Last year, model Maria Borges made history on the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show runway simply by rocking her natural hair. For the prior two years, she had worn extensions but opted to sport her Afro in 2015, making her the first model to do so for the iconic event. That empowered move made headlines around the world and inspired countless women to celebrate their natural beauty. We're excited to share that this year, we'll be seeing even more of that on the catwalk.
According to Refinery29, Victoria's Secret Fashion Show stylist Sarah Potempa chose to embracing each woman's natural hair texture. "We're giving a carefree approach to the length and type of curl. Some women with shorter hair, maybe a lob, will walk with that hair. We're not gonna add extensions to make it super long," she said. "And if someone has short hair on the side or a tight haircut, we're not gonna put a wig on or put extensions on their head. We're gonna embrace it. There are 51 women, and we're gonna make them feel their most beautiful."
We, of course, love those sexy, bedhead-y beach waves that the models are known for, but it's refreshing — and inspiring — to see the classic look evolve. Stay tuned for more news about the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.