During 2014, we unfortunately lost three important women known for encouraging us to embrace our beauty and accept our curls. They each had their own unique style and way of inspiring us based on their personal experiences as Black women. Without them, 2015 will not be the same.
Last year was a monumental year for the natural hair movement. I don’t remember seeing as much media attention on natural hair, TV shows focused to the topic, natural hair products in stores, or social events dedicated to natural curls. Yet, the movement boomed and reached what I believe is a tipping point last year!
Here is how the movement made national headlines in 2014!
It gives me such joy when I can turn on the TV and see women who look like me and have hair like mine, wearing it proudly. They have such power when they walk into a scene or on the red carpet with the pride that comes with celebrating your true self. From YouTube series like Hello Cupid, to Olivia Pope and Viola Davis showing their natural curls on prime time, 2014 was a year where women with natural hair become more common on the small and big screen.
Below are some of my favorite celebrity Naturalistas who rocked natural locs in 2014!
Award season is here! This year I’m looking forward to seeing all the amazing natural hairstyles from some of my favorite celebrity naturalistas. On Friday, the 46th NAACP Image Awards aired on TVOne and the various natural hairstyles on celebrities from Ava DuVernay, Tracee Ellis-Ross, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw left me in awe! It is official, this is the year of celebrity natural hair!
Take a look at some of the beautiful celebrity naturalistas who graced us with their fabulous hair!
If you have been following this blog you know that one of my goals is to share information about African American HAIRitage and history. Therefore, every Black History Month, I like to look back at our past and share information on where we’ve come and where we are going on our hair journey to reclaim and rewrite our hair story. This Black History Month, I want to join other history makers and help write our hair history. Therefore, I will be doing a month long blog series focused on recapping the important moments in the natural hair movement during 2014.
Stay tuned as I discuss a variety of topics including natural hair trends, national spotlights on natural hair, whether the movement is “selling out”, and what the movement gained and lost in 2014. I hope you join me for the series!
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