Patrice Yursik

Patrice Yursik is a Trinidadian-born beauty, hair, food, and culture writer who lives in Chicago. Patrice is the creator of, one of the internet’s most popular Black beauty and natural hair blogs. She was previously a contributing writer for, AOL Black Voices, and Vogue Black. Patrice started her career as the calendar editor for the Miami New Times, where she found the hottest events to feature in each week's calendar of events. She is currently a regular contributor to Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, Better Homes and Gardens, Tripadvisor, and more.

• 15+ years of experience as a beauty and lifestyle journalist
• Named one of WWD's 50 most influential people in the multicultural beauty market
• Won numerous awards for her blog,, which was also recognized in Ebony magazine’s annual Power 100 list
• Received a bachelor's degree in scriptwriting and creative writing from the University of Miami
• Received a master's degree in creative writing from the University of Miami

About Travel + Leisure

Travel + Leisure, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is a top travel media brand with a mission to inform and inspire passionate travelers. Our expert team includes a network of hundreds of writers and photographers across the globe, all providing a local eye on the best places to stay, eat, and explore. We reach an audience that takes 76 million round trips annually, offering valuable travel tips, ideas and inspiration, and products you need to get you to your destination — whether it’s a small town or big city, beach or lake, national park or theme park, road trip, cruise, or long-haul flight, and everything in between. Learn more about us and our editorial process

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