Your hair is completly unique, and how it’s styled subtly impacts your overall look. Pick a cut that makes your feel confident, grounded, bold, or different. The appearance of your hair has a significant impact on the overall image you project. The right hairstyle can help you show the world who you really are, and make the perfect first impression.
While there is still work to be done, we have seen a major shift in beauty trends in the last decade. More and more black women have been proudly joining the “natural hair movement” and demanding representation, from the front pages of magazines to the front lines.
“You know this hair is my shit, rode the ride, I gave it time, But this here is mine.” -Solange
”Don’t Touch My Hair” featuring my audible bae Sampha in particular, unraveled a knot of frustration I often feel trying to accommodate the ignorance of non-black people and even sometimes other black men and women (internalized hatred) when it comes to my autonomy.
It brought me back to many moments of my life when not just my naps but also my name, my skin color, my body, my mere presence made others uncomfortable because I was not conforming to white supremacist ideals or patriarchy. Hair is used as a metaphor for our entire essence on this track and is the perfect symbol, as our hair is one thing that has always been policed throughout history and into the present.
Curls act as a free accessory.
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