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'I Did It and So Can You': OWN's Star Entrepreneur Mahisha Dellinger Wants You to Mind Your Business

Mahisha Dellinger is a study in self-sufficiency. Growing up in the Sacramento, California neighborhood of Meadowview, dubbed “Danger Island” due to its high rates of crime, Dellinger learned early on how to take care of herself. With her mother often working and her older brother entangled in gang culture, Dellinger…

Why Is the Gender Wage Gap Higher for Black Women in New York City and What Can Be Done? Why Is the Gender Wage Gap Higher for Black Women in New York City and What Can Be Done?

Here’s a not-so-fun fact: While we spend Black Women’s Equal Pay Day 2018 raging against the sexist, racist, patriarchal machine that results in black women making 62 cents to every dollar white men do, it has recently been revealed that that disparity is even worse for black women in America’s largest city.

What Skin Are You In? A New Spot Celebrates All Shades and Shapes of the Nubian Skin Woman

How do you celebrate four years of outfitting brown-skinned women in comfort and style? For United Kingdom-based intimates company Nubian Skin, the answer was simple: Celebrate the customers that made the brand such a massive success.

'Mother' to Mogul: Pat McGrath's Makeup Line Is Now Valued at $1 Billion 'Mother' to Mogul: Pat McGrath's Makeup Line Is Now Valued at $1 Billion

The “Mothership” has landed. Famed makeup artist and creator Pat McGrath, who has been the fashion industry’s most respected name in makeup for over two decades (and honored by Queen Elizabeth) just officially became the top earner in the beauty industry (sorry, Kylie) after global investment firm Eurazeo Brands…

It's World Emoji Day! Do You Know Where Your Emojis Come From? It's World Emoji Day! Do You Know Where Your Emojis Come From?

It’s amazing to think that there was a time, not so long ago, that we exclusively relied on our words and facial expressions to convey how we were feeling. But thanks to the creation of the emoji, we can now smirk, vomit and give praise hands at will, with just the tap of a finger.

A Breakthrough for New Jersey Braiders: New Legislation Won't Require a License to Practice A Breakthrough for New Jersey Braiders: New Legislation Won't Require a License to Practice

Big news for braiding entrepreneurs in New Jersey: Legislation that would exempt hair braiders from the state’s current licensing requirements has received legislative approval and will now be submitted to the governor.

#WCW: Danessa Myricks Is One Beautiful Boss

If we know anything about glow ups, it’s that they come in all shapes, colors, sizes, styles and times of life. But the power of a good glow up is that indescribable feeling like the universe is conspiring to deliver you to the next phase in perfect timing.

Celeb Hairstylist Ursula Stephen Is Creating Magic in Brooklyn, NY, With a Brand That Won’t Bust Your Budget Celeb Hairstylist Ursula Stephen Is Creating Magic in Brooklyn, NY, With a Brand That Won’t Bust Your Budget

“Some people have hair that listens,” celebrity hairstylist Ursula Stephen tells me as I settle into the chair at her eponymous shop in the heart of the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Pop Your Melanin, Protect Your Edges and Perfect Yourself With These Tips From a Great Skin Doc  Pop Your Melanin, Protect Your Edges and Perfect Yourself With These Tips From a Great Skin Doc 

What would you ask Dr. Michelle Henry, a Harvard-trained, board-certified dermatologist, if you were just sitting around kicking it over lunch? The Glow Up caught up with the good doctor you can easily ask anything of, since she’s so approachable, and judging by her smooth-as-glass complexion—you’ll like the outcome…

Beautycon Sisters Claim Theirs Loud and Proud  Beautycon Sisters Claim Theirs Loud and Proud 

This weekend, New York City hosted Beautycon, a two-day festival where fans can interact with beauty brands and celebrities for seminars and photo ops. The Glow Up was on hand looking for the latest in black-owned beauty businesses and getting the word on self-care, which seems to be the one thing, besides lipstick,…

Calling All Black Designers! Harlem Fashion Week Auditions Are Open 

Harlem Fashion Week auditions are open for fashion designers who want to show their Fall/Winter 2018-2019 collections at the biannual event this September, covered by top-tier fashion journalists from around the world—including The Glow Up.

Closet Case: Fashion Psychologist Dawnn Karen Styles From the Inside Out 

On Saturday I woke up to find out, over coffee and the New York Times, that “fashion psychology” is now a thing. Dawnn Karen—a Columbia grad who, in 2012, made history as the first black female psychology professor (and also one of the youngest) at New York City’s Fashion Institute of Technology—is an academic and…

Always on Point: Fashion Stylist Dione Davis Always on Point: Fashion Stylist Dione Davis

Dione Davis is a woman of many talents. Her day job is as the in-house stylist at Tibi, an über-chic, under-the-radar designer collection that’s favored by fashion insiders and C-suite executives. Davis is like many of the brand’s core customers, who tend to be successful women in creative fields: She pivoted into…

Missing Your Edges? Razor Chic Salon in Atlanta Has a Solution

The New York Times recently reported on Razor Chic, an Atlanta hair salon owned by stylist Jasmine Collins that specializes in hairstyles to camouflage hair loss. This is good news for wig- and weave-dependent African-American women who suffer from thinning hair or baldness.

Curl Hunting: Nai’vasha Johnson Is Young Hollywood’s Go-to Hairdresser  Curl Hunting: Nai’vasha Johnson Is Young Hollywood’s Go-to Hairdresser 

OK—did you die over Yara Shahidi’s hairstyle when she walked down the red carpet at this year’s SAG Awards? I died. Did you die over her “Weekend In Wakanda”-perfect bejeweled ’fro-cornrow extravaganza on Essence’s latest cover? I died. Hairstylist Nai’vasha Johnson is the one slaying the trendsetting actress’s…

Liberté, Egalité, Lingerie: Model Amber Tolliver Is Leveling the Field of Luxury Lingerie With Liberté Liberté, Egalité, Lingerie: Model Amber Tolliver Is Leveling the Field of Luxury Lingerie With Liberté

“If you build it, they will come.” So says conventional logic—and the 1989 film Field of Dreams. According to a 2013 survey, the average American woman now wears a 34DD bra. So, what’s the lingerie industry’s excuse for not regularly building bras that are both accessible and attractive to women above a C cup? This is…

This Is Why We Can Have Nice Things: Wine Educator Larissa Dubose Raises a Glass to the Good Life This Is Why We Can Have Nice Things: Wine Educator Larissa Dubose Raises a Glass to the Good Life

Want to sound like a genius while getting your drink on at a cocktail party? Wine educator Larissa Dubose is here to teach us everything we need to know about the art of ordering, buying and drinking wine. You can log on to this certified wine steward’s YouTube channel or visit her blog, the Lotus & the Vines, to…

Designer Agnes Baddoo Has It in the Bag  Designer Agnes Baddoo Has It in the Bag 

What’s the handbag that would give you life—if only you could find it? Agnes Baddoo answered that question for herself, and it became a business.

Beauty Alert: Indulge, America! Score $50 Treatments During Spa Week!   Beauty Alert: Indulge, America! Score $50 Treatments During Spa Week!  

Dying to try a cannabinoid-based beauty treatment or a rose-gold pedicure? How about a chemical peel or acupuncture without blowing your budget? Spa Week is April 16-22, and select spas nationwide will be offering a wide variety of treatments at $50.

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