Pretty Puffs were born in 2002 as a result of the challenges that many minorities face when attempting to purchase dolls with ethnic characteristics. Plush in design, what distinguishes Pretty Puffs from similar dolls is its unique style of hair, styled into afro-puff pony tails. In general the market has been reluctant to include dolls of such distinction and characteristics, Pretty Puffs are made to show minority girls, teens, and women that being different, having brown skin and kinky hair is absolutely a thing of beauty.