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Hair Me Out: The Road to Growing an Afro

Karim Orange | Posted 02.14.2012 | Black Voices
Karim Orange

I decided to let my hair grow out until next summer. My goal was to maximize growth and minimize dryness and breakage while growing my afro. Before I get started, I took the time to discuss my options with three different trusted hair specialists and here is the advice I received.

Barbie Gets An Afro For The Holidays

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.16.2011 | Black Voices

In a unique celebration of heritage and um, hair, about 40 African-American Barbie dolls are being transformed into curly-top beauties this holiday se...

Ross Rocks Vibe VIxen Cover (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.14.2011 | Black Voices

We simply adore Tracee Ellis Ross for so many reasons. She is an incredible actress, talented producer, has enviable personal style, and we can't get ...

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.

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."

WATCH: Dr. Drew Talks Natural Hair (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.19.2011 | Black Voices

The "good hair" debate has reached a new level--national television. It's one thing to hear the issue discussed on BET (or even from the Old Spice guy...

Julee Wilson

Style Profile: Ty Alexander From Gorgeous In Grey

HuffingtonPost.com | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.10.2012 | Black Voices

Gorgeous In Grey is a must-read fashion and lifestyle blog with a fun, snappy and engaging voice, courtesy of its silver-haired founder, Ty Alexander....

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.

Shallow Dwellings

Rog Walker | Posted 01.07.2012 | Black Voices
Rog Walker

Based on the standards of my cultural upbringing, this wasn't supposed to work. I wasn't supposed to be able to be completely sustained by living from love rather than procedure.

From Jackie O to Michelle O: Being in Command of Your Style

Mikki Taylor | Posted 01.03.2012 | Black Voices
Mikki Taylor

As Michelle Obama demonstrates, style is really about how you see yourself from within and the care you in turn give yourself in light of recognizing your value. It's time we take a page from her book and begin to take the utmost care of ourselves.

We Love Our Hair...Kind Of (POLL, PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.01.2012 | Black Voices

According to a survey conducted by Dove, only 7 percent of women in the United States love their hair. Eek! Talk about a bad hair day. The bea...

What Supermodels Owe Martin Luther King

Ben Arogundade | Posted 12.31.2011 | Black Voices
Ben Arogundade

Supermodels have never had it so good, and that generally includes the black ones, from Naomi Campbell to Jourdan Dunn. But how did things come to be ...

Kingston Lingerie and Swimwear Fashion Show

Chie Davis | Posted 12.27.2011 | Black Voices
Chie Davis

Witnessing the casting, fittings and designer evaluations, in preparation for the show "Dulce de Leche" in Kingston, Jamaica, the tenacious spirits and hard working hands of all those involved were clear.

Watch the Throne

Wale Oyejide | Posted 12.26.2011 | Black Voices
Wale Oyejide

It's fair to concede that Fall is here. We still have a few weeks before the over coats emerge. Until then, layering will be the life-blood of your wardrobe.

An 'America's Next Top Model' Winner Lands Her Own Show

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.26.2011 | Black Voices

New reality show alert! Eva Marcille, the winner of "America's Next Top Model" cycle 3 and host of the television show "Hair Battle Spectacular," h...

Carol's Daughter Launches 'Chocolat' Smoothing Collection

Posted 12.20.2011 | Black Voices

Carol's Daughter has launched the Chocolat Smoothing Collection--the company's first line of products dedicated to hair straightening. The 3-step ...

Ode To A Bad Hair Day (VIDEO)

Posted 12.12.2011 | Black Voices

Instead of crying the next time you have a bad hair day, try singing a song. That's just what Virgillette Adams did. Adams aka ILoveHair100 on You...

PHOTOS: Nicki Minaj Announces AMA Nominations SHIRTLESS!

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.11.2011 | Black Voices

Looks like someone forgot to put on their shirt this morning. Style wild child Nicki Minaj revealed a lot more than just the nominations for the 20...

The Hair Chronicles: 30 Days of LJ (Week 4)

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.10.2011 | Black Voices

We'd like to introduce you to the fabulous Ms. Lucette Jefferson (aka LJ), HuffPost BlackVoices' blog editor and community manager. Aside from bein...

Style Soul Mates: Willow Smith And Nicki Minaj (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.06.2011 | Black Voices

Willow Smith released her third single this week called "Fireball," which features none other than fellow free spirit Nicki Minaj. Are we really s...

A Conversation With Designer Tracy Reese

Blue Carreon | Posted 12.04.2011 | Style
Blue Carreon

2011-10-04-Screenshot20111004at11.20.46AM.jpg Here, the fashion designer talks about politeness, great ideas and being well-dressed.

Olivier Rousteing's Minimal Changes at Balmain

Terrence Phearse | Posted 11.30.2011 | Black Voices
Terrence Phearse

To the fashion industry, or just to me at least, Olivier taking over Balmain is the equivalent of Obama being inaugurated as President of the United States.

Say What?: The Old Spice Guy Wants A Woman (And Kids) With 'Good Hair'

Posted 11.29.2011 | Black Voices

Isaiah Mustafa aka The Old Spice Guy is smelling a bit bland this morning after an E! News segment he taped last night. While promoting his guest s...

Hairstyle File: Goapele's Natural Hair Journey

Posted 11.29.2011 | Black Voices

From Essence.com: Ever since her gorgeous R&B hit, "Closer," hit airwaves in 2001, we've been more than a little obsessed with R&B singer and fierce n...