On the heels of last month's massive hit video "100 Years of Beauty in 1 Minute" (it has over 18 million views and counting), Cut.com has released what may already be the reigning champion of beauty videos for 2015: "100 Years of Beauty: Marshay."
The concept is the same: A model is given professional hair and makeup to correspond to different eras in American culture, and it's time-lapsed to fit inside 60 seconds.
What makes this video so dynamic is the seldom-seen evolution of natural hair looks. This is a mini-history of black hair in America. Watching the styles change from decade to decade — from the 1910s to the 2010s — on the model, Marshay, is captivating and awe-inspiring.
I really just want to know exactly how long it took create each look. The '90s box-braids, specifically!
Marshay is serving us so much Janet Jackson in Poetic Justice realness, and the combination of makeup looks with natural hair styles really makes this video worth sharing. Bravo!
Akilah Hughes is a comedian, YouTuber, and staff writer and producer for Fusion's culture section. You can almost always find her waxing poetic about memes and using too many emojis. 🍕