The Mestiza Muse

Be Beautiful. Be Natural. Be You.

Be Beautiful. Be Natural. Be You.

Our Story

Verna Meachum, Founder and Editor-in-Chief

A few years ago, tired of the cycle of her own hair breakage and damage, exhausted by the dependence on hair extensions and frustrated by the limitations of her weakened hair structure, she had an epiphany. One that came on the heels of her beloved mother’s passing.

According to Verna, after years of mistreating her hair with heat and chemicals, it was crying out for her to stop destroying it. The combination of Verna’s frustration and personal loss led her to explore the restoration of her hair – in essence to find herself while celebrating her heritage and the natural beauty that she’d inherited from her parents.

Verna took the steps towards rehabilitating her hair and paying homage to her ethnic Filipino and American background by vowing to leave all her heat styling tools and chemicals behind and embark on a journey of self-discovery and hair wellness.

In under a year and to Verna’s surprise, the bouncy, healthy natural curl of her hair was restored and today, her hair is strong, thick, and full – and truly her crown.

Verna’s hair safari began to get noticed online and in just a short while, her Instagram page had 60,000+ followers. People were knocking down her door asking for advice on how they too could restore their natural hair texture. This prompted Verna to research as much as she could about natural hair, becoming an adviser and blogger helping others to achieve their own healthy hair goals.

Verna’s absolute dedication to educating others about the beauty of their natural hair is evident in her generous Instagram posts where she shares her insights and knowledge freely with her fans and followers. 

We’re deeply humbled and thankful for the opportunity to positively impact the curly hair community of each month. Your trust fuels our passion, and we’re committed to continually serving you with the best in curly hair care and education.

Verna’s Experience

  • With a BSBA degree in Supply Chain Management and a minor in Marketing and Retailing, she possesses sound business acumen.
  • In 2018, Verna has successfully established The Mestiza Muse brand, an online platform and hub, dedicated to educating others on maintaining their precious locks and celebrating the natural beauty and hair they were born with.
  • Her extensive experience in the beauty industry makes her a sought-after expert in crafting content for curly hair care brands, websites, and magazines.

Verna’s profound understanding of curly hair care goes beyond professional experience; it’s deeply personal. Not only does Verna have curly hair herself, but her journey with curly hair extends to her children, friends, and family members, each with their unique curly textures.

She has even had the privilege of collaborating with professional curly hairstylists who bring their invaluable expertise into the mix. For Verna, curly hair isn’t just a topic; it’s a way of life.

Connect with Verna on Instagram, ThreadsFacebook, Pinterest.


At The Mestiza Muse, our mission is to equip you with the necessary tools and knowledge to restoring, maintaining, and celebrating the natural hair you were born with! We accomplish this by publishing insightful articles, expert recommendations, and science-driven advice to help you appreciate your unique curl pattern.

In collaboration with experienced hairstylists, trichologist, and other seasoned professionals, we ensure you receive top-tier information about everything on all aspects of curly hair. Our commitment goes beyond aesthetics; we prioritize your hair’s health, guiding you to products and tools that suit both your needs and budget.


We strive to be one of the most comprehensive sources of information for everything related to curly hair, from care to styling, recovery to maintenance, and a touch of scientific analysis to provide you with the tools you need to better understand your hair.

Our goal is for each one of our readers to feel confident about embracing and realizing the true potential of their curly hair along with the knowledge to troubleshoot any issues they may have.