There are only a few more days till the most anticipated movie in life prowls into theaters. I am so hyped to see this movie for so many reasons. One, it has a 95% black cast and who aren’t portrayed as slaves or drug dealers. To the contrary, they’re ROYALTY. But the part I’m most excited about is the ALL female special forces known as The Dora Milaje. These women are tasked with protecting the king of Wakanda at all costs. I can’t tell you how great it is to see women of color in kicking ass and taking names! Plus as a creative, I cannot wait to see how the continent of Africa inspired this futuristic world! #BLERDALERT!

Like most people when the studio released the trailer and release date I already had an idea of what I was going to wear, and how I would style my hair. To say the theater is gonna be lit is an understatement, especially after seeing all that #blackgirlmagic from the Hollywood premiere. It has me ready to see this movie NOW!

By the way, if you happen to run into me at the theater just know this is how I’m greeting everyone.

And while we’re on the subject of styling, if you’re not quite sure how you should do your hair for the occasion, look no further. Below are three hairstyles that you can rock when you go see Black Panther.

Fulani Inspired Braided Ponytail

To achieve this style your hair needs to be stretched out. You can accomplish this with a blowout or if you don’t want to use heat you can do a stretched out twist out or stretched out curl formers.

First, part a small section on both sides of your head. A small rectangle shape from behind the ear to the front of the head.

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Then, split that part into two sections, clip away to work on one of the sections

Next, add a small amount of braiding hair for length and braid the section forward. Use a little gel so you can blend in the ends of your natural hair.
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Once you have braided it to the length desired you can then add decorative beads at the bottom of the braids.

Seperate your hair into large sections. I did three in the back, three in front and one in the middle. Taking one section at a time add gel or edge control to slick the hair down. Put hair in a small ponytail then add braiding hair and braid all the way down. Once all sections have been braided, dip ends of hair in hot water to seal the ends.

Gather all of the braids into a high ponytail and you are ready for the movie

And there you have it, a quick and easy hairstyle you are ready to rock to the Black Panther movie. If this isn’t your style I’ve included two tutorials that will look good whether you’re natural, relaxed or transitioning.

Feed-in Cornrow by Maria Antoinette

Flat twist Bantu knot by Daye La Soul

Black people have been waiting a LOOONG time for a black superhero film. One that shows us in a positive light. Many people reacted with the #whatblackpanthermeanstome over on Twitter. Check that out because you will truly be inspired.

Also, If you are looking for inspiration for how to wear your makeup, you can check out my tutorial here.

What do you plan on wearing to see Black Panther? What does the movie mean to you? Sound off in the comments below.

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Amber strives to be an open book and share her love of family, fashion, and beauty. She loves to share her experiences as a mother, wife and plus size woman in her lifestyle blog and YouTube channel. No topic is off limits. Fashion and being plus sized, Surviving PPD, being married for over a decade, dealing with infertility and PCOS and using humor and love as a means to encourage those who are going through the same thing. You can catch her on YouTube (FloridaNatural83) and Instagram @Theambernycole.
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