Nerlynn Etienne
Naturalista of the Week

Who is Nerlynn?

Nerlynn "N" Etienne is a Make-up Artist with a background in almost every aspect of the entertainment business. After years of training as a dancer and actress, she transitioned into television and film.

In 2006, she graduated Cum Laude from Clark Atlanta University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Media Arts (radio, tv, film). She has worked production on numerous projects with MTV, BET, TV One, Sundance Channel, Food Network, etc. Nerlynn's diverse creative background would eventually lead her to another art form. --"Make-Up."

In 2013, Nerlynn (also known as "N") birthed Artistry of N. This new venture allows her to use makeup to showcase all of her experience within the arts.

Her makeup services are currently offered at Be Fabulous Salon in Fort Myers, FL.

How long have you been natural?

Since 2005

Why did you decide to go natural?

I was a transfer student at Clark Atlanta University and saw a variety of beauty black women who were natural - a drastic contrast to the perm and weaves that I grew up around in Miami. I was so young and had yet to develop my style as a young lady. Prior to this experience, I hadn't seen a style (hair, clothing, etc) on a woman that I wanted to emulate. The natural community in Atlanta was so beautiful, confident, ethnic....and I wanted to be apart of that. I went natural hoping to discover my own style and I did. When I went natural, I felt as if the door had been opened for my journey into womanhood.

What is your fave styling product?

Alikay Shea Yogurt

What is your fave natural hairstyle?

Curly Style: Two Strand Twists

Protective Style: Yarn Wraps & Yarn Braids

- Week of April 20, 2014

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