Real Beauty Moment: I Was Hiding Behind My Hair

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Photo: Abi Ishola, Beyond Classically Beautiful

Cutting my hair off was a big part of me honoring my beauty.

I think I was hiding behind my hair. Me shaving my head was me honoring myself and saying I can stand in my beauty and my truth and not have to cover it.

–Nzingah

For BCB’s Real Beauty Moments, women share their beauty testimonies with us wherever we meet them.

Abi Ishola

Editor-in-Chief

Abi Ishola is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Beyond Classically Beautiful, the acclaimed photo series turned multimedia platform. On any given day, you can find her tucked away in a perfectly lit Brooklyn coffee shop working for several hours. Then she dashes off to pick up her daughter from daycare. Abi is also a TV Producer, a proud FIT Alum, Nigerian-American, and a soul searcher.

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