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The Most Beautiful Women We Spotted On The Streets Of London

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 09.16.2014 | Style

New Yorkers are often credited for being fashion-forward, and Parisians are admired for their classic beauty. Yet, there is something to be said about...

The Hottest Braid In Hollywood Right Now Is...

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 08.17.2014 | Style

If you're getting tired of wearing the same old French or fishtail braid, take a hair cue from Hollywood's hot young stars. At the 2014 Teen Choice...

Sunne's Gift's: 10 Reasons Why All Little Black Girls Should Rock Natural Hair

Ama Yawson | Posted 09.08.2014 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

I have a four year-old and a one year-old and I can't imagine putting a relaxer in their hair because, like most kids their ages, they are busy-bodies. My mother relaxed my hair when I was four years old and my sister got her first relaxer when she was three. It really boggles my mind now.

12 Hairstyles That Are Perfect For A BBQ, Picnic Or Pool Party

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 07.18.2014 | Style

Don't you just hate when you take a bite of food and realize that you also have a mouth full of hair? This is pretty much inevitable at a BBQ or picni...

WATCH: Bet You Didn't Know Lupita Could Do THIS...

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.30.2014 | Black Voices

Just when we thought we couldn't love Lupita Nyong'o anymore, the Kenyan beauty has deepened our crush yet again by revealing her amazing hair braidin...

Dana Oliver

A Brief History Of Venus Williams' Braided Hairstyles

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Oliver | Posted 06.17.2014 | Style

When most people hear the name "Venus Williams," the first things that come to mind are her cheeky tennis outfits and intense matches against her sist...

This Is The Easiest Way To Deal With Your Hair In The Summer

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 05.31.2014 | Style

Ladies, it's official: Summer is here. And while that may mean beach weekends and tanned legs, it also means humidity and frizzy hair. But don't ge...

LOOK: Time To Break Out The Braids!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.29.2014 | Black Voices

While Memorial Day weekend always marks the unofficial start of summer, we got another reminder that warmer days are ahead when Beyoncé debuted a lov...

The Effortlessly Chic Side Braid Perfect For Post-Vacation Hair

PopSugar Beauty | Kaitlyn Dreyling | Posted 05.27.2014 | Style

The first day back to the office after a long weekend can be rough. But even though your mind may be still lingering on the beach, give your hair a bo...

5 Simple Ways To Get Through That Awkward Growing-Out Hair Phase

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 05.28.2014 | Style

The awkward hair phase known as "growing it out" can sometimes be ... well, awkward. But, that doesn't have to stop you from getting creative. It's...

Military's Ban on Nappy Hair

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.13.2014 | Black Voices
Irene Monroe

African American female servicemembers comprise the highest percentage of women in the military.

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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!

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...