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TextureMedia

September 27, 2011 13:03 ET

World's Leading Social Media Company for Curly-, Kinky- and Wavy-Haired Women Relaunches as TextureMedia™, Inc.

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Sep 27, 2011) - Acknowledging its growing impact in hair care, the parent company of the textured-hair communities of NaturallyCurly.com™ and CurlyNikki.com™ has adopted a new corporate name: TextureMedia, Inc. (www.TextureMediaInc.com), formerly known as The NaturallyCurly Network.

"Our mission to create multiple offerings and communities, with consumer and professional focus, within the world of textured hair has evolved," says Crista Bailey, TextureMedia, CEO. "We have become the go-to media platform empowering and connecting curly-, kinky-, and wavy-haired consumers, as well as the professionals and brands servicing them. More than just a community, more interactive than a network, and with increasingly more original evergreen and community-generated content, we are a social media company. After recently closing a $1.2-million funding round, now is the best time to move forward under a parent company name to appropriately define our marketplace positioning."

TextureMedia will continue to leverage strategic relationships and emerging platforms for growth opportunities, while also providing its communities with tools and features necessary to personalize experiences dependent upon an individual's curl type -- with nine distinct types defined in the world of curly, kinky and wavy hair.

Largest and Most Engaged Platform across Consumer & Professional Markets
With more than 60% of the world's population having curly, kinky or wavy hair, TextureMedia is the leader across online and mobile platforms for this market, garnering millions of monthly visits and a growing, dynamic database of 5,500 community-vetted curl products and more than 5,000 curl stylists reviewed.

Innovative Marketing Platform
TextureMedia works directly with hundreds of small-, medium- and global-sized brands to connect them -- through advertising, sponsorship, and social commerce -- with a community spending tens of billions of dollars annually on hair care products and services.

Social and Mobile Platforms & Two Newly Launched Brands
Beyond online, TextureMedia engages its audiences across multiple mobile apps, including Curls On The Go™ launched Summer 2011 on iPhone and Android platforms, providing access to millions of monthly online visitors to personalized curl-product and stylist reviews plus an hourly Frizz Forecast™. TextureMedia also reaches tens of thousands of consumers and stylists across YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. The Market Insights team also recently launched TextureTrends™, the first installment of semi-annual syndicated market intelligence, to address the growing needs and requests of global and domestic hair-care brands and retailers scoping behavior in this valuable market.

About TextureMedia
TextureMedia™, Inc
., formerly The NaturallyCurly Network, is the social media company empowering, embracing and connecting the world of curls, kinks and waves. The flagship brand, NaturallyCurly.com®, is the trusted leader in original content and community for the influential woman. Other online brands include CurlStylist.com™, a professional community for stylists servicing the textured hair clientele; CurlMart.com®, a boutique ecommerce site showcasing more than 60 brands and 550 community-vetted products; and CurlyNikki.com™, the leading natural hair expert in the blogosphere, encouraging people everywhere to share their experiences, frustrations and triumphs of being naturally glamorous. The company introduced two new brands in 2011: Curls On The Go™ on iPhone and Android mobile platforms, and TextureTrends™, semi-annual syndicated market intelligence addressing the growing needs and requests of hair-care brands. The company's footprint spans every corner of the globe, engages its audience across multiple platforms -- online, mobile, social and print -- and partners directly with hair-care brands and publishers to reach this active consumer group through advertising, sponsorship, social commerce, events and market insights.

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