products? My favorite products currently are all under the “Jane Carter Solution” umbrella. They work the best on my hair but I am still experimenting with new products.

What do you love most about your texture? I love everything about my hair, I love that I can switch up my hairstyles wearing styles like: braids, afros or curls. I love that my hair represents my ancestors and the beauty of god’s creation.

To read more about Mahogany, check out her interview on Afroniquely You. Or checkout Naptural Roots Magazine.


  1. Beautiful! Awesome hair. My hair wants to be like this when it grows up, lol!

  2. 14 years? wow!!! Love her hairstyle in the second photo... if only I could find someone do cornrow my hair like that...

  3. She is gorgeous!!!!!

  4. Wauuw, her hair are just beautifull!

  5. Wow!!This is lovely.Ms Karen, as usual, you've outdone yourself.You find the most interesting and diverse group of people o showcase!i' in 'nappy heaven' right now!I keep wondering what life would be like if I undid my locs, I know it will be lovely no matter what I do-keep or not.

  6. Thanks for this interview. She is beautiful and I love how she stays true to herself and her hair. I have been natural for 3 years and I cannot wait to see what my hair will look like when I've been natural for 14 years! WOW!

  7. Well' I really feel you on that, take me as I am or have nothing at all approach to the modeling industry. I feel like that's definitely the heavenly God approach to life, a great way of acknowledging his creation. I always said unless I can model with my natural hair any other non natural way I not interested.


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