Hello, my name is Sonia Uter and I’ve been wearing my hair naturally for seventeen years. I am originally from Rochester, New York. For my studies, I moved to Georgia and majored in fashion and industrial design at Savannah College of Art & Design. Currently, I reside in Brooklyn, N.Y., and work in Manhattan as a childrenswear designer. I love the thrill of extreme sports and have an affinity for snowboarding.
Other interests include biking, skydiving, white water rafting, jet skiing and learning to play acoustic guitar. At present, I am eagerly working on creating my own accessories line.
I was inspired to stop processing my hair about a year after my mom decided to go “natural”. I also realized just how much damage chemicals were doing to my hair. It was then that i proceeded to wear my hair in a variety of hairstyles, such as the curly ‘fro, two strand twists, or pressed out from time to time before deciding to eventually loc my hair. Now my locs have grown abundantly down past my waist. I also became well versed in braiding styles and loc’d styles and would do others hair as a side job when attending college. I eventually became a loctician and braidtician in a shop, and even did micro braid styles on customers. I am happy with the choice I made to wear my hair natural, and hope it inspires others to do the same.
*Taken from Kamoy Magazine online. Make sure you purchase your copy of Kamoy today!
Stay Blessed & Happy Locing!