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Mommy, Is My Kinky-Curly Hair Pretty?

Candidly Kim | Posted 02.04.2016 | Parents
Candidly Kim

I have to remind my daughter that length and/or texture does not determine whether or not someone is pretty. It's just one aspect of that person. But I have to admit, it's sometimes challenging to convince a child that length isn't important when society is so focused on it.

Franchesca Ramsey Discusses Trolls, Black History Month, and Courage

Camryn Garrett | Posted 02.01.2016 | Black Voices
Camryn Garrett

In honor of Black History Month starting today, I'm excited to kick off an interview series with several lovely black women. My hope is that this seri...

The Unexpected Lip Color Celebs Are Wearing Right Now

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 02.02.2016 | Style

We've got new #redlipgoals thanks to three of Hollywood's hottest actresses. Amandla Stenberg, Nina Hosseinzadeh and Natalie Portman were all recently...

This Is What You Need When Your Hair is Super Stressed Out

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.01.2016 | Style

It's fair to say that our hair can get mighty stressed out sometimes -- which makes sense when you consider all the twisting, pulling, teasing, pinnin...

The Afro-Caribbean-Inspired Dolls That Should've Existed A Long Time Ago

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.13.2016 | Black Voices

More and more brands like Naturally Perfect Dolls and Natural Girls United are filling a void by offering dolls with more Afrocent...

Photographic Proof That Brunette Hair Is Far From Boring

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 01.21.2016 | Style

Brunette hair sometimes gets a bad rap for looking too plain. This hue may not be as bright as blonde or ravishing as red, but that doesn't mean ...

Let's Talk About Colorism In The Natural Hair Community

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 01.08.2016 | Black Voices

I only wore my hair natural maybe a handful of times last year.  If my hair wasn't wrapped up in box braids or faux locs, it was blown out and fl...

Updo Hairstyles For Holiday Parties That You Can Actually Do

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 12.23.2015 | Style

Updo hairstyles are one of our go-to looks for holiday parties. However, we often get ahead of ourselves when we realize how much time that chic ...

Natural Hair In Review, 2015: Weave (Glue and Tracks), Creamy Crack and Wigs Are Being Left Behind

Patti R. Rose | Posted 12.16.2015 | Black Voices
Patti R. Rose

So for the New Year (2016), I hope that the creamy crack, weaves (glue and tracks) and wigs will continue to be left behind for Black women. Also, departing from straightening combs, flat irons, and blow dryers will be an added move toward self-love, in terms of embracing natural hair.

History Was Made At The 2015 Victoria Secret Fashion Show, With One Natural Touch

Melissa Mushaka | Posted 11.23.2015 | Style
Melissa Mushaka

MARIA BORGES is the definition of a true angel on and off the runway. With three Victoria Secret Fashion shows under her wings, Borges made history w...

6 Things Black Women Love And Hate About Our Natural Hair

The Huffington Post | Shonitria Anthony | Posted 11.20.2015 | Black Voices

Natural hair is complex and beautiful. There are those good days when you're head-over-heels in love with your hair. But then there are other days whe...

Behold, 41 Solange Knowles Hairstyles That Will Totally Inspire

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.19.2015 | Style

There's no denying Solange Knowles' style star status. Her signature eye-catching style keeps us in a constant state of swoon. And when it comes to he...

Eighth-Grader Sent To Principal’s Office For Her Natural Hair Being 'Too Poofy'

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.13.2015 | Black Voices

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Cheerleader Kicked Off Team For Not Straightening Hair, Mom Says

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 11.09.2015 | Style

A Texas mom says her 11-year-old daughter’s long, thick curls got her booted from her cheerleading squad. Woodlands Elite Cheer Company ...

Taraji P. Henson Frees Her Natural Hair In Jawdroppingly Gorgeous Photoshoot

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.16.2015 | Black Voices

Taraji "Slay" Henson serves fierceness every time she's in front of a camera but a recent photoshoot shows a side of her we've never seen before...

Janelle Monae's Hair Stole The Show At Paris Fashion Week

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 10.09.2015 | Style

Paris Fashion Week Spring 2016 was filled with major moments, including the scenic airport-themed Chanel show to the mini "Ga...

What People Really Hear When You Ask To Touch Their Natural Hair

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.07.2015 | Black Voices

Men and women with natural hair hear some pretty offensive comments sometimes. These remarks can be unwarranted and often come in the form o...

How The First Black Woman To Own A Natural Hair Product Patent Uses It As A Wealth Generator

Ginger Dean | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Ginger Dean

If you're a small business owner, intellectual property is an essential resource. However, because it isn't a physical tool, many people tend to forget its necessity or are just unaware of its importance.

The Unexpected Beauty of Going Natural

Aleichia Williams | Posted 10.02.2015 | Women
Aleichia Williams

It's hard to put into words the significance a woman's hair often symbolizes in her life. I've always understood this. However, I think I understood it most four months ago when I held the scissors to my head and cut my hair to expose my natural texture for the first time in my adult life.

On the 'A' w/Souleo: Miss Jessie's CEO Successfully Navigates Through Natural Hair Criticism

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 10.01.2015 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Earlier this month, TV personality Sheryl Underwood from The Talk felt compelled to apologize for negative remarks she made about kinky hair in September 2013. She did so while revealing her own natural hair.

Zendaya Is Getting Her Own Loc'd Barbie

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 09.21.2015 | Black Voices

Zendaya's gorgeous faux dreadlocks she rocked earlier this year -- and poised response to her haters -- has earned her a permanent spot in fashi...

Sheryl Underwood Takes Off Her Wig And Apologizes For Tasteless Natural Hair Joke

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 09.18.2015 | Black Voices

Comedian and talk show host Sheryl Underwood removed her wig and revealed her natural hair on Monday’s segment of "The Talk." The host...

How These Dolls Encourage Little Black Girls To Embrace Their Natural Hair

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 09.16.2015 | Black Voices

Yelitsa Jean-Charles said she cried when a relative gave her a black Barbie when she was a little girl. “This isn’t the real Barbie,&rdquo...

Natural Hair Moments At Fashion Week That Made Us Shout For Joy

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 09.20.2015 | Style

New York Fashion Week is not over yet but it's time to take a moment and applaud all the natural hairstyles that have appeared at the S...

Coloring Book 'I Love My Hair' Celebrates Curls, Braids, Afros And Coifs Of All Kinds

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.17.2015 | Arts

How do you wear your lovely lady locks? In a bun? In a twist? Short? Long? In braids or dreads? Au natural? A new adult coloring book by Andrea Pippin...