2012 was the year of the kinky, curly, coily tresses. The media was buzzing with curly news, celebrities embraced the transitioning movement and several books were written to help women conquer their curls. Here are a few noteworthy natural hair events of 2012....
In December 2012, just when we thought, we had seen and heard it all when it comes to natural hair....Rhonda Lee a meteorologist for an ABC affiliate station was fired after responding to comments about her natural hair. (Meteorologist Rhonda Lee Fired from ABC Affiliate For Natural Hair Comments. )
Even though Solange claims not to give a "damn" about her natural hair or team natural, no matter where she goes her hair gets attention. In November 2012, TSA got a little touchy-feely with Solange's natural hair while she was on a trip in Miami, FL. The question still remains, "What did TSA find in Solange's hair?"
In October 2012, Nicki Minaj aka Barbie, hung up the pink, purple, blonde and every other color wig and gave us a glimpse of her natural hair via twitter.
In the September 2012 issue of O Magazine, Oprah revealed her natural tresses and it became a heated debate on our blog and facebook page when I posted a throwback photo of Oprah's hair in the 80's. (Wait Did Oprah Get A Texturizer?)
Hampton University did the unthinkable and bans dreadlocks and conrows for some of it's business school students in August 2012. (Read More Here).
The Coiffure Project- May 2012. Glen Nunez, the founder of TYP Photography Studio, released a collection of portraits celebrating the beauty of black women and their magnificent natural hair. (See more photos here.)
Who could forget Viola Davis in that stunning emerald green gown and her beautiful TWA. Viola Davis, star of "The Help", was the talk of the 2012 Oscars and even Joan Rivers of the Fashion Police did not have a bad word to say about the actress's new look. (Viola Davis at the Oscars in February 2012)
What does 2013 have in store for the natural hair community......
Curly Nikki's Book "Better Than Good Hair".
The Release of Kurlee Belle Natural Hair Care Products!!!!! YAY!
Are you looking forward to the natural hair movement in 2013?
Happy New Year!