Priscilla Hazel, Cassandra Sarfo, and Esther Olatunde have set out to answer the who, where, what, why, and how or black women’s hair with their newest app, Tress.
As haircare discussions spread across social media platforms, it not uncommon for black women like to me to fall in love with an uncaptioned photo of a particular style — only to be left wondering “how’d she do it?” and “where did she get it done?”
Hazel, Sarfo, and Olatunde hope to take the guesswork out of searching hairstyles through Tress’s interactive features. Users can upload images of their hairstyles and tag it with details such as how they did it or where the got it done.
When Tress first launched, it was only available to users in Ghana via the Google Play Store. The app has since opened up to international users and boasts over 9,000 downloads from Nigeria, Kenya, The United States, and the Caribbean. Hazel, Sarfo, and Olatunde also have plans to role out iPhone and iPad versions of the app in the near future.