Mixed Chicks Presents: Your Hair Story Series- Ryan Jillian

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By Desiree Johnson

Welcome to the Your Hair Story Series presented by Mixed Chicks. This dynamic, new innovative series allows Mixed Chicks users to share their personal stories behind their hair. Hair that kinks, coils, curls, waves, and tells a story reflecting their culture, race, ethnicity, and upbringing. Like our customers, hair comes in all shades, textures and shapes unique to each individual and here at Mixed Chicks we want to celebrate that to the utmost extent. Meet our exquisite Mixed Chicks women, men, and children who exhibit beauty from the root and give us honest, bold stories that we are honored to share with you.


What does being (“Mixed, Multiracial or Bi-racial) mean to you in 2017?

Being Multiracial in 2017 for me means unity, it means embracing differences. There is really no other feeling that knowing you share DNA with so many different races which connects you to different cultures and different religions. How on earth could I hate differences. I live for them.

Do you have a Go-To or token Mixed Chick Product you cannot go without?

I cannot go without my Mixed Chicks Leave-In Conditioner. It always adds that extra boost of moisture that I can’t get with oil or my cream.

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How do your curls/hair texture represent your cultural/ethnic background?

I recently had my DNA done which was truly an eye opener to me. I always heard stories growing up about where our ancestors came from, but having it on paper was incredible. I always identified as being African American and Irish (my name says it all.) Then I learned I was also British, Italian, Brazilian, and Jewish (which

I had no idea was also considered an ethnicity) I look at the melting pot of amazing culture then I look at the giant pineapple sitting on top of my head, and I go… it all makes sense… and I’m grateful for it. The bigger the better.

What is one feature of the Mixed Chicks brand that empowers your hair/beauty care?

For me I felt like Mixed Chicks was the first brand that saw me. Mixed Chicks saw the soft curly fros’ in the world screaming for help and saw the need in the market for them to be represented. Before Mixed Chicks the products where either too drying or making our hair too oily. It’s really the perfect harmony.

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Why is the hair revolution celebrating natural/healthy hair types vital for our generation?

We are a a world built on admiring , its great to be reminded that were already beautiful with what we’ve got.

Is there a (Mixed/Multiracial/Bi-racial) celebrity who empowers you?

I mean I’ve got a list… Lena Horne, Solange, Alicia Keys, Shirley Bassey, Lisa Bonet, Cleo Wade, Cree Summer, Thandie Newton. Just a crew of unapologetic beautiful talented fearless women.

Do you have any go-to beauty/hair bloggers or vloggers who inspire or help your hairstyles?

Nia (aka frogirlginny) She’s just a ray of sunshine. I just adore her, her hair, her person. I am a sucker for positive vibes.

Interested parties can feel free to LIKE, TWEET, or FOLLOW our social media pages for the latest posts/updates and contact our email for questions on how to get involved. We are looking to showcase anyone who uses the Mixed Chicks brand of beauty products and wants to share their story. What’s the story behind your hair? Let us know!