Meet The Interns: Chloe Pearson

Name, College, and graduation year

My name is Chloe Pearson I attend East Carolina University with a graduation date of 2018.

When did you go natural? Did you big chop or transition?

I have been natural my whole life but about five years ago decided to embrace my curls.

What was the one deciding factor that made you go natural?

In middle school I started wearing my hair straight, so I would get my hair done every week. With my hair texture it is hard for my hair to stay straight it always wants to revert at the roots and ends. I was involved in dance at the time and often sweated out my hair. I was tired of my weekly routine and decided to try something new going into high school.

How has your perception about yourself, and others, changed since you’ve been natural?

My perception of myself hasn’t really changed, I have notice that I tend to be more confident when I where my hair out whereas when I first began to go where my hair out I was self-conscious about what others would think. My perception of others isn’t influenced by my hair choice.

Have people approached or treated you differently with natural hair?

I get a lot of stares from people at my hair and occasionally random people touch without asking. People always give more complements when my hair is straight, and maybe that is because I don’t straighten it very often.

What is your favorite part of your hair routine?

Detangling my hair while washing or co-washing is my absolute favorite part of my hair routine.

What are your top 3 must have hair products?

I love, love, love Carol’s Daughter products and use them religiously. My hair needs moisture but not products that are too heavy and leave it overly saturated. My must haves are Coconut oil, Carol’s daughter’s Tui leave- in conditioner spray (mixed with Carol’s daughter hair milk), and Lottabody’s Moisture Me: Curl and Style milk. I guess that is four but I mix my leave in spray with hair milk into one to make a more moisturizing spay.

What are your top 3 favorite hair tools?

My Denman brush (modified) and wide tooth comb are my essentials, curl formers come in handy when I want to curl with no heat.

Who is your current #MCM and #WCW?

Lately my #MCM has been Broderick Hunter. My #WCW is SZA her HAIR!!! But I also love her music and she seems to have this amazing spirit.

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CurlyInCollege© Summer Internships – 2015

CurlyInCollege© Virtual Summer Internship Opportunities – 2015

Deadline to Apply: June 5th, 2015


Duration of Internship: June 8th – August 8th, 2015

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CurlyInCollege© invites enthusiastic students to join a talented team of global ambassadors that will build the fast-growing digital publication:

CurlyInCollege© is a resource that celebrates students who are bold enough to navigate a life with curls on campus.

Applicants can be male or female but must be at least 16 years old. They should also be avid readers of natural hair blogs, books, video blogs, and will likely consider themselves “product junkies” and/or “trendsetters” in their high school or college community. Having personal experience transitioning to and/or maintaining natural hair is a plus.

Positions Available and Requirements Listed Below:

Bloggers (Multiple Positions Available)  

  • Submit weekly blog posts that will be featured on the blog and associated social media platforms
  • Participate in bi-weekly team update conference calls
  • Require excellent photography skills and a good eye for outstanding images
  • Confident writing skills
  • A strong sense of style and an interest in entrepreneurship or tech startups
  • Reliable computer and high speed internet connection
  • Access to a good quality digital camera/lense/tripod (preferably DSLR)
  • Photoshop experience, or experience with similar photo editing software a plus
  • Large social media following

Social Media Ambassadors (2 Positions Available)

  • Promote CiC’s Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, and YouTube pages
  • Develop strategies to meet growth metrics by given deadlines
  • Implement social media plan consistently
  • Maintain high engagement numbers
  • Requires a good eye for outstanding images
  • Reliable computer and high speed internet connection
  • Outgoing and works well with others
  • Strong communicationskills and willingness to work remotely

Web Development Intern (One Position Available)

  • Provide website maintenance and support
  • Experienced building and managing sites with wordpress backend
  • Experience with SEO and Google Analytics a plus

Event Management Intern (One Position Available)

  • Assist founder with planning and execution of on campus events
  • Ability to meet desired goals under budget
  • Work with team to coordinate staffing and volunteer requirements
  • Prepare logistics for all vendors
  • Possible day of management
  • Manage post event evaluations
  • Oversee event marketing and promotion
  • Other duties as assigned by founder

Other Skills Required for All Positions:

  • Experience with WordPress or other blogging platforms (include links to personal blogs or guest posts)
  • Proficient with Google Apps and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Video editing experience is a plus, but not required (include links)
  • Positive online reputation as documented by applicants social media/blogging behaviors
  • Proven ability to function efficiently on a team and rally campus/school support for a specific cause (explain in cover letter)
  • Experienced bloggers with published posts on existing sites are encouraged to apply (include links)
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to self edit blog posts
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly

Fun Perks for Curly In College Interns:

  • review new products
  • free CurlyInCollege© branded merchandise
  • free passes to natural hair shows
  • heightened credibility as a result of having been featured on a prominent blog

* This posting advertises unpaid, part-time, summer internship opportunities. Perks vary by position *

As a result, those currently employed or interning elsewhere are still encouraged to apply – These internships will only require an estimated 5-10 hours per week and work will be done remotely (not in person).


Curly In College Summer 2015 Internship Opportunities

Deadline to Apply: June 5th, 2015


Duration of Internship: June 8th – Augst 8th, 2015

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Meet The Interns: Kiana Ward

Hello! I am Kiana Ward, a current student at North Carolina A&T State University and I am expected to graduate in the year of 2018. I went natural January 2nd, 2014, and I big chopped.

My deciding factor on going natural was that I just wanted healthier and more even textured hair. I had grown tired of the straight ends and the breakage and I just needed something different. Still today, my perception of myself varies depending on my social group. Some like my curls and others do not. When I receive compliments on my curls, I love them. When there’s criticism, I find myself trying to change my look. I have definitely experienced a difference in treatment since going natural…especially with the guys. But I enjoy my hair either way. It’s mine!

My favorite part of my hair routine would have to be deep conditioning. I love the feeling after you’ve detangled and shampooed. It is amazing. My top three hair products would be Coconut Oil (any brand, honestly),Aquage Seaextend Ultimate Colorcare with Thermal-V Strengthening Conditioner, 16 Ounce( love it! live by it), and Shop CurlyInCollege© – Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Original Leave-In Moisturizer for Unisex, 8 Ounce.

My top three hair tool…I don’t really use any tools. However, I do use my paddle brush whenever I wear my hair in a bun. Bob Pins are very useful also.

My #MCM has been and will always be A$AP Rocky, and my #WCW is the beautiful Jade Kendle from Youtube. I love you guysss.


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