Influencer Spotlight: Curl, Skincare, and Beauty Queen Joyjah Estrada
Joyjah Estrada is a Belizian social media personality. A popular Instagram model and content creator, her YouTube channel, with 151,000 subscribers, features content regarding her natural curly hair. She is also a rising TikTok sensation with 244,600 followers. Here you can find shorter videos relating to skin and haircare as well as a glimpse into her personal life showing things like her father's birthday celebration and her own tortilla challenge. She is perhaps most known for her Instagram account, which has over 540,000 followers and over 1,100 photographs. Joyjah’s photos focus on her life, freckles, and of course, her long curly hair.
- Joyjah Estrada is a 27-year-old content creator and model
- When it comes to beauty, Estrada embraces her natural characteristics and encourages others to do the same
- Estrada's curls, freckles, and skincare provide the basis for her beauty content
Joyjah Estrada was born on November 28, 1994, in Belize.
Joyjah was raised in Belize by artists her mother, a painter, and her father, a sculptor. She also has a younger brother, who makes up the last of their close-knit family. When she was very young, she developed an interest in modeling as a result of her parents' and her closest friends' constant compliments. However, she was bullied as a child for her freckles, which she now fully embraces.
Joyjah was first observed by a scout for modeling while still in high school. Nevertheless, Joyjah continued to prioritize her education and enrolled at the University of Belize in 2012, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2015.
Joyjah launched her YouTube in 2016 and never looked back. Now a full time content creator, she moved to Los Angeles in 2019 to begin a new chapter of her life.
Joyjah Estrada is all about self-love, authenticity, and giving back to her people. Ironically, her creator journey began with a bad haircut. In an interview with Bare Minerals she explains that this fateful cut left her with hair too short to tie into a ponytail.
This sent her spiraling down the rabbit hole of available content on how to make hair grow faster and all things hair health related. Joyjah made a “concoction” based on all of her research and started her social platforms as a way to share her findings.
In addition to beauty tips and tricks, Joyjah will often give feedback and recommend skin and hair care products that work for her curly hair and combination skin.
She claims the one product that she could not live without is sunscreen, however, she also has thorough knowledge of beauty products and serums.
In one of her most recent Instagram posts, she recommended these 3 products for keeping her hair looking hydrated during the heat of summer:
Made in Israel, this ultra-luxurious hair mask is designed to hydrate hair without leaving an oily residue. Depending on how much moisture you desire, this mask can be used daily or weekly, leaving it on the hair for 5 to 7 minutes. It contains key hydrating ingredients like jojoba seed oil and sea buckhorn packed with essential vitamins and minerals perfect for your hair and scalp.
As stated in the name, this hair mask is designed for 8-hour use or overnight hair nourishment. Simply apply one pump to damp or dry hair and leave it in. There is also no need to rinse in the morning, just enjoy the results throughout the day. One highlight ingredient this product contains is iris rhisome extract which protects your hair from oxidation, prolonging the nourishment.
This product is on the newer end of products designed by Moroccanoil to act as a finisher that strengthens hair, prevents future damage, and, of course, seals split ends. One of the critical ingredients in this product is larch tree extract - a natural polysaccharide and biopolymer that acts to form a film on hair strands by enveloping them as they dry to bind split ends. Argan and coconut-derived oils are also included to provide hydrating nutrients.
*All of these products are vegan, cruelty free, and can be found at your local Sephora.
As an influencer, Joyjah Estrada aims to inspire. She owns her humble upbringing and dedicated hustle to get to where she is today and hopes that her unorthodox path can serve as an example. When it comes to her motto, she says “Everything happens for a reason” and “What’s for me will always be for me... what’s yours will come your way eventually.”
Written by Kiana St. Onge