By: Khalea Underwood
Published: March 14, 2017
Like many Black girls, Waveney Pierre-Antoine has a sensitive spot for her hair. After taking out her braids a few years ago, she was "unimpressed with the proportion of her hair to the size of her head," she tells Refinery29. So she headed to a local salon with a look in mind and a photo in her hand. Sadly, she and her stylist had creative differences in the chair.
"I found a picture of this great style, but the salon basically laughed at me" Waveney tells Refinery29. "They said to come back in four years." Instead of getting mad, she got even. That's how Koil, a line of hair extensions and wigs for kinky textures was born.
Waveney and her husband, Ruben, used their Stanford University backgrounds and Waveney's uncomfortable experience to help naturalistas achieve the styles that their hearts desire...without all of the handiwork (and eye rolls).
For the full interview, head over to Refinery29 here.