Quad City Instagrammers to Check Out

Many of us already turn to Instagram to share, explore, and connect with others, but may not be aware of the Instagramers based in our own area that have gained a prominent following online. These Quad-Citians have found an online platform, with followers both near and far, in which they can regularly express their creativity and skill. Their Instagrams will improve your social media experience in a variety of ways and are definitely worth a follow.

@twistinbangs //Followers: 66.2k

Corie Willet’s account contains regularly posted photos of herself with body-paint carefully applied to her face, neck, and sometimes body. Many things, from zombies to outer space, inspire her always creative and visually striking artwork.

@earlthegrump // Followers: 34k

Earl the Grump is a local Puggle (half Pug, half Beagle) from Davenport that has a strikingly grumpy face. His Instagram includes memes and photos that are simultaneously amusing and adorable and are sure to brighten your day.

Grumpy #selfie

A photo posted by Earl (@earlthegrump) on

@sprucecruz // Followers: 39.9k

Jesus Cruz, owner of Cruz Cutz Barbershop in Moline, posts photos of creative haircuts his customers have received. Past cuts have resembled animals, cartoon characters, famous people, and other unique designs that show the fun possibilities for haircuts.

@blissathome1 // Followers: 33.4k

Kristin Cadwallader is an interior decorator and stylist who runs the design and style blog Bliss at Home. Her Instagram features beautiful photos for interior design inspiration that are further enhanced by the additional material she provides in her blog posts.

@gigiandmax // Followers: 32.3k

Kristin Gonzales creates baby and toddler clothing and sells them on Etsy, using her Instagram to promote her products. She posts photos of her clothing, often using her two children, Gigi and Gabe, as models. With cute, original clothes, in addition to charming children, it is hard not to smile when browsing her Instagram.

@clarissa_mae_ // Followers: 22.1k

Clarissa Thompson, who teaches yoga classes both online and in the Quad Cities, posts photos of herself doing complex yoga poses at her home and out and about. Even if you aren’t dedicated to doing yoga yourself, you will still appreciate the beauty in Clarissa’s photos.

@kristi_spencer_nails // Followers: 2.5k

Kristi Spencer, from Bentley Hair Salon in Moline, shares photos of her unique, creative nail art. Her 17 years of experience as a Nail Technician ensures that her art is always distinctive and fun; the Instagram posts will certainly give you inspiration for your next trip to the salon.

@ohsosweetbytiphanie // Followers: 1.5k

Self-described as “the favorite bakery of hipsters, business men, cougars, and ladies that lunch,” Oh So Sweet by Tiphanie is a local bakery in Davenport that uses their Instagram to share photos of the delicious treats available inside their bakery. Additionally, on Wednesdays Oh So Sweet by Tiphanie shares photos of four different cupcakes all related to a theme (last week’s theme was Game of Thrones) and encourages their followers to vote in the comments for the cupcake they want to be sold in the bakery that Friday. This Instagram will surely revive your sweet tooth.

White Chocolate Raspberry Macarons ! Yes, please!

A photo posted by Oh So Sweet by Tiphanie (@ohsosweetbytiphanie) on Jul 8, 2016 at 5:22am PDT

Author: Miranda Hale

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