Black girls rock! But you already knew that, right? Despite but what the mass media tells us daily about what to do (and not what to do) with our hair, women of color are feeling more confident to rock their strands in all of their beautiful forms. Yes, sis!
Cue Atlanta-based husband-and-wife photography team Kahran and Regis Bethencourt of CreativeSoul Photography, who wanted to make little girls fall in love with their hair exactly as it is. The couple recently went viral for their Afro Art photo series, which features Black girls around the U.S. showing off their natural hair in beautifully exaggerated ways created by Lachanda Gatson.
“Unfortunately, the lack of diversity often plays into the stereotypes that they are not ‘good enough’ and often forces kids to have low self-esteem,” Kahran told Yahoo Lifestyle. “We try to combat these stereotypes in our photography by showing diverse imagery of kids who love the skin they’re in, their own natural curls, and their culture.”
The stunning shoot features girls from across the country — think New York, California, Texas, Georgia. Each girl was given the VIP treatment from styling to backdrop. “The most memorable part of the shoot was seeing the look on the girls’ faces when they saw their hair in the Afro styles,” Kahran said.
Scroll below to see the inspiring photo shoot for yourself:
(Photo: CreativeSoul Photography)