Hi! I'm Tonya Cross, the visionary and accessory designer at Accented Glory. I launched Accented Glory in 2013 with my three daughters, Deseré, Cierra, and Gabrielle. We are all naturals and before launching Accented Glory, noticed that hair accessories in retail stores catered to young girls and were not natural hair friendly. This void inspired us to create a brand that offers hair accessories for adult women with natural hair, created with materials that minimize damage to textured hair, provides a comfortable wear, and endures natural hair care regimens. We choose fabrics and materials that don't cause friction with kinky, coily, and curly hair and assist in maintaining healthy tresses. We test wear our designs to ensure they are not only stylish but comfy. We also minimize use of adhesives and rubbers, knowing that oils used on natural hair have the potential to break down these materials; affecting the longevity of the hair accessory design. Click portfolio to learn more about our creative process!
My daughters and I also co-manage Accented Glory Naturals, a Facebook group for people with natural hair. Our natural hair group is unique in that we share content beyond natural hairstyles and hair care tips - we share natural hair news, business, culture, and humor. In addition, we host in-person and online events for our group members relating to natural hair.
Accented Glory demonstrates our understanding of natural hair care needs through our designs. As a brand created by naturals for naturals, we appreciate your business.
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When I’m not creating accessory designs, you can find me in my onesie curled up reading a good book. I love to read and write!
My first book anthology Our Stories His Glory embraces the opportunity to share my spiritual journey. My chapter title is “Choose Life”. I share about my self-love and forgiveness journey and how it led to a life of abundance. My hope is that readers glean from my story and learn how they too can experience abundant living!
The cost of my book is $24.99. The price includes shipping. Click Our Stories His Glory to order my book via PayPal!