As the first block buster movie with a Black Super hero, a nearly all Black Cast, Black Panther broke so many barriers that it is worth celebrating on all levels. With 200 million it is the highest opening in February and the fifth largest opening of all-time, we are celebrating the fact that the film features solely natural hairstyles so we got the best natural hairstyles of Wakanda from around the web for you. Enjoy and feel free to add your own.
Did you know that all the hairstyles in the Black Panther film are natural? Hairstylist Camille Friend the visionary behind the fabulous hairdos rocked in Wakanda was really firm about keeping it natural and I for one are thankful for that. More than thankful, I am inspired and that is why I call for the #BlackPantherharstylechallenge calling for everyone to rock their #WakandaHairstyle!
While the Black Panther movie is breaking all records before it even premiered, you probably already have your tickets yet still thinking about that outfit you are going to rock on the historical night to be. Everything, just everything seems to have perfectly come together in this film, the cast, the music, the characters, the story, the costumes and goodness the outstanding natural hairstyles! From the bold bald naturals to Lupita’s Bantus and Michael B. Jordan’s Loc quiff, the hairdos are just inspiringly awesome!
So before thinking of an outfit, it might be a good idea to think about the hairstyle you will rock, this Black History Month when the first ever Black super hero will be launched on the big screen in theaters worldwide. The choices are plenty.
You can go boldly bald like Okoye, the character played by Danai Gurira, who sharply rocks razor cuts like no other with her expressive face, flawless skin and eyes that are mysteriously fascinating.
You can also go with one of Angela Basset’s styles that vary from a super elegant hat that fits an African queen to simple cornrows braided in straight parts to the back.
There are also Shuri’s styles to take inspiration from, the character played by Letitia Wright , T’Challa’s kid sister who rocks a intricate braided rolled updos that exuberates royalty.
Then of course there is Nakia played by Lupita Nyong’o Oscar-winner of 12 Years a Slave who is a natural hairstylist herself. In the Black Panther movie nakia wears her hair in Bantus, Bantu outs a fro, you can even see her rocking head scarves in her role as warrior goddess, guardian of Wakanda’s King T’Challa but never she fails to look flawless!
There is no lack of inspiration on the men’s side either. From T’Challa’s coily fro, the king to be played by Chadwick Boseman to the villan N’Jadaka played by Michael B. Jordan who rocks his locs, the natural hairstyles fascinatingly match the personalities of their characters.
So in anticipation to the premier I call for the #BlackPanterHairstyleChallenge. Please join by rocking a #WakandaHairstyle! You can create it yourself or go to a salon to get your #WakandaHairstyle for that special day to walk in and out of the theater where you watched the Black Panther Movie that opening weekend.
You can see my #WakandaHairstyle at The #BlackPanther #WakandaHairstyles is worth the Challenge.
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