Many feel the most beautiful women in the world are fashion models. They are tall, thin, and gorgeous women who tear up the runway sporting the finest apparel that only stars can afford. They are snotty, haute, sexy, and for most of our fashion history, have predominately been white. The diversity in the fashion world is starting to increase with women of various hues showing off the most exquisite styles each season.
Despite more black women striking glamorous poses in magazines and strutting the runway, the majority of them wear long-hair wigs and tight weaves on top of chemically straightened hair. Well, here are stunning women who have backed away from the chemicals and are embracing their natural tresses.
PHOTO CREDIT: JESSI M'BENGUE
This stunning woman with beauty and poise is from the south of France. Born to an Arab mother from Algeria and an African father from the Ivory Coast, Jessi proudly shares her heritage and allows her belief in love to guide her. She has risen to super model status and her natural hair only enhances her glowing beauty. You can catch her everywhere including Robin Thicke’s video “Blurred Lines”, and she’s only beginning to shine!
PHOTO CREDIT: NIKIA PHOENIX
This natural haired beauty started off modeling for Alternative Apparel. Her unique look has made her one of the most widely known natural hair models. From her funky twa to her gorgeous freckles, this beauty will not allow her hair to keep her from being fabulous.
PHOTO CREDIT: WEEKEMA HOLLIS
International model, blogger, and natural hair lover, Wakeema is enjoying the natural hair journey. She’s confident, beautiful, and all about sharing her natural hair journey. You can catch her in print and video ads for Softsheen Carson's Dark and Lovely brand.
PHOTO CREDIT: NADA ADELLE
This ringlet beauty resides in the Munich, Germany, but is from the UK. She captures anyone’s attention with her long, curly hair and full lips. Blogger, model, and fashion icon Nada keeps her hair funky and flirty to exude her chic, feminine style.
PHOTO CREDIT: TOMIKO FRASER HINES
Tomiko Fraser Hines
This beauty is an American model who has done runway, print, and commercials. Tomiko was the first African American woman to sign an exclusive contract with Maybelline and you can catch her in ads for Gain, Old Navy, and many more!
PHOTO CREDIT: TOLULA ADEYEMI
This beauty is a London-born Nigerian model, DJ, and actress who was discovered at the age of 17 at a high street store topshop. She’s a favorite on the British fashion scene and she’s not afraid to be daring and bold with her natural tresses.
PHOTO CREDIT: SUZANE MASSENA
Suzana and Suzane Massena
Twin models born in Salvador, Bahia, Brasil, these beauties create a synergy that keeps all eyes on them and their hair! The sisters often work together so they do keep similar looks and cuts for their hair; their family can't even tell them apart! Although people have trouble differentiating, all we see are lovely women with amazing hair.
Camara (Yaya) Alafia
This beauty is an American actress and fashion model. She was the runner-up on America’s Next Top Model in Cycle 3 and she can speak Portuguese, Spanish, and French. Her signature is her big afro and even with a baby bump she is all glam. She’s pure gold behind the camera lens and on the runway. She and her hair always take our breath away.
PHOTO CREDIT: BRE SCULLARK
Brittney (Bre) Scullark
Bre is an American fashion model that placed third on American’s Next Top Mode in Cycle 5. She’s been featured in print, commercials, and on the runway all while sporting her gorgeous natural hair.