It Has Begun… Allure Magazine Provides Step-by-Step Instructions for White Girls to Achieve an Afro

From the August 2015 issue of Allure Magazine. First they laugh, then they copy… #blackwomenaretastemakers Ladies, what are your thoughts? Continue Reading

New Salon Chain Will Offer $65 Quick Services for Naturals

Naturals have a testy relationship with black salons. It seems that if they’re not overcharging us, then they’re providing poor service, or even trying to sneak keratin treatments into our hair! And although there are plenty of great natural hair salons, it seems the bad ones heavily outnumber them. But New York entrepreneur Folake Oguntebi is... Continue Reading

#BlackDontCrack: Olay Study Finds Black Women Age 10 Years Slower Than White Women

We all have that auntie who is 45 but look like she’s 32. Or a grandma well into her 70s who looks 50. Now we have the scientific reason why, and it has everything to do with our genes. Olay teamed up with Harvard Medical School Dermatology professor Dr Alexa Kimball to study the skin... Continue Reading

This Traditional Ethiopian Hair Whipping Dance Will Blow Your Mind

Videos of Ethiopian women whipping their hair have now gone viral. The women featured are apart of the Oromo nation. The Oromo typically live in western and southern Ethiopia and parts of Kenya and Somalia. The dance in particular is known as the “Shoa Oromo” or Oromo head twisting. It features fast and sharp movement of the... Continue Reading

The Bubble Nail/Hump Nail Trend is Breaking the Internet Right Now

“Hump Nails” or “Bubble Nails” pretty much broke the internet last week. With news of police brutality sweeping the nation it’s not wonder the images of the latest nail trend have popped in all of our feeds and timelines. Some might call these nails an intentional distraction from the more pressing issues concerning our society,... Continue Reading

Black Women Clocked Out of Work at 2:07 to Protest Unequal Pay on #BlackWomenEqualPay Day

The issue of unequal pay for women has captured the national conversation, and Atlanta Women for Equality is leading the charge behind the #BlackWomenEqualPay movement. On July 28, 2015, participants were encouraged to clock out from work at 2:07 pm and upload a selfie to Instagram, Twitter and Facebook while holding a timecard with the... Continue Reading

Yaniris from the Dominican Republic // Natural Hair Style Icon

What is your name and where are you from? Y: My name is Yaniris Acevedo, and I am a native of the Dominican Republic raised in New York City (Harlem). Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! Y: I transitioned for five months. I’m not sure exactly what day in November... Continue Reading

This Mesmerizing Video of a Natural Shaking Her Hair in Slow Motion Has Gone Viral

They say black women are magical… they right. They say natural hair doesn’t move… they wrong. Model and natural vlogger Hanna LaShay posted a video shaking her luscious curls. The 1 minute 10 second video was her boyfriend’s idea and it is downright mesmerizing. The video clip has been viewed more than 120,000 times Continue Reading

After Fighting It For Years, UK Woman Grows Out Beard Resulting From Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

*Editor’s note: This article has been updated to make mention of Harnaam’s religious beliefs. This takes strength. Harnaam Kaur has opted to say ‘to hell’ with prevailing beauty and gender standards and keep her beard, which is a result of polycystic ovary syndrome, a hormonal imbalance which leads to, among other things, excessive levels of... Continue Reading

An Afro Pick with a Mirror? A Flat Iron That Steams? 5 Interesting New Inventions for Natural Hair

With more and more handsfree, super-powered, and specialized technologies being invented to make every aspect of our lives easier, there’s no surprise that the hair industry is looking for ways to bring innovative designs and technologies into products and tools. If you’re the kind of woman who is always up-to-date on the latest tech gadgets,... Continue Reading

Popular Afrocentric Jewelry Label Rachel Stewart Shutting Down Due to Chinese Plagiarism

If you’re a black woman who is active on social media you’ve likely come across Rachel Stewart’s designs. The talented 42-year-old, North Carolina based designer churns out unique and incredibly cool black-centric pieces under her eponymous label Rachel Stewart Jewelry. Countless women have purchased her jewelry, including actress Kim Coles, singer Nelly Furtado and Beyonce’s... Continue Reading

For the Styling Challenged: Easy Havana Twist Tutorial

Disclaimer: This style was the FIRST time I ever installed twists/braids in my hair. I mention this just to highlight that this is a great style for beginners and those who are a bit challenged when it come to adding extensions. A few weeks back I wrote about my failed twist out here. A few... Continue Reading

15 Pics From #NationalLipstickDay That Prove Black Women Can Rock Any Lip Color

July 29 was #NationalLipstickDay and women all over the country celebrated their love of lipstick. But the celebration had special resonance with black women, who are often told that certain shades are off-limits to us because of our dark skin. Well, the devil is a lie and these 15 photos prove that black women can... Continue Reading

Willow Smith Shows Off Her Growing Locs During a Mother-Daughter Vacay in Hawaii

A few months back Willow Smith shared that she wanted locs to embrace her natural self. Since then she’s started her locs and they are looking beautiful! During a recent mother-daughter trip to Hawaii, Jada rocked her semi-free-form loc look while enjoying some quality time with her mother. Jada took to her Facebook page to... Continue Reading

Black Women Are Sharing Their Stunning International Travel Pics Under the Hashtag #TravelNoire

Black is global. Not only are black people spread across the globe, we travel across the globe. A recent New York Times piece shone a spotlight on black travel, and particularly the black millennial women who are bringing visibility to it on social media. The group began in September 2011 on Facebook as a fellowship... Continue Reading