She is so much prettier than the photos of her at the American Girls Store online. Her skin color is much darker and a beautiful shade.
She has thick, full hair with the short pieces so that her hair can be styled in ponies. I wouldn't have called her hair textured. She came with a hand tag on how to care for your doll with straight hair.
I picked out Shante at AGPLA on July 6th. I chose her because she had the nicest curls out of all of the dolls on the floor.
I am thrilled with the AA Bitty Twins. They have the most gorgeous skin coloring. Next to the AA Bitty Babies at the store, the BT makes the BB's skin look very dull. AA Bitty Twins also have lovely blush on their cheeks. The lips have great coloring too. Many AA dolls don't get lip coloring, but these ones do.
I give this new doll an A+. She is well worth the money spent on her. I know that I will get lots of enjoyment from having her.