We are so happy that this revolution is here to stay as women of color all around the world are really (really, really, REALLY) loving this natural hair look. They took a stand against weaves and white looking hair and while it may have had its ups and down in 2016 one fact remains unchanged: it has always been beautiful. Here are the 7 best natural hair moments of 2016 to be celebrated for black women all around the world.
1. SOLANGE’S #DONTTOUCHMYHAIR MOVMENT
Solanges new album sparked a social media hashtag, empowering black women around the world to post photos inspired by her album cover. The most memorable #donttouchmyhair photo was of little Ahnari- total cuteness overload.
2. KERRY WASHINGTON AT THE EMMYS
Updos, loose waves and straight hairstyles usually rule at award shows but Kerry Washington stole the show when she stepped on the Emmys red carpet in September rocking her natural curls.
3. BEYONCE’S “FORMATION” VIDEO
Who runs the world? Yes its Beyonce’s but she had never before celebrated black natural hairstyles in her video the way she did in Formation. She literally gave us black girl hair revolutions in one video and we simple lived for it.
4. THIS BREATHTAKING AFRO ART
Photographer Dazhane Leah’s “Afro Bloomin” project redefined perception of natural hair in turn #blackgirlmagic fashion. Her stunning depiction of black power showed.
5 AFRO-TEXTURED HAIR AT THE VICTORIA SECRET FASHION SHOW
The brand decided to move away from its predictable hairstyle and embrace natural hair for the first time.
6 THE NATURAL HAIR WEDDING
Natural Hair at a wedding has never looked stunning. Nikkei Whitty and her bridesmaids inspired all women to fully embrace their natural hair
7 #SUPPORTTHEPUFF MOVEMENT
Women all over social media joined together for the #supportthepuff movement after a few high school girls in Nassau, Bahamas were suspended for wearing afro puffs to school.
Written by Tokyo James