There is a beauty in self-love and acceptance which is unmistakable and sincere. It's noticeable in the new flow of a person and a glow.
A new Netflix movie, Nappily Ever After starring Sanaa Lathan explores the theory of finding your own essence of beauty.
A lot of buzz started last year when Sanaa Lathan went blonde. Very drastic, but it was cute. When she shaved her head a few months later, everyone took notice. Her posts on Instagram last year has more than 1,300,000 views to date and over 200,000 likes.
Natural hair in the black community is still being embraced. Hair has always been a sense of pride; A crown of glory, with length checks and the debate of the relaxer still in the conversation. Where once a woman’s hair showed her curl pattern “untamed”, it was considered undone and was shameful. “Nappy hair’ is now natural beauty, just with different ranges of curls. A bald head once ridiculed, is now an affirmation of acceptance of self.
Lately, celebs known for their hair moves have been going full monty with shaved heads such as K.Michelle, Keke Wyatt, Tamar Braxton, and Sanaa. All for different reasons yet giving another perspective of what beauty is.
It all came full circle when the trailer of Nappily Ever After was released. Nappily is based on a book series of the same name by NAACP Award-winning Author Trisha Thompson. The book focuses on Violet Jones, a beautiful and successful African-American woman while she examines her identity with a new perspective of beauty in the myriad of expectations and standards of beauty around her. The movie also stars Lynn Whitfield (Greenleaf), Ricky Whittle (American Gods, NCIS), Ernie Hudson (Grace and Frankie, Ghostbusters) and Lyriq Bent (She’s Gotta Have It).
Check out Nappily Ever After premiering on Netflix September 21st, 2018.