A DAY IN THE LIFE
“Living Naturally You”
Real People Real Answers
What’s your name?
Thierry Kojo Baptiste - Kojo is a AFRICAN male name that is Ghanaian, which means Born on Monday and Nigerian meaning of UNCONQUERABLE
Both Definitions Apply.......
How old are you?
Where are you from?
Indianapolis, Indiana but I travel from coast to coast as an educator of Custom Colour and Trend Cutz Styling for Locs
What is your occupation?
I am a licensed cosmetologist who specializes in the cultivation of Locs. Traditionally called an Loctician, but known to be called a LocStylist due to expansion of services I offer to the natural hair community.
How would you describe yourself?
Definitely a New Era of Locs pioneer who travels to the beat of my own drum that evolves in unison with the world effortlessly.
When did you first decide to grow locs?
When I got tired of combing my hair after having every other Afrocentric style in the world. It was a natural evolution.
This is my second or maybe third set, I'm not sure because I really don't keep up with the details past hairstyles. None thus far tops this one, and the next one will reign over the one I have today.
If there was one word to describe your style what would it be?
AfroChic. I am definitely Afrocentric. I love everything about being black and although I have a dark skin tone, I would love to be darker. I don't understand why my people are bleaching their skin. BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL
Within that mindset, I have a sense of personal style that is a combinations of a Parisian flare, Revolutionist, and Harlem Renaissance influences.
Who are some people that inspire you the most?
Those who think outside of the box when it comes to manifesting their artistic gifts and those who openly apologetically proclaim themselves (even if I don't agree with what they say).
Living Without Fear of self expression is very liberating. That freedom creates a confidence that stimulates my soul and motivates me to discover more about myself and the universe.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Stress Free & Unconditionally Loved
What advice would you give to others who wanted embrace their individuality ?
Turn the television off that subconsciously programs our people you to SELF HATE and go inside your soul to discover your definition of self.
Embrace that concept as long as you like.
When life experiences generates a new outlook, do not hesitate to change who you currently are because others like the person you were yesterday.
What’s your favorite quote?
STAY FOCUSED (on you) and all of your dreams will come true.