Storm Reid Took The Power Of Her Hair In Her Own Hands
Amy Sussman/Getty Images

Storm Reid Took The Power Of Her Hair In Her Own Hands

Black hair matters.

Celebrity News

Storm Reid is no stranger to rocking a braided hairstyle. Just one look at her Instagram and you’ll see that braids are her go-to no matter the season. Wearing a low-maintenance hairstyle has its advantages, but as an actress who has to constantly change up her hair, there are many times when she feels like her hair isn’t getting the care that it deserves.

The Euphoria star chatted with People and revealed how the lack of diversity on sets affects how properly her hair is cared for.

"It has been a struggle for me specifically on sets when it comes to the hair disparity and people not just knowing how to deal with Black hair," Storm said.

"And, in a way, it feels dehumanizing…when it's the time for your hair to look nice and there's nobody on set to be able to help you achieve that." Storm is not alone in this feeling as many other Black women in Hollywood have been vocal about being on sets where no one can properly take care of their hair.

The 18-year-old actress, who recently chopped off her hair and dyed it blond, recalled the first time she had proper hair care on set. At that time she was starring in Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time, where the legendary Kim Kimble was the head hairstylist.

"I think that changed my life. It changed the way I saw that we can have these Black department heads really be there and take care of you."

"From that point on, unless I have braids and I know how to take care of them myself, I've requested on every set to have someone — whether they're the department head or not — who understands my hair, that cares about Black hair care, that is actually listening to me," she said.

That’s what we call taking the power into your own hands.

Below are the many times Storm slayed in braids.

The Braided Crown

The Euphoria actress rocked a beautiful braided crown look on The Kelly Clarkson Show.

Hit Different

The Maybelline beauty queen posted a selfie with a glow that rivaled the sun.

Dippin’ and Doin’ It

Storm took a break from her press day at home to drop it low one time.

Yacht Life

Braids, a bikini, and a yacht. What’s more perfect than that?

You Should Be Here

Storm made the vacation vibes last a little longer with this look.

Cloaked in Abundance

Storm gave us a behind the scenes moment on her shoot with Maybelline radiating light and joy and granting us with more braid inspo.


The former child star attended the premiere of The Suicide Squad where she rocked a 16ft long braid. Talk about inches!

Featured image by Amy Sussman/Getty Images

Tia Mowry Is Reminding Us All About The Power Of Setting Boundaries And Self-Love

Tia Mowry is choosing self-love as a path to happiness, which may be the reason behind her glow. While she announced on Instagram that she was divorcing her husband of 14 years, Cory Hardrict, she is focusing on herself. In an interview with Access Hollywood, which took place days before she announced her divorce, the mother of two shared the secret behind her recent glow.

Keep reading...Show less
The daily empowerment fix you need.
Make things inbox official.
Tiwa Savage Shares The Foundation-Less Beauty Routine That Enhances Her Glow

Tiwa Savage is one of Afrobeats' biggest stars and with such a hectic schedule and being a mom, she managed to take time out of her day to share her skin care routine with fans. Check out her Beauty Secrets with Vogue below:

Keep reading...Show less
If You're Not Skin Cycling Already, Here's Why You Should

Another day, another TikTok trend that's all the rage. Many TikTok trends are gimmicks without any scientific backing. Or, in the case of the NyQuil chicken trend that took off, just plain dangerous. However, one has bubbled up to the surface that is worth investigating. Enter: skin cycling.

Keep reading...Show less
How Yoga Helped Peloton's Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts Heal From Past Traumas

Since her Peloton debut in May of 2020, Chelsea Jackson Roberts, Ph.D., has become one of the most sought-after yoga instructors on the app. Using a mixture of hip-hop, R&B, classical, gospel, house, and funk-themed classes, the Dayton, OH native guides Peloton users across the globe, in the weekly practice of feeling connected with the body and the breath as they “root down and rise up.” With many leaving her classes feeling more grounded and anchored than they were when they started, it’s easy to see how the former Lululemon Global Ambassador and two-time Yoga Journal cover star has made such an impact. While her background as a third-grade school teacher and founder of Yoga, Literature, and Art Camp lends to her influence, her journey to becoming a world-renowned celebrity yoga instructor was not met without tragedy.

Keep reading...Show less
Your October 2022 Horoscopes Are All About Finding Flow & Alignment

October is a month of balance. With some energy moving direct and some energy moving retrograde, there is a middle ground to find this month between what is unfolding and what you are letting go. The month begins with Mercury officially moving out of retrograde and going direct in Virgo. Mercury this month is cleaning house and sprucing things up after the somewhat tyrant energy it’s brought over the past few weeks. Now that Mercury is direct, there is less interruption when it comes to daily flow and plans, and this is a good month to start setting things into motion.

Keep reading...Show less
Exclusive Interviews
Exclusive: Da’Vinchi On Protecting His Peace & Why He Prioritizes Mindset Over Looks In Dating

Exclusive: Da’Vinchi On Protecting His Peace & Why He Prioritizes Mindset Over Looks In Dating

“To me, what’s bigger than just the ‘eye test’ is the brains."

Latest Posts