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A Few More Reasons To Love Janelle Monae

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.01.2014 | Black Voices

Janelle Monáe isn't called the "Electric Lady" for nothing. The 28-year-old is not only an award-winning singer but she's also a style and beauty ico...

WATCH: Natural Hair Vlogger Domineque Banks' Beautiful Legacy

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.21.2014 | Black Voices

Although it's been a few weeks since we learned that natural hair vlogger Domineque Banks passed away after battling lupus, the sad news is still weig...

How This Girl 'Tames' Her Afro

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 06.27.2014 | Style

Afros are beautiful. So whenever we notice a girl or guy rocking an exceptionally large 'fro, we can't help but stare. And that's exactly what happene...

Awesome Afro Alert!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.04.2014 | Black Voices

We love Afros around these parts -- the voluminous halos of hair are just so darn lovely. So we were super excited to see that Brandy is rocking the r...

Relaxers Won't Be Around for Long

Antonia Opiah | Posted 06.02.2014 | Black Voices
Antonia Opiah

With a big chop, you become a woman with short hair in a world where so much sexuality and femininity lies in length.

Hair-Bullying and the Decline of U.S. Education System

Ama Yawson | Posted 06.02.2014 | Education
Ama Yawson

During the past year, hair-bullying in particular, has garnered national attention. In the hair-bullying cases, the bullies are not children, they are educators.

Yes, My Little Brother Steals My Beauty Products

Justine Kay | Posted 05.12.2014 | Style
Justine Kay

Christian is just fortunate enough to be my curious, needy, bothersome little brother. But I'll be honest, I also love having him as my lab rat.

LOOK: Naomi's Afro Is Awesome

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.04.2014 | Black Voices

Naomi Campbell's signature bone straight hair is just as legendary as her modeling career and bad behavior. And while we've seen the British bombshell...

This Makeup Artist Mixes Up The Perfect Red Lipstick

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 06.27.2014 | Style

The way our minds are wired, we can't help but notice a woman wearing red lipstick on the street. So, when we spotted Inglot makeup artist Nicole Jenk...

Lorde Brings Her Royalty To Vogue

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 02.20.2014 | Style

Although Lorde just landed her own cover on V Magazine's Music Issue, the 17-year-old "Royals" and "Team" singer has graced the pages of another gloss...

PHOTOS: We've Got Major Curl Envy

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.27.2014 | Style

While we continue to toy with the idea of going bleach blonde, there are plenty of New York Fashion Week street style stars reminding us that rocking ...

Chanel Parks

Want To Keep Your Curls From Shrinking? Try This

HuffingtonPost.com | Chanel Parks | Posted 01.30.2014 | Style

After almost three years of not straightening my curly hair, I have a confession to make. While I always remember the natural haircare basics (e.g. pu...

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.

The Changing Business of Black Hair, a Potentially $500b Industry

Antonia Opiah | Posted 03.25.2014 | Black Voices
Antonia Opiah

The shift from relaxers to natural hair, often referred to as the natural hair movement, is the source of many of the potentially major changes occurring in the market.

This Site Is The Answer To Every Brown Girl's Dreams

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

We just love go-getter gals like Jodie Patterson, who see an issue and tackle it with gusto, grace and -- in this case --plenty of lip gloss! Jodi...

WATCH: This 3-Year-Old Has The Cutest Hair Tutorial On Instagram

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 01.25.2014 | Style

While scrolling through our Instagram feed this past weekend, we stumbled upon the cutest hair tutorial. Three-year-old Riley stars in the 15-second v...

Dana Oliver

The Product Every Naturally Curly-Haired Girl Needs To Tame Frizz

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Oliver | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style

Getting reacquainted with the way my naturally curly hair grows from my scalp since I've stopped straightening it hasn't been easy. One of my biggest ...

LOOK: Natural Hair Gift Guide

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.11.2013 | Black Voices

While natural-haired dolls seem to be a hot item this holiday season, let's not forget about our own tresses. Ladies (and gents) with kinks and curls ...

Organization Gives Amazing Gift To The Needy For Holiday Season

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.10.2013 | Black Voices

The lovely ladies over at Curly Girl Collective -- our favorite organization celebrating all things natural hair -- are spreading some serious holiday...

Stop Telling Me How To Style My Hair

The OpEd Project | Posted 02.02.2014 | Teen
The OpEd Project

As teenagers trying to figure out who we are, we naturally experiment with different ways to express ourselves. To be forced to manipulate our hair in a way that doesn't represent us just isn't fair.

7 Beauty and Style Tips From Real Women

Jill Di Donato | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Jill Di Donato

I need tips on how to look amazing without a time machine and someone else's bank account. My best beauty and style resource has always been other women. Luckily for me, I have fabulous friends.

PHOTOS: Check Out These Lovely Locks!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.08.2013 | Black Voices

Our hair is magical. We can transform it from year to year, month to month, week to week or even minute to minute. It's that versatility, no matter th...

Letting My Hair Go Gray: To Dye or Not to Dye

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Ruth Neubauer

My haircut is OK, but tonight, I tied it back with some hair clips and saw the layers of brown and gray and lighter brown and highlights and once again, wondered how I will look when I fully inhabit my natural self and let my hair go gray.

Dana Oliver

17 Things Only Girls With Natural Hair Will Understand

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Oliver | Posted 11.02.2013 | Style

Many African-American women with natural hair view their locks as both a blessing and a curse. But ever since I stopped chemically straightening my ha...

Black Woman Fired For Blonde Highlights

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.22.2013 | Black Voices

When will the foolishness and hoopla around black people's hair stop? Over the past year we've had to hear about a little girl being kicked out of sch...