British hairstylist Lisa Farrell‘s Armour collection is a mind-blowingly gorgeous tribute to African culture.
There are very few things more satisfying in this world than a good hair day, amirite? While you can’t always achieve the hairstyle of your dreams, you can certainly admire the incredible work of others, specifically that of British hairstylist Lisa Farrall. Her recent hair collection, Armour, celebrates African culture and pays tribute with symbolic hairstyles that are more works of art than salon styles.
This lady’s got some serious hair styling skills when it comes to natural hair, and you really do have to see her incredible work to believe it.
The futuristic collection, according to Farrall, is “about embracing and empowering women and knowing that with great hair we can conquer the world.” Truer words have never been spoken. But we’ll let the collection do most of the talking.
Looks like something out of a dream, right? In addition to being showered with acclaim for Armour, Farrall has received numerous accolades, including sweeping the Black Hair and Beauty Awards with wins for Afro Hairdresser of the Year, Natural Stylist of the Year and Weave Stylist of the Year. She was also a finalist for Afro Hairdresser of the Year at the 2016 British Hair Awards, NBD.
Now, you’re probably dying to see what else Farrall has in store, so check out her Instagram for more inspiration. We’ll leave you with some of our favorite looks from Armour!
Best African Hairstyles For Women To Try
African hairstyles for women showcase a wide range of versatile and stylish options. Some of the trending African hairstyles for women include:
- Beachy Waves
- Voluminous Bun And Bangs
- Blunt Bob
- Side-Swept Waves
- Bantu Knots
- Crochet Braids
- Relaxed Hair
A mohawk with shaved sides? Um, yes, please! It’s edgy, unexpected, and lets your curls shine. Or try beachy waves enhanced by sea salt spray—so breezy and carefree. Working gal? A voluminous top knot with face-framing bangs equals boss-babe status.
Going sleek and modern? You can’t go wrong with a blunt bob or side-swept waves. And don’t sleep on stunning braided ‘dos like bantu knots or colorful crochet braids—so fun and feminine!
Whether your hair is natural, relaxed, or ready for extensions, you’ve got options for days. Dreadlocks remain a classic style that honors our roots. Or get that A-list look with long, flowing weaves or wigs.
The point is that African hair is beautiful in its versatility. Our crown of glory lets us shift our style on a dime while paying homage to our heritage. So ladies, which fiercely fabulous ‘do speaks to your inner queen today? Choose your fighter!
The Takeaway: Rock Those Locks Proudly, Queens!
After seeing Lisa Farrall’s show-topping Armour collection, one thing is crystal clear: black hair is artistic, versatile, and downright glorious when celebrated to the fullest.
Her futuristic looks pay tribute to the beauty of African hair textures while empowering women to embrace their crowns. And sis, that inspiration is contagious!
Just think: whatever your hair type or goal hairstyle, you’ve got options. From edgy mohawks to beachy waves, blunt bobs to faux locs, the possibilities are endless.
The bottom line? Our hair is our armor, fam. It represents our heritage and creativity. So whether you rock a fro, braids, or lace front, do it boldly—like the African queen you are.
Let those locks be a symbol of confidence and an outlet for self-expression. Claim your next job proudly! And if in doubt, take inspiration from trailblazers like Lisa, who shines a spotlight on our glory. Queens recognize queens, after all!
Discover your next favorite look! Click here for easy-to-follow Hairstyle Tutorials.
About the Author: Bethany Lozier
Bethany is a digital media apprentice at the Meredith Corporation. Her main passions include fangirling over Leonardo DiCaprio, French culture and fashion. When not perusing the Internet or writing, she can be found reading magazines and socializing with the best of ’em.
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