Women are Using Makeup to Re-create the Look of Model Winnie Harlow’s Vitiligo

Is this homage or is it doing way too much? Women on Instagram are using makeup to re-create the look of model Winnie Harlow’s vitiligo. Some say they are doing it to challenge societal beauty standards. Others say it is... Continue Reading

April Kae from Austin // 4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! A: I go by April Kae and my creative project is called Imani Gold.  I’m originally from Austin, Texas and just moved to Harlem from Portland, Oregon. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with... Continue Reading

3 Sulfate Shampoos That Won’t Leave Your Natural Hair Feeling Stripped and Dry

I’ve long been a fan of sulfate-free shampoos. For afro-textured hair types, it just made the most sense because it was frequently touted as significantly less drying than its counterpart. While many non-sulfate cleansers are actually less drying, there are... Continue Reading

Kru People: The African Tribe That Vigilantly Refused to Be Captured into Slavery

The Kru people are indigenous to Liberia and the Ivory Coast. Kru were most known for seafaring and their strong resistance to capture by European enslavers in the Transatlantic slave trade. The Kru would fight vehemently and even take their own... Continue Reading

This Photo of Oprah Getting Her Hair Braided on a Stoop is Everything

Raise your right hand if you can recall your childhood days of sitting between your Nana’s, Mommy’s, or Auntie’s legs while she greased your scalp, braided your hair, and laid your edges down good and proper.  Okay, put that hand... Continue Reading

27 Photos of the Overwhelming Black Woman Beauty at the AfroPunk Festival

Since the annual AfroPunk Festival wrapped up in Brooklyn on August 23 there have been hundreds of photos circulating on social media of the strikingly beautiful attendees. Women of all shades of brown graced the festival rocking colorful hair, traditional... Continue Reading

Nicki Minaj’s Madame Tussauds Wax Statue Prompts Lewd Behavior From Guests

Las Vegas celebrity wax museum Madame Tussauds recently unveiled their latest celebrity statue — hip hop artist Nicki Minaj on all fours ala her record-breaking Anaconda video. While many, including Nicki herself, loved the statue, others felt the positioning was... Continue Reading

Stylist Develops Technique to Instantly Create Fully-Formed Locs on Loose Natural Hair

What if you didn’t have to wait months for your twists or braids to loc up? What if, in just a day, you could go from loose natural hair to locs? Well, Dubai stylist Kris McDred might have discovered a... Continue Reading

Photographer Seeks to Document Afro-Caribbean Gingers

London-based photographer, Michelle Marshall has set out to document people of color who carry the MC1R gene, which is responsible for red hair. Since the MC1R gene is recessive, it requires both parents to be carriers for it to be... Continue Reading

Black 90s Pop Culture in 14 Illustrations

Ahhh nostalgia… In a series of illustrations artist Xavier Payne captures elements of black 90s pop culture. Check it out. Ladies, what are your thoughts? Does this bring back memories? Continue Reading

The Futuristic Dress of South Africa’s Xhosa People

South Africa’s Xhosa people are known for their intricate bead work. The heavy use of lines, angularity and the color white in their dress gives it a look that is both traditional and futuristic. Wow. Ladies, what are your thoughts? Continue Reading

I’m Black But I’m Uncomfortable Around Black People

by Danielle Small of Salon   It happened. I failed the “black” test. My hair stylist and I were chatting while she was taking a break from retightening my locs. I made a funny quip, and she extended her palm so... Continue Reading

10 Essential Natural Hair Hacks

Surely, I can’t be the only one who has run out of shampoo on wash day or just can’t seem to find my conditioning caps when it’s time to deep condition. With these easy, yet effective hacks, you’ll never need... Continue Reading

Our Favorite Hair Chameleon Kelis is Pregnant!

She debuted her baby bump (and orange hair) at AfroPunk. While performing in 80+ degree weather she proclaimed, “I need a fan…I’m hot and pregnant!” Been there girl! Kelis, who is known for switching up her hair and constantly setting... Continue Reading

13 of the Most Creative Looks from the Bronner Bros Hair Show

The Bronner Bros Hair Show is a fixture in black history. For 68 years, the black, family-owned company has put on one of the largest hair shows in the country with attendance nearing 100,000 annually. Hair and beauty lovers, dilettantes... Continue Reading