Victoria’s Secret has not changed for years. It moves within the multi-billion dollar fashion industry that changes daily. The last thing Victoria’s Secret did was suggest that women wear their underwear as though it were clothing. It did not work well in some restaurants, churches and shopping centers. It may have been the height of fashion but it wasn’t “clothing” enough for most security guards.


Is this what Heaven looks like?

During Monday’s broadcast of the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, several Angels blessed the runway, modeling their natural hair.


Maria Borges, who made history by debuting her natural hair on the Victoria’s SecretFashion Show runway last year, joined Herieth Paul in rocking her TWA, or teeny weeny Afro. Meanwhile, Jourdana Phillips had us enraptured by her blonde cut, and Alanna Arrington showed us the way, truth and the life with her free-flowing tresses.


The move was intentional. As lead hair stylist Sarah Potempa told Refinery29 ahead of the show, “We want to embrace everyone’s natural beauty.”

“We’re giving a carefree approach to the length and type of curl,” she said. “Some women with shorter hair, maybe a lob, will walk with that hair. We’re not gonna add extensions to make it super long. And if someone has short hair on the side or a tight haircut, we’re not gonna put a wig on or put extensions on their head. We’re gonna embrace it.”

That is not to say there is anything wrong with protective styles but in a culture that still stigmatizes kinkier hair, seeing all hair types affirmed is a step in the right direction.



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