Essence has knocked their May” beauty” issue out of the ball park as they have pulled out all the stops. They have not just one, not just two, but three amazing covers featuring Solange, Ledisi, and Erykah Badu.
This trio of music heavy hitters are showcasing their gorgeous fros and luscious locs while talking about their self expression through their personal style and music.
I’m so glad to see these covers as long hair weaves and big butts have seemed to monopolize the mainstream beauty industry . It’s not a cliche when it’s said that beauty is skin deep and I think that these three women are the epitome of what it means to love and embrace your natural beauty.
Ledisi on her natural hair:
“Although I’m known for my long, colorful locs, I still don’t take my hair too seriously. “I experiment a lot, dyeing it and constantly switching styles to grab attention. My hair is one of my best accessories and changing it helps express who I am.”
Solange on her evolving style:
“We all have the option of how we want to express ourselves through our life, hair, style or whatever we decide. We shouldn’t be pigeonholed into any one category.”
Erykah Badu on her hair as art:
“I view my hair and clothes as functional art. I’m my own stylist and I love it, but I am not trying to make a statement.”
Which cover is your favorite?
Quiana Duckett, creator and founder of www.bemommylicious.com. Follow me on Instagram @quiana_d