Traditionally, in the US beauty is perceived and welcomed in the form of straight hair. However, travel the world over and you’ll find that the love of beauty encompasses many attributes including textured hairstyles by way of braids, twist, locs and curls.
According to Master Braider and Celebrity Natural Hair Stylist Debra Hare-Bey, “Hairstyles come and go but braided hair is an ancient beauty technique with a long and literally winding history that roams across countries, cultures and centuries. Braids have made appearances on the heads of men and women throughout history, indicating everything from utility to glamour, social status to ethnicity, marital status to even religious affiliation. In modern times, hairstyles aren’t quite so serious but one thing hasn’t changed: braids are cool.”
Check out the beauty and braids below courtesy of Braids Gang.