Amandla Stenberg is the fierce freedom fighter of our dreams in this fashion-forward shoot for Dazed Magazine. Tomo Jidai, the Mane Master behind Amandla’s powerful hairstyle, created the look using Oribe Haircare to embrace her natural texture and show off her full, fabulous curls.
When it comes to cutting-edge manespiration, the greater the risk, the greater the reward and we love that Amandla isn’t afraid to take major risks with her mane! The Hunger Games actress recently rocked magical metallic silver box braids at her high school prom…only to drastically transform her look into a chopped funky bob.
In an interview with Elle Magazine, Amandla expresses some of the challenges she faced when styling her natural hair. “When I was younger, I struggled with my hair a lot because it was too hard to deal with—it was too poofy, it was too big, and I just wanted it to go down, flat against my head. I put treatments in my hair to try to make it look straight, and in the past year, I realized that that’s so not necessary. I really love my natural hair texture and my curls and so I went totally natural and had to do the big chop…and the curls sprung back to life.”
The young starlet is determined to use her celeb status to make a statement about more than just her mane. We totally admire the way she stands up for what she believes in, all while demanding attention with her unpredictably unique hairstyles and can’t wait to see what she’ll dream up next!!
For all the tips and tools you need to bring out the best in your natural texture, check out our how-to collab with PopSugar Beauty and Mane Master Cesar Ramirez for innovative natural hairstyles you haven’t seen before!