and the story goes on!
I had the pleasure of speaking to the lady behind this piece of art [Somalia Seaton], and asked her what she thinks about where young women in the UK stand with regards to their views on how hair defines beauty. Here is what she had to say:
That’s an interesting question, I think it’s an exciting time in the UK for young women and I’ve seen a large ripple effect mainly from the US which has caught the attention of women in the UK. Growing up as a teenager you would see some girls with braids and natural hair every now and again, but it was definitely the relaxed look with a finger wave at the side that was in! Now girls are more creative and fashionable with their hair and there definitely is a movement happening online with regards to embracing your own natural hair. Social media has lent itself to a whole generation of young women to redefine their hair, we are conditioned by what fashionable young females do and how they wear their hair. Bloggers enhance that and so do social outlets like Youtube. I remember when [actress] Viola Davis showed her natural hair, it really was a defining moment. The natural hair movement is an exciting one that can only get better but it’s also very dark. There are a lot of females who still do not embrace the idea of natural hair but it’s definitely something up and coming and it’s getting better, it’s exciting there is still a lot come!
*All quote credits from ‘Crowning Glory’ By Somalia Seaton and photo sources from Stratford East*
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