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(Do) Touch My Hair? 2 White Brits Specialize in Celebrating the Artistic Potential of Black Hair (Do) Touch My Hair? 2 White Brits Specialize in Celebrating the Artistic Potential of Black Hair

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.

‘Around the Way’ Barbie, Is That You? What’s Really Going On With This Black Barbie’s Hair? ‘Around the Way’ Barbie, Is That You? What’s Really Going On With This Black Barbie’s Hair?

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.

Putting Their Heads Together: How Facebook’s Natural Hair Group Became Over 250,000 Strong (and Growing) Putting Their Heads Together: How Facebook’s Natural Hair Group Became Over 250,000 Strong (and Growing)

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.

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…

Leave Tamar Alone! People, Can We Stop Equating Hair With Femininity? Leave Tamar Alone! People, Can We Stop Equating Hair With Femininity?

Grammy-nominated singer, reality-television regular and Braxton-family baby sister Tamar turned heads this week when she took to Instagram to post footage of her having her head shaved with the chorus of Bobby Brown’s “My Prerogative” playing in the background.

A Tale of Time-Traveling Tresses: Star Hairstylist Kim Kimble Weaves
Magic for A Wrinkle in Time A Tale of Time-Traveling Tresses: Star Hairstylist Kim Kimble Weaves Magic for A Wrinkle in Time

Some reality stars are just reality stars. Kim Kimble was a star hairstylist long before her WeTV show L.A. Hair debuted in 2012, and she’s still one today. Her receipts run deep: Yes, she’s even slayed Queen Bey. Multiple times. On tour. Lemonade. Going way back to Austin Powers in Goldmember.

She Got That Glow: Octavia Spencer Proves That Ingenues Don’t Corner the Market on Hollywood Glamour She Got That Glow: Octavia Spencer Proves That Ingenues Don’t Corner the Market on Hollywood Glamour

The 90th annual Academy Awards were full of glamorous surprises, but perhaps one of the most pleasant ones was how beautifully turned out perennial fave Octavia Spencer was Sunday night. Appearing for her third supporting actress nod for eventual best picture winner The Shape of Water, the actress and …

She Got That Glow: How Zendaya Served Simply Stunning Glamour at the Oscars She Got That Glow: How Zendaya Served Simply Stunning Glamour at the Oscars

We’re going to be honest about something: We don’t really know where Zendaya came from. I mean, we know she’s an Oakland, Calif., native, and a child model-turned-Disney starlet. We know she appeared on Dancing With the Stars before scoring the coveted role of M.J. in the latest installment of the Spider-Man franchise

Unmaking Mary J.: Hairstylist Lawrence Davis Talks Dressing Down the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul for Mudbound Unmaking Mary J.: Hairstylist Lawrence Davis Talks Dressing Down the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul for Mudbound

On Sunday night, Mary J. Blige will attend the 90th Academy Awards not as a guest, presenter or simply a performer, but as a dual nominee for best supporting actress and best original song for Dee Rees’ gripping post-World War II drama, Mudbound. It’s a remarkable first-time feat for a first-time nominee; no other…

The Bald and the Beautiful: Is There Any Better Time to Take It All Off? The Bald and the Beautiful: Is There Any Better Time to Take It All Off?

Admit it. Sitting there in the theater, gazing up at the gorgeous Dora Milaje, the thought occurred to you at least once: Could I pull off a bald head?

Naturally in Fashion: #TeamNatural Took Over the Runways at Fall Fashion Week Naturally in Fashion: #TeamNatural Took Over the Runways at Fall Fashion Week

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.

She Is Not Her Hair: Why We Love the Many Styles of Michaela Coel She Is Not Her Hair: Why We Love the Many Styles of Michaela Coel

Michaela Coel first came to our attention through her award-winning and unapologetically irreverent Netflix series Chewing Gum. Even as the chronically awkward yet hilarious shopgirl Tracey Gordon, the gorgeous and multitalented Anglo-Ghanaian actress and screenwriter proved herself a skilled shape-shifter, making the…

#TeamSupernatural: Meet Black Panther’s Hero Hair Designer, Camille Friend #TeamSupernatural: Meet Black Panther’s Hero Hair Designer, Camille Friend

Hairstylist Camille Friend is no stranger to superheroes. In the past four years, the third-generation hairstylist has been making her mark on Marvel films, leading the hair departments of the last two Captain America films, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and, now, Black Panther.

Teach the Babies: Our #WomanCrushWednesday Makes Her Students Feel Beautiful!

This story gets our “Awww ... ” of the week: A pre-K teacher in Sugarland, Texas, made a major impact on one of her young students with a “twinning” teachable moment.

Making Hair-Story: This Artist Is Styling Her Insecurities Away Making Hair-Story: This Artist Is Styling Her Insecurities Away

Artist Laetitia Ky has had enough: enough body-shaming, self-doubting and denying the natural beauty all of us possess—no matter what form it takes. The 21-year-old self-proclaimed “Ivorian goddess and polyvalent artist” has taken matters into her own hands—and hair—creating an Instagram full of surrealist imagery…

New Growth: Chicago Med’s Yaya DaCosta Talks Growing Up #TeamNatural and the Beauty of the ‘Big Chop’ New Growth: Chicago Med’s Yaya DaCosta Talks Growing Up #TeamNatural and the Beauty of the ‘Big Chop’

You know, this is this woman’s hair, not a continuation of the girl that you thought you knew.

Surviving a Breakup: What I’ve Missed Since Going Natural Surviving a Breakup: What I’ve Missed Since Going Natural

Sometimes I look at my Afro and still can’t believe that less than two years ago, I underwent “the big chop,” after which my hair basically looked like a fuzzy tennis ball. Now my hair is a few inches past my shoulders and longer and thicker than it ever was when it was relaxed.

Is #TeamNatural Ready to Go Coed? 9 Natural-Hair ‘Guy-rus’ Who Might Teach You a Few Things

While I was talking wash-day routines with some of my natural friends, we found ourselves scrolling through a seemingly endless list of natural-hair gurus giving all types of product suggestions, protective-style techniques and hacks for maintaining healthy hair. After clicking on about the 12th video geared toward…

For Dreadlocked Servicewomen, the Fight for Acceptance Is Both a Military and Civilian Battle For Dreadlocked Servicewomen, the Fight for Acceptance Is Both a Military and Civilian Battle

First Lt. Whennah Andrews of the U.S. Army National Guard tries to hide her braces while showing off her smile. But four years since first advocating against grooming regulations that barred soldiers from wearing natural hairstyles, her smile hints at relief over one of the final steps in the fight for acceptance.

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