This year’s Black Girls Rock was one of my absolute favorites because some Black women were honored that I truly believe deserved to be recognized for their excellence in what it is that they do. Excellence. It is something many strive for but achieved by very few because excellence often times takes a great amount of work. Many of us want to “do” but don’t want to “do the work” necessary to achieve the greatness that we sit in audiences or in our living rooms to view. Most of us may just feel like we can’t withstand the pressure or the sheer nerve that it takes to be great. The comfort zone does not exist when you are standing on stage in front of thousands to perform or stand in a boardroom to pitch a brilliant idea. Achievers like Beyonce and many of her performer peers assume a personality for the stage. We have come to learn that her Alter Ego’s name is “Sasha Fierce”. She assumes an entire persona necessary to take charge and take the stage. In reality, the Alter Ego is probably very much more her actual personality than anything else. You don’t achieve greatness by just being able to perform on stage. A woman like her exude the same type of fierceness and grabs the reigns behind the scene as well.
A look at some of my favorites from “Black Girls Rock”:
Winter is the season for Protective Styles and there are a few ladies who we have been slaying braided styles lately. Braids don’t just serve as a great way to protect your natural hair from everyday wear and tear but it is also a fun way to switch things up. I’m not a fan of sitting the length of time for styles like micro-braids to get installed, upwards of 4 to 6 hours, so I’m more of a cornrow type of girl. In less than 30 minutes or an hour you are transformed into a braided goddess. I’m always down for that.
These are some of my favorite styles spotted on our favorite celebs:
We can’t possibly leave out these ole long skinny cornrows worn by Beyonce in “Formation”. Giving Susan Taylor realness.
Are you wearing a braided style? What type of style are you rocking and why?
Janet Jackson made this braided style immortal in the movie, “Poetic Justice”. In reality, this style was boss before Janet even rocked it and it continues to stand the test of time. Box Braids can be long and playful or short and serious (perfect office style). These celeb beauties are currently rocking the mess out of box braids. They are using their Instagram feeds to show off and show out because these styles are worthy of mentioning.
Some Reasons Why We Love Box Braids:
The style is versatile. It can be chic and sexy all at the same time.
It is so darn neat!
It goes with every outfit you can imagine. You can be the boho girl one day or the office head the next.
So, Which one is your favorite box braid style? I wanna know.