5 INTERESTING HISTORICAL FACTS ABOUT BRAIDING

My journey and career as a licensed Master Cosmetologist and Natural Hair Care Specialist began with hair braiding—which is perhaps one of the oldest and longest enduring ways to protectively style naturally curly, kinky and coily hair. In honor of Black History Month, I’d like to share with you a few fascinating facts about the history of braiding.

STYLE SHOWCASE: NAIV'ASHA JOHNSON'S FABULOUS EMBELLISHED HIGH-TRIO BRAIDED PONYTAIL ON YARA SHAHIDI

Celebrity Stylist Naiv’asha Johnson just did us all a solid by sharing the 411 on how she styled Grown-ish star Yara Shahidi’s gorgeous ‘do  for the NAACP Image Awards using Taliah Waajid brand products.  Naiv’asha dubbed it the "Embellished High-Trio Braided Ponytail" and I am here for this beautiful look all day.  This elegant protective style can easily be worn for work, play or a night on the town and is super easy to do on medium to long hair. Here’s what Naiv’asha did to achieve Yara’s style:

PROTECTIVE STYLING TOOLS TO GIFT TO YOUR FAVORITE PROTECTIVE STYLISTA

If you're wondering what holiday gifts to grab for a certain style-conscious, hair care-obsessed someone in your life, you can't go wrong with tools that will help her protectively style her lovely mane all year long.