“Black Hairitage” pays homage to our African roots through the transfiguration of the strands that sit proudly on our heads. The hairstyles were inspired by Nigerian and Madagascan women, specifically the Yoruba and Igbo tribes of Nigeria and the Betsimisaraka tribe of Madagascar. African hairstyles were primarily used to identify one’s tribe, social & marital status, family background, age, religion, royalty and even death in the family. It’s quite an artistic form of expression.
Creative directors: Chioma Obiegbu, Learon Coleman
Photographer: Learon Coleman
Stylist: Chioma Obiegbu
Styling assistant: Kerane Marcellus
Makeup Artist: Natalie Cardona