Real Beauty Moment: Everyone Else Is Trying To Be Everyone Else

Beyond Classically Beautiful: Real Beauty Moment

I would tell my 10-year-old self, ‘just be you.  Don’t try to be like everyone else because that’s what everyone else is trying to do.  When you are yourself you’re going to be the happiest.’

Hair story

I’m on a natural hair journey.  This is a weave but I do my natural hair every weekend.  There was nothing exciting about straight hair.  I just like my own puffy hair.  I look back at pictures and I want it back.

Beyond Classically Beautiful: Real Beauty Moment

My dream

I want to have my own business–a clothing store.  I want to go to the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Kayla Bailey, 16

Abi Ishola
Abi Ishola


Abi Ishola is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Beyond Classically Beautiful, the acclaimed photo series turned multimedia platform. On any given day, you can find her tucked away in a perfectly lit Brooklyn coffee shop working for several hours. Then she dashes off to pick up her daughter from daycare. Abi is also a TV Producer, a proud FIT Alum, Nigerian-American, and a soul searcher.

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