Simone Williams has broken the Guinness World Record for largest afro with voluminous locks that reach 20.5 cm (8.07 in) tall, 22.5 cm (8.85 in) wide, and 1.48 m (4 ft 10 in) in circumference.
32-year-old Simone Williams lived in Brooklyn and known as a popular fashion designer but from now on, the entire world will remember her for breaking the record for having the largest "afro" hairstyle leading to her induction in Guinness World Records.
Williams began embracing her afro nine years ago, when she was 23, after previously straightening and perming her hair for years.
Williams says that her hair has always attracted a lot of attention. She told Guinness in its news release "When my hair is fully styled and big and voluminous I get a lot of stares, a lot of comments, lots of compliments,"
"I want to think that everything is positive, but there are some people who stare like they have no idea what's going on or what they're looking at." She added.
Since Williams has received the record, she says that she's been contacted by people all over the world who consider her to be an inspiration. After years of feeling as if she had to hide her natural hair from the masses, she now knows what it means to be celebrated for it.