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Natural Hair Trends on Campus

Photo Courtesy of Monique Lowery

Dating back to ancient African civilizations, natural hair has been a sacred and cultural symbol. From weaves to locs, the Black community is known for a wide variety of hairstyles. 

Around N.C. A&T’s campus, you will see various hairstyles on display. Many students use their hairstyles to express themselves and their unique styles.

Locs have always been a staple hairstyle in the Black community and in recent years, more men and women are turning to the style. One of the most common reasons is the low maintenance characteristic of the hairstyle.   

Senior liberal studies student Mikayla Williams just recently started her own loc journey. Williams was always known for her big, curly hair. However, she was not happy with the style and felt she was more than just the voluminous fro. 

Williams is low maintenance when it comes to hairstyles, so her new hairdo is the perfect match. 

“I got a lot of compliments on my afro, but only because of the texture; not because of how healthy it actually was,” Williams said. “The time was now to start my loc journey.”

Not only are locs a staple at N.C. A&T, but students also enjoy rocking their braids. Braids come in many styles and forms ranging from original box braids, to knotless box braids, to goddess box braids and so much more.

Senior civil and architectural engineering student, Sarai Threadgill, says that she wears box braids because she feels as if they are simple, cute and gives her a lengthy style. 

“I do my own hair, so it was simple, quick and easy,” Threadgill says. “I chose long length because I like long hair and it allows me to have really big defined buns. The red also compliments my dark skin complexion.”

Junior mechanical engineering student Chloe Barrow says she has always gotten box braids during her time at N.C. A&T. For her, box braids are easy to maintain, therefore, it is always her top pick. 

“A fun thing to do with box braids is trying new styles. You can really do any hair style with box braids,” Barrow said. “I recommend trying different styles and colors to see what you like best.”

The Black community is well-known for having a wide range of hairstyles. From locs, to braids, to wigs, there are such diverse hairstyles all across our campus. For students, it is not just about the look, but about the representation of who they are.

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