Baby hairs, it’s what we do, it’s what women of color have been taught to do since we were little girls-to finish any look be it a ponytail, braids, curls, bob or flit by laying and swooping those fine hairs around the hairline. So it comes to no surprise that the art of the swoop has finally become a creative masterpiece.  More and more, we are seeing fly girls styling their baby hairs like it’s the matching accessory to their outfit. It’s a style within a style and no look is complete without baby hairs. The intentional placement of swoops as a way to express ourselves have paved the way for a multitude of uniquely styled looks.  Whether you like your hairline slicked down into swirling shapes or prefer to keep it free and untamed, there are absolutely no rules to styling them—but there is loads of inspiration.  Take a look at these celebrity swoops and the top tips that will make you realize that it is time to step up your baby hair game.  See our celebration of Swoops, loops and swirls below:  


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Lala 

Serving with one well placed swirl to compliment her long side pony

Keyshia Ka’oir Davis

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Keyshia Ka’oir is giving all baby hair and swirls in this pregame selfie before sitting courtside at the NBA Finals

Ari Fletcher

Ari Fletcher created these carefree full swoops to complement her natural curls

If you still haven’t mastered the art of styling your own.  Here are a few tips:

  • Not enough hair, afraid of breakage or just can’t create them yourself? Place a few temporary baby hair tattoo stickers on your edges to create the look. 
  • You don’t want your baby hair look to go left on you, so start off simple don’t try and do too much.
  • Don’t over gel your edges to create the swoop, they tend to peel and chip once they dry and eeeewwww that looks nasty so avoid big glops of gel at all cost. 

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