Whether they are a micro-influencer who has a fresh approach to caring for natural hair, or a sage vlogger who we’ve watched grow up online, beauty bloggers give us a new perspective on our beauty routine. While social media is full of those looking to be Insta-famous, there are a select few who rise above the pack. Get to know our latest pick for must-follow hair and beauty slay.
HYPE HAIR: When and how did you get started in vlogging?
TEMITOPE ADESINA: I started vlogging about four years ago when people would constantly ask me about my hair routine. I am Nigerian and many Nigerians don’t think they have good hair. I wanted to show that you can indeed be 100% African and have beautiful hair.
HH: What was your career before you took this path?
TEMITOPE: I had just graduated college and was working at Banana Republic.
HH: How would you describe your signature style?
TEMITOPE: I love a good twist out. It’s super easy and gorgeous.
HH: What do you think sets you apart from other aspiring influencers?
TEMITOPE: I try to add my own style with my looks. It’s definitely a whole package: outfit popping, makeup on point and hair just big and bold.
HH: What has been the hardest part of being a well-known blogger?
TEMITOPE: The hardest part for me is dealing with people who think they know everything about me. They give off the wrong information about me as if they know me personally. It’s hard, but I try as much as possible to ignore it.
HH: Has being a social media influencer been everything you’d hoped it would be?
TEMITOPE: It’s been a complete dream; the positive definitely outweighs the negative. To live every day doing what I love to do has always been a goal I thought wasn’t attainable. I’m so grateful.
HH: How does it feel to have thousands of followers relying on you for honest product reviews and tutorials?
TEMITOPE: It feels amazing and I don’t take it lightly at all.
HH: What does a typical day look like for you?
TEMITOPE: A typical day is waking up and then going over the content I am supposed to create for that day. Afterward, I make sure I eat so that I have enough energy for content creation. I create the content — it takes about three hours — and then it’s time to edit. Editing also takes a bit, and then I make my schedule for the next day. I try not to over-stress myself with work so I take things a step at a time to avoid a meltdown which I can have easily—haha.
HH: What are two of your favorite hair maintenance and styling products?
TEMITOPE: My favorite hair maintenance product is the African Pride Pre Shampoo and Tresemme Moisture Rich conditioner.
HH: What is a hair or makeup tool that you cannot live without?
TEMITOPE: The beauty blender is my holy grail when it comes to makeup, and I love my Txture Pro Brush, as it helps with all my hair styling.