2017 was a huge year for emojis, but everyone鈥檚 favorite emoticons 鈥 despite adding a pregnant woman emoji and even a mermaid emoji 鈥 are still lacking diversity. Although emojis took a huge step forward when they added different skin tone options, they鈥檝e yet to expand their hair color and texture representation. Most notably, there is currently no natural hair emoji (!) which is pretty surprising considering the fact that not everyone has pin straight hair (duh).

Luckily, Unicode 鈥 the brand behind everyone鈥檚 favorite emoticons 鈥 announced their picks for potential new emojis for 2018, and we鈥檙e happy to report that 鈥減erson with curly hair,鈥 鈥渨hich may be used to represent curly or afro hair鈥 is in the running for finalization this month.

Unicode cited beauty blogger Ciara Anderson as inspiration for the new natural hair emoji, which features a similar shoulder length style.

However, the emoji is already stirring up some debate on the internet, and the new look isn鈥檛 without its critics.

On the flipside, many people are overjoyed with a natural-haired emoji. As one user said, 鈥淚鈥檓 tired of using the black people with straight hair鈥 (totally valid point!). Whether you鈥檙e on board with the style itself, there鈥檚 no denying that the inclusion of different textures is a much needed one.

What鈥檚 your opinion on emoji鈥檚 interpretation of natural hair? Let us know @BritandCo!

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