Revolution. A word that aptly describes the 1970s. A decade that sets the stage for the story of two sisters. Who knew a war could be waged over the hair that grows out of your head? Sixteen-year-old Nia rejects her mother's ideas about beauty and decides to choose her own. Simultaneously, Nia's younger sister Arnetta attempts to make sense of a changing world. Natural Nia takes us back to a time of afros, dashikis, and bell bottoms. While Nia rushes forward and embraces everything new, Arnetta struggles to hold on to the past and what no longer exists.