A funny thing happened on our way to the royal wedding this weekend: We got waylaid by something else exciting on the other side of the pond. Namely, some of the most striking black-hair portraiture we’ve ever seen, courtesy of British photographer Luke Nugent and award-winning hairstylist Lisa Farrall.
It all began so innocently—just like a child’s toy should. Just three Barbies (or two Barbies and their black friend?), preparing to watch a documentary about ... themselves.
When is your “wash day”? Saturday mornings? Sunday afternoons after church? However a black woman wears her hair, the wash-day ritual is one she undoubtedly knows well, with techniques sometimes preserved since childhood, or honed to perfection after starting her natural-hair journey.
An Alabama woman who lost her job after her employer said that dreadlocks “tend to get messy” has petitioned the Supreme Court to decide if the company’s policy is discriminatory.
Perhaps the proper question is, can “transracial” mascot Rachel Dolezal do black hair? Well, she does, and has been doing so for a while; she acknowledged in her book, In Full Color, that she would do hair in college as a side hustle. That hustle has grown into a full-on kitchen-beautician business, and Dolezal is now…
As beauty and fashion editors, we’ve seen some impressive heads of hair, but few are more astounding than Instagram star, and Guinness World Record holder for the highest high-top fade, Benny Harlem and his daughter, Jaxyn (Mom Kourtney’s got a pretty impressive mane, too).
Looking for an entirely for-us, by-us, one-stop shop for hair and beauty products? Welcome to the Dooplex, a new online marketplace hoping to elevate the black beauty industry to the next level.
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.
There are groups, and there are “supergroups.” At over 253,000 members—and growing daily—the Natural Hair Facebook group definitely qualifies as the latter.
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…
Though it may not yet feel like it (especially if you’re experiencing an April snowstorm at present), it is actually spring. Slowly but surely, the world will soon be coming into bloom. So, what better time to debut a new children’s book called My Hair Is a Garden?
There are hairstylists, and there are “architects of style.” Ursula Stephen is the latter. The Brooklyn, N.Y.-born hair maven earned her cosmetology license even before her high school diploma, honing her craft early while working in salons after school and on weekends.
By the fourth grade, more than 80 percent of black boys in many of the nation’s school districts have fallen behind their peers in reading. This staggering figure not only highlights the shortcomings of America’s school system but also emphasizes the need for new ideas on how to approach and address the needs of…
First things first, I have a lot of hair.
It started with a scrunchie—you know, those ruched-fabric-covered elastics a lot of us once color-coordinated to match our junior high wardrobes? (OK, maybe that was just me.) Well, sometime last year, I was doing a little light online shopping when I stumbled across one at Nordstrom, of all places.
Susan Kelechi Watson wows us every week on the hit NBC show This Is Us. Her natural beauty—from her bouncy curls to her tight curves—is the perfect embodiment of her character, Beth Pearson, who is, well ... perfect.
Getting your hair braided is something I’ve always taken for granted. You grab your bundles (if you want added hair); you go to your favorite salon, family member, friend, friend of a friend or acquaintance; you may or may not drop some coin; and you walk away feeling like a million bucks.
Show me the beauty! At The Glow Up, you know we’ve got you when it comes to finding and trying out what’s new and what’s next. Recently, 500 vendors gathered in New York City for the International Beauty Show, and we hit every booth!
There were lots of exciting trends walking the runways last week during the New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018 collections. Come fall, there’s saturated color, ’90s-inspired silhouettes and a fair amount of fur to look forward to, so get ready.
Lupita Nyong’o has undoubtedly been one of the pioneers of the rising popularity of natural hair on the red carpet. But as she tells Allure in its March issue, her own journey to choosing to wear her hair in its natural state was a very different one from the almost instantaneous success she enjoyed after being cast…