Funky Junky Feature: Masterful Mimi

We think everyone has the ability to develop admiration for someone they see on social media. As interactive as social media is these days, its so easy! From time to time, we host campaigns to highlight a few of our favorite curly girls online who tag us in their awesome photos using UFD products. This month’s #FunkyFeature: Mesmerizing Mimi from Atlanta, Georgia! We first introduced the rest of our followers to Mimi during our Holiday Craft Your Curls campaign for which she styled her tresses with UFD products and produced this! Her photos were so stunning, we had to have Read More

Renee’s Corner: My Favorite Femme Pioneer in Black History

This month has been filled with so much pride and recognition for people of color, especially women of color (#WakandaForever)! As a black woman in business raising African American children, I admire the strength, grace and humility black women display as we face the challenges of our society — formerly and presently. As we wrap up Black History Month, I want to take some time to highlight and celebrate a noteworthy woman in Black history and easily one of my favorites: former First Lady of these United States, Michelle Obama. It has been said that “behind every strong man is Read More

The Aesthetics of Being a #BeautyBoss featuring @iknowleee

Life makes many unexpected, tumultuous turns. We sometimes think we are headed straight down a path of success and arrive at new destinations unknown. We strive for normality, but at times our journey allows us to rise to the occasion and become extraordinary. This proves to be true with this month’s #BeautyBoss, Helecia, aka @iknowleee. Helecia, post-university (where she majored in Graphic Design) became a school teacher, and taught fourth, fifth and seventh grade classes over a course of seven years. She also started a blog right after graduation, and, being a side-hustle pro, she also made and sold handmade Read More

Natasha Howard: Fit, Fab and Forever Funky

Life is full of multi-tasking, roles and duties, but it’s also full of opportunities — to better ourselves, work hard and establish things in this world we are passionate about. Sometimes, those opportunities don’t have much to do with one another, but each helps to build a uniqueness about us . That’s proven to be true with our awesome (and well-rounded, might we add), Brand Ambassador, Natasha Howard (aka @longlibralegz on Instagram). Between being a long-time basketball fanatic, model and business professional, Natasha is agreeably a jack of all trades. “I am employed with Frito Lay where I am a Read More

#CurlyGirlMagic: No Stopping Our Shine in 2018

We are kicking off 2018 with a new theme and are excited to bring you #CurlyGirlMagic! #CurlyGirlMagic exists as a compliment to curly girls everywhere (#NoCurlLeftBehind). Uncle Funky’s Daughter is committed to nurturing every curl we touch through our products and to make all our Funky Junkies feel absolutely fabulous. It is our intention to continue to celebrate you and how you embrace your natural beauty everyday. Heading into this new year, we have imagined a time of glam and sparkle and want to spread that all over. As curly girls, naturalistas, rizos (and all the other terms used to Read More

Renee’s Corner: 2017…The Year in Review

2017 has been teachable and outspoken. It has been triumphant. I think many would agree it’s also been a “wild ride.” Uncle Funky’s Daughter has undergone many changes and has strived everyday this year to elevate, expand and include curly girls everywhere. As we bring 2017 to a close, I wanted to share some of my most memorable moments and happenings from the past year: We started the year off in protest for things as important to us at the Women’s March in January, and are still pumping our fists (and moving our fingers) to be heard (or read). Millions around the Read More

Renee’s Corner: 3 Cheerful Gift Giving Ideas for Curly Girls

Happy Thanksgiving Funky Junkies! I am definitely in the holiday spirit this week (finally)! Between counting up the guest list for Thanksgiving Dinner, planning activities for the kids that will keep them busy, and checking off the early tasks of executing the menu (just made my pound cake), I not only have a lot to be thankful for, but I’m convinced I’m ready to do some of the thanking and play Mrs. Claus in the coming weeks. There are dozens of “holiday shopping tips” articles out there and brands are doing backflips to try and catch our attention for those Read More