KiK Style Star – Cynthia from NYC

Cynthia Natural Hair Style Feature

Yay! KiK is now featuring Style Stars – from everyday street strutters to style bloggers, KiK Style Stars have a distinct look that is all their own. Today we are featuring Cynthia.

Cynthia Natural Hair Style Star
Natural Hair Style Star, Cynthia from NYC

KiK:  Tell us about yourself.

Cynthia:  I’m Cynthia, an attorney and blogger and I live in NYC (New York City).

Cynthia in vintage from Etsy,  F21 pants, a tank & Bag & Heels from Zara
Cynthia in vintage fur, F21 pants, a printed tank and bag & heels from Zara

KiK:  Describe your fashion style and does your fabulous hair play a part in your personal style?

Cynthia:  My fashion style is Comfy Chic. Thanks for the compliment. I didn’t think too much about it at first, but now I realize that my hair does play a part. Since going natural, my hair has become integral to my personal style, at this point, I can’t really distinguish between the two.

Cynthia wearing a  J. Pearl Couture Jumpsuit
Cynthia wearing a J. Pearl Couture Jumpsuit

KiK:  What are your top 3 favourite clothing items?

Cynthia:  Skinny jeans, jumpsuits and pegged pants.

Cynthia stuns in a Windowpane dress,  Zara leather bag, pumps,  sunglasses and  faux Mango leather jacket
Cynthia in a Windowpane dress, Zara bag/pumps/sunglasses & faux Mango leather jacket

KiK:  Where are your favourite places to shop?

Cynthia:  Zara, H&M, ASOS

Cynthia in her signature skinny jeans
Cynthia wears an H&M blouse/jeans, vintage coach from Etsy & signature skinny jeans

KiK:  What is your favourite hairstyle and how do you maintain your hair?

Cynthia:  #bighairdontcare  I like when it’s just big and out and slightly messy but fun and playful, when it’s just easygoing and not overly styled. However, that doesn’t always work professionally, so I do twist outs and updo’s for more conservative moments. I try to wash and condition every week and when I’m not too lazy, I slap a hair mask or deep conditioner on it.

Cynthia wearing a twist-out puff
Cynthia wearing a twist-out pony puff

KiK:  What are your 3 favourite hair products?

Cynthia:  Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Shampoo, Aussie Moist 3 minute miracle and Organix Coconut Milk Mousse. I absolutely must always have those.

Cynthia's Perfect Twist-out
Cynthia’s Perfect Twist-out

KiK:  How do you achieve your amazing twist-outs?

Cynthia:   Here’s the deal on my defined twists:
Start w/conditioned and wet hair. For each individual twist, I use pea size amount of Shea moisture curl enhancing smoothie + small pump (not a full pump) of Organix coconut milk mousse. If hair feels dry, spray water- we want this sucker wet. Try to keep both strands about the same size. I don’t prescribe to any particular twisting technique, but I tend to twist more on the tight side rather than relaxed or loose. While a gel might give firmer hold- I find the mousse gives a healthy bouncy hold and hair looks fuller. Also my ends might get a little extra love with argan/ coconut oil and I trim a lil’ every time I twist- I’m not going for length so doesn’t bother me. Oh, one last thing, the better your hair comes out after the wash, the better the twists- so your shampoo/co-wash/ condition steps are just as important. I had a bad conditioner experience and my twists looked dry and dead. 
Cynthia in a Zara blouse,  Vintage coach bag,  Etsy Necklace and H&M,  Vince Camuto Sandals
Cynthia in a Zara blouse, Vintage coach bag, Etsy Necklace and H&M,Vince Camuto Sandals

KiK:  Where can we keep up with you online?

Cynthia:  My blog is ww.addicted2etsy.com  and my Instagram is instagram.com/simplycyn.

 

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