Elle Canada has done what needed to be done a long time ago! Their September issue shows black women wearing black cultural hairstyles and we are here for it!
The story is called “Natural Anthem Beauty Shoot” it shows off six beautiful models (each rich in melanin) rocking braids, Bantu knots, short cuts, puffy ponytails, baby hairs and other styles.
This article will open a lot of eyes. With the way everything that is going in fashion and especially with the hair industry this article will show the originally of all of these styles and black culture.
Each of the six models rocks a different style that every little black girl or black women has worn before but has never seen in a magazine like Elle. The six models had to talk about that it is like being a part of the shoot, favorite hair care products, their day-to-day makeup, the relationship that they have with their hair, when they were discovered as a model, family secret (if they didn’t mind giving any), beauty icons, favorite foundations, favorite models, their beauty routines, and so much more.
These models were from all over; Toronto, Kenya, Burundi, and other places. One of them was discovered at Beyonce’s concert in Toronto.
Diversity is extremely important in the world and how views it. These black models, the beauty editor, and Elle Canada are doing something different and we all love it. Growing up it was rare that people would see a black woman slaying a black hairstyle or anything like that in a magazine such this one.
The younger girls of this generation can look at this article and realize that their hair, skin, and most importantly culture is beautiful.
This article is on stands now and you can check it out online!