If you follow us on Instagram, you’ve probably seen this lovely face come up in our feed a few times. This month we’re sharing a glimpse into the life of Taïssa: student at The College of Early Childhood in Geneva, President of the Capoeira Arte Popular Association and Blogger — and those are only a few of her talents!
What led you to your current career/academic path?
I really love being around people and am passionate about child development. Previously, I worked with children at the Institute of Childhood and currently, I teach a group of children in my Capoeira Academy. Concerning my blog, I decided to create it to share my passion for capoeira, travel, sports apparel, and afro haircare.
Smiley, generous and benevolent. I like to have fun, do sports and enjoy life. I’m very positive and always try to help those around me. I love art, music, singing, languages, fashion, sport, film and much more. People always say I do it all. From an early age, my parents taught me how to multi-task.
What does a day in your life look like?
My days go by fast and they are full. =)
I wake up at 6 am to get ready for school, where I have classes until 5 pm. When I arrive at home, I get dressed for capoeira and pack my bag to go do 2 hours of training with Maitre Lima and our students. When I come home at night, I study, go to bed, and start over again. On the weekend, I work on my blog, studies and of course, take time for myself.
What are your current obsessions?
The highlight and lip gloss from Fenty Beauty and my new pair of Nikes.
Your curls are gorgeous. How do you care for them?
Thank you very much! I don’t have a special regimen. I test what works for me and what doesn’t. Once a week, I wash my hair and do a nourishing mask. At the moment, I use a lot of different products for my hair, including Blossom products (read until the end for a special surprise). Every morning, I spray my hair with a mixture of water, conditioner castor oil and jojoba oil.
What’s your advice on caring for curly hair?
Be patient! Patience is the key to success, I assure you. It’s also necessary to take care of it because it can be a lot of work. You have to be sure to hydrate your hair and trim your ends. Also, seek a professional stylist that specializes in curly hair and watch Youtube for ideas.
What does your hair mean to you?
My hair is my heritage and a part of my identity. I am mixed. My mother is Italian and my father Afro-Latino. My hair is the legacy that my ancestors left me, just like my skin color. I am very proud to have the hair I have, though I learned to love my hair quite late.
Where can readers find you on the Internet?