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2 Minutes To A Music Festival-Ready Braid

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 04.02.2014 | Style

Music festival season is in full swing! Whether you're camping out at Coachella for the reunion of Outkast or catching a flight to London to jam out w...

Dana Oliver

13 Hair Risks To Take Before You Die | Dana Oliver | Posted 02.05.2014 | Style

As someone who switches up their hairdo two to three times a month, I'm a huge advocate for taking hair risks. And not just because you can always gro...

GIFS: 5 Non-Boring Ways To Braid Your Hair

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams & Raydene Salinas | Posted 02.01.2014 | Style

If you're looking to spruce up your hair routine, look no further. We've rounded up five unique braids that will leave your friends in awe of your sty...

WATCH: How To 5-Strand Braid Your Hair In 5 Easy Steps

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 01.31.2014 | Style

Once you've mastered your average three-strand braid, why not kick it up a notch? By dividing your hair into five sections instead of three, you ca...

I'm Paranoid That Braids Are 'Too Black' for Corporate

Quia Querisma | Posted 03.26.2014 | Black Voices
Quia Querisma

It's Q1, recruiting season, and whereas I don't have any job interviews lined up right now, I was suddenly apprehensive about having an "ethnic hairstyle" in front of people who would be scrutinizing everything about me, not only my professional qualifications.

3 Braids To Wear When It's Cold & Windy

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 10.25.2013 | Style

Out of nowhere came these bone-chilling mornings that had us slipping into opaque tights and heavy coats. (Fall, we were just starting to enjoy your c...

Greasy Hair Day Solutions For When You Have No Time To Shampoo

Posted 10.17.2013 | Style

So it's been two days since your last shampoo and you just don't have time to wash your hair. You have obligations -- work, a date or just lunch with ...

Hairbraiding Is the Latest Civil Rights Struggle

Isis Brantley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Isis Brantley

Sixteen years ago, I was arrested by seven undercover cops, handcuffed and dragged out of my own salon in Texas. I was guilty of the "crime" of braiding hair without a cosmetology license.

The One Hairstyle You Should Wear In The Rain

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 10.11.2013 | Style

Here in the Northeast, we're getting slammed with gusty winds and heavy rains, as a tornado watch is in full effect. We've already figured out how to ...

Michelle Persad

Are Braid Bars Worth The Big Bucks? We Tried One Out! | Michelle Persad | Posted 10.08.2013 | Style

In our new series, Salon vs. DIY, we are challenging the belief that pricey salon treatments are better than what we can do ourselves in our own bathr...

8 Braided Wedding Hair Ideas To Steal

The Knot | Posted 11.19.2013 | Weddings
The Knot

Braided hairstyles are not only bohemian and beautiful- but super practical! With these chic styles, your hair will be kept out of your face while looking photogenic from every angle.

12 Braids That Are So Stunning We Can't Stop Staring

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 09.17.2013 | Style

We will never grow tired of braids. From fishtail to French braids, these intricately woven looks offer endless styling possibilities no matter your h...

PHOTOS: Braided Hairstyles We'll Always Love, From Liz Taylor To Janet Jackson

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver and Renee Jacques | Posted 07.31.2013 | Style

Braids are one of the easiest styles (well, maybe not the fishtail braid) that we can do when we just can't muster up enough energy to blow-dry our ha...

WATCH: Rock Out With Your Curls Out!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.17.2013 | Black Voices

Hey naturalistas! Need a new feel-good-about-your-follicles jam? If so, we offer you "NA-TU-RAL" by Qu'ality. The Harlem-based rapper calls the tu...

Yea Or Nay: Solange's New Braids

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.03.2013 | Black Voices

Solange Knowles might not be loving her new braids... Hate the first week and a half, of having braids.— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) June 2...

Braids That You'll Fall In Love With | Posted 05.21.2013 | Style

Braided hairstyles are a Summer essential for a handful of reasons; they keep your hair off your face, they transition flawlessly from the beach to th...

Step Up to the Plait

Alexis Johnson and Kathryn Romeyn | Posted 07.01.2013 | Style
Alexis Johnson and Kathryn Romeyn

From spring runways to music festivals, braids are (still) everywhere -- this time, the dirtier the better.

What To Do When Your Hair Is Super Dirty

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 05.01.2013 | Style

There is hope, ladies!

PHOTOS: The Braids Are Back

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.05.2013 | Black Voices

Bold printed ensembles and a head full of box braids have become one of Solange Knowles' signature looks. However, it was big sister Beyoncé who was ...

Is A Fishtail Braid Actually Easy To Achieve?

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 03.22.2013 | Style

A beauty novice tested out the trend.

Work Vs. Hair

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.13.2013 | Black Voices

Is the texture or style of your hair preventing you from being hired? Sounds like a pretty silly question, however it was precisely the topic at hand ...

PHOTOS: Oprah's Hair Through the Years

OWN | Posted 03.04.2013 | OWN

From braids and bangs to perms and natural styles, Oprah's hair has a history of hits and misses that -- luckily for us -- has been well-documented. ...

PHOTO: Janet Brings Back The Braids!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.22.2013 | Black Voices

There have been a slew of celebrities rocking braids lately--Beyonce, Christina Milian and Willow Smith, to name a few. But no plaits can compare to J...

Lucy Liu Goes Rogue With A Fishtail Braid

Posted 01.13.2013 | Style

Going rogue with hair and makeup on the red carpet can usually end with disastrous results, often with the honor of worst beauty look. Lucy Liu proved...

PHOTO: Christina Milian Rocks 'Poetic Justice' Braids

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.08.2013 | Black Voices

The long, thick and gorgeous braids that Janet Jackson rocked in the movie "Poetic Justice," which we all wanted back in 1993, are definitely just as ...