Tia Mowry‘s Instagram account is a gold mine for Black hair inspiration. Trust us, if you haven’t been keeping up with the Family Reunion star in recent years, then head to her Instagram and click the follow button immediately. You won’t be disappointed once you scroll through all the cute curly, braided, and straight hairstyles she likes to wear. For instance, in April, she dipped into color with a braided mohawk with blue streaks peeking through. Just a month later, her hair was braided into medium-sized cornrows with coily ends.
And of course, we can’t forget about the waist-length, blonde-highlighted box braids she wore for her birthday celebration in July. Mowry clearly loves to switch up her hair, so it seems only right that her latest Instagram reel doesn’t introduce a brand-new style but instead highlights previous ones as an ode to the versatility and beauty of Black hair and the ways it can be styled.
The clip starts with a picture of Mowry with chunky jumbo box braids and “Rosetta Tharpe” across the screen while Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul — The Queens Remix” plays in the background. The song names a few prominent Black women in the entertainment — hence why the initial photo lists the rock and roll icon — and as Queen Bey mentions each name the video switches to a new hairstyle. For example, the Grace Jones style is a high chunky braided ponytail with a curly pouf resembling a wrecking ball; it somehow perfectly exemplifies the avant-garde disco icon, if you ask us.