For decades, we’ve all has access to the typical Barbie doll: tall and skinny with straight hair. If you’ve ever tried to find an ethnic doll at your local toy store, you may have noticed the lack of variety regarding skin tone, hair styles and textures. Just months after Barbie was revamped with the body of an average girl, another company brings us additional variety – Natural Girls United, created by Karen Byrd. Gorgeous dolls that are made with love for children of all races to enjoy!
Yes, mainstream toy companies are producing more black dolls but the representation of natural hairstyles remains limited. Natural Girl United takes straight-haired dolls of different skin shades and customizes them with ornate handmade hairstyle; each style takes up to three days to craft. Given this limited mainstream selection, smaller toy companies have found their niche marketing more diverse alternatives. There are other companies that also seek to provide dolls generally not found at other stores, including black baby dolls with natural hairstyles, Hispanic dolls, Asian dolls, Native American dolls, Indian dolls, biracial dolls and dolls for boys:
Love Your Hair,