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BN Bridal Beauty: ‘From Retro to Afro’ Photo Shoot from UK Vendors Charis Hair & OTS Beauty is Drool-Worthy!



from-retro-to-afro-bridal-shoot_ots-beauty-and-charis-hair_unspecified-5Contrary to the mainstream bridal make up and hair trends (permed hair and natural makeup); combining natural hair and bolder makeup, OTS Beauty and Charis Hair have given a modern twist to the traditional bridal look with ‘From Retro to Afro’ bridal beauty shoot.from-retro-to-afro-bridal-shoot_ots-beauty-and-charis-hair_unspecified

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.from-retro-to-afro-bridal-shoot_ots-beauty-and-charis-hair_unspecified-1 from-retro-to-afro-bridal-shoot_ots-beauty-and-charis-hair_unspecified-2 from-retro-to-afro-bridal-shoot_ots-beauty-and-charis-hair_unspecified-3 from-retro-to-afro-bridal-shoot_ots-beauty-and-charis-hair_unspecified-4

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.from-retro-to-afro-bridal-shoot_ots-beauty-and-charis-hair_unspecified-6 from-retro-to-afro-bridal-shoot_ots-beauty-and-charis-hair_unspecified-7 from-retro-to-afro-bridal-shoot_ots-beauty-and-charis-hair_unspecified-8


Hair: Charis Hair

Makeup: OTS Beauty

Photos: JOT Photography

Dresses: Alonuko


  1. lifeisbeautiful

    November 1, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Wow! Wonder how she created this look so perfectly. The model is gorgeous as well.

  2. bijouxthisbijouthat

    November 1, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    model is all sorts of gorgeousness and beauty… make up looks flawless too

  3. Cindylove

    November 1, 2016 at 2:24 pm


  4. Loveth Best

    November 1, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    The Model is so so cute

  5. tunmi

    November 1, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    I don’t see the afro here, and the hair still looks perm. The title of this should have just been retro. I don’t see the 4c hair texture which is what majority of black people have. (why is it even #4 and not 1a sef?) I don’t see the tight coils. I don’t see the tufts of coiled baby hair (the naps).

    The makeup, the color, and the model are all gorgeous.

  6. naima

    November 1, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    This is not an afro but permed hair. Beautiful model though

  7. Fabulous

    November 1, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Beautiful, but this doesn’t look like natural hair.

  8. vikky

    November 1, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    It looks more like a blowout and straightened natural hair. You can get away with blowing out your natural type 4a/4b hair for a wedding look. Not sure about a type 4c hair though.

  9. purplenile

    November 6, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    ‘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.’
    Lol we known that already.

    All the styles shown require the hair to be blow dried. Plus the extensions don’t even blend properly.

    Can models with tightly coiled hair be shown?

  10. purplenile

    November 6, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    * know.

  11. Anu

    November 8, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    make-up on point!!! model gorg. hairdresser pls why is your parting not straight? where’s the afro hair you speak of please???? wash wash, abeg carry go CharisHair

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