KURLY OF THE MONTH: APRIL 2017 RANA
Every month, we highlight a superstar Kurly who is giving us serious hair envy. Meet Rana from Orange, NJ who owns two sets of the Kinky Straight Blowout. Find out she puts her Dreams in Drive, all while staying fly in her Kurly Klips!
TELL US MORE ABOUT YOURSELF
Hi Kurlies, My name is Rana Campbell and I am the host of Dreams In Drive - a podcast for creative and lifestyle entrepreneurs who want to learn how to take their dreams out of PARK and into DRIVE. Beyond podcasting, I enjoy my day job working as a Marketing Specialist at an eCommerce fulfillment company. I also run my personal blog ranacampbell.com - and help creatives learn how to build brands that SHINE in the business world. I'm a HUGE fan of heels dance classes am slightly obsessed with Lindt Vanilla truffles. You can stay up to date on my daily fashion, style, and life adventures on Instagram at @rainshineluv.
Added a pop of color! #ootd #lotd #style #fashion #workstyle #motorcylejacket #fauxleather #blackgirlmagic #melanin #fblogger #fashionista #burgundy #photography #art// So honored to be asked to be one of @bellab.roseboutique brand ambassadors. We worked together for a branding consultation and now we're teaming up again. I love supporting #dreamdrivers building their brands! / use code DREAMDRIVER for 15% off your purchase
WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE KURLY KLIPS?
I first fell in love with the Kurly Klips brand after interviewing Founder & CEO Lana Boone for episode 13 of the Dreams In Drive podcast. I love that she started the brand after not being able to find clip-ins that matched her natural hair texture. As an entrepreneur and consumer, her passion inspired me. As someone who is very active, but not the biggest fan of weaves, I wanted to try clip-in extensions again after a not-so-good long-term experience with another brand. Kurly Klips and Dreams In Drive had partnered on some episode sponsorship collaborations so I asked Lana to recommend a texture that would fit my low maintenance lifestyle. We decided on My Kinky Straight and the rest has been history! I love how helpful Lana was during the entire experience and also loved all the positive customer reviews and online styling tutorials as well. I'm happy I chose Kurly Klips. It's been really helpful to have a simple go-to style that takes me less than 10 minutes to install and style in the morning. It's also a great way for me to protective style my own hair, minimize manipulation AND support a Black-owned woman business.
FAVORITE PRODUCTS TO USE ON YOUR KURLY KLIPS + WHAT'S YOUR CARE ROUTINE?
Because the My Kinky Straight texture is very low maintenance, I don't use a lot of product. When I want to add some shine or light moisture, I use a few drops of TGIN (Thank God It's Natural) Argan Replenishing Hair & Body Serum.
@charellstar's "Touchable Textures" NBC @newyorklivetv w/ @ashleybellman aired yesterday. Thanks so much for allowing me to strut my stuff on camera and showcase these fun, winter fashions by @hervelvetvase @mintmarket @designhistory @koolaburra 🙈 I had a great time learning how segments are put together behind the scenes #style #newyorklive #nbc #fashion #model #style #winterstyle #winterfashion #knits #texture #nyc #lotd #ootd
ANY FAVORITE MEMORIES WHILE WEARING YOUR KURLY KLIPS?
One of my favorite memories wearing my Kurly Klips is from the night I first received them. I remember rushing to install them and wearing them to a Cakes & Heels dance class that night. As a dancer, I love big, voluminous hair and I remember how confident and fierce I felt that night. You couldn't tell me anything! I liked that the hair matched my own texture and made me feel great in my own skin.
You can catch me making my modeling debut on a TV near you very soon!!! More details once I have them...so excited to see how the final segment came out. Thanks once again for the opportunity @charellstar 💋 #photography #ootd #lotd #model #wcw #fashion #style #kurlyklips #nbc #fashionista #blackgirlmagic // wearing @hervelvetvase @designhistory @kurlyklips
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD?
If you're a creative or lifestyle entrepreneur, I invite you to check out the Dreams IN Drive podcast - where you'll learn how to take your dreams out of PARK and into DRIVE. The podcast is streamed via the web, iTunes, Soundcloud, GooglePlay. Keep dreaming. Keep driving. Never give up on your dreams and what drives you, Kurlies!
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Rana, it's always such a pleasure working with you! Your professionalism is always to the highest standard and it's so nice to know we have sistas like you representing in the business and media world. Thank you for interviewing me on your podcast. I really enjoyed the conversation! And if anyone is interested in hearing the Kurly Klips BEHIND THE SCENES story, be sure to check it out!
Your Sister in Beauty,