Curly-Haired Girls Have Finally Got Their Own Emoji
Emojis have really upped their game recently when it comes to representation.
Taco-lovers - represented. Unicorns - can I get a hell yeah? We've even had all sorts of weird and wonderful genitalia get little cartoon counterparts.
It seemed curly-haired beauties were the only section of society NOT represented.
According to the beauty brand, more and more women are ditching straighteners and embracing their natural curls, and it's time for the techies to take note.
— Madison Pettis (@madisonpettis) November 4, 2015
They took matters into their own hands as part of their Love Your Curls mission, and rolled our their own set of spiral sistas.
Sali Tagliamonte, Dove Language Expert and Professor of Linguistics at University of Toronto explains: “Emojis are a language of pictures, so when people use that language, they want a symbol that offers them the choice of their individual image, style, or personality.
"The diversity of emojis need to reflect the diversity of our population today, where more than one in three women in the U.S. have curly hair.”
— hailey b (@headsuphailey) November 4, 2015
The curly-haired emoji keyboard developed with Snaps is available for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play.
It has 27 curly hair designs with adjustible skin tone and hair color. With 131 variations, you are SURE to be able to create your own little doppelganger. Also,if you tweet #LoveYourCurls on Twitter, a curly haired emoji will appear.
— SERAYAH (@SerayahLove) November 4, 2015