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Loving My Purple Kinky Braids!

Colored braid is pretty much the new trend on the block, the summer of 2016 it really took a peak where everybody wanted some type of color on their heads! Just like fashion, beauty trends seem to be circular – they come, they go then they are back again. Nigeria Fashion has incorporated colored braids in their fashion trends, and that has filtered to the rest of the fashion world. 

Like with every trend, you have people that are more daring than others, they take fashion and give it their own unique but very memorable twist. 

This trend is mostly worn by those who do not shy away from beauty risks. There are however different levels to this trend – the cool colors, ombre, the really bright colors and rainbow colors.

The cool colors

These colors are usually dark shades of light colors such as dark purple. They are pretty much what most women opt for when they choose to go colored. It’s bright enough to get people’s attention and cool enough to pull off. This kind of braid is usually beautiful especially when the braids are jumbo sized.

I am always asked, how do I get the courage to wear these bold colors! The reality is that you do not need courage, you need confidence and you need to be real settled in your skin. I consider myself a blessed individual, because many women also work in industries that these types of colors are not allowed, based on their rules and regulations.

Colors have been a part of my life, since I can remember. It is what brings joy to my life. And this is not necessary only with hair. This brand "Natural Afro Kinky" (24')and it was PURPLE! I was instantly sold. I managed to arranged an appointment with a talented young lady by the name of: Stephania. The hair itself is available locally on various cosmetics / hair stores. This particular color I got at Beautilicious, Cole Bay.

(https://www.facebook.com/sgefraus). Four Hours after, this was the end result! The braids have minimal shading and no tangling so far. What I love about it is that it blends nicely with my very own and current purple hair.

The Real BRIGHT Colors:

Mostly seen on bold risk takers. This hair is a showstopper. You are definitely going to take a second look if you see someone walking around in bubble-gum-pink braids.

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My thoughts is that whatever it is that you decide to do with your braids.....Rock it like you are the ONLY girl in this world. People usually get over the unusual hair color very quick, once you can show them that the color does not define who you are.........it simply enhances your bright, bubbly and risk taking personality.

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The Ombre is also one of my favorite looks and on my to do list.....maybe for our upcoming Carnival on St.Maarten in April.....

People often say that your brightest accessory is your smile...I agree with that, however why should a girl ever have to stick to only ONE type of accessory ;)??!!

Photography Credits: Artistic Drive

MUA: Jennifer Pelgrim (she is awesome, had mad fun working with her)

Wardrobe / Necklace: T's Closet