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Giuliana Rancic Apologizes AGAIN For Racist Hair Comments

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.25.2015 | Black Voices

UPDATE: Giuliana Rancic has issued another apology on Tuesday -- this time on-air admitting: "Something I said did cross the line." She goes on to sa...

What It's Like To Be A Natural-Haired Model At Fashion Week

Refinery29 | Phillip Picardi | Posted 02.19.2015 | Style

It was New York Fashion Week, and Brandee Brown was just beginning her runway career. (You may now know her as an NYC It Girl, and a former campaign m...

The Best Natural Hair Extension Brands. Period.

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 02.03.2015 | Style

People have been wearing hair extensions and wigs for centuries. Amazingly, 70 extensions were uncovered still intact on the skeleton of an ancient Eg...

Viola Davis' Natural Hair Is Her Crowning Glory

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 01.26.2015 | Style

The 2015 SAG Awards red carpet was filled with stunning looks, but Viola Davis is a contender for best beauty of the night. Dressed in a custom whi...

Meteorologist: I Was Fired For Defending My Natural Hair

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 01.23.2015 | Black Voices

Rhonda Lee had long been told that she needed to make her natural hair "more pleasing to a wider audience," she told HuffPost Live on Thursday, but sh...

WARNING: This Video Will Make You Want To Switch Up Your Hairstyle

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.16.2015 | Black Voices

When we first saw Cut's "100 Years Of Beauty In 1 Minute" video that chronicles the most iconic makeup and hairstyles every decade from 1910 to 2010, ...

Brazilian Blowout vs. Keratin Treatment

Kristen Colòn | Posted 02.28.2015 | Style
Kristen Colòn

One of the biggest benefits of receiving a Brazilian blowout instead of a basic keratin treatment is that a Brazilian blowout is a lot more convenient. The process only takes about 90 minutes whereas other keratin treatments take between two and three hours to finish and you still need to wash out the product after three days.

14 Beauty Moments From 2014 That Folks Are Still Buzzing About

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver & Chanel Parks | Posted 12.24.2014 | Style

It seems like yesterday everyone was swooning over Lupita Nygon'o's red carpet moment at the Oscars, and now it's the end of 2014, and we're rounding ...

The Art of Beauty at Fox & Boy Salon in Downtown NYC

Jocelyn Jeffery | Posted 02.15.2015 | Style
Jocelyn Jeffery

Julie Dickson, owner of Fox & Boy salon in New York City, shares her style inspiration and beauty secrets with us.

Miss Jessie's Co-Founder Dies

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.18.2014 | Black Voices

The beauty industry is mourning the loss of one of its stars. Titi Branch, one of the co-founders of the natural hair care line Miss Jessie’s, d...

'2014 Was The Year I Saw My Hair On TV'

insidetv.ew.com | Posted 12.08.2014 | Black Voices

One promising TV trend in 2014? The abundance of natural hair, as seen on black female characters from network TV to Netflix. Annalise Keating shed he...

Are You Being Bullied About Your Hair?

Ama Yawson | Posted 01.26.2015 | Style
Ama Yawson

Do you feel as if you are being bullied about your hair choices? On one hand, there are Black women and girls who eschew dangerous chemical relaxers and instead rock their God-given afro-textured hair, and often experience bullying as a result.

Solange's Bridal Afro Upsets Beauty Standards

Kadia Blagrove | Posted 01.17.2015 | Black Voices
Kadia Blagrove

I call the defense disturbing because it is unsettling that we have to constantly go to great lengths to explain, support and justify the hair that naturally grows out of our head. I'm am over people calling natural hair "edgy" and "different." I'm abstract because I don't grow straight hair?

Things You Don't Know Your Natural Hair Can Do

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.29.2014 | Black Voices

If you thought embracing your natural hair meant marrying yourself to just a handful of styling options, think again. In the November issue of Esse...

The Gift of Afro-Textured Hair In Pictures

Ama Yawson | Posted 12.06.2014 | Style
Ama Yawson

In addition to interviewing Lurie Favors of Afro-State of Mind about the steps needed to overcome hair-bullying directed at afro-textured hair, I contacted thought leaders and asked them why afro-textured hair is a gift. These are their responses.

Afro-Textured Hair: Beautiful and Magical or Nappy Heads in Need of Perminators?

Ama Yawson | Posted 12.02.2014 | Style
Ama Yawson

This type of hair-bullying is not just present in the media. It is present in our homes as learned self-hatred manifests in comments to little girls with looser textures that they have "pretty hair," while little girls with kinkier hair textures are told that they have "bad hair."

The 5 Biggest Natural Hair Mistakes

Ama Yawson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Style
Ama Yawson

The movement often fails to challenge the very paradigm that encouraged women to chemically process their hair and thereby prevented them from remaining natural, in the first place.

My Struggle for Braiding Freedom

Melony Armstrong | Posted 11.18.2014 | Black Voices
Melony Armstrong

Public officials at all levels chatter constantly about employment and job creation. Unfortunately, not enough of them seem concerned about the nonsensical barriers they and their predecessors erect that stand in the way of entrepreneurs seeking to earn an honest living.

Navy Discharges Black Sailor Who Won't Change Her Natural Hair

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 08.26.2014 | Black Voices

The natural hair nightmare for US female soldiers is far from over. Navy Times reports that Jessica Sims, ex-Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class and sailor...

Back to My Roots -- Hair

Ronda Lee | Posted 10.11.2014 | Women
Ronda Lee

I am on a journey to discover my natural hair. I have not had natural hair since high school. It was the late 1980s and big hair or a short "do" like ...

Dana Oliver

This Curl Butter Is A Second-Day Hair Savior

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Oliver | Posted 08.31.2014 | Style

It takes a lot of persuading to get me to try new curly hair products. This stuff right here hasn't failed me yet when trying to achieve the best twis...

Is This Emmy-Winning Actress Responsible For The Natural Hair Movement?

OWN | Posted 08.06.2014 | OWN

In the '50s and '60s, many African-American women sported smooth, straight hairstyles, from sleek bobs to mile-high bouffants. As an emerging actress,...

A Natural Hair Brunch Affair

Rachel Hampton | Posted 10.04.2014 | Black Voices
Rachel Hampton

Good food, good mimosas and good conversation filled the Ulah Bistro of Washington, DC during the first stop on The Natural Hair Brunch Affair Tour. This intimate affair took place with the intent to spark necessary conversation about the natural hair community. It did so as beautifully.

The Secret To Taming Wavy, Rebellious Hair

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 08.06.2014 | Style

If you were blessed with semi-awkward "curlyish" hair, styling your locks can be the most frustrating part of your morning routine. Some strands are r...

WATCH: 'Daily Show' Takes On The Army's New Hairstyle Rules

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.18.2014 | Black Voices

If you've been keeping up with the news on the Army's new grooming and appearance policies, then you know just how biased the new standards seem. Basi...