Black Girls Rock!
One of the biggest nights in television honoring all things ‘black girl magic’ and the inspirational women that have paved the way in so many industries. Honoring trailblazers like Ava DuVernay, Janet Jackson, Tarana Burke, and Lena Waithe, the evening was star-studded and full of style.
There is never a thing such as too daring when it comes to black women and their hair. The Black Girls Rock awards show how black women set the standards and trends in beauty.
Hairstyles We Loved
Mary J. Blige
One of our favorite songstresses graced the red carpet with a sleek bun.
Sleek buns are great for any occasion, whether it’s a casual lunch date or a formal event. If the sleekness of the bun wasn’t enough, Mary spiced up her look with blonde highlights. The blonde gave the simple hairstyle some flair and made her pop out during the night.
Her hairstyle proves that less is more.
Known to switch it up from long tresses to braids, Ciara worked the Black Girls Rock red carpet this year and traded her long, wavy tresses.
The singer and dancer rocked a shoulder length bob streaked with blonde highlights. The hairstyle was complete with a middle part and a few subtle curls to add volume. Ciara never misses a beat when it comes to selecting the right hairstyles for the occasion.
The queen and host of the 2018 Black Girls Rock Awards showed up with a new look for the night.
Queen Latifah is known for her blonde hair and usually rocking a sleek ponytail, she sported a half up and half down hairstyle. This hairstyle is such a favorite because it provides the perfect balance of casual and formal.
With some curls stretching past her shoulders, Queen Latifah’s look was a head turner. It looks like she lightened up her blonde for a pop of color which we loved!
In the words of Jay-Z “This fro that I rock, got no perm in it.”
Au Naturale on the carpet, Amandla rocked her natural hair with a curly fro. Simple and making a statement, Stenberg flaunted her coils and curls on the carpet. Remember when the actress did the big chop? The length is showing, and her hair is flourishing in its natural state.
Awards show honoring the magic of black girls everywhere was the perfect place to showcase her natural fro.
Black girl magic meets puff magic on the red carpet. We love a sleek updo ad the young actress, Stormi Reid did not disappoint.
We all know how natural styles can be frustrating to execute, but this teen star made it look effortless. The puff was full of defined curls, and the edges were sleek and laid to perfection.
It’s refreshing to see young black women embracing more of their natural hair on red carpets and showing that simple can be beautiful.
People always say blondes have more fun and this songstress rocked one of our favorite hairstyles from the 2018 Black Girls Rock Awards red carpet.
The shortcut with the perfect finger waves is a bold look, and Leah Jenea did not disappoint. We love to see a woman being courageous with her hair choices, and this platinum blonde is the definition of cutting edge and daring.
The ladies did not come to play on the red carpet, and Jazmine Sullivan didn’t half step at all.
Bobs are always in season no matter the length or hair pattern. Sullivan rocked a short, straight neck length bob with a middle part. This was a hairstyle we loved for many reasons. The simplicity of the short bob compliments any outfit no matter the occasion.
The jet black color makes a bold statement and is hard to look away from and pops with any outfit color.
The supermodel phenom can do no wrong when it comes to fashion and hair.
Whether it’s a short bob, straight long tresses with a middle part, or a sleek bun, she rocks everything effortlessly. The red carpet at the awards was no different, Naomi graced the carpet with a wavy look. The curls were beach ready with the bangs to match.
The shoulder length style was a top look of the night on the carpet.
We love a sleek ponytail! Most importantly, we enjoy a chic ponytail that has a lot of volume and definition.
Copeland hit the red carpet with her hair slicked back into a “fluffy” ponytail that hung down her back. This style is quick to do and easy to maintain when you’re living life on the go, as the professional ballerina often does. The sleek ponytail gives such a formal look no matter the occasion and is a crowd favorite.
If your hair is long enough to be pulled back, grab your go-to products and place it in a ponytail to execute this look. Fluff your hair out with your hands or with a styling brush for the complete look.
If you need to add more length or desire more volume, head to your local beauty supply store for some extension options. There’s so many to choose from when it comes to styles and color, get creative!
Honorable Mention: Beverly Bond
The founder of the Black Girls Rock Awards and the literal holder of the trademarked phrase “black girl magic,” Beverly Bond did not disappoint.
With a short, feathered hair look Bond showed us that it didn’t matter the length of the hair. It’s all about how you rock it, and she slayed during the entire ceremony. If you’ve ever considered doing the big chop then seeing her hairstyle will help you come to a solid decision about cutting your hair.
We Love Red Carpets
Watching our favorite women grace the red carpets and stages during award ceremonies is an exciting time.
They inspire us for our next event or simply our next hairstyle for the work week. The versatility of the red carpet during Black Girls Rocks Awards is overwhelming and exciting to see. It reminds you that no color is too bold or too bright.
There is no harm in switching up your style within the same month or even the same week.
Versatility is Power
The ladies on the red carpet showed the different ways you can rock a red carpet and make even the most straightforward style look formal. Each woman served looks and continue to be trendsetters no matter the occasion.