10 Latina Micro-Influencers to Follow on Instagram
Mel @MelRodStyle // 47.2k followers
Being an influencer is a challenge, but this new mommy is up for it! Besides flooding her page with stylish looks, Mel combines her passion for fashion with her experience being a new mother as she collaborates with some of her favorite baby-friendly brands. The world of mommy blogging has an immense impact on family lifestyles as new moms turn to social media influencers to find the best new products for their newborns. Influencers such as Mel are one of the many #mommybloggers who are spreading the goodness to others.
Bianca Alexa @simplybiancaalexa // 97.6k followers
Any viewer can sense Bianca’s authentic presence as her interests speak to the hearts of her diverse, multicultural audience. Being an Afro-Latina born in England and raised in Puerto Rico allowed Bianca to experience different cultures, developing an appreciation for her roots while sharing her insights in beauty and fashion to a wide audience. This hardworking Puertorriqueña models and vlogs — and is now on the path to motherhood.
Gabriella Cataño-Salinas @gabriellacatano // 28.8k followers
This proud Colombiana is ready to unveil her talents as an on-air host and makeup artist. Based in Miami, Gabriella has been featured on programs such as Despierta America and Univision for working as a young makeup artist in the industry. She has worked with brands such as UrbanDecay Cosmetics and Mikoh to ensure that Swim Week in Miami is a success! Also, her BFF is her mom, Adriana Catano, and we absolutely adore their mother-daughter relationship.
Iliana Ayala @beautymarkedilly // 38.2k followers
Women like Ilianna Ayala are conquering obstacles when it comes to representation. El Barrio’s finest, Iliana is a proud Afro-Latina who is working to shift the beauty industry toward a more inclusive culture by advocating for body positivity and representation on her platform and blog. Illiana has worked with brands such as Cover Girl and Fashion to Figure to further challenge contemporary beauty standards so that all women can feel accepted and represented.
Claribel @curlsbyclaribel // 17k followers
This influencer refers to her followers as her #CurlFriends, and we are simply in love! Claribel has been open and transparent about her natural hair journey, which she started in 2010. Many viewers can relate to Claribel's transitioning experience because the natural hair movement is not easy. There are moments where women feel doubtful and impatient with their results, but with Claribel's lively and energetic personality, women are encouraged to remain comfortable and confident every step of the way!
Maria @lacooquette // 39.6k followers
What’s better than to combine your love of food and traveling? Ask Maria, the traveling foodie who is living her best life exploring the world through taste. Her one-of-a-kind recipes are inspired by many different dishes from around the world. She believes cooking is a work of art. Having lived in multiple cities and traveled to many countries, Maria aspires to share simple recipes that will allow her audience to be adventurous with their approach to food.
Denise Hernandez @thejitana // 61.2k followers
Denise, also known as Jitana, lives a life filled with adventure and spontaneity. She mentions that she’s always been a Jitana at heart (Jitana is Spanish for the word “gypsy”). As a travel and fashion influencer, Jitana seeks to bring her followers along on her journey so that they can experience the world vicariously through her page. If seeing her pictures doesn't satisfy your inner travel bug, then shop her page filled with hand-crafted home decor items inspired by the world around her.
Prissy Torres @thefashionmuse_ // 39.5k followers
In a world filled with pretty pictures, Prissy explains the inspiration drawn from each bold look through her blog, The Fashion Muse. Prissy's creativity with fashion and beauty has led her to create a page filled with a wide variety of looks that are inspired by zodiac seasons, vintage trends, and more. Whether it be clothes or makeup, The Fashion Muse is her own, well, muse.
Jennifer Puente @stilettoconfessions // 48k followers
Jennifer Puente is serious #stylegoals. This Idaho-based influencer strikes a fierce pose in every post while featuring a spicy outfit that brings the heat to viewers’ timeline. From major name-brand items to simple, affordable pieces, Puente is putting style at the forefront of her personal brand. Who said you needed name brand items to make you look fashionable
Mel Burgos @rock_yo_rizos // 33.6k followers
There is more to Mel Burgos than what meets the eye. The proud boricua created and starred in her own short film called, One Year Later. This film entails memorable moments throughout her hair journey that occurred within the first year of her natural hair transition, the reality of letting go of her past and beginning something new. From this, she birthed her #iamlettingGO campaign, one that empowers women to overcome their challenges and adversity in order to seek happiness in the future. Her passion for empowerment and self-love is clearly evident on her page, and it is most certainly infectious!