Summer is the season when everybody and their mama are bringing out at least one cute protective style. They’re easy and don’t require as much patience keep your tresses up between vacations, countless days spent swimming in damaging chlorine and humidity. Among us, lies actress Tia Mowry.
After nursing her natural curls back to health, Tia is rocking braids to bring in her 39th birthday. “It’s almost my birthday!!” she captioned a photo she shared Wednesday of her rocking center-parted cornrows by hairstylist Kendra Garvey.
While she’s no stranger to braids these days, back in 2014 she shared it was something had wanted, but never had the guts to do. “I’m starting to tap into all my fears, and one of the things I’ve always wanted to do was have braids. It’s completely out of left field for me,” said Tia. “I grew up watching [Lisa Bonet] on the Cosbys and she was the girl on television that I could identify with — she looked like me! I always loved her boho vibe. So I just thought what the hell, lets do it!”
The actress went on to say, “I love that the braids show a different, edgier side of who I am. I’m having so much fun with this hair! It’s easy and it’s a great accessory in itself.”
Three years later, she’s an avid wearer of braids and we couldn’t agree more that it’s one of our favorite looks we’ve seen on her.
Ladies, are you feeling Tia’s latest look?