Peltier credits her mother, who was once a model for Black hair magazines, with showing her the I Gave Birth 21 Years Ago Where’s My Drink Classic T-Shirt in other words I will buy this value of experimentation. “I quickly learned from her that experimentation is a lifestyle for Black femmes, and they are often shamed for their uniqueness,” she says. “From her, I learned about the Black beauties before me and the way they adorned and dressed their hair.” Donna Summer in particular inspired her appreciation of bangs, which have become Peltier’s signature look. “Bangs are nearly an essential part of my identity at this point.” She refers to her tight curly bangs and waterfall layers as her “princess” cut, “because I feel so delicate and enchanting with this look,” she says. “There is nothing more beautiful to me than big hair that resembles a raspberry bush in full bloom.”
As for her favorite products, Peltier keeps a simple regimen: Avocurl products offer a deep cleanse, while Garnier Whole Blends Conditioner and Melanin’s hair oil provide moisture. Got2b Glued is her go-to for sleek looks, while her hair pick and Tangle Teezer are staples when it comes to detangling.