The representation of curly girls in mainstream media has steadily increased in the last decade with influential figures like Solange and Tracee Ellis Ross changing the game on what is considered sophisticated hair. Gone are the days where black women feel it’s necessary to press out, slick down, or add extensions to their hair to fit in at red carpet events and on-air appearances, and we are here for it all!
While we appreciate curly leaders like Ellis Ross letting their hair down and embracing their natural crown there are few young role models in the media to influence brown girls to embrace their curls. That is, until Ellis-Ross’ TV offspring, Zoe Johnson got own spin-off and started changing the game! Ok, so we know that Yara Shahidi only plays the daughter of Ellis Ross on ABC’s hit television show, Black-ish, but we can pretend.
In Shahidi’s hit spin-off Grown-ish she takes her glam game to new levels with a black girl magic journey full of style, beauty, and tons and tons of hair!
The young star is evolving the way black women’s hair is depicted with her mega display of curly girl up-do’s, braids and everything in between. Her polished tresses fit her poised style and are a reminder to viewers that brown girls can be chic, stylish and smart all at the same time!
Check out some more of Zoe Johnson’s natural hair inspiration and start planning your own curly girl journey courtesy of Yara Shahidi.