Maria Borges, Herieth Paul, Jourdana Phillips Rock in Natural Hair on the Victoria’s Secret Runway

Maria Borges, Herieth Paul, Jourdana Phillips Rock in Natural Hair on the Victoria's Secret Runway
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The world of glamour and fashion sees a new face every day. The Victoria’s Secret Runway, one of the first and most fascinating fashion platforms in the world, has given the world striking beauties like Adrianna Lima, Alessandra Ambrosia, Maria Borges, Herieth Paul and Jourdana Philips, to name a few.  Victoria’s Secrets 2016 saw a new era when its striking top models, namely Maria Borges, Herieth Paul and Jourdana Phillips, chose to flaunt their natural hair on the Runway. The trio was known for their long, luscious locks, however opted for an edgier look with their short hairstyles in their natural Afro style. Shortly after the VSFS 2016, Maria Borges in her interview with Teen Vogue claimed, “It was the sexiest moment of my life. I was very excited to share [my hair] with the world”.

The supermodels posted a message for women all over the world when she captioned a picture of her on the VSFS 2016 Runway with the caption, “The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me!”

“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” Here's to all the strong women out there. ? #VSFS2016 #2ndoutfit

A photo posted by Maria Borges (@iammariaborges) on

The other two Victoria’s Secret Angels, Herieth Paul and Jourdana Phillips, who followed their colleague’s footsteps were praised and acknowledged by fans and friends on their Instagram pages.

Herieth Paul also used the hash tag “melanin” on her social media platform, showing she was proud of her true color and spirit.

? Our singing group is called the #buzzcutAngels?? ?#vsfashionshow #vsfs2016 #melanin

A photo posted by Herieth Paul?? (@heriethpaul) on

Maria Borges Beauty Secrets

The supermodel loves using Beauty Water Shower Purification System by Jonathan Products early in the morning to refresh her skin, followed by a generous application of pure coconut oil which acts as a great moisturizer. Her skincare secret is to exfoliate regularly, use avocado oil before bed and always carry a lip gloss.

Lastly, she advises all her fans to love their body and take care of it with proper exercise and by using natural, organic products. MAC blush, Givenchy mascara and Victoria’s Secret lip gloss are some of her favorites.

Herieth Paul Beauty Secrets

The Tanzanian goddess is known for her Victoria’s Secret hair makeover and claims it is the result of using her homemade pack of olive oil and Shea butter, which she uses for coating her hair. She never uses shampoo.

Herieth Paul loves using Argan Oil by Josie Maran as a moisturizer and opts for Maybelline concealer for her skin. She munches on granola bars and loves fresh juices.

Jourdana Phillips Beauty Secrets

Clearly in love with her new short hair style, Phillips told Teen Vogue, “I’m super happy about it!” She continued, “I think sometimes we get really attached to our hair, and it can even mask a lot of insecurities. Once I took it off, I realized I’m beautiful no matter what. I’m out of the house in two seconds!”

Phillips loves her La Mer moisturizer and combines it with Trish McEvoy Booster Serum for an even better result. Her shiny mane is a result of regular salon appointments to keep it healthy and manages it with Olaplex to give it strength.

Lastly, Jourdana Phillips loves keeping her look natural and subtle.



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