Based in Washington D.C., Ayren Jackson-Cannady is so savvy that we wished she lived closer to NYC so that we could swap products with her. This beauty writer knows what’s up (she’s written for Fitness, Glamour, and Gloss Daily) and we’re excited to have her sharing her know-how and multi-culti beauty expertise as a contributing editor.
I’ve been oohing and aahhing over natural hairstyles for the last eight years ever since I grabbed a pair of scissors and chopped off my relaxed hair. What I was left with was an itty-bitty afro and a world of possibilities. I then chose to grow my hair out into dreadlocks—a decision that I’d do over 100 times. I went from a having a high maintenance mane that never grew to an easy-peasy ‘do that now reaches the middle of my back! (My healthy hair is also in part due to this combo: Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo + Carol’s Daughter Monio Repairing Hair Mask + Jane Carter Solution Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner.)
I love my hair, but that still doesn’t stop me from gawking at other women’s texturized tresses (and wondering: what if…). And photographer Glenford Nunez’s latest portrait collection, “The Coiffure Project" has taken my natural hair envy to a whole new level.
The images, which will be showcased in a September exhibit at Silo Point in Baltimore, MD, celebrate the beauty of black women and their unique curls. What I personally love about the photographs is that they can be a source of inspiration for women who have been wavering about going natural for the first (or second!) time.