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Black Blogger Recreates 8 Disney Princess Hairstyles With Senegalese Twists

Avatar • May 25, 2015

Often times black women feel left out of the hugely influential princess culture that Disney has created. But Summer Arlexis, a blogger for Bustle.com, took up the task of recreating 8 styles from some of Disney’s most popular princesses. She shared her reasoning behind the project;

On a normal day, I’d probably think there was no way I could imitate Disney princess hair. I usually don’t enjoy styling my own hair, plus none of them were exactly rocking Senegalese twists like me. Then I thought, why not? If Tiana could kiss a slimy frog (gross!) and Ariel could trust a horrid octopus (kudos to Ursula for understanding the power of a little black dress), then Summer Arlexis could give her twists a makeover, Disney princess style! After all, if my girl Poca and the kick-ass Mulan could break a few stereotypes, then so could I.”

This is interesting considering we recently discussed a 4‑year-old who felt that she couldn’t be a princess because she wore braids. Check out some of the looks she created…

Elsa

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Cinderella

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Belle

 

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Jasmine

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Pocahontas

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Snow White

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Princess Tiana

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Aurora

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What do you think of these styles? And the reasoning behind their creation?

 

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Yolanda
Yolanda
5 years ago

Love, Love, Love! I love the creativity, the motivation, and the end results! I will be forwarding to my sister for inspiration if she ever needs to style my niece’s hair for a costume or anything…minus a costume the hairstyles are still awesome

lis
lis
5 years ago

Why?

Christina J
5 years ago

These are too cute!

R Says
R Says
5 years ago

The “Aurora” look was my fav

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