Having box braids — or any protective style, for that matter — doesn't mean you have to stay in a box. Every festival season, we end up seeing some of the coolest and most modern takes on the twists and plaits that have existed since the beginning of time. That's the case for braided bangs, which we'd bet money on seeing at Coachella, Panorama, Curlfest, and Afropunk this year and next. The fringe had its moment in the eighties (RIP, Rick James), and prevailed in the nineties — especially teamed with a bob. These days, we're seeing it all... and especially loving the newest iterations in rainbow-bright colors. Check out the coolest ways to wear them, ahead.
Welcome to MyIdentity. The road to owning your identity is rarely easy. In this yearlong program, we will celebrate that journey and explore how the choices we make on the outside reflect what we’re feeling on the inside — and the important role fashion and beauty play in helping people find and express who they are.