After enduring a spat of online bullying, 21-year-old model Nyadak “Duckie” Thot is embracing her inner voice. As a model, she’s been told for years how to look and how to act by photographers and stylists and has received sharp, frequent criticism on social media. Most of the instructions and criticism have been directed at how to style and wear her beautiful, thick, afro-textured hair. At Vinci Hair Clinic, we understand the difficult emotions that surround hair, and we hope that, like Duckie Thot, you too can embrace your inner voice.
Duckie’s experience modeling made it difficult to embrace her natural hair. In an interview, she told Teen Vogue magazine that the lack of diversity in the modeling world has made it difficult for her to find stylists familiar with her hair’s texture and type. Most of the time, people wanted her to change her hairstyle. She told Teen Vogue, “I’ve done all things possible with my hair for the industry––I’ve been skin bald, shaved, cut with blonde hair, I’ve been fairy floss pink, I’ve tried and done everything possible for other people.” But Duckie finally decided that she needed to embrace her natural hair instead of changing it to please people.
Since deciding to model with her natural hair instead of changing it to fit other people’s desires, Duckie has uncovered a newfound confidence and self-esteem. After listening to herself, Duckie realized that the problem people have with accepting afro-textured hair stems from a lack of information. Instead of teaching black women how to take care of their own natural hair, companies try to sell products and information about how to make their hair look different.
At Vinci Hair Clinic, we understand the pain of not feeling like yourself––whether it’s because of following other people or because of losing your own hair. We encourage our clients to follow their inner voices. We provide world-class hair transplant surgeries and scalp micropigmentation procedures to empower victims of hair loss to follow their inner voice and begin their hair regrowth journeys. Contact us today to learn more about the permanent hair restoration options available at our clinics.