I love the versatility of black hair and the 2018 NAACP Image Awards showed this to the fullest. Ladies/Chiquitas… our sistas came to slay and they slayed. I am only sorry that the photos did not show the full awesomeness and truly beautiful styles many of the women wore.
There were many images that showed the front view of the hairstyles, but there were rarely side views and hardly back view of them! But if you watch the award show you will see what I saw… BLACK HAIR FAB.
There were a number of pullback hair styles, with different pretty varieties (shame most pictures don’t display them). There was a Mohawk with a braid interwoven in it (YES to Issa Rae!). There was the Angelic look with a French braid around the head. There were also some up-dos with a french braided bun or a french braided pony tail; while others had low pony tails and sleek back low big buns. Others with a simple pull back with the hair either sprayed out at the end or just a simple sleek pony tail. There were also the front bun and back bun look – there was EVERYTHING
Finally a red carpet event that left me feeling enthused!
Had so many favs of the night. Sit back and enjoy beautiful black hair.
The pulled back braided look
Ryan Michelle, Logan Browning, Sonequa Martin, Danielle Brooks, Tracee Ellis Ross, Storm Reid, Antoinette Robertson, , Issa Rae, Halle Berry, Yara Shahidi, Tamera Mowry-Housely, Yvette Nicole Brown, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Susan Kelechi Watson and June Ambrose.
The Up-do look
Jasmine Sanders and Rebecca Jefferson with Lance Gross.
The Afro look
Amara, Jeniffer Lewis and Lynn Whitfield.
The Free-flow look
Bianca Lawson, Lavernce Cox, Niecy Nash, Erica Ash, Loretta Divine, Yvonne Orji, Kerry Washington, Naturi Naughton and Marsai Martin.
The Short look
Andra Day, Mc. Lyte, Danai Gurira, Samira Wiley, Letoya Luckett and U.S. Representative Maxine Waters
The Loc look
Ava duvernay and Rtina Wesley
The most interesting look of the night goes to Niatia “Lil Mama” Kirkland. I really don’t know what to call this style.
The Gentlemen with their hair on point
Sterling K. Brown, Alvina Stewart, Ryan Michelle Bathe and Anthony Stewart; Michael Smith and Jemele Hill; Sid Williams and U.S. Representative Maxine Waters; Caleb Mclaughlin; Jordan Peele; Chadwick Boseman; Jussie Smollett and Jurnee Smollett-Bell; Dondre Whitfield, Michael B. Jordan and Omari Hardwick; Common; Keegan-Michael Key and ELisa Pugliese; Marcus Scribner and TraceeEllis Ross; Daneil Kaluuya; Rebecca Jefferson and Lance Gross.