Our story

Handcrafted Textured Hair Extensions That Blend Perfectly with Your Own Hair.

KinkyCurlyYaki was born out of the need for high-quality textured hair extensions that blend perfectly with all hair types.

Hair is such an important part of how Black women show up in the world and we wanted to equip you (and ourselves) with the power of versatility. We love to see you shine naturally, but we know that from time to time, you might want to switch things up.

Our collection of 100 percent virgin human hair comes in 6 textures and a wide variety of coverage options that allows you to do just that.

I ♥ love my natural hair.

My name is Vivian Kaye and I am the Founder and CEO of KinkyCurlyYaki.

I have always been proud of my natural hair. I love the way it feels after a wash-n-go, how my curls look when I’ve given them the attention they deserve and how many different ways I can wear it.  But I also love experimenting with protective styles such as weaves, wigs and braids and love to switch up my look on a whim based on my mood.

In 2010, after watching tons of videos of women unintentionally damaging their own natural hair in an attempt to blend it with exotic textures like "Brazilian", "Peruvian" & "Malaysian", I began searching for textures that looked more like my own. I was so ready to say goodbye to that whole "African in the front, Indian in the back" thing.

But my search came up empty.

I found that most hair extension companies carried mostly straight or synthetic curl textures that were not versatile or easy to maintain; not to mention the available textures weren’t so cute either.

So in 2012, I decided to create a company that not only sold high quality, kinky, curly and natural-looking textured hair extensions but one that also celebrates the women who wear it. YOU.

Why buy from us?

  1. Looks like your natural hair

    Our products are handcrafted with 100 percent virgin human hair and steam processed to create perfectly blendable curls and kinks. There are no synthetic fillers, chemicals or artificial shine or sheen added to any of our products.


    We are 100 percent Black-woman owned and operated. We created this company with you in mind, because we know firsthand how important it is to keep our hair looking amazing everyday. We also partner with and support Black women entrepreneurs and artisans around the world through our affiliate program, content partnership programs and product development opportunities.


    Our elite customer experience team is always on call to help you achieve your best hair day, everyday. From the minute you arrive on this website to place your order, to the second you open your KinkyCurlyYaki package at home we’re here to delight you every step of the way.


We have six hair textures that range from the silkiest straight to the kinkiest curl with coverage options that include wefted hair, clip-ins, frontals, wigs and head wraps too. We proudly offer the largest variety of hair textures and product types to meet your every need.

I love to see you living your best life.
And if our products help you look and feel great while doing that, then mission accomplished.

You’ll Love the Way You Look