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Easy Beauty: An Innovative Technological Solution Providing Professional Grade Beauty Products at Your Fingertips

Dr. Misee Harris | Posted 05.06.2015 | Technology
Dr. Misee Harris

Easy Beauty solves the problem of the fragmented sales force with a turnkey e-Commerce management system for beauty professionals and manufacturers.

The Fashion Industry Is Getting More Accepting. Here's Proof

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 03.12.2015 | Style

The fashion industry has made great strides to become a more inclusive environment, particularly in the past year. In the last 356 days we have seen c...

The Kardashians' Curl Defining Cream Actually Keeps Up With My Natural Hair

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.09.2015 | Style

Let me be honest: When the Kardashian Beauty Hair collection landed in my hands, I immediately dismissed it. I'm often afraid to put too many things i...

How Zendaya Coleman Un-locked Stereotypes

Sofiya Ballin | Posted 05.01.2015 | Black Voices
Sofiya Ballin

Locks are an unapologetically black hairstyle, from their origins to the growing process. And while natural black hair has been put down for hundreds of years in the United States, Zendaya Coleman was showcasing pride.

Proof That Locs Rock, And So Do The People Who Wear Them

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 03.02.2015 | Black Voices

Schoolchildren suspensions aren’t the only signs of dreadlock discrimination in the modern world. 18-year-old performer Zendaya was recently the ...

Black History Month Ends On A Frustrating, Yet Positive Note

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 04.28.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

As we end Black History Month, let's celebrate our accomplishments and add to that list an 18-year-old girl who had the confidence and courage to address insensitive, stereotypical remark of ignorance head on.

PHOTOS: Stars Who Have Rocked Locs

Posted 03.03.2015 | Black Voices

Social media has been up in an uproar this week over the racially insensitive comments Giuliana Rancic made towards actress/singer Zendaya during Mond...

E! Fashion Police Masks Racist Speech Towards Zendaya As Comedy

Ama Yawson | Posted 04.27.2015 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

The beautiful 18-year old Disney starlet Zendaya looked absolutely ravishing at the Acadamy Awards in her satin ivory Vivienne Westwood gown and her elegant dreadlocked hairstyle. But Giuliana Rancic of E! Fashion Police did not agree.

Solange Offers Awesome Reaction To Giuliana Rancic's Racist Hair Comments

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

We can always count on Solange Knowles to keep it real. Shortly after Disney star Zendaya responded to the racially insensitive comments E! News F...

'I Am Not My Hair': Zendaya's Response to Ignorant Comment

Nancy Laws | Posted 04.26.2015 | Black Voices
Nancy Laws

I was truly disappointed to see that a woman could go out of her way to say something so ignorant about another woman. I would hope that a woman who has been given a platform where she can speak her mind would want to use that platform to empower women not tear them down.

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.