Meet Victoria Smith
Hi there! I like to think of myself as a “digital content creator helping women achieve confident curls and healthier lifestyles,” but to everyone else, I am a:
- Social media maven
- Woman of 10,000 businesses
Welcome to my world!
While I am all of the above, I come with formal training. While my journalism degree has led me to several newsrooms (at historic black newspapers and TV stations) and my life as a social media manager, it helped me find my greater purpose: the ClassyCurlies platform.
How it all started
Curiosity + Greatness
I couldn’t stop staring at all of those beautiful women with luscious curls on YouTube. Although the natural hair space was still relatively new in 2010, those videos sparked curiosity into what my own natural hair texture looked like. I launched ClassyCurlies as a way to practice my writing and document my natural hair journey in December 2010. I had no idea what I was doing was called a “blog” until I later took a journalism class where we had to create our own. Now I tell myself, “Hey, I was blogging all of that time.”
What we do today
Empowerment + Education
This “little” blog turned into an even “bigger” blog over the years. It wasn’t until someone stopped me on the street for the first time to praise the site that I realized, “Wow, this is something” and “I’m not just a closet writer.” Over the past seven years, ClassyCurlies.com has empowered thousands of women by providing a space they can seek curly hair care advice while boosting their self-confidence. While it still captures my natural hair journey, it provides education on living a more healthier and positive life outside of “normal” beauty standards through our healthy living series.
Nearly 11 years later, we’re not just a blog but we’re an online business that provides:
Plant-based hair care and healthy living tips: ClassyCurlies.com
Social Media, Brand Management, Writing Services: ClassyCurlies LLC
Plant-based Beauty Products: Makeitclassydiy.com
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When I’m not blogging…(which is rare), I’m:
- Building our plant-based beauty brand, Make It Classy
- Reading a good book
- Volunteering in my community
- Looking up new healthy recipes – I’m a big foodie
- Spending time with my family and friends
- Helping other brands grow their audience
Got a question about natural hair or healthy living, I’m always available at ClassyCurlies@gmail.com.
Looking to hire me to speak at an event or social media work? Or maybe you’re looking to develop a brand partnership, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.