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The Tress Hair App Is A Serious Game Changer For Black Women Everywhere

A new hair app called Tress has brilliantly combined everything you need to know about styling and caring for textured hair.

Priscilla Hazel, Esther Olatunde, and Cassandra Sarfo, creators of a new app called "Tress," are officially changing the hair game for black women everywhere.

Instead of having to go from site to site to learn how to master a new look, Tress aims to make switching styles easier by bringing inspiration, product recommendations, and salons all to one online community. Users can post pictures of their hair and include a description on how to get the look. How brilliant is that?

Sarfo, Olantunde, and Hazel created the app in Ghana, where they met while attending the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology. After realizing how much time and effort each of the women and their family members spent looking for styles and asking strangers where to get their hair done, they realized the obvious need for a place like Tress.


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With already over 60,000 users across Africa, the U.K., U.S., the Caribbean, and Europe, it's blatantly obvious that Tress appeals to black women on a global scale.


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"It is interesting to see how global the idea of sharing hairstyles for black women is; the experience you have as a black woman outside Africa is almost literally the same as the experience you have with your hair in Africa," Olatunde told Refinery 29.

Tress was also selected to be a part of the Y Combinator Fellowship Program (which has helped sites like Reddit, Dropbox, and Airbnb get off the ground), so we have a feeling that this is just the beginning for the groundbreaking app.

We're loving this game-changing app, and we can't wait to see the impact it makes from here. Tress is currently only available on Android products, so Apple users, stay tuned in to their Instagram page for any future updates. Thanks to Tress, be ready to see (and share!) some even more fabulous hair in the near future!

Hannah Marsh

Hannah is a Texas-born, Iowa-raised alumna of Iowa State University. When not writing trending content across several Meredith sites, she enjoys all things fitness-related, binge-watching "Whose Line is it Anyway" episodes and fully embracing her self-diagnosed peanut butter addiction.

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