New Year, New You?

Stepping into a new year is always a good occasion for renewal. So why do not try a new hair cut? Short hair and natural hair cuts had taken over the catwalks the last seasons! Legendary British-Jamaican model Grace Jones seamed to inspire everybody lately and it is a good thing!

As you can see on the cover, British-Ghanaian model and activist Adwoa Aboah is a true inspiration for short hair cut!

Angolan model Maria Borges is also ruling the catwalk with her teeny-weeny Afro for 3 years now. It was a long process but she is totally embracing it.

“I remember when Riccardo Tisci suggested to let go of the extensions, I was a little skeptical because it would be too different to completely change my look with an image that would shape my modeling career. Then he used me in his runway show for Givenchy with my short hair. That moment was when I realized that by looking back to little girls back in Africa struggling to fit into ‘society’ by relating their looks to Caucasian and other ethnicities. No matter what kind of hair or skin color you have, you should always love yourself.

“It took me by surprise, honestly,” she says of the decision for her to go natural. “Victoria’s Secret always used girls with their long hair always on point, but I was super lucky to walk for them with my natural hair. It made a statement that you don’t need wigs and a lot of makeup to be sexy, you have to be sexy being comfortable with who you are. It’s an inside job.”

What is for sure, if shorts hair are easier to take care they need attention. Maria Borges gave us some tips to keep her hair in check? “My hair guru Marcello Costa taught me to always keep my hair moisturized with serums. If I want a small Afro, I wash my hair and then I apply a serum and let it dry natural. Now, if I want a bigger Afro, I brush it a couple of times to obtain volume.”

The other recommandation we could add is that with short hair, you have to consider to change your style and add more drama to your clothes, accessories and make up! See below some of our favorites inspiration look!