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The Art of Beauty at Fox & Boy Salon in Downtown NYC

Jocelyn Jeffery | Posted 12.16.2014 | Style
Jocelyn Jeffery

Julie Dickson, owner of Fox & Boy salon in New York City, shares her style inspiration and beauty secrets with us.

Miss Jessie's Co-Founder Dies

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.18.2014 | Black Voices

The beauty industry is mourning the loss of one of its stars. Titi Branch, one of the co-founders of the natural hair care line Miss Jessie’s, d...

'2014 Was The Year I Saw My Hair On TV'

insidetv.ew.com | Posted 12.08.2014 | Black Voices

One promising TV trend in 2014? The abundance of natural hair, as seen on black female characters from network TV to Netflix. Annalise Keating shed he...

Are You Being Bullied About Your Hair?

Ama Yawson | Posted 11.26.2014 | Style
Ama Yawson

Do you feel as if you are being bullied about your hair choices? On one hand, there are Black women and girls who eschew dangerous chemical relaxers and instead rock their God-given afro-textured hair, and often experience bullying as a result.

Solange's Bridal Afro Upsets Beauty Standards

Kadia Blagrove | Posted 11.18.2014 | Black Voices
Kadia Blagrove

I call the defense disturbing because it is unsettling that we have to constantly go to great lengths to explain, support and justify the hair that naturally grows out of our head. I'm am over people calling natural hair "edgy" and "different." I'm abstract because I don't grow straight hair?

Things You Don't Know Your Natural Hair Can Do

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.29.2014 | Black Voices

If you thought embracing your natural hair meant marrying yourself to just a handful of styling options, think again. In the November issue of Esse...

The Gift of Afro-Textured Hair In Pictures

Ama Yawson | Posted 12.06.2014 | Style
Ama Yawson

In addition to interviewing Lurie Favors of Afro-State of Mind about the steps needed to overcome hair-bullying directed at afro-textured hair, I contacted thought leaders and asked them why afro-textured hair is a gift. These are their responses.

Afro-Textured Hair: Beautiful and Magical or Nappy Heads in Need of Perminators?

Ama Yawson | Posted 12.02.2014 | Style
Ama Yawson

This type of hair-bullying is not just present in the media. It is present in our homes as learned self-hatred manifests in comments to little girls with looser textures that they have "pretty hair," while little girls with kinkier hair textures are told that they have "bad hair."

The 5 Biggest Natural Hair Mistakes

Ama Yawson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Style
Ama Yawson

The movement often fails to challenge the very paradigm that encouraged women to chemically process their hair and thereby prevented them from remaining natural, in the first place.

My Struggle for Braiding Freedom

Melony Armstrong | Posted 11.18.2014 | Black Voices
Melony Armstrong

Public officials at all levels chatter constantly about employment and job creation. Unfortunately, not enough of them seem concerned about the nonsensical barriers they and their predecessors erect that stand in the way of entrepreneurs seeking to earn an honest living.

Navy Discharges Black Sailor Who Won't Change Her Natural Hair

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 08.26.2014 | Black Voices

The natural hair nightmare for US female soldiers is far from over. Navy Times reports that Jessica Sims, ex-Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class and sailor...

Back to My Roots -- Hair

Ronda Lee | Posted 10.11.2014 | Women
Ronda Lee

I am on a journey to discover my natural hair. I have not had natural hair since high school. It was the late 1980s and big hair or a short "do" like ...

Dana Oliver

This Curl Butter Is A Second-Day Hair Savior

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Oliver | Posted 08.31.2014 | Style

It takes a lot of persuading to get me to try new curly hair products. This stuff right here hasn't failed me yet when trying to achieve the best twis...

Is This Emmy-Winning Actress Responsible For The Natural Hair Movement?

OWN | Posted 08.06.2014 | OWN

In the '50s and '60s, many African-American women sported smooth, straight hairstyles, from sleek bobs to mile-high bouffants. As an emerging actress,...

A Natural Hair Brunch Affair

Rachel Hampton | Posted 10.04.2014 | Black Voices
Rachel Hampton

Good food, good mimosas and good conversation filled the Ulah Bistro of Washington, DC during the first stop on The Natural Hair Brunch Affair Tour. This intimate affair took place with the intent to spark necessary conversation about the natural hair community. It did so as beautifully.

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...

WATCH: 'Daily Show' Takes On The Army's New Hairstyle Rules

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.18.2014 | Black Voices

If you've been keeping up with the news on the Army's new grooming and appearance policies, then you know just how biased the new standards seem. Basi...

How to Get Rid of Black Women With Kinky Hair

Ama Yawson | Posted 09.15.2014 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

The trend of integration in the natural hair movement may contribute to the erasure of kinky hair textures in the media.

This Is The Formula For Every Natural Hair Video You've Ever Seen

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 07.15.2014 | Black Voices

If you've seen a fair share of natural hair video tutorials on YouTube, then you know many natural hair vloggers all seem to follow the same tired, aw...

Teyonah Parris' Heartfelt Admission

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 07.15.2014 | Style

Natural hair in the black community has been a hot topic for some time, with discussions ranging from its care to the debate surrounding its exclusivi...

15 Things You Should Never Say To A Woman With Natural Hair

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver & Chanel Parks | Posted 07.22.2014 | Style

When we stopped using chemical relaxers and flat irons to straighten our natural hair, we felt great that our tresses were finally getting the chance ...

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...

The Missing Education on Black Hair

Kimika Hudson | Posted 08.31.2014 | Black Voices
Kimika Hudson

Understanding these fundamentals about Afro-textured hair will help the U.S. military, schools and employers acknowledge that natural Black hair has a morphological difference that requires different needs than other ethnic groups.

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...