My name is Vivian Kaye and I am the Founder and CEO of KinkyCurlyYaki.
I have always been proud of my natural hair. I love the way it feels after a wash-n-go, how my curls look when I’ve given them the attention they deserve and how many different ways I can wear it. But I also love experimenting with protective styles such as weaves, wigs and braids and love to switch up my look on a whim based on my mood.
In 2010, after watching tons of videos of women unintentionally damaging their own natural hair in an attempt to blend it with exotic textures like "Brazilian", "Peruvian" & "Malaysian", I began searching for textures that looked more like my own. I was so ready to say goodbye to that whole "African in the front, Indian in the back" thing.
But my search came up empty.
I found that most hair extension companies carried mostly straight or synthetic curl textures that were not versatile or easy to maintain; not to mention the available textures weren’t so cute either.
So in 2012, I decided to create a company that not only sold high quality, kinky, curly and natural-looking textured hair extensions but one that also celebrates the women who wear it. YOU.