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Braids, Beads & Threads: Stylish Natural Hair Inspiration by Dionne Smith | Part 2



This post is the second in a two-part series by hairstylist, Dionne Smith. She’s stylish ways naturalists can rock their natural hair.
I was inspired to show of the beauty of natural hair working across different textures, showing the versatility of  curl manipulation.
I created different textures using different setting methods and styling accordingly.
All looks created are completely the models own hair except the 2 side braids where extension was added for length.
Be inspired to embrace your natural hair and get creative with it.”
We appreciate that extensions weren’t used in this shoot to create volume.
Seeing bantu knots, which are usually an overnight hairstyle, in this shoot, inspires us to make this a staple hairstyle, instead of loosening it into a curly ‘fro after it’s unraveled the next morning.
image4 image5 image3image6Credits
Hair: Dionne Smith | | @dionnesmithhair | 07943936188
Make Up: Beverley O |
Photography: Michael Akiode of Archyraphotography | | @archyraphotography
Stylist: Judith Ade | @styledbymsj
Jewellery: Stushlery | | @stushlery
Models: Staceychellz | @staceychellz & Fatou Suri | @suri_b3


  1. Ethel

    March 15, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Team Natural

  2. tunmi

    March 15, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    AHHHHHH!!!!!! They are so preetttyyyy

  3. Green

    March 15, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Their skin is everything!

  4. hezekina pollutina

    March 15, 2016 at 7:12 pm


  5. Ehrique

    March 15, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Being a guy i’m not sure i should be commenting on this but, mehn she fine………!!!

  6. Betty Zoe

    March 18, 2016 at 5:48 am

    Nice and interesting post.

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