With over 133K Followers on Instagram and a Youtube channel growing daily, this Columbian beauty is taking the curly hair culture by storm.
Tell us a little bit about yourself?
I am Edyeliz Ibarra, born and raised in Queens, New York, I come from Colombian decent. I am a full time student as well as a hair model.
In one word define your brand.
Edgy : I chose this word not because it's my nickname but because it's truly how I can define myself, my style and my brand.
When did you become a social media influencer?
Two and a half years ago, I took the leap of faith to just begin blogging for fun. It was a hobby at first which then lead to open plenty of doors I didn't even imagine.
What's the best thing about being an influencer so far ?
Being able to create the content that defines me, allowing people to see my personality exude through my images.
What three influencers do you look up to ?
- @ohhthatsjustflash @christinavega_ @jd_winters These are three women that are genuinely sincere in every post they have and I know them personally and what you see is what you get. They are women you can relate to and show you that it's okay to be yourself, be silly, be happy, be professional, be you!
What is the most important thing you would tell someone who is starting out and wants to increase their social media following?
Don't lose yourself trying to get "instagram famous" remember why you started and continuously remind yourself of that message alone. Create content with good quality, have fun, be creative, be unique and remain consistent. Just know that anything is possible if you work hard, what's meant to be for you will be for you.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years ?
I honestly see myself traveling the world hosting events, spreading the message of embracing and accepting yourself as a woman. Not necessarily just hair or beauty just overall acceptance of all the amazing qualities we have to offer. In regards of extra details of what I'll be doing I can't say just yet, haha we will just have to wait and see if my master plan comes to the light.
Social media has the impact of making people feel like they know you and every movement of your life so outside of social media who are you and how would you define yourself outside of curly.edgy?
I am truly a ball of energy, I don't portray myself to be one way on social media and another in person. Once people meet me they instantly feel they've known me since forever, I'm naturally a social butterfly, it's who I've been since I was a child. One thing I can say for a fact is, I'm very direct with any and everyone and I'm also a helper which is why I suppose blogging has worked in my favor haha
Where can people connect with you?
Instagram is my main platform to really see who I am, the images, videos, insta stories are all accesible so take a look!