#ManeCrushMonday w/ Maura

Happy Monday! I am super excited to share this feature with y'all today. Maura Chanz caught my eye a while ago on Twitter and I've been keeping up ever since. Maura is the founder of the @youneedtribe, an HBCU Alum (woot, woot!), and the owner of the creative agency Glitter + Hustle. 


Mane Style: How long have you been natural:

Maura: I've been natural all of my whole life! Honestly, truly *Joanne the Scammer voice*

MS: What are your go-to hairstyles?

M: My go-to hairstyles are wash & go's and a bun.

MS: Do you have any holy grail hair products?

M: Holy gair hair products are the entire Devacurl Decadence Line and Eco Styler Gel.

MS: Describe your personal style?

M: My personal style is comfortable and edgy. Silvers, denim, cigarette pants...

MS: What clothing store(s)  could we find you in, mostly?

M: I don't really shop at any chain brick and mortar, but I can always be found in a Buffallo Exchange. While on the west coast, Wasteland is my spot. I own a lot of stuff from Goodwill. I'll occassionally buy a solid tee from H&M and I enjoy BDG and American Eagle pants so Urban Outfitters and maybe there if I can't find them thrifting. 

MS: Does your outfit of the day reflect how you wear your hair? Or vice versa? 

M: I pick my outfits on a need basis and my hair only gets done maybe every week & a half to two weeks so neither. Special occassions where I'm doing a style the day or night before, I do my hair  based on my outfit. 


MS: Just for fun, who are your top three #WCW or just women who inspire you?

M: I can only pick 3 women!? Ah!?  Tai Beauchamp, Cardi B, and Tracee Ellis Ross. 

MS: If you could share one piece of advice with readers, whether it be about style or hair, what would it be?

M: My advice regarding hair is love yours. So many people don't want to wear their natural hair in it's natural state because of their envy. You'll never have anything but what you have so you might  as well embrace and learn to do the best with yours. 

Mane Style: How can we connect with you?

Maura: Maurachanz on all social! (IG/Twitter), maurachanz.com. I am also the founder of @youneedtribe (IG/Twitter), a community of WOC bridging the gap between potential and opportunity. You can reach us via social and youneedtribe.com.

Maura Chanz

Thank you so much Maura! It was absolutely a pleasure. Be sure to follow @youneedtribe on twitter and get in on the conversation.