Meet Nestasia Marie: Our Lead Fashion and Hair Editor

Hello, my name is Nestasia Marie Smith and I am 17 years old. I’m an aspiring fashion designer and entrepreneur, product junkie, lover of the arts, and pizza connoisseur (LOL). I am Puerto Rican and Black, born and raised in the Bronx.


I do fashion illustration to design and conceptualize my garments and sew to bring them to life! On my free time I love to skateboard, read, write, act at the Abrons Arts Center and create mood boards with magazine cutouts.


I am apart of Cooper Hewitt’s DesignPrep Scholars program, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and a teen reviewer and critic with ArtsConnection.


My goals are to one day launch my very own clothing line, travel the world, and start up my very own fashion and lifestyle blog. I write articles about lifestyle, fashion, and beauty.


Follow me on social media!

Instagram: nestasiamarie

Snapchat: nestasiamarie


Meet Mia Lott: Our Confident Curly Girl

Hi! My name is Mia Lott. I’m an 11 year old, 6th grader, competitive dancer, a professional model, and a girl who loves to write. I’m half Black, half Ecuadorian, which makes me a mixed curly haired girl. I dance at J&L dance center in Union City, New Jersey. I love to model and I get to model for the agency Teri B Talent.  I love to write because it helps me express my emotion; whether I am sad, mad, or happy.  My interest started in writing began when I was in 4th grade!


I also like to play sports such as Volleyball, Soccer, and Basketball! This year, I have two goals; to attend  High Tech High School and attend the Alvin Ailey Ballet school. To achieve both of these things I have to manage my good grades and work really hard.


I live with my mom and sister and I love them so very much! 


MeetNaima Brown: Our Eyes behind the Camera

My name is Naima H. Brown and  I am 10 years old and I live with my mom and my brother in the Bronx, I attend a charter school in East Harlem, and favorite subject is math. I love to step and have been apart of my after schools squad for 4 years I enjoy playing baseball and soccer in the fall & spring.

In the summer I go away for a week with a host family apart of the Fresh Air Fund. I’m enrolled in the Big Brother Big Sister of NY program. 

I like going to Barnes and Noble on a regular basis and I love the comic called “Roller Girl and Smile”, chapter books like “the Dork Diaries” series.


I like trying new things different food sushi is my favorite, new hair styles, and nail designs. I like going out shopping with my mom and looking for new footwear and a unique outfits and modeling them for my mom. I like the fact that she allows me to express myself with my clothes and hair.

 I like doing my own hair and polishing my nails too. Going on youtube to find new ideas how to make different thing I learned how to make slime, lipgloss.

I love music; some of my favorite artists include Alicia keys Beyoncé, Andra Day, Adele, Rihanna, and Designer.

Meet Isis Joseph: Our Make-Up Guru 

Hi! My name is Isis Joseph and I am seventeen years old. I am currently a junior in high school in Midtown, Manhattan. I will be writing articles related to beauty and makeup on the HairOnPurpose blog! I hope you enjoy my content and find some articles useful as well as informative. I am happy to have this platform to do two of my favorite things: write and think about makeup!

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