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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Your Go-To Matcha Latte Just Got A Fruit-Inspired Summer Refresh
Can we talk about the grip that matcha lattes have on us? While I’ll always be an iced caramel latte (with oat milk) type of girl to the core, matcha lattes have become a must-have, pick-me-up to get me through the day.
If you’re anything like me, your FYP and explore page is probably filled with pretty matcha recipes that are just begging for you to try. And with these green, semi-sweet lattes quickly becoming a go-to for emotional-support beverage drinkers, it’s hard not to resist the temptation of a delicious and calming sip or two.
Matcha is a type of green tea that originated in Japan and is known for its vibrant green color, fine powder texture, and distinctive flavor. The traditional way of preparing matcha involves whisking the powder with hot water until it forms a frothy mixture, which can then be combined with smoothies, lattes, and other treats.
Not only is it high in antioxidants, but it also has been shown to have a number of health benefits, including reducing stress and anxiety, and a good source of L-theanine, an amino acid that can promote relaxation and improve mental focus.
Some newcomers to the tea may need a little convincing to come around to its distinctive, leafy taste, however, some new variations to the transitional technique could offer a sweet experience that will make them a true matcha believer.
Outside of milk, which is matcha’s creamy companion, strawberries and mango are two of the latest fruits to be paired with matcha and are unlocking new, refreshing recipes to try for the warmer months ahead. To get you started, we’ve provided a simple, yet tasty recipe for strawberry and mango matcha that you can try at home:
Easy Mango and Strawberry Matcha Recipe
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- 1 cup of oat milk/almond milk
- 1/2 cup of strawberries, hulled and sliced (or),
- 1/2 cup of mango, peeled and diced
- 1 teaspoon of matcha powder
- 1 teaspoon of honey/agave
- Ice cubes
- In a small bowl, add 1 teaspoon of matcha powder.
- Add a small amount of hot water to the matcha powder (about 1/4 cup) and whisk vigorously with a bamboo whisk or a small whisk until the matcha powder is dissolved and there are no lumps. You should end up with a thick paste-like mixture.
- If desired, add 1 tablespoon of honey or sugar to sweeten.
- Add 1/2 cup of sliced strawberries or diced mango to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Fill a glass with ice cubes and pour the fruit and matcha mixture over the ice.
- Sip slowly and enjoy!
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