In honor of Black History Month, we’re sharing some of our favorite natural Black hair styles (on real Silk & Lace Boudoir clients) to prove that beauty is as individual and unique as every woman who walks through our doors.
Your hair can say a lot about you. It can be a reflection of your creativity, a sign of rebellion, or a way to showcase a piece of your personality. In boudoir, your hair is a gorgeous natural accessory that helps define your look, enhance your style, and create drama. That’s why we place a lot of importance on haircare and have a talented, in-house stylist available to each client at her shoot.
1. Natural Curls
Nothing celebrates your natural Black hair like soft, bouncy, beautiful curls! Natural curls create beautiful movement during photo shoots. And the organic texture photographs beautifully, adding depth and definition to your prints. We also think there’s something so bold and unapologetic about rocking your natural curls, which are some of our favorite personality traits to highlight through the art of boudoir.
If you’re going for a smooth, sleek, and sexy look, a blowout or straight hairstyle is one of our favorite natural Black hair go-tos. It’s a simple, fuss-free, and timeless style that makes everyone want to run their fingers through your luscious locks – which is a good thing when you’re going for an ultra-sexy boudoir vibe. We also love straight tresses in an elegant, high-ponytail, which is a great way to keep your hair out of your gorgeous face during your shoot.
Braids are a great option for women who want a polished look without fussiness. Box braids, crochet braids, Marley twists, cornrows, or any other braided style creates a romantic, stylish, and interesting look during your boudoir shoot. The delicate, detailed precision of braided styles perfectly complements the intricacies found in some of our favorite lingerie pieces.
Donning an updo during your boudoir shoot can give you a glamorous, sophisticated, and dressed up vibe… even when you’re dressed down, or not dressed at all. *wink* Updo hairstyles are extremely versatile – half up, curled, messy, or a simple bun – and are a beautiful way to show off your neck, back, and collarbone which is a major bonus when you’re bearing extra skin during a boudoir shoot.
When it comes to boudoir, bearing it all is the name of the game, so we are especially fond of bald looks in the studio. While a shaved head may not be the most popular hairstyle among women, those who confidently rock a shorn scalp show bravery, rebellion, and fearlessness. A shaved head is a clear message that says women don’t have to have long locks in order to be feminine. Even celebrities like Grace Jones, Solange Knowles, and Lupita Nyong’o have donned bald looks and described their hairless experiences as liberating and life-changing.
Beautiful volume that makes a statement. Cultural pride. The classic 1960s afro hair style was born during the civil rights movement as a symbol of pride, empowerment, and rebellion against injustice. It’s a hairstyle that takes up space and commands attention, which are traits we think every woman should feel free to embody.
7. Bright Colors
Bright hair colors accentuate your fun, fearless side and make a statement that you’re bright, bold, and ready to stand out from the crowd. Rainbow shades are also versatile because you can don as much or as little as you like – highlights, ombre, or even your whole head. Not sure you’ll like a bold color? Try temporary options like a wig or clip-in extensions.
For more glamorous boudoir tips, check out these 9 Pre-Shoot Boudoir Beauty Tips and Appointments to Help You Look and Feel Your Best, or head over to our clients-only, private Private Facebook Group .