Fashion model TK Quann, left, and blogger Cipriani Quann, editor of Urban Bush Babes, attended 'Widows' Special Screening at Brooklyn Academy of Music on Sunday in New York City.

TK and Cipriani are identical twin sisters who are each blessed with a head full of natural hair.

On Making it in New York City

The twins grew up in Baltimore, MD, but lived in New York, where they were discovered by a fashion scout. TK modeled for 10 years, but her sister, Cipriani, chose a different route: blogging.
 

Why TK's Hair Posed a Problem On Fashion Shoots

"My hair was a big concern for the majority of my jobs. They either wanted me to straighten it or turn it into a looser curl, because I have afro-texture hair. As a model, I understand that you’re supposed to be a canvas for the client to create the look that they think is beautiful and will sell, but I had to go home looking that way at night and it was really impacting my self-esteem. I just didn’t feel that it was right, so I decided that I needed to get out of that business."
 

Why TK's Size Intimidates Some People

"As a woman who is not small (I'm 5'10 and a size 10 or 12) I embrace my curves proudly in an industry that is still inundated with those that shun sizes larger than a 4/6. Where some think curves are cool or only embraced depending on your ethnicity, race or color of one’s skin. We live in a world where some young girls are incessantly comparing their bodies to what is deemed as “acceptable” or “beautiful" in the fashion world. When their bodies look otherwise they believe they are the opposite of beautiful. So yes representation really does matter and no matter one’s size, slender or curvy, and no matter the color of one’s skin we all need to be embraced."

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As a woman who is not small (I’m 5’10 and a size 10 or 12) I embrace my curves proudly in an industry that is still inundated with those that shun sizes larger than a 4/6. Where some think curves are cool or only embraced depending on your ethnicity, race or color of one’s skin. ?????We live in a world where some young girls are incessantly comparing their bodies to what is deemed as “acceptable” or “beautiful” in the fashion world. When their bodies look otherwise they believe they are the opposite of beautiful. So yes representation really does matter and no matter one’s size, slender or curvy, and no matter the color of one’s skin we all need to be embraced. This dialogue is not only important but needed especially in this political & social climate. There are companies & brands that are inclusive, including size inclusivity, because they understand women bless this earth in ALL shapes and sizes however, there are those who believe being fashionable is dependent on your size. ????? I am not asking for a seat at the table of those who share that sentiment. You can look for me either working on building my own table or at a table that has a seat to accommodate these thick thighs, hips, brown skin and big ole’ afro. ••• ?: @sandra.arenas

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  • pecancandy

    Gorgeous

  • Music

    Their hair is EVERYTHING!!!! ???

  • Rayne

    Nice looking girls!

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Fly AF!

  • Kim’s Original Face

    Love!

    I know she hates wash day cuz I hate to wash and go through the detanglinh process

    These grils are gorge!

  • Navybeans95

    Beautiful ladies...I bet their natural hair regimen is a part time job...

  • Renee26

    Pretty ladies...

  • Lady_Elle

    Ciara had 75% less hair and a great deal on this blog went in on her for having too much!

    Ciara as a performing artist had more reason to add additional hair.

    IMO Ciara is just as pretty if not prettier...yet she received all kinds of HATE.

    Can't wait to see how this post goes. :-)

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    YESSSSSSS!!!!!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Pretty girls.

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    Ciara's hair was not natural! There's a difference!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Their Beautiful. ...but they don't look idential

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    One day we gonna get to that promise land, HAIRLAND That is, its not uncommon or unatural that black women have long hair. Most of our ancestors had beautiful long luxurious hair, its in our gene, we just choose to be indoctrinated with whitty beauty standards. One day our accomplishments wont be define by the hair on our head. ? beautiful sistas ??

  • Hill Candy

    Hair is gorgeous

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    Yes they are some BADDIES!!! I wanna cry just thinking about what they have to go through to wash their hair. I'm a natural girl with a nice length (my hair reaches the middle of my back when it's straight) and I have to do everything in sections.

  • FukkFolks2018

    That hair sent me into an anxiety attack. Its gorge tho

  • ALLMINE?

    Why black folks so gullible? Lol

  • SpillyNillie

    Loving all and every inch of it..They are both Gorg!! I too have decided to embrace my natural hair (again) and debunk what yt America defines as beautiful for African American women.

    Side note: their night routine must take forever...

  • FukkFolks2018

    About what? Their hair?

    I believe them

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BpfU5liA0ut/

  • Kanyade

    aw so precious here. reminds me of how my sister's hair looked when we were kids. my hair always = hot mess. never this pretty (tame) lol.

  • Kanyade

    i dont know why i thought they grew up in arkansas... misinformed. beautiful ladies. that hair so large and voluminous. defying gravity and whatnot.

  • Mister Fantastic

    What's up with the matted Chaka Khan wig?

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Sections is KEY!

  • ALLMINE?

    There are some add on's.. lol

  • 88

    She bad

  • 88

    She bad

  • Yui

    They look fraternal to me.

  • Yui

    They look fraternal to me.

  • Bashi22

    Talk about embracing yourself

  • Renee26

    Too cute

  • Renee26

    Scratches head at the thought

  • Mona Lisa

    Beatiful girls. Love the hair, but I cannot imagine the maintencance it requires.

  • Mona Lisa

    Beatiful girls. Love the hair, but I cannot imagine the maintencance it requires.

  • T Willis

    ?

  • T Willis

    ?

  • Y me?

    Beautiful. Tho i Hate to read whole book chapters under ig posts

  • Y me?

    Also i feel like if i had THAT much hair it would have to stay corn rowed or in a bun or something. A person with nefarious intentions could put a small rodent or a bunch of insects in her hair and she would be none the wiser for several minutes

  • Chuck

    Women? They look like men with makeup.

  • RealATLPeach36

    Sandra they might be twins but not identical, perhaps fraternal twins?

    Twins are two offspring produced by the same pregnancy. Twins can be either monozygotic ("identical"), meaning that they develop from one zygote, which splits and forms two embryos, or dizygotic ("fraternal"), meaning that each twin develops from a separate egg and each egg is fertilized by its own sperm cell.

  • WhoKnew

    Definitely a bunch of add ons.

  • hi-liter

    Black Queens ???????

  • Well$$Well$$?

    "A person with nefarious intentions could put a small rodent or a bunch of insects in her hair and she would be none the wiser for several minutes"

    ??? I don't know why this was so funny to me...

  • Malcom Flex

    Beautiful women. Have no idea if their hair is authentic there was some male with big hair like theirs pimping hair potions and his was fake.

  • Malcom Flex

    No they don't.

  • stav

    I was about to say, their hair issue is quite questionable, however they are beautiful !

  • ALLMINE?

    Exactly..

  • sherri2016

    My fellow Beautiful Black Baltimore sisters

  • Malcom Flex

    Yup!

  • Ryan

    Then you need glasses then.

  • Faithz

    Beautiful Women.

  • Ryan

    Jealousy is never an attractive trait. No matter what they are fine and a nice change from the thots being posted everywhere who all look the same.

  • Faithz

    Beautiful Girls.

  • Lady_Elle

    Huh?
    Reading is fundamental!
    Thank you! I went back and read the article. :-)

  • the guest

    So hair racism really is about the texture not the length. Racists calling black women bald headed. Then when black women have hair down to their backside, then they say the texture isn’t right. One of my college sisters had locks down to her lower back and white girls on campus were always asking her if she wished she could comb them out. These two sisters are sending the right message and image to sisters. We decide our look and beauty!

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Rock it sisters!!! Beautiful ladies is what they are.

  • Oh Tommie

    Is this the female equivalent of morning wood...OOWEE!!! ????

  • CookieMobster

    She is beautiful but that hair is too much for me. She needs to have it thinned out slightly. It looks like it must weigh a ton. He face and style are very beautiful.

  • Sdot33

    So now it weave that's supposed to look natural? YUCK...NEXT

  • Renee Bee

    Yassssss Auntie! Keep posting positivity!

  • ALLMINE?

    99% of queens wear somebody else's hair..JEALOUSY?

  • Queen B

    She has a body like mines ? Im 5'9 sz 10

  • Malcom Flex

    You right about that

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Very different, very unique, very pretty!

  • City girl

    It's always the girls who can't grow hair that assumes that a girl with a head full of hair, is rocking an add on.

  • City girl

    How are you so sure that those are add on's? Why would you even assume that they are? So a black girl can't have this much hair?

  • ALLMINE?

    No they can't. All I see is weaves and wigs out here. Most people with common sense would think the hair is fake..

  • City girl

    So black women can't have that much hair?

  • Dr. P

    She's gawjuss but all that dry yarn in her head is making me itch and sweat. Does it come off at night, is it a wig, clip-ins or what?

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Me too

  • Trey

    sorry lady...your FAKE HAIR is wack....

  • CocoBabe88

    These two women have been on the natural hair scene for DECADES and have been well known fashionistas and socialites among the NYC crowd...and YES the hair is REAL and all their’s. Y’all late af lol ??

  • MsSapphire9800

    The sister Cipriani was in Essence magazine once and hair texture was totally different. I can't honestly say it is weave or not....but it is questionable. They are very beautiful...love their outlook on how you should define your own beauty.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Beautiful black women.. and at 40, they look really good for their age.

    (And it's Cipriana, by the way, not Cipriani. )

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    Their videos are still on youtube where thry show how they manage their "150 loose twists style". Their hair is real, the less you manage them, the better and healthier they will grow. TK is also an artist. I have been following them from the Youtube days. So happy they still book with all that beautiful hair

  • Trace da Ace

    wow!! Both of them are beautiful african american queens!!! I love the fact that they let their hair grow so long and natural.

  • http://bitchbecomesher.com Tasha Nicole

    TK wonder gained weight, I've followed them for years on Instagram and TK was a bit slimmer.

    Anyway love these 2 ladies

  • ClaireHuxtable

    "Gimme a head with hair...long beautiful hair...HAIR HAIR HAIR..."
    W0w Ladies, I would have hated to have been on your Momma on Sunday mornings...

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Thank you! Yesss... I've seen these girls!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    My daughter's hair is incredibly thick yet not as long as these twins. Doing it is a production and time consuming.

  • ALLMINE?

    Hair maintenance..? Lol 10 billion yearly spent on others hair and u expect me to know when a woman hair is real?

  • ALLMINE?

    My sister has a lot of hair.. most people assume it's a wig.. you're pretending like this doesn't happen..smh

  • ALLMINE?

    And we all know yall don't have time anymore.

  • City girl

    You can not be that damn ignorant. Yes hair maintenance. Coloring and constantly styling your hair can damage it. So if you want a certain style, and love to switch it up, wearing wigs is the perfect way to go.

  • B.Loveitt

    Me too!!!

  • City girl

    What??? Sweetheart, you're the one who is assuming that if a black woman has a head full of hair, that it has to be a add on, or a wig.

    Stop trolling and go fine something constructive to do.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Reading is fundamental, BillyBob.
    "Doing" is a present tense verb.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    If you're going to criticize then "yes" you should know! Don't just tear down something when you have no basis in fact.
    All women switch up hair styles &/or colors. Men too!

  • ALLMINE?

    "TEAR DOWN" lol

  • ALLMINE?

    I gotta be white to make that statement? ??

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I'm not concerned with the outside of your skin.

  • Miss Thang

    I've been following these beautiful ladies for years. They have the longest, thickest natural hair I've ever seen. Just GORGEOUS!

  • Quitedeliteful

    These ladies are beautiful! I love how they embrace their looks, their hair and their style. True trendsetters!!!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    They say they are identical. Who am I to argue with them? ??

  • Desi

    Just beautiful.

  • RealATLPeach36

    Point taken LOL

  • Kimocha

    They are stunning! ??

  • disqus_IyEJdAN9NX

    Identical? I don't see it