Watch How Natural Hair Ruled One Runway At NYFW

“Texture On The Runway speaks to our community, that all hair is beautiful and all hair types are beautiful”

by Hafeezah Nazim

From rose quartz hair at Alexander Wang to foiled fingers and overdrawn lips at VFiles, it's no secret that this season's fashion week saw some bold beauty looks. But at this season's Texture On The Runway show, makeup and apparel took a backseat as natural hair ruled the main stage, making the show one of the most inspiring ones we've seen to date. Because what's more empowering than rocking your natural hair?

NYLON web editor Taylor Bryant went behind the scenes of the show and caught up with some of the brands working to bring natural curls to life, including Texture on the Runway co-founder Michelle Breyer, Cantu stylist Maria Antoinette, and many others.

"I think part of being natural is the journey of really finding your true self," says Cantu stylist Maria Antoinette. "So my encouragement to you would be to embrace what you have."

See highlights from the show, above. 


Produced and Directed by: Ren Potts

Camera by: Travis Libin

Sound by: YongSoo Lee

Edited by: Gabriel Miller

Featuring: Taylor Bryant, Michelle Breyer (co-founder of NaturallyCurly), Maria Antoinette (Cantu stylist), Diane C. Bailey (Shea Moisture stylist), and Mezei Jefferson (Carol's Daughter stylist).