Definition: The Afro
You've probably seen, or maybe even worn, an afro. But do you know about the history of this hairstyle? This natural look became widely popular in the late 1960s to 1970s, during which the Black Power and Black Is Beautiful cultural movements were in play. The style became a personal-is-political statement from African-Americans who wanted the world to see that their natural beauty (both hair texture and skin color) should be considered equally as beautiful as that of Caucasians.
The 1970′s shag haircut trend is starting up again with famous celebrities like Meg Ryan and Lisa Rinna wearing various styles. Carol Brady from “The Brady Bunch” made the shag hairstyle popular in the 70′s. The modern twist on the layered style has a combination of a little punk hairstyle and layered bob in the mix.