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Akeiri Taylor (@Curls_by_kiki) is known for her curly hair finishes. She loves sharing transformations and feels an obligation to letting her audience know how to get great results between salon visits.

Akeiri Taylor

@Curls_by_kiki

The Curlology Studio, Plantation, Florida

Specialty: specializing in naturally curly hair.

Top-performing post: One of my long time clients from New Jersey, who comes down once a year to visit, is known for her heavy curls. On May 23rd, she wanted a curly fro - so that’s exactly what she got! She honestly didn’t even know that shape was possible for her curls. It was such a fun day in the salon styling and shaping her curls. I think it went viral just because the before and after are really cool to see side by side.

Favorite apps: Unum- It shows you when its best to post based off how many likes you’ve received from any other previous post, and it also will post automatically for you on a timer. It just keeps you more organized, and who doesn’t love that? Unfold gives you nice templates so your IG can have a clean minimalistic theme if you choose and also creates nice templates for your story as well. Splitpic helps blurs pictures together and also is great for doing side by sides.

I follow: @Colormecurls, @Lucianbusuioc, @Alissa.Ashley, @Kiaraamaria, @Beingbrittanybenson, @Mckenzie_renae

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Pro tip: The best tips I can give to get the best results on a post is honestly a little bit of everything. Know your followers and get an app that can tell you when the best time to post is based on the algorithm. Lighting does make a huge difference. Natural lighting is the best, so make sure you have a clean background behind your subject. Another good tip is to create good captions to involve and engage your viewers.

Hidden talent: I did a little freelance makeup back in the day, and I also worked at the European Wax Center. I love shaping eyebrows!

Fun fact: I like to draw and make crafts.

My audience follows me because: They love seeing the transformations and also being educated.

How social media changed my life: It allows me to post my portfolio to reach wider range from Florida to the U.K. I love how social media can really open up so many new opportunities.

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