Fall In Love With This Goddess Braid & Afro Mohawk Hairstyle

This year has seen an awakening in America. More and more people are beginning to show concern about the state of our union. This is especially true in the black community. With the increasing popularity of the Black Lives Matter movement and the determination of African Americans to finally tear down the racial biases that continue to separate our country this year will go down in history as a pivotal turning point in American history. With everything that’s going on, many black women are choosing new hairstyles that reflect a more culture conscious attitude. This goddess braid & afro mohawk hairstyle fits that category perfectly.

Stylist: Lisa Motley
Salon: Alter Ego Hair Salon
Model: A’Lajah
Makeup: Deirdre Clay

Eccentric Goddess Braid & Afro Mohawk Hairstyle

This hairstyle is the perfect combination of two style trends reminiscent of our rich African American history. Goddess braids are large braids that take up most of the hair as it winds its way around your head. In this particular hairstyle, it forms the foundation of the look. The afro mohawk that forms the back finishes the look with a technique that is retro-chic.

Lisa Motley, a professional hairstylist located at Alter Ego Salon in Columbia, SC created this goddess braid & afro mohawk. The look can be worn at any festive occasion. Lisa used synthetic braiding hair for the front and top because it holds better under these conditions. Creating the goddess braid from synthetic hair has the added benefit of making this look a protective hairstyle. While the world is enthralled by the beauty of the goddess braid, the model’s own hair is braided down under the hair additions for protection from her daily environment.

The afro mohawk in the back was created with two draw-string afro puffs. Lisa parted the hair into 3 sections and made ponytails in each one. She then picked out the sections to form the afro mohawk in the back.

Starting Off With Healthy Hair in Mind

Lisa Motley from Alter Ego Salon in Columbia, SC created this stunning goddess braid & afro mohawk hairstyle. The look is fashion-forward, reminiscent of our times, and nostalgic as well. One of the most important aspects of this process for Lisa was to ensure that her model’s hair would stay healthy throughout. With that in mind, Lisa began by giving her model a stimulating shampoo and conditioner with peppermint and tea tree oils. This detoxified the scalp and helped to create a healthy environment for Lisa to create the look on this model’s hair.

Taking Care of This Goddess Braid & Afro Mohawk at Home

Hairstyles like this goddess braid & afro mohawk are stunning and functional as a protective hairstyle. You may be wondering how difficult a hairstyle like this is to keep up. Lisa Motley ensured her model would have no trouble keeping this look “salon fresh”. This goddess braid & afro mohawk was designed to be easy to maintain also. Lisa recommends wrapping with a satin scarf or bonnet at night and adding some type of lite sheen in the mornings. With proper care, this look should last two to three weeks.

This goddess braid & afro mohawk hairstyle is easy to maintain, it puts less stress on the hair, which preserves the health of the hair, and its a great style for transitioning from relaxer to natural. Give Lisa Motley a call at (803) 669-1634 or stop by Alter Ego Salon at 944 Two Notch Rd., Suite – A, in Columbia, SC. She’ll be more than happy to create a signature hairstyle just for you.

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