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"September Issue realness: I have wanted to do a shoot like this for a long, long time – a visual love letter to the girls I grew up with and the women we have all become. Hair is such a hugely important part of our world and I wanted to celebrate it authentically. (P.S. I have worn every hairstyle in this shoot at some point in my life. Bantu knots is a personal fave). Shoutout to the amazing team who worked with us, especially @justinggg who spun magic on these beautiful young women." – @vanessacraft, beauty director. Link in bio to meet the six models in our shoot👆🏾🙌🏿👏🏽 #naturalhair #blackhair #bantuknots (📸: @satyandpratha)
When it comes to fashion and lifestyle magazines, the September issue is always the most coveted.
ELLE Magazine Canada is getting lots of praise for its latest issue, which uses actual Black women to portray Black hairstyles. In 2016, this shouldn’t be such a big deal, but due to the history of publications using non-women of color to portray the styles of women of color, it’s actually something to be celebrated.
ELLE Canada’s Beauty Director Vanessa Craft posted the photo above to Instagram with the caption, “I have wanted to do a shoot like this for a long, long time – a visual love letter to the girls I grew up with and the women we all have all become. Hair is such a hugely important part of our world and I wanted to celebrate it authentically.”
Check out the September issue of ELLE Canada, on stands now. Magazine editors, take note.
PHOTO CREDIT: Instagram, Getty
11 Celebs Rocking Natural Hairstyles (PHOTOS)
1. Oprah1 of 11
2. Keke Palmer2 of 11
3. Cynthia Bailey3 of 11
4. Mara Brock Akil4 of 11
5. Tracee Ellis Ross5 of 11
6. Brandy6 of 11
7. Lisa Bonet7 of 11
8. Janelle Monae8 of 11
9. Nicole Ari Parker9 of 11
10. Marsha Ambrosius10 of 11
11. Jill Scott11 of 11
#BlackGirlMagic: ELLE Canada Pays Homage To Black Women’s Hair was originally published on globalgrind.com