She's ri-Freshing: Tyla Gilmore of The Curly Bunch

First, tell us a little about yourself.

 Hi! My name is Tyla Gilmore and I’m from Staten Island, NY. I’m a curly hair enthusiast who loves helping all my fellow curly girls learn about natural hair and beauty. I graduated in 2014 with my bachelors from Johnson and Wales University. And I am currently working for Birchbox and Seventeen Magazine.

When did you become part of The Curly Bunch? How did the whole idea come about?

 The Curly Bunch started in August 2015 and we all met on Instagram. The girls and I share similar goals and passions and that’s what brought us together. We want to create something that no one has done before and be able to connect with the natural hair community in ways we have never experienced. Our goal is to connect with as many woman as possible to help them love themselves unconditionally.

Were you shocked at how much you and The Curly Bunch’s brand has grown?

 Everyday I tell girls how grateful I am to have met them because what we have is so unique and special. We work so well together and I’m so happy to be apart of such a positive female movement. I can’t believe how many people we are touching with our movement and how quickly it has spread. We are so excited for the future of The Curly Bunch.

Have you always had natural hair? When did you decide to embrace your curls?

 I decided to start embracing my hair during my sophomore year of college. One of my good friends would always tell me “people pay for your hair girl you should be flaunting it”. After I put the straightener down I started doing tons of research and realized loving what I have is a beautiful thing.Embracing my natural hair is the best choice I ever made.

What are your holy grail hair products?

 My holy grail hair products is anything by Cantu. My first and favorite leave in conditioner I ever tried was from Cantu and it has transformed my hair completely and its always at the top of my list.

What is your go-to hair style?

My go to hairstyle is a simple wash n go.

How would you describe your personal style? What advice do you have for someone struggling to find their own?

I would describe my style as simple and comfortable. The best advice I can give someone about finding their style is to always make sure you’re happy in anything you do or wear. Your happiness is priority and if you love something rock it and always stay true to yourself.

What advice would you have for others trying to grow their brand?

Consistency and Quality is key.