For many of us hair isn’t just hair. It is a symbolic part of our existence, especially for people of color who have decided to groom and nurture their natural hair. The much frowned at natural hair played an important role in starting an unending movement. Natural Ebony hair symbolized the move towards integration in the political system, yearning for power and nationalism. It was one of the contrivances used to attain the successes of the civil right movement, the black power and pride movements of the 60s and 70s.
The ever evolving trend and acceptance of natural hair by Ebony women all over the world cannot be downplayed. Our #WCW is beauty standard rebel, the woman behind many modernized approach to the beauty and evolution of Ebony hair styles, the woman notorious for her colorful and unique hair, she is also responsible for some of the drop dead braids Beyoncé has been serving of late.
Nigerian-American celebrity hair stylist Suzy Oludele popularly known as African creature started braiding hair at the young age of fourteen. Born to Nigerian-Yoruba parents in the Bronx , Suzy grew up styling her hair in cornrows and braids, which she grew up loving despite unfriendly comments form other kids. Like every other young individual Suzy had a dream to be famous and make a difference, but what set Suzy apart from those other dreamers is that she actually pursued those dreams and made them a reality.
About 10 years after Suzy began to make hair, her brand has continued to evolve and grow. She is presently one of the busiest and most sought after celebrity hair stylist. With celebrities like Solange Knowles, Zoe Kravitz, lala Anthony and to put some icing on the cake, her newest client is none other than the Queen herself, Beyonce Knowles.
From Marley twists, faux locs, crochet, Senegalese twists to natural hair styles Suzy Oludele has continued to excel in her chosen career path and has become a role model to aspiring young people.