Meet the CEO

Jasmine L. Barfield is the visionary behind The Natural Hair Collective, which hosts memorable and sensational natural hair events so YOU can learn to love and celebrate your natural curls, coils, and kinks.  

After being the only Naturalista in her immediate family and close circle of friends, she found it difficult to meet other naturals in her city.  She realized there was a need to provide empowering spaces for Naturalistas to come together and honor the curls they were born with.  

Jasmine's Philosophy 

Jasmine believes being natural is not just a hairstyle choice; it is a MOVEMENT and a lifestyle of loving yourself

just the way you were created.  Her hope is that as a collective, we can inspire and uplift each other

​on our natural hair journeys.

This inspired her to start her blog, Honoring Our HAIRitage, which earned her features in a variety of natural hair websites and blogs.  Her writing is featured in HoneyBeNatural magazine, Global Couture, and The Examiner.  After the success of her blog and her growing need to get more involved in her community, Jasmine founded The Natural Hair Collective to share her passion locally.

The Natural Hair Collective was created as a resource for Naturalistas to support each other, connect, and celebrate our natural hair while having a great time at enjoyable and inspiring events! 

Jasmine has over 10 years of event planning experience after working at various non-profit organizations.  She studied at The Ohio State University and has a Bachelors degree is Business Psychology.  Jasmine is also a facilitator and trainer on topics related to natural hair, self-esteem, and learning to love your curls.  In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and going to local eateries in her city.