Ijeoma Kola is a Nigerian-born, New Jersey raised millennial thriving at the intersection of beauty and brains. With three Ivy League degrees, she is working on her fourth and final, a PhD in Sociomedical Sciences with a focus on History of Public Health. She stumbled into blogging as a way to procrastinate schoolwork, but has fallen in love with sharing her beauty, style, and encouraging life tips for the aspiring woman.
What is Klassy Kinks?
In 2010, I started a YouTube channel to document my journey to grow and maintain my thick, kinky textured hair after wearing relaxers for 15+ years. The initial mission of Klassy Kinks was to change perceptions of kinky textured hair around the world by providing motivational and uplifting content that encourages women to embrace their full selves.
In 2013, after my first year of my PhD program, I started this blog as an extension of my YouTube channel and a creative outlet. Since then, it has grown into a space that combines my many passions – hair, health, beauty, style, and education – geared primarily towards a black/pan-African female audience.