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Currently Crushing On: Andrea Pippins + I Love My Hair

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Extending your brand into a space that makes for great synergy is no small feat. Many of us want to take our businesses in a new direction by offering new products or services, but have no clue where to start. Philly-based artist and graphic designer Andrea Pippins has found a way to expand her brand in a way that will resonate with grown women and young girls alike. She’s creating a coloring book appropriately titled I Love My Hair. The coloring book, which will be released in November 2015, is a celebration of natural hair and features the doodles and designs we all know and love on her social media platforms.

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“Let’s face it, the media has an extreme impact on how we see ourselves and how we define our own beauty. It also plays a big role in how we see or don’t see our hair. Clearly, naturally coily hair is not a part of the standard of beauty the media imposes. As a matter of fact, there are many anti-coil messages all over the media. Although it’s a problem, forget the media! Until we own and love ourselves (and our hair) we will never see changes in magazines, in hair salons, and beauty/hair supply stores. Once you love yourself (and hair for this matter) you will demand high-quality hair products and services… The media will then take notice and cater to the growing number of naturally coily ladies” Pippins told Clutch.

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If you’re interested in learning more about Andrea’s creative process, she’s sharing a sneak preview of the artwork that will be featured in the coloring book on Instagram. Just follow the hashtag #IHeartMyHair and be inspired!

To learn more about the creative force that is Andrea Pippins click here.

As a New York City storyteller, filmmaker, digital content creator, and PR strategist, Renae Bluitt created "In Her Shoes" to empower and enlighten women committed to realizing their dreams.

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