Hair has long been politicized, especially for black women, but efforts to reclaim culture have given the natural-hair movement momentum. Many proud black women embrace their roots, rocking all natural afros and braids. Now Pierre Jean-Louis’ Black Girl Magic series brings the magic to fore. His unapologetic and breathtaking artwork is promoted on his Instagram page.
“A lot of black women are brainwashed to not appreciate their natural beauty,” Pierre told Bored Panda. “Especially in 2016. Earlier this year I saw so many black queens who feel comfortable enough and proud to show their African heritage, so I decided to start this series to let them know how much I appreciate them and their natural beauty. I just want them to see how we black men see them when they’re rocking their natural hair. We see nothing but #strong #Goddesses & #queens thank you.”
Using the Enlight app, Jean-Louis transforms his muses into marvelous works of art, turning their natural curls and coils into some of the most alluring sceneries nature has to offer. Brings a whole new meaning to natural beauty.