We Asked 5 Creatives Their Favorite Protective Styles
Summer is full of barbecues, beach days, and bikini pics. It’s also full of direct exposure to sunlight which can be harmful to even the healthiest of hair. Luckily the entrance of a new season provides us with the perfect excuse to not only freshen up our wardrobes but also change our hairstyles and beauty routines. As our founder proves daily on social media for many creatives and entrepreneurs no two days are alike, so we asked a few of our favorite busy creatives what their favorite protective styles to rock were when giving their hair a break from the routine.
Actress and founder of Leaders in Lipstick Nate’ Jones said “braids and buns” are her got-to. She described buns as “classy and quick” and said “braids can take long but they last longer.”
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Lit Brooklyn founder Denequa Williams' go to protective style of choice is a well constructed wig “because of the idea that they aren’t permanent.” She describes them as “literally a temporary decision with zero attachment.” She’s also fond of “braids and faux locks”. She appreciates “the freedom of them and the ability to imitate any hairstyle with them.”
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Beauty vlogger "Delightful" Ace Watson shared why she prefers “crochet styles” above all others. “They look realistic and they they last for a long time. Wigs are fun but I love the freedom of getting up and going, instead of deciding what wig I should wear next.”
Founder of The Editorial Nail and one of the most celebrated masterminds behind the elaborate nail designs on the TNT break out hit “Claws” likes “cornrows”. With the amount of cover shoots and runway prep the in-demand creative is booked for the low maintenance option is a great pick but she says “I can pretty much rock with any protective styling as long as my hair is protected.”
Trainer Kenisha Brockington is rarely spotted without signature her faux locks. As someone who exercises so frequently she relies on them to help her navigate her “active lifestyle as a health and wellness coach.” She says “the older they get the better they look” and claims that they afford her “twenty minutes of extra sleep because I don't have to twist, comb, or separate my hair in the morning!”
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Photo Credits: Nate' Jones, Gracie Jean, Ace Watson Spiked Spin, Ebony.com