Twin Sisters Embrace Their Natural Afro Hair and Take the Beauty World by Storm

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Identical twin sisters TK Wonder and Cipriana Quann have found their calling by embracing their natural hair. As two of the minds behind Urban Bush Babes, a lifestyle website that has 350,000 weekly visitors, they've been creating buzz around New York for their powerful attitude and sense of style.

One look at the twins, and it's no wonder that this beautiful duo is turning heads on the street. But embracing their appearance hasn't always been easy. “I've been natural for seven years now. I was modeling for almost a decade and the only issue that I had in the modeling world had to do with my hair. My hair is afro-textured; I don’t have a defined curl. I was beginning to actually hate my hair and seeing it as a huge obstacle,” Cipriana shares. It wasn't until they stopped straightening it and learned to love their natural hair, that the women found success.

Now, along with Nikisha Brunson, they share their stories of overcoming bullying due to their appearance and inspire others to embrace their uniqueness. And it's their natural hair that has catapulted them to success, leading to features in VogueGlamour, and Essence, as well as corporate collaborations with GAP and Rebecca Minkoff.

Their Instagram success has now given them a platform to break down stereotypes and show that the world of beauty can be open to a wide range of appearances. Best of all, it's brought them happiness in encouraging women to be themselves.

Cipriana Quann and TK Wonder are identical twin sisters that have embraced their natural hair after years of seeing it as an obstacle.

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The women, who created buzz at New York Fashion Week, are two of the minds behind Urban Bush Babes.

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The site has 350,000 weekly visitors. “We wanted to create this really supportive, encouraging platform showing women of color in a different light — different from what you might see from mainstream media. We wanted to tear down those labels and encourage women to be themselves, no matter how different or weird it might seem.”

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All images via TK Wonder and Cipriana Quann.

Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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