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How I Learned To Braid My Own Hair

Renee Jacques | Posted 09.23.2013 | Style
Renee Jacques

All you need is a little patience and the right hair products. If I can do it, you can too.

Why Being A TV News Reporter Almost Kept Me From My Natural Hair

Abi Ishola | Posted 12.24.2012 | Style
Abi Ishola

I was comfortable with my kink, but tired of all the work it took to maintain it.

The Perks Of Being A Blonde

Kimberly Couzens | Posted 12.08.2012 | Style
Kimberly Couzens

Ashlee Simpson planted the idea in my head: to set myself apart, I could simply dye my hair dark.

Why I Don't Regret Cutting My Long Hair Really Short (This Time)

Eileen Dautruche | Posted 12.04.2012 | Style
Eileen Dautruche

It's amazing how much something as small as hair can impact your attitude.

The Haircut That I Got At 16 Is Perfect For Me... 17 Years Later

Elizabeth Dosoretz | Posted 11.25.2012 | Style
Elizabeth Dosoretz

In a bold move to declare myself a risk-taker and a free thinker, I found myself at a corner beauty salon which welcomed walk-ins. I sat with a random stylist who had a seat open and asked that he cut my long, blonde hair. Seventeen years later, I still have a slightly different style of that same summer haircut.

Florence Welch's Ravishing Red Hair Rocks My World

Dana Oliver | Posted 10.28.2012 | Style
Dana Oliver

Dear Florence Welch, I've got a thing for your red hair. You've teased me over the years by returning to your roots to toe the brunette line, but I want to make a plea for you to remain an effervescent redhead.

Cesar Ramirez: Secrets Of An R&B Hairstylist

Marcus Holmlund | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Marcus Holmlund

Born into a family of hairdressers, Cesar Ramirez, is today's go-to hairstylist catering to R&B royalty.

Travel Back In Style: Pan Am Black Bird

Dr. Sheila Nutt | Posted 06.04.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Sheila Nutt

Watching the Pan Am television show brought back fond memories of a special time when travel was prestigious and glamorous. I graduated valedictorian of Pan American Airways flight school on February 14th, 1970 in Miami, Florida. I was elated to be known as a Pan Am stewardess.

Fashion - Rip the Runway

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 05.28.2012 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

It's the best opportunity for young, gifted, creative, black designers to showcase their work in the fashion arena. More recently, some of the indust...

The Continued Dangers of Skin Lightening Creams

Dr. Susan Taylor | Posted 05.23.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Susan Taylor

Every week, there are reports in the news of dangerous medications or medical products on the market. One recent report captured my attention. It was a report of a skin lightening cream that had poisoned a woman in California and another in Virginia.

Women of Color Take the Reins on Fashion Star

Christina S. Brown | Posted 05.16.2012 | Black Voices
Christina S. Brown

On Tuesday night, NBC unveiled its newest reality competition Fashion Star, hosted by Elle MacPherson. Above the excitement over this new show comes the surprising and empowering fact that two of the three judges of this national competition are women of color.

Nick and Me

Anthony Dickey | Posted 05.12.2012 | Black Voices
Anthony Dickey

Men's style and grooming has certainly evolved for all of us over the years, and is something that's been on my mind recently. Grooming and style require vigilance and attention.

Why I Stopped Taking Accutane

Terrence Phearse | Posted 04.28.2012 | Black Voices
Terrence Phearse

My acne problems started in high school. By the time I got to college I had tried every over the counter 3 step system, lived by Proactiv and everything else under the sun.

Sisterly Love: The Rise of the Black Girl Crush

Marjon Rebecca Carlos | Posted 04.09.2012 | Black Voices
Marjon Rebecca Carlos

While Black female creative professionals try to gain footing in the wake of such staggering facts, it is no wonder then that the rise of the Black girl crush has emerged. In fact, it has crested in my own life, as I have been working freelance since May 2011.

Winter Skin Care Tips

Dr. Susan Taylor | Posted 03.06.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Susan Taylor

Now that the really cold weather has arrived, many of us are experiencing dry, itchy winter skin. These five easy steps can help heal dry skin, renew it and leave soft, supple, beautiful skin during these rough winter months.

Hairstylist Anthony Dickey: Detangled Tales

Anthony Dickey | Posted 02.19.2012 | Black Voices
Anthony Dickey

It's been a long road to get to the place we are getting to now. Where black women are no long defined by the market but have come to help define it. And child, that road wasn't easy.

New Botox Alternative Provides More Options for Frown Lines

Dr. Susan Taylor | Posted 02.19.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Susan Taylor

A recent survey revealed that most women who seek cosmetic procedures like fillers and toxins, want to look refreshed and rested. They don't necessarily want to look 10 years younger or like a movie star.

A Headwrap Tutorial with Busayo

Franchesca Ramsey | Posted 02.07.2012 | Black Voices
Franchesca Ramsey

Designer Busayo and I have done a series of hair wrap tutorials together using some of her fabrics to show women how to fuse traditional Ankara patterns and wraps with their own personal style.

Salvador Dali's Favorite Supermodel

Ben Arogundade | Posted 02.04.2012 | Black Voices
Ben Arogundade

The renowned surrealist painter Salvador Dali's meeting with seminal African-American supermodel, Donyale Luna, at his hideaway in the Spanish fishing village of CadaquƩs, Catalonia in 1966 marked an amazing moment where art and beauty collide.

Style Fellowship

Mikki Taylor | Posted 01.29.2012 | Black Voices
Mikki Taylor

No matter where you're heading to celebrate, make it count -- from the "off-duty chic" look appropo for a trim-the-tree party or the "blue chip glamour" that's a must for New Year's Eve as great style doesn't take a holiday.

Fashion Is No Longer So Black And White

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 01.28.2012 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

The fashion business is not as black and white as it used to be. Gone are the days when black designers only focused on their own demographics, their own community, their "own people."

Global Beauty Makeovers

Karim Orange | Posted 01.08.2012 | Black Voices
Karim Orange

Sometimes the makeup shades, women seek, are not sold at local stores. Most products are now sold online but unless you can try the shade on first, it can be equally frustrating. My answer to the frustration? Try a virtual makeover site.

Florence Welch's Ravishing Red Hair Rocks My World

Dana Oliver | Posted 10.28.2012 | Style
Dana Oliver

Dear Florence Welch, I've got a thing for your red hair. You've teased me over the years by returning to your roots to toe the brunette line, but I want to make a plea for you to remain an effervescent redhead.