Your Afro Style Showcase
09 March 2018
If you’ve gone natural, believe it or not, you don’t have to place the classic afro on a pedestal as the
ultimate style goal. The afro is timeless, of course, but you can put a contemporary twist on it to make it more
memorable and – more importantly – more reflective of your personality.
Here are five “New Afro” styles to take to your stylist when you’re ready to shake things up. And don’t
forget, you can find your closest salon and knowledgeable hair professionals with our handy Salon Locator tool.
Short sides and long top
The afro has loads of shaping versatility that tends to be forgotten. Instead of going for a perfectly round cut, where
the hair framing your face is all the same length, go asymmetrical. Clip your fro short on the sides and keep the
curls piled on top of your head. It’s cooler for summer months too.
Colour it up
The past year has been a big one for embracing new colours. You can choose organic shades like honey, or go far out with
metallics and blinding bright pigments, like purple. Remember, a visit to a stylist will help you get the dye job
right, and provide you with advice on how to best prolong its life.
Deep side parting
An afro doesn’t have to be a uniform cloud floating around your head. Keep the afro fluffiness, but part it unevenly
with your fingers or a comb. A deep side parting creates an interesting asymmetrical look that keeps things edgy
and a little unconventional.
The afro bob
This one is about shaping as well – breaking away from a uniform afro look. Like a traditional straight-hair bob,
the afro bob cuts dramatically in line with your jawbone. For women with heavier curls and coils, this is one distinctive
style to definitely ask your stylist about.
Short and funky
Afros aren’t reserved for women with long hair. The short afro – and sometimes very short afro – has won admirers whenever its appeared on the red carpet in recent years, rocked by rising stars and entertainment industry veterans alike. Try it yourself for some daring celeb spirit.
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