One of our favorite ways to prep for a new season is with a bold, new do. There’s just something about a hair adjustment that makes us feel brand new and ready to take on the world.
As black women, our hair textures exist on a wide spectrum, so the styling options are endless, and of course nothing but fabulous. Inspiration can arrive at the drop of a hat, but right now, we’re gawking over the ladies fronting the BeautyBox #GenGorgeous campaign.
As it turns out, the unsaid beauty secret they all share is rocking a hairstyle that fosters the confidence needed to sit in front of a camera. Before the weather really warms up, click through for some sexy spring hairspiration. You’ll be happy to find no texture, length or style left behind. Check out our Generation Gorgeous campaign and read below for our favorite quotes from our leading influencers.
Jessica Franklin (Beauty Blogger, Heygorjess.com): “Whether you be 1B, 3A or 4C, don’t be afraid to let your natural curls fly free.”
Alicia Quarles (Lifestyle and Entertainment Journalist): “If you’re ready for the big chop, try an asymmetrical cut that includes a sexy side swoop.”
Ofunne Amaka (Founder, Cocoa Swatches): “Crochet locks are a glam option for protective styling; especially as warm weather approaches.”
Kitty Cash (DJ and Style Influencer): “Compliment your edgy style with a bone straight bob.”
Desiree Verdejo (Founder, Vivrant Beauty): “Box braids are a carefree chic option for busy gals on the go.”
Damali Elliot (Founder, Petals-N-Belles): “Nothing says ‘take charge’ like a long, sleek and straight do. Just be sure to protect your locks with a daily moisturizer.”
Alyssa Neilson (Founder, La Femme New York): “If your daily routine includes using a flat iron, be sure to use a heat protectant before and after to prevent damage. The extra moisture will also make your locks glisten in the sun!”
Karleen Roy (Founder, The Vanity Group): “Bangs aren’t just for straight tresses. They can look just as chic on wavy or curly locks, too.”
Christina Brown (Founder, LoveBrownSugar): “If you’re rocking a short, curly coif this summer, be sure that it’s cut to fit the frame of your face!”
Deena Campbell (Hair and Beauty Editor, ESSENCE.com): “Wear a hat! Hats minimize damage caused by the sun and wind.”