Natural Black Hair Portraits

 

I cut my hair a while back and in an effort to grow it back have been rocking the cornrow look for a couple of months now. When I found these amazing photos of Black woman with natural manes it made me want to unleash my Afro beast and once again walk on the wild side. I love to see pics like this because black women have long been plagued with mixed feelings and messages about their natural texture. In a time of the Yaki Silky extensions and front lace wigs it’s nice to see that a woman (White, Black, Asian or other) can be beautiful and sexy just as she was born. This is beauty God made!!

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The natural hair revolution now has the stunning photos of Glenford Nunez.

Nunez, the 25-year-old Baltimore-based founder of TYP Photography Studio, is the man behind “The Coiffure Project,” a collection of portraits celebrating the beauty of black women and their magnificent natural hair.

Shot in both black-and-white and color, Nunez’s work is simple yet striking — and to think the project only started by accident.

Looking at the extensive collection of pictures he’d taken of his natural-haired assistant one day, Nunez decided to run with the idea of photographing curly maned black women.

Sounds like a brilliant idea when you consider the current trend toward natural hair. The New York Times has covered the movement, countless YouTube tutorials provide tips, and celebs like Solange Knowles and Viola Davis have become official and unofficial poster women for au naturel awesomeness.

Surprisingly, Nunez wasn’t hip to the growing number of black women embracing their curly manes — but he’s a guy, so we’ll give him some slack.

“I had no idea until I started putting the photos together,” Nunez told The Huffington Post. “People have thanked me for what I’m doing for natural hair and black women, but I genuinely had no idea. It’s a super awesome feeling though.”

So far Nunez has captured the bountiful beauty of 10 subjects and is on the lookout for more curly coiffed ladies to photograph.

“I find women just walking down the street, and I use models I’ve worked with in the past,” he said. “There’s always a certain essence and style I’m drawn to.”

Anyone who has second-guessed going natural — whether by slow transition or big chop — will definitely find reassurance, excitement and plenty of inspiration when looking at these beautiful images.

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  1. Those photos are stunning! My niece is mixed and she has the most beautiful curly hair (I envy it so much), she always asks to get it straightened because all of us have straight hair so I love showing her photos like this, her little face lights up when she sees how beautiful a woman can be with hair like hers!

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