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#BlackGirlMagic: ELLE Canada Pays Homage to Black Women’s Hair with Gorgeous Black Models



The September issue is always the most coveted when it comes to fashion and lifestyle magazines and for their September issue, ELLE Magazine Canada ses actual Black women to portray Black hairstyles and everyone’s loving it.

In 2016, this shouldn’t be such a big deal, but due to the history of publications using non-women of color to portray the styles of women of color, it’s actually something to be celebrated.

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ELLE Canada’s Beauty Director Vanessa Craft posted the photo above to Instagram with the caption,

“I have wanted to do a shoot like this for a long, long time – a visual love letter to the girls I grew up with and the women we all have all become. Hair is such a hugely important part of our world and I wanted to celebrate it authentically.”

We hope to see more #blackgirlmagic like this in magazine in the near future. See the Instagram post below.

Photo Credits: Elle Canada, Global Grind


  1. EC

    August 26, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Someone is getting it right

  2. Tosin

    August 26, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    nice pictures. cool vibe.
    this morning i’ve just been pained about how we get all our inspiration from abroad, even for things that ‘belong to’ us. it’s a trend we need to turn around. you see what i mean here? our hair is cool, was always cool, but we don’t know it until somebody far away in oyinboland packages it in a photo then we start to covet it. 🙁

    • Las

      August 27, 2016 at 4:26 pm

      Truth spoken.

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