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Photo Series Shows the Beauty and Diversity of 4C Hair in Children

Avatar • Oct 27, 2015

Emily Stein set out to showcase the individuality of children as expressed in their style, but in the process the UK based photographer inadvertently paid homage to the beauty of 4C hair. Stein’s series, entitled ‘Hairdo’ largely features children with tight curls and coils. She didn’t pose the children at all, rather she captured their natural demeanor, which often shows their love of their hair:

I wanted the photographs to have their own stamp on them, whether they were yawning, hiding or pouting,” Stein told The Huffington Post.

The children in Stein’s photographs reveal how hair can emote joy, and “be a celebration of both style and individuality,” Stein said. Ultimately, she said she hopes these images will leave viewers with a powerful message: “I would [want] people who look at the series [to] feel the positive energy of youth and the spirit of undiluted individuality,” Stein said.”

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Slay beautiful children, slay!

You can see the full photo series here.

Ladies, what are your thoughts?

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Ms. A
5 years ago

I love this post! I was the little girl with missing teeth rocking two strand pigtails and big marbles in my hair.

EllieLo
EllieLo
5 years ago
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I feel like we were all this girl at one point!!

Guest
Guest
5 years ago

These pictures are just too adorable.

Elle P.
Elle P.
5 years ago

These are just beautiful!

SheridaDaily
5 years ago

Ooooooh so cuute! Look at those little adorable faces!

LiftYourEyes
LiftYourEyes
5 years ago

Loove these pics! I never get tired of looking at them. Beautiful children <3

maji
maji
5 years ago

Great pictures of the kids in a lot of personality from them too! I can see myself with my childhood self with knockers braids and banana clips.

Sabrina black
Sabrina black
5 years ago

They are cute on top of adorable. I can see myself hugging them.

BlackGirlShortHair
BlackGirlShortHair
5 years ago

awwwww! these kids are so cute. mmmmuah!

Janine O'Flaherty
Janine O'Flaherty
5 years ago

#6 and #8 are ridiculously pretty.

CozyVon
CozyVon
4 years ago

I LOVE this! The 3rd pic down–the cutie w/ the close cropped hair & purple top remind me of my daughter when she was a baby/toddler. The pic after that reminds me of the huge faux-hawk she sported the other day as a 10 yr old. Our black babies are awesomely beautiful!

Jones
Jones
4 years ago

nice work, moms. it’s no joke styling that hair with all the squirming and fussing from the kids.

KissOfDanger
4 years ago

This is the texture that the vast majority of black people have yet it’s given unicorn status.

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