1BlessedNatural Feature: Created By Lonna

1BlessedNatural: Created By Lonna - Lonna styling her model's hair. (photo cred: @createdbylonna)

Goals are not always the same when it comes to stylists! This past month, I had the pleasure of meeting Jelony (@createdbylonna), a 25-year-old natural hair stylist! I love her motto. She said, "Give me the kinkiest and curliest of hair! It can be braided without heat!" Check out her interview below!

1BN:Where are you from?
CBL: I was born in Newark (The Weequahic Section), NJ. Later on, I moved to upstate NY past Albany.

1BN: How long have you been braiding hair?
CBL: I started learning how to braid when I was 4 years old. I showed my mom I could braid with my Barbie.

1BN: I know you said your braiding is influenced by art. In what way?
CBL: Later in life, art was put into my braiding. I started using lines and shapes and even creating braids using different shapes and colors around 11 years old. I would do zigzags and circles. I would also do connecting braids and hair.

cornrows and afro
1BlessedNatural: This was taken on October 25, 2015 after @createdbyLonna did my hair.

1BN: Do you have a favorite style you like to create? If so, what is it?
CBL: I really do like a lot of regular cornrows and plaits. I like plaits a lot, especially for us kinky curly girls! I also like cornrows, think and chunky!

1BN: Are you natural ? If so, for how long?
CBL: Yes. I've been natural for about 7 years.

1BN: Did you Big Chop or transition?
CBL: I big chopped twice. Most of my life I've been natural. At 17 I started perming it, and it was an epic fail! I permed it for 1 year, but I missed my fro! I hated that stringy look! It [my hair] looked like a wet dog!

Hairstyles by @CreatedbyLonna

1BN: Where can we find you online? 
CBL:You can find me on Instagram @createdbylonna. I am also working on my own site. [Site information will be updated when available.]

Please visit Jelony on her Instagram @createdbylonna to stay up to date on her booking information and upcoming events!

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