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The Definition of Beauty for Black Women Is Still in Flux -- Why?

Beverly Johnson | Posted 11.11.2014 | Black Voices
Beverly Johnson

In the 40 years since I was the first woman of color to appear on the cover of American Vogue, things in the fashion realm have gone through a world of change. And yet at the same time -- unfortunately -- many things have remained the same.

Social Networking Goes Natural

Donna Marie Williams | Posted 10.05.2014 | Black Voices
Donna Marie Williams

Natural hair is back! After decades of ends-splitting, scalp-drying, shaft-burning, edge-ripping jheri curls, chemical relaxers, flat irons, lace fronts and weaves, today's "naturals" are returning full circle to the styles of the '60s and '70s, but with a twist.

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...

This Is How To Save Your Hair From The Effects Of Summer

The Huffington Post | Lauren Mikler | Posted 07.31.2014 | Style

Come Labor Day, your hair will probably be in need of some TLC. Yes, weeks of sun, waves and chlorine can leave your locks looking less lively than wh...

Empowering Youth around the World: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In our practice of daily giving this week, our team funded several projects that are focused on empowering school aged children across the globe. The...

60 Little Tips That Can Change a Girl's Life

Lexi Herrick | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

Wear slippers when you have to drive in heels. Wear slippers when you're traveling. Wear slippers at all moments that it's even slightly acceptable to wear slippers.

Brooklyn Stylist Fernando Valencia Creates 'Hair With Purpose'

Christopher Murray | Posted 07.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Christopher Murray

Engaging the help of friends like Crystal Nieves, a business student who is acting as Hair With Purpose's Marketing Director, he's hoping to create a nonprofit that will support young people who have found themselves in desperate straits after coming to the big city to make their lives as openly-gay and transgendered people.

5 Beauty Secrets From India

Erin Zaikis | Posted 07.08.2014 | Style
Erin Zaikis

All of these tricks are natural and effective. They're also relatively easy to source (most of can be found at your local Indian grocer or Whole Foods) and cheaper than buying chemical-laden products at the drugstore.

How Coloring My Hair Changed Me As a Person

Sarah Rose Attman | Posted 05.10.2014 | Style
Sarah Rose Attman

With distance from the girl I used to be, I had space to figure out who I really was and what I really wanted -- and I wanted to be blonde.

The Look of Love for Valentine's Day

Catherine Garvin | Posted 04.09.2014 | Style
Catherine Garvin

I had a chat with Portland-based hairstylist and makeup artist David Yu during a recent photo shoot and asked him for a quick look-see at what he thinks could quite possibly be the best looks for romance. So, how to put on your best face for love and springtime perfection?

8 Ways To Make Your Hair Look Younger

Posted 02.04.2014 | Fifty

Do you recall being horrified when you discovered your first gray hair? No, mother nature doesn't stop there. Dulling, thinning, and frizziness are al...

Anti-Aging Hair Care: Because I Needed to Be Reminded I Am Getting Old

Hilary Sheinbaum | Posted 03.23.2014 | Style
Hilary Sheinbaum

My hair is getting old -- but not in the 'I'm graying, dye me now' way. Until recently, I thought color was the only determining factor of aging hair: grey or not grey. Ironically, to me, it was very black and white. A few weeks ago, however, I was corrected and then concerned.

New York Fashion Week 2013 - Lip, Nail + Hair Trends

Robert Applebaum, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2013 | Style
Robert Applebaum, M.D.

For most people, New York Fashion Week was about one thing: fashion. But sometimes, the most memorable part of a runway show is the styling.

Beyonce Copied My Hair

Lily Golightly | Posted 10.09.2013 | Style
Lily Golightly

I got a pixie cut a few days before Beyonce and now that the opinions on the subject are flying every which way, I wake up grateful that I finally took the plunge despite the haters.

Smooth Sailing

Alexis Johnson and Kathryn Romeyn | Posted 09.18.2013 | Style
Alexis Johnson and Kathryn Romeyn

With blow-dry bars at an all-time high around the country, getting perfect locks may seem like the biggest no-brainer of your beauty routine. But what to ask for once you sit in that chair?

Losing the Length for Good

Yves Durif | Posted 09.10.2013 | Style
Yves Durif

Cascading lengths have been en vogue for many seasons now, but for some of the trend's patrons, it is time to put the look to rest.

How Much Are Women Really Spending On Their Hair?

Ada Polla | Posted 07.29.2013 | Style
Ada Polla

I have always been extremely laissez-faire when it comes to my hair. I decided I was in need of some inspiration, and also some real-women stories... here are the hair diaries of 7 BFFs from across the country.

Designing Your Perfect Cut

Eva Scrivo | Posted 06.25.2013 | Style
Eva Scrivo

The architecture of a good haircut comes down to simple geometry: an understanding of how different shapes, lines and angles work together and fit into each other.

Confessions of a Hair Weave Addict

Erikka Yancy | Posted 06.15.2013 | Black Voices
Erikka Yancy

I have done the math, and from the time I was 18 until early 2013, I have spent $25,000 getting my hair weaved, braided or extended and just over one and a half years sitting in a chair having it done.

Hair Mistakes That Make You Look 10 Years Older

Posted 03.15.2013 | OWN

By Jenny Bailly We all know that going gray can be aging. But there are several other hair mistakes that might be adding years to your look. ...

5 Essential Beauty Tricks I Learned in My 20s

Kerstin Shamberg | Posted 04.15.2013 | Style
Kerstin Shamberg

As I near the end of my twenties, it's only natural to look back and reflect on what I've learned in this decade of my life. Some amazing women have taught me essential, game-changing beauty tricks that I will take with me into my thirties and beyond.

Tress Confession: Dip-Dyed and Ombré-d

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 12.23.2012 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

My college-age daughter is home and mentioned that she was thinking about going hombre. Panicked, I thought this meant she was considering something morphological...

I Use Placenta On My Hair -- And It's Great!

Erica Cheung | Posted 10.24.2012 | Style
Erica Cheung

The concoction consisted of almond oil, tomato juice and placenta. Yes, placenta--like afterbirth.

I Use Placenta On My Hair -- And It's Great!

Erica Cheung | Posted 10.22.2012 | Style
Erica Cheung

The concoction consisted of almond oil, tomato juice and placenta. Yes, placenta--like afterbirth.

10 New Rules In Black Beauty

Ben Arogundade | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Ben Arogundade

For many black women, their preference for straight hair is driven by bad childhood memories of being teased and tormented at school about their natural hair, or being made to feel insecure by parents who insisted on the hot comb or hair relaxer.