COIL Beauty Dolls is a haircare based company that creates dolls and storybooks designed by an haircare professional that empower young girls.
According to Lee and Low Books: “In the last 24 years, only 13% of Children’s Books contain multiracial content, even though 37% of the US population are people of color.” We know as women Readers are Leaders. Our future is full of diverse children. Books and Toys impact how we view ourselves. So when girls can’t find characters or dolls that look like them, it negatively impacts their self esteem.
That’s why we created Nia, the first COIL Beauty doll.
We go beyond just painting a doll brown. We create an educational reading experience with doll play.
COIL Beauty Dolls have a medley of stories within our book collection that your daughter will identity with as she grows older. Our 𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 is to bring hair texture discovery to the children's aisle with culturally-driven products that reflect the diversity of our reality. By combining story and representation we create a world where your child learns and feels empowered by their identity” Welcome to a 𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐀𝐠𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐇𝐚𝐢𝐫𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝟐𝟏𝐬𝐭 𝐂𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐲.
Our founder launched a social-impact Kickstarter Campaign exploring the issues of race, identity and haircare. They raised well over 14K with over 200 backers. She explored the industry options provided to girls of color and considers a more diverse future powered by women entrepreneurs.
OUR FOUNDER'S STORY, ROBIN BUTLER
Robin Butler, is the owner of a curl based salon in Durham, NC. She would often hears stories about hair and quickly recognized that the curl stories would go much deeper than the hair itself, deeper than any style or look. Robin's clients would often tell her how meaningful their hair was to them, what it represents in their view of themselves and how it connected to their whole identities.
Everyday behind the styling chair, Robin services little girls from the age of 4 to adult women beyond the age of 54. One commonality between them all including Robin is "Childhood". This stage of life is so crucial in building a solid foundation of confidence and self esteem.
During the pandemic, Robin decided to solve a different problem for her clients while the salon was shut down for 3-months. She saw the opportunity to address the demonstrated need for more diverse toys and representation in children’s publishing authored by a licensed beauty professional. The journey of Coil Beauty Dolls with Books was then birthed.
Creator, Designer and Author Robin Butler serves as a licensed cosmetologist and natural hair teacher in NC. Robin is a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with an BA in Economics and Paul Mitchell School of Cosmetology. She is also a Level 3 Devacurl Certified Stylist and national educator with the popular Devacurl brand. Robin’s passion stems from her own coily hair as it was a driving force to create this special book and toy collection.