Celebrate the ‘fro by taking a look at these iconic natural mane moments! 🌟
Once upon a time, natural black hair was not viewed as the powerful and empowering hair type that it is now (sucks, right?), but thanks to the help of a few iconic women, that view slowly started to change. And now, bloggers, vloggers and real women are all embracing their lovely hair — as they should!
And seeing as today is World Afro Day (Happy ‘Froday!), we’re taking a look back at the best afro hair moments in history – all of which you need to take note of.
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Marsha Hunt’s big afro
Her fierce personality and power curls landed her a cover on British Vogue, and judging from the picture above, its clear to see why. With its enviable volume and bounce, this gravity-defying style exudes a tonne of vintage-glamour vibes. #Slay!
Grace Jones’ high-rise style
As you can see, her edgy and high-angular afro seamlessly fades into a shaved buzzcut, creating a wonderfully bold contrast. We’re sure you’ll agree she rocks the look way better than any man, right?
Mel B’s fluffed out curls
When she walked down Juilen Macdonald’s Spring/Summer runway in the ’90s with this romantic, fluffy halo of curls, we knew we were witnessing iconic hairstory.
Editor’s tip: Eager to get the look? Spritz your hair with the TIGI S-Factor Papaya Leave-In Moisture Spray before applying the Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Nourishing Treatment, to help keep your curls soft, supple and hydrated.
For the final touch, use an afro pick to fluff out your natural curls and you’ll be good glow!
Solange Knowles’ TWA
Stepping out of her bigger sister’s shadow, Solange Knowles became a star in her own right when she went for the chop and got a TWA in 2009.
Ashley James’ accessorised afro
Fast forward to 2017 and there’s countless afro hair icons, from Lupita Nyong’o with her side-part afro to Ashley James and her butterfly hair (above), all of whom are showing us just how versatile and gorgeous afro hair is!
Can’t get enough of afro hairstyles? Head on over to our Black Hairstyles page now to discover the latest trends and styling tips we’re currently living for!