Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Olympics, Naturally: Jasmine Breinburg and Venus Williams are N.I.C.E.!

It was great to see beautiful, natural hair styles at the Olympic Ceremony...so many that it will not be possible to cover them all because if you watched the parade of countries at the end, many of the African women (and beyond) were adorning their natural do's...just beautiful!  I have chosen two N.I.C.E. examples to highlight during Olympic activities thus far:  First, Venus Williams carrying the torch during the torch relay while wearing braids.  I discussed her natural style of braids in a previous post as she also wore them for her recent Doubles win at Wimbledon.  Venus has made it clear that for important moments in her life, Natural Is Cool Enough.  Lovely!

Secondly, there is a new star on the horizon.  During the Olympic Ceremony in London,  there was a young woman who stole the show with her natural do.  Her name is Jasmine Breinburg referred to in the article (per the link below) as "unknown 18 year old dancer girl." As a group of us watched the Opening Ceremony, when Jasmine surfaced, someone asked "who is the girl with the beautiful, natural hair?"  Naturally, my interest peaked immediately and then we also focused on the young man in the scene with her who has either locks or braids, also depicted in the picture below with Jasmine.  His name, I believe, is Henrique Costa.

That scene: Jasmine Breinburg shares a moment with a fellow volunteer as part of their segment, Frankie and June say thanks Tim

In this link, you will find more information about Jasmine.  She made natural hair, along with Henrique, an Olympic highlight and that is definitely N.I.C.E.!

Rising star: Jasmine Breinburg has been a hot topic on Twitter following her performance in the Opening Ceremony