WHAT DOES THE PEACH + ONION MEAN?
As a native of one of the most stunning islands in the Atlantic and a longtime resident of the southern capital of the US, I am a unique combination of both a Bermuda Onion and a Georgia Peach.
This is where the story of The Peach + Onion begins, but it is certainly not where it ends. What was originally nothing more than a reference to my own endearing cultural background, is now a source of empowerment, entertainment and education for all women of color.
The Peach + Onion is a beauty and lifestyle sanctuary that was created from my own love of all things creative, glamorous, original and hand-crafted. As a Peach and Onion, I was given the luxury of being raised by a long lineage of creatives who embraced their colorful cultural background just as much as they embodied an artistic flare. I come from a background where the greatest beauty secret could be hiding in the kitchen cabinet and the finishing touch to the most stunning handmade accessory of the year could be tucked away in a vintage jewelry box that has been passed down for generations.
This upbringing naturally exposed me to fascinating people, countries, traditions, skills and foods that ultimately crafted me into an inherent creative. Now is my time to share what I have learned along my lifestyle and beauty journey but in a way that will set a new tone for an industry I have grown to love so dearly.
I first began exploring the world of lifestyle bloggers and DIY influencers by throwing crafting parties, following a variety of blogs and joining local groups of creatives. It didn’t take long before my heart was set on bringing forth a space to highlight and showcase the things I was most passionate about; however, I realized how few faces in this space seemed to resemble that of my own and the vast clientele I have served as a professional hairstylist and colorist.
The Peach + Onion introduces a visually stunning platform where all the hairstyle tips, beauty trends, DIY projects, various tutorials and engaging content are catered to women of all color. The products featured here, the techniques I introduce and the overall tone of this platform are about acknowledging and celebrating the true beauty of both diversity and tradition while also giving a nod to modern trends and tomorrow’s innovation.
Today’s woman should never have to choose between being trendy and embracing her culture.
At the Peach + Onion, those two ideas are never mutually exclusive and they are always collectively embraced. Much like how a true southern belle would never let a guest leave her home without a full stomach and a snack pack for the road, I will never let any reader stumble upon the Peach + Onion and leave empty-handed.
So whether you hail from the islands of Japan or you grew up as a Texas bama, get comfortable here. This blog is for you.
Stay creative, stay colorful, stay cultured, feel welcomed.