Don’t get it twisted: magical Black girls grow magical heads of Black hair. From our curls’ capacity to shrink into what might appear to be only a mere couple of inches and ultimately stretch the lengths of our backs to their ability to hold nearly any shape, Black hair is a dope wonder.
Check out these 9 pics of Black girls rocking stunning looks that show off all the magic things their hair can do.
1. Literally, our volume knows no bounds.
I can only imagine the length those rizos would stretch out to on a length check day.
2. And can we talk about the versatility?
Natural hair is the money, STILL, on days when you’re a chica just wanting to switch things up, you can literally pull on any kind of wig and rock a completely different style.
3. Our curl pattern can literally be changed with the twist of a finger, no heat needed.
Look at that twist out! All this chica needed was some damp hair and control of her fingers. Also look at how soft her hair looks! I bet she could wrap her hair up at night and feel like she was sleeping on a pillow with those curls.
4. FYI our hair can make a damn towel even look boss.
You don’t see a lot of women with Eurocentric looks and hair styling their hair with a towel and flowers and heading out to the mall. Nope, because they would look a bit crazy. But Black women? They can wrap their hair up in towels, scarves and look like they’re ready to take a throne.
5. Now that length check is actually magical though.
Shrinkage is one of the most incredible divine works of this world and don’t you forget it.
6. And the magic locs can do for our Instagram pics is cray.
You don’t have to color your locs for them to look fly and on fleek. TBH locs and braids are a LOOK and the moment you get them you need very little else to make your style look smart and ready for a fashion shoot.
7. Still, LBR no hair can pull of tints or dyes like Black hair.
8. And you better believe our hair is full of all kinds of secrets.
From Avocado masks to hot coconut oil treatments, Afro-Latinas have a whole bunch of tricks for healing and caring for their hair in their bags. Never doubt: not only will our hair look like a snack, it’ll probably smell a bit like one too. Yumm.
9. Take note: all kinds of styles just WORK on us.
Because we are QUEENS. Natural ‘fros, twist outs, straightened hair, wigs, braids, buns, fulanis we can basically wear it all while teaching you that we are the greatest goddesses in all of the land.
As a Latina, the process of growing into a woman is so unique. Our madres, tías, abuelitas, and primas all gave us advice about the important stuff, whether that be beauty, boys, or schoolwork. As we live we experience different moments, and those moments are timeless, regardless of age. Sure, we may grow from a niña to a mujer, but the emotions we experience are universal. And the amazing thing about fragrances is that they can perfectly encapsulate how you’re feeling in the moment: whether that’s girly and flirtatious, sexy and bold, timid and mellow, or elegant and sophisticated.
Here at mitú, we asked our FIERCE staffers what perfumes best reflect the different, timeless scents of Latinahood. Here’s what they told us.
Cuando te Sientes Sexy Scents
This is for those times that you feel free, independent, and a little bit mischievous. Contrary to popular belief, youth is a state of mind rather than a life phase. These scents are for mujeres who like to keep things light and flirty. Here are the scents that our FIERCE staffers recommended for when you’re feeling fun and flirty.
This perfume is the epitome of flirty fun. The floral rose and peonies mixed with the white musk smell are effortlessly flirty. I always make sure to spritz this on myself when I’m trying to impress a date. – Alex C.
This scent transports me to the nights when my girls and I go out dancing and completely let our hair down. The mix of citrus and white florals starts with sweet, spicy, and bold, but calms down to a softer, warm, clean scent. Whenever I wear it, I feel confident, sexy, and feminine. – Cristal M.
Once in a while, you want to wear a scent that helps you make an entrance. You feel strong and powerful while also feeling deeply connected to your femininity. You want a scent that makes you feel authoritative, focused, and confident. Here are the scents that our staffers recommended for when you’re feeling bold and powerful.
This exotic, citrusy smell turns everyone’s head when I walk in the room–I always get tons of compliments. It also makes me feel confident and empowered because of its spicy, bold smell. Whenever I spray some on in the morning, I know I will be making money moves the rest of the day. – Tati R.
This perfume smells like a woman who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go after it. I love how it almost has a unisex smell–it’s not too feminine or too masculine. It’s definitely the type of scent for someone who doesn’t love overly sweet or fruity smells–like me! – Monica A.
This scent is warm, musky, and modern. It’s definitely not your abuelita’s flowery perfume! I love how crisp and unique this scent is–wearing it makes you stand out from the pack. Whenever I wear it to work, someone always compliments me and asks me what scent I’m wearing – Yeni P.
Feeling Myself Desde La Sala Scents
As a Latina, you probably have a lot of expectations put on you. It’s no secret that women are expected to put everyone’s needs before their own. Sometimes you might want to buck expectations and march to the beat of your own drum. These scents are for when the joyful, playful side of you takes over.
I love this perfume! The white musk and cedarwood blend with the orange blossom to make a distinctly fruity, feminine scent. It’s the perfect balance between warm and playful. And as an added bonus, its ingredients are consciously sourced. – Steph R.
This perfume is so light and pure that I’m instantly in a good mood as soon as I put it on. Jasmine is one of my favorite scents, and this perfume balances the smell of jasmine with berries so neither scent becomes too overpowering. –Isabella P.
This perfume is sexy, light, and playful. It’s light and feminine without knocking you over the head with the gardenia notes. Melts into your skin and beautifully lasts through the day! – Jessica R.
Comadre Brunch and Beach Escape Scents
Comadre brunch and beach escape scents are perfect for the days when you’re feeling bright and energetic. But they’re also great for when you’re feeling overwhelmed and daydream of escaping the chaos for a bit. These scents are perfect for a much-needed pick-me-up.
This scent is perfect for the hectic mornings where I just want to take a vacation–even for 15 minutes. This perfume is ocean breeze, salt air, and summer vacation memories in a bottle. All I have to do is close my eyes, smell this fragrance, and I’m instantly relaxed. It’s a must-have for busy mamas. – Ashley C.
As soon as I spray this fragrance on me, I feel refreshed, energized, and ready to take on the day. The notes of green apple, cedar, and white rose remind me of a villa in the South of Italy. The scent is sunny, fresh, and bright. The perfect pick-me-up. -Eva R.
Pura Elegancia Scents
These scents are for when you’re not trying to prove yourself to anyone–you know who you are and you’re comfortable in your skin. You feel confident, powerful, and mature. But, don’t get it twisted–you still know how to have a good time. Here are the scents that FIERCE staffers recommended.
This perfume is the essence of sophistication. As soon as I spritz some on, I feel like I’d be right at home at a fancy garden party or a gallery opening. The jasmine and rose stands out immediately, and the longer I wear it, the more the notes of patchouli and vanilla peek through. It lasts so long and smells better and better the longer I wear it! – Yami H.
This perfume is fresh, sexy, and sophisticated. I love white floral scents, and this perfume combines notes of lavender, orange blossom and white tea accord. My husband says this is his favorite fragrance, so I always make sure to wear it out on date night. – Andrea P.
If, like many of us, you’re not sure how you’re feeling in the moment, don’t worry. No matter if you’re picky, or simply adventurous, Sephora Favorites has something for everyone. Sephora’s Deluxe Mini Perfume Sampler Set has a range of scents for when you feel fun and flirty, elegant and sophisticated, and any other feeling in between.
Included in the set comes a scent certificate to redeem at any US Sephora store. Once you sample all of these fragrances, then you can choose your favorite and redeem the scent certificate for a FREE full size of your favorite featured fragrance at no extra cost.
This gift would especially be perfect for Mother’s day, for the mamá who loves a great value (this sampler is a $148 value, but is going for just $75), loves to collect things, and loves to be adventurous and experiment with her beauty routine.
As the FIERCE ladies mentioned above, the scents we choose to wear should reflect how we feel in the moment. Every woman contains multitudes and shouldn’t limit herself to a specific box. You can be bold and sexy, while also being regal and powerful. You can be playful and bubbly, while also being smart and strong. And you should feel free to express these sides of yourself with abandon. Go ahead–express yourself.
No doubt, as the Latina Queen of Hollywood, Jennifer Lopez has played the better half of quite a few relationships and not just on-screen. From Diddy, formerly known as Puff Daddy and P Diddy, to Casper Smart Lopez has been The Strong Woman behind some pretty well-known men.
Her exes Marc Anthony (whom J.L o shares twins Emme and Max, 13 with) and Ben Affleck know it, and in a recent interview, they opened up about what they really think of her.
For her recent May cover of InStyle magazine, Lopez’s feature story included insights from her former loves Anthony and Affleck on everything from her drive to her ageless beauty.
In honor of the singer and actor’s 30-year run in the entertainment industry, the magazine featured her and her most prolific exes. For the interview, both Anthony and Affleck commented on Lopez’s character, heart, and business savvy. “The thing about Jennifer is her ability to see and understand things before they happen,” Anthony, explained in his interview.
Anthony, a singer and actor who starred in the 2001 film In the Time of the Butterflies was married to Lopez from 2004 to 2014.
“Before she even brings an idea up, she has visualized it a thousand times. And if anyone says it might not be the greatest idea, she’ll say, ‘You just don’t see it yet.’ Nine times out of 10, she’ll nail it. She’s the first one in the room and the last to leave. The hardest worker I’ve ever met,” Anthony went onto share. “When we were together, it was quite the opposite for me. That has changed since. I learned so much from her. She’s the original!”
Affleck who dated J.LO in 2002 and starred alongside her in the films “Gigli” and “Jersey Girl” also spoke openly about Lopez.
“I thought I had a good work ethic, but I was completely humbled and blown away by what she was committed to doing day in and day out, the seriousness in which she took her work, the quiet and dedicated way she went about accomplishing her goals, and then how she would go back and redouble her efforts,” Affleck, whose romance with Lopez earned him the other part of the nickname “Bennifer” by the media, explained.
“She remains, to this day, the hardest-working person I’ve come across in this business,” he revealed, “She has great talent, but she has also worked very hard for her success, and I’m so happy for her that she seems, at long last, to be getting the credit she deserves.”
At one point Affleck commented, relatably, that he felt J.Lo appeared as if she hadn’t aged since they dated.