These days, having self-confidence and a voice to air your own opinion is not very common. We generally and most likely always do as we’re told; by our significant other, by doctors, by your stylist (if by any chance you’re a celebrity reading this), and so on. Whether you guys have met or seen Farhan Akhtar‘s wifey and celebrity hairstylist, Adhuna Akhtar, isn’t the question I want to ask. It’s whether you’ve ever heard the powerful words she has to say. Vivacious, fun and full of energy, Adhuna gets real with the women in India who have been constantly told what to do, how to act and what to say.
Words have the power to change a nation, so in this open letter below, Adhuna would like to break the mould and shine the light on imperfection and the natural beauty within.
Dear Women of Today,
We, for years now, have been told what to do and what not to do. The way we are supposed to live, the way we are supposed to look and the way we behave. If we’re different, we aren’t welcome, if we want to shake things up a little, we are pushed away!
We have been told that beauty has to be a certain way, that it has to be perfect. There is no room for imperfection, because apparently it’s not the way to be! Dark is not beautiful, light is. Curvy isn’t appreciated, got to be skinny! The definition of what is beauty and beautiful has been skewed for way to long now.
The only true way to define beauty is to define it for yourself, the way ‘YOU’ want it to be. As they say ‘haters gonna hate’ and BTW when did curly hair become a problem? Or straight hair become a problem? WHEN DID ANY OF THIS BECOME A PROBLEM OR THE STANDARD DEFINITION OF BEAUTY? It’s not a beauty industry anymore, but a clone factory.
We at BBLUNT have always stood for imperfection because that is what we truly are, our imperfections are what make us beautiful. Don’t be scared to try something new or different, just because ‘THEY’ say it isn’t right. Always strive to be the best version of yourself!
It’s time we took control of things, started to decide for ourselves. Don’t want to tie your hair? Don’t tie it! Don’t want to leave it open? Don’t leave it open! It’s simple. It’s time you let your hair feel free, truly free. Let it decide for itself what it wants! Have a little fun, experiment, do something you’ve never done before!
From today, we unlearn everything we’ve learnt, unclog everything that’s been force-fed to us and unleash our true potential. It’s time to let go of the bulls**t. It’s time to unleash your hair. B Smooth. B Blunt.
Now after you read that, you’re going to want to listen to this: