Black Girls Rock: Our 3 Favorite Natural Looks To Try This Spring
Last Saturday, Newark, NJ was the place to be as some of the most beautiful and talented women of color gathered for the 2015 Black Girls Rock! event.
If you were unaware, Black Girls Rock! is an annual award ceremony that's founded by philanthropist and celebrity DJ Beverly Bond, that highlights accomplishments of exceptional women of color in entertainment, the arts, fashion, literature, politics and social welfare who have made outstanding contributions in their careers, as well as stand as an inspiration and positive role model in their communities. This year some of the wonderful honorees included Ava Duvernay, Erykah Badu, Jada Pinkett Smith, Cicely Tyson, Dr. Helene D. Gayle, and Nadia Lopez.
Red carpet photos have popped up since the weekend and it became quite clear that black and white was the biggest trend of the night- even the First Lady showed up in an amazing off-the-shoulder knee-length white dress. Yaaaaasss, hunty. Werk.
While the fashionable stylings of the Smith family topped our list of best looks, we decided to share some of our favorite red carpet natural hair looks with tips on how you can emulate those styles yourself.
Let It Fro.
Jill Scott took us back to the '70s with her voluminous 'fro and exquisite black & white jumper. With the beautiful Spring days ahead, this is definitely a fun look to try.
To create this look: Blow out your freshly washed hair using the Pik Diffuser. Apply some Curly Buttercreme to the hair before gently shaping hair with the Miss Jessie's Pik.
High & Mighty.
Janelle Monae ditched her infamous pompadour for a fun, regal high puff mohawk. A cute 'do for a night out with the beau.
To create this look: Slick up the sides of your hair using Miss Jessie's Jelly Soft Curls. Use either bobby pins or a banana clip to achieve the complete mohawk look.
Curly Faux Cut.
Tracee Ellis Ross' ensured us that she actually didn't cut her hair, this style was the result of a few intricately-placed pins, and we love it. If you're looking for a change this Spring and don't want to commit to a full out hair cut, we suggest you giving this curly faux cut a try.
To create this look: Give yourself Bantu knots using Miss Jessie's Curly Meringue. Leave twist in overnight for maximum results. When removing your bantu knots, pin the ends of curls to the nape of your neck. Black Girls Rock! airs this Sunday, April 5th at 7 PM EST on BET. Will you be watching? Speaking of black girls who rock, don't pre-order your copy of Miss Jessie's- Creating A Successful Business from Scratch, Naturally and learn all about how Miko & Titi creating something from nothing turning them into industry leaders.