This week we're celebrating the women who've passed down the art of laying edges - our mothers. Since our launch in November 2018, we've listened to countless stories about how the ritual of baby hair styling has come through generations to the present. We all know how important this process is in the journey to become one's self. Our moms taught us to spend time on the details, to consider which edge products would work best for our hair, and to be independent in finding our own style (whether we were ready or not).
We've rounded up some of our favorite quotes, comments, and visuals of the moms who taught us the importance of beauty as self-care. Tell us how your mom shaped your beauty ritual in the comments.
Yolanda Beck, Content Creator
Andrea Nowlin, Photographer (and mom to our Creative Director)
Shannon Kennard, Creative Director of Baby Tress
Bria Lauren, Film Photographer
"I first began styling my baby hair in high school. Your leave out & baby hairs had to be laid, its was like a black girl code. But my mama was the first person I watched put so much time & effort into it. She taught me there is a certain level of precision that must exist in the process." - Bria
Brittany Antoinette, CEO of The Idea Girl
"I began styling my baby hairs at 11, also the age where my mom stopped doing my hair. Althought it was freedom, it was frustrating styling a head full of thick curly hair, so most of the time I wore my hair up in a bun which led to the experiementation of styling my baby hairs." - Brittany
Bre Scullark, Founder of Urban Peace Squad
Maaliyah Papillion, Energy Healer
"My mom first taught me the art of laying my edges. I kept it through childhood and continue to mix it up today." - Maaliyah