Fros Fashions and Finds
:Natural Styles for Summer Brides
By Megan Davis
The Truth Contributor
is on this summer as outdoor experiences are well underway.
From the Promedica concert series at Promenade Park, to
rooftop parties, festivals, this is the season to slay
everyday! With the season filled with events and activities,
people want to look good without too much effort so it is
important that they can find styles that work for various
occasions. Last month, we saw what’s trending today in
natural hair styles. This month, we want to focus on those
formal summer occasions like showers, conventions and
weddings, where people want to look flawless for their
special day and the beautiful photos that commemorate it.
bride is a wonder all by herself. From her sun kissed skin
to her unique and original bridal gown, brides of color are
blazing the trail for original, personalized, and cultural
tributes in their weddings today. At the top of the chart is
always the hair. Hair is the crown that adorns women no
matter the occasion, especially after the veils and tiaras
are put away. So let’s take a look at how brides of color
are styling their naturals for their big day.
Shout! The natural twist out has been a go-to style for many
natural brides lately. Something simple provides an organic
elegance that is unique for everyone who wears the style. A
twistout can be fashioned to many styles, leaving full bangs
with a sleek pin-up in back, also known as a half updo.
Twist Outs can also be parted on one side or down the
middle, with a braided “headband” or even rolled and tucked
on the side. Twist Outs are created on freshly shampooed
hair but for a smoother look, they can be created on
stretched hair (hair that is shampooed and blow dried, then
twisted). Several brides choose to accent their twistout
with a simple flower, pin or bedazzled bobby pins.
knot! Bantu knots are a more modern look for natural brides
who especially want to pay homage to our African roots.
Bantu knots can be worn for the ceremony, then unraveled for
the reception for a curly look. This works nicely if you’re
going for a wardrobe change which is popular nowadays.
love! Locs are a very appropriate style for brides. What was
once a style only given to the free spirited naturalista,
locs are being worn by more brides today than ever. Locs can
be styled into anything from chignons to french twists, and
cascading curls. Locs are versatile and provide
individuality for every bride; and grooms are rocking locs
sweet! There’s nothing like a bride with a cute cropped ‘do.
From close coils to the Dora Milaje tribute from the film
Black Panther, many brides are keeping it short and sweet,
especially during summer months. Shorter styles are also
made bold with color, clipper designs and super shiny coils.
power! Summer weddings are often celebrated outdoors. Brides
do enjoy a lovely summer-scape complete with natural
greenery and blessed blooms for their big day! Going for a
destination wedding? Beach waves on locs, braided buns and
full on fros are wonderful adorned with flower crowns that
some brides DIY for their big day!
simple! ALthough weddings have evolved over the years, there
are still many brides who prefer a more traditional,
polished look. Because natural hair can do just about
anything, sleek buns, updos and twisted delights are still
all the rage. A bride may opt for some hair added to the
crown for fullness and drama, but a silk press and pin up
serve their purpose for the traditional bride.
your wedding style, you don’t have to alter your hair
texture permanently to achieve gorgeous looks for your
wedding day. These style can also be worn by the wedding
party, hostesses, and of course, the guests.