Contrary to the mainstream bridal make up and hair trends (permed hair and natural makeup); combining natural hair and bolder makeup, OTS Beauty andCharis Hair have given a modern twist to the traditional bridal look with ‘From Retro to Afro’ bridal beauty shoot.
Leading Nigerian UK-based hairstylist Tola of Charis Hair says,
Many women are transitioning/have transitioned to their natural-afro hair and their main concern is the lack of bridal hairstyle inspiration(afro hair). This then leads them to going against their wishes which is to either relax/texturise their hair or wear a lace closure/frontal weave.
Some have also expressed their feelings that wearing their natural-afro hair on their wedding day wouldn’t look as pretty or they feel like there is no ‘wow’ factor with that hair texture and so they opt for the usual ‘human virgin hair’ weaves..
This afro hair bridal inspiration aims to show women of colour that they can in fact wear their afro-hair in the highly desired ‘retro/classy” wedding hairstyles and still look exceptionally beautiful rather than ‘casual’ as many perceive.
Dayo of OTS Beauty adds,
‘Not so nude’
As a makeup artist, a lot of my brides request nude/natural bridal makeup. I wanted to show that theres no rules when it comes to makeup, it all depends on the client’s personality. The looks were created using FeathersnFurs, Lancome, Milani and MAC Cosmetics.
Hair: Charis Hair
Makeup: OTS Beauty
Photos: JOT Photography