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Watch: Nappily Ever After's Sanaa Lathan Says You Don't Need Marriage to Be Complete

Sanaa Lathan broke the internet when she revealed her big chop last September. Lathan, who has dazzled the big screen since the late ‘90s, has rocked a number of styles throughout her career— but this moment was different.

Creating Trends, One Tress at a Time: How Ursula Stephen Does NYFW Creating Trends, One Tress at a Time: How Ursula Stephen Does NYFW

We love seeing the results of celebrity hairstylist Ursula Stephen’s work, so when we were invited backstage to watch her create four distinctly different visions for New York Fashion Week, we jumped at the chance. With the help of The Glow Up’s trusty correspondent Makeda Sandford, we were able to catch a glimpse of…

Celebrating the Natural Hair Journey: Behind the Scenes at Texture on the Runway

New York Fashion Week is well under way, and models with various textures of hair sashayed down the runway to represent. Why have a show dedicated to showcasing coils, curls and kinks, you say? Because natural hair matters.

Stranger Danger: Random White Woman Narrowly Avoids Catching Hands After Touching Black Woman’s Hair Stranger Danger: Random White Woman Narrowly Avoids Catching Hands After Touching Black Woman’s Hair

Here’s the problem with growing up in a world that tells you you’re entitled to everything (even owning and colonizing people at various points in history): If you don’t know (or learn) better, you’re inevitably bound to touch something—or someone—that doesn’t belong to you.

Aspiring to the A-List? Viola Davis Talks Inclusion, Inequities and Acting in Her Natural Hair Aspiring to the A-List? Viola Davis Talks Inclusion, Inequities and Acting in Her Natural Hair

It’s strange to consider a world in which Viola Davis isn’t considered “A-list.” The woman already has a star on the Walk of Fame and is just one Grammy away from being achieving “EGOT” status (surely, someone’s got an audiobook that could use her talents, no?). So, when a new interview with the star in Variety…

Can You Guess the Black Icons Who Wore These Hairstyles?

From Michael Jackson’s Jheri curl from the Thriller era to Colin Kaepernick’s iconic ’fro, one thing’s for sure: Black folks know hair, and our hair often makes a statement.

New Licensing Requirements for New Jersey Braiders Remain Tangled in Legislation New Licensing Requirements for New Jersey Braiders Remain Tangled in Legislation

Looks like it’s one step forward, one step back for New Jersey braid practitioners, as legislation introduced to abolish the current licensing requirements for braiders was conditionally vetoed by Gov. Phil Murphy, with suggestions for revisions before he’d reconsider.

Why Do Black Republicans Usually Have Such Bad Haircuts? An Important Exposé Why Do Black Republicans Usually Have Such Bad Haircuts? An Important Exposé

Before we begin today, I believe it’s important to make something clear.

Splitting Hairs: Celeb Hairstylists Kim Kimble and Tokyo Stylez Sparked a Shady Debate Over Legitimacy  Splitting Hairs: Celeb Hairstylists Kim Kimble and Tokyo Stylez Sparked a Shady Debate Over Legitimacy 

One is a legend in the hair game and the other is steadily making a name for himself creating of-the-moment looks for any number of famous heads, but an exchange of shade between celebrity hair gurus Kim Kimble and Tokyo Stylez this week sparked a lengthy debate about who really gets to call themselves a hairstylist.

Non-Compliant: The War Against Black Students' Hairstyles Continues Non-Compliant: The War Against Black Students' Hairstyles Continues

When it comes to finding low-maintenance hairstyles for our children that are school-appropriate, it’s beginning to seem we’re damned if we do, damned if we don’t. Last week, a video of a first-grader in Florida being turned away from his first day of school because of his dreadlocks sparked viral outrage and…

The Dress Code Is Discrimination? First Grader Denied His First Day of School for Dreadlocks

Imagine this: You escort your son to his first day of first grade, all buttoned up in his brand new uniform and eager to begin the school year, only to be turned away because your child has dreadlocks.

Bundles or a Bag of Chips? Would You Buy Hair from a Weave Vending Machine?

We don’t know if this is pure genius or just plain hilarious, but apparently there’s a niche market for weave-related impulse buys.

'I Really Stepped Into Myself': Lena Waithe Says Cutting Her Hair Liberated Her from Gender Norms 'I Really Stepped Into Myself': Lena Waithe Says Cutting Her Hair Liberated Her from Gender Norms

Lena Waithe doesn’t owe anyone an explanation for who she is, how she loves or why she cut her famous locs last month; but the writer, actress and producer graciously gave one to Vanity Fair’s cameras while on the red carpet for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Grants Banquet on Thursday night.

Nappily Ever After: Sanaa Lathan's Netflix Original Untangles Our Issues With Hair

A woman’s identification with her hair can be a powerful thing, but for a black woman, it is a tangled identity fraught with the ongoing effects of racism, respectability politics and beauty standards that have historically marginalized our hair along with everything else.

International I Love Braids Day Brings Black Self Love to Brooklyn

Debra Hare-Bey is a proud and self-proclaimed “braider”—by trade and tradition.

Naturally Beautiful: The Best of CurlFest 2018 Naturally Beautiful: The Best of CurlFest 2018

What happens when 25,000 natural hair aficionados get together? CurlFest, that’s what! On Saturday, July 21, #TeamNatural gathered in Brooklyn, N.Y.’s Prospect Park for the world’s biggest—and most beautiful—celebration of natural hair.

Winner's Circle: Serena Williams Scores Natural Hair Products at Target—Just Like Us! Winner's Circle: Serena Williams Scores Natural Hair Products at Target—Just Like Us!

Picture this: You’re cruising the natural haircare aisle at Target, marveling at the selection, when you run into ... Serena Williams?

School Bans Durags Because They Turn Black Boys Into Bald-Headed Gangbangers School Bans Durags Because They Turn Black Boys Into Bald-Headed Gangbangers

A Massachusetts charter school has partially reversed its ban on durags after students convinced administrators of the rule’s unfairness, successfully arguing that the head covering isn’t a gateway drug that leads to gang-banging or even worse—male pattern baldness.

Grab Your Girls and Celebrate Your Curls: CurlFest Returns to Brooklyn This Saturday!

New York naturalistas, where you at? If you’re a devoted member of #TeamNatural, you’re hopefully already familiar with the experiential marketing group known as the Curly Girl Collective, and if you live in the New York City tri-state area, this is the weekend to take part in the largest celebration of natural hair…

Free Wigs 4 Kids: How One Woman Is Restoring Children's Confidence, One Wig at a Time Free Wigs 4 Kids: How One Woman Is Restoring Children's Confidence, One Wig at a Time

Hair is Quilla Bohannon’s passion; it has been since she was a schoolgirl, feigning attending after-school extracurricular activities so she could braid the hair of her classmates for extra spending money, as she told The Glow Up:

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