Naomi Osaka is having some fun with her hair just in time for spring. The tennis star debuted pastel pink hair with purple highlights to celebrate the release of her Fortnite character, which is displayed on the billboard behind her. In a series of photos, Naomi is rocking a crochet bucket hat, pink top, black jacket, and black jean shorts.
In the last photo, she is pictured with her sister Mari Osaka who designed the character. Naomi simply captioned the photos, “oh hi 🤗👋🏾💕.” Bright-colored hair such as pink and purple are just one of the many hair trends that we will see this spring.
From envious colors to bold cuts, here are some of the biggest spring hair trends for 2022.
The slick straight look is such a classic. We’ve seen everyone from Naomi Campbell to the late great Aaliyah rock this hairstyle and it looks like it has some staying power as it’s on-trend for this upcoming season. If you’re a natural girl, you may want to get the look while you can before the summer temperatures turn your pressed locks into frizz.
They say blondes have more fun, but brunettes are having their moment. What’s really cool about the brown hair trend is that it’s not just one color. It’s a perfect concoction of coppers and golden locks all blended in to present a radiant brown color.
As Black women, we love wearing our braids. From box braids to stitch braids, this style will always be our go-to, but there are simpler braided styles you can achieve. Need to run an errand or have lunch with a friend? You can easily give yourself braided tendrils with your hair pulled back or have a braided updo.
Middle parts seem to never go out of style. This hair trend took over the runways this year where models were seen rocking the middle part with straight hair, wavy hair, and even a low ponytail.
Saweetie got the jump on this trend after she chopped all of her hair off at the end of last year. Having a bald head in the spring/summer makes you feel cool while everyone else is burning up under all their hair. That’s forward-thinking at its finest.
Another easy hairstyle is the slicked back bun or chignon. This look is pure sophistication and it’s very simple to create.
We love a high ponytail. They are fashion-forward and make a statement whenever you walk into a room. You can wear a high ponytail straight, wavy, curly, or braided. Either way, you’re sure to turn heads.
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‘Sistas’ Star KJ Smith Reveals How She Learned The Value Of Divine Timing
Actress KJ Smith's inspiring journey within the entertainment industry is a testament to how believing in oneself and trusting in divine timing can pave the way for success.
Over the years, Smith, whose acting career began in 2009, has appeared in various television shows and films before landing her leading role in BET's Sistas in 2019.
Since then, the 38-year-old's success has skyrocketed as she starred in other projects, such as Fatal Affair alongside Nia Long and Omar Epps, The Family Business, and Power Book III: Raising Kanan. Smith recently opened up about her experience during Black Love's The You Retreat discussion panel.
KJ On Success
In the panel last month, Smith revealed that despite her past achievements, she doesn't consider success to be a linear path but rather a continuous process.
The star shared that she gained this logic through the numerous times she auditioned for roles and has either received rejections or landed job opportunities. During that process, Smith added that she learned that if something was ordained in her life, that said thing would come to her.
"I think the phrase ‘made it’ is a little deceiving. It's a process of continuing to make it. How you know it's for you is when it's undeniable," she said.
KJ On Divine Timing
As the conversation continued, Smith recalled a particular moment when she didn't land an undisclosed role she thought was destined for her and expressed how heartbroken she was.
Still, the actress preserved and ultimately got the next gig she auditioned for a day after reading for that role.
"Actually, my first pilot, it was written for a white male, and at the time, I had just lost out on a role I had tested for. For something that I was like, 'This is actually me!' I tested for it, didn't get it. At the time, I was so heartbroken, " she explained.
“The next thing I booked... it was the quickest audition I had ever done. I literally went into the room. I did one scene, and then the next day, they were like, 'You're booked. We need you to fly to New Orleans.'"
Later, Smith mentioned that since that moment occurred in her life, she had shifted her mindset about not receiving certain things and that divine timing plays a role in "everything."
"That was mine, and no one else could have had that. That belonged to me, so now I'm like, 'No, it's going to be good thing, after good thing, after good thing, after good thing. Because nothing happens to me, everything happens for me," she said.
Smith continues to inspire her fans by using her social media platform to spread the message about trusting God's plan for one's life.
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