And her hair lived happily ever after.
Meet Summer Arlexis, a senior at Boston University and an all-around beauty fanatic.
Upon noticing the rising Disney beauty trend and the lack of inclusion when it came to women of color, Arlexis decided to do something.
“Disney has added more princesses of color to their lineup, but white princesses are still dominating,” Arlexis tells BuzzFeed Life. “I wanted to show that black girls can be like these princesses even though we may not have the same hair texture.”
So Arlexis decided to recreate iconic Disney hairstyles with her Senegalese twists.
Ford published her hair tutorials on Bustle.com.
“I wanted to prove that these styles can work on all hair types,” she says.