Sophomore student Vania Gutierrez texts on her phone while showing off her straight beautiful natural hair.
- 8th grade student Taylor Wilson stands in the King Room during a Ladies Lounge meeting which attended at Kenwood Academy showing off her highlighted red and brown hair.
People express their style many different ways. Some people do it with their shoes, and some people do it with their outfits. But the one I find the most interesting are people expressing themselves through their hair.
Back in the 50’s the style of having bone-straight hair was more acceptable. People found it more classy and appropriate, straight hair was the goal for everyone no matter how you got it, even if you had to use an iron to flatten it. But, everything has changed in the game of hair.
Natural hair has been expressed more and more in African-American culture, young men and women wear it in different ways maybe with bantu knots, finger coils, french braids, two-strand twists, blowout, etc. The Natural Hair Movement is an era of time for those who want stay true to their roots.
In my pictures, I want you see the story of art in Natural Hair, I want my pictures to tell a story of the creativity and the style that many people desire in their hair. I want my pictures to show how Kenwood Academy students are all about natural, how being natural is better than anything. The photo’s I shot is living proof of the beauty in our culture.