Natural Hair at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Two years ago, Maria Borges made history for being the first model to wear natural hair on the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show stage. This year, she returned with her Afro in tow, but she walked alongside the company of other women who also flaunted natural hair on the runway.
This year's show was the most diverse by a long shot. Almost half of the 55 models who walked the runway were women of color. Lead hairstylist Anthony Nadar wanted to make the Angels with natural hair feel empowered, too. So instead of straightening their curls, he simply enhanced the models' natural texture. "If girls have got great curly hair, we're not blowing them out," he said. "We are just enhancing what they've already got and making it a better version."