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PHOTOS: AfroPunk Street Style Stars

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 08.27.2013 | Black Voices

The MTV Video Music Awards wasn't the only thing poppin' in Brooklyn this past weekend. An estimated 30,000 people turned out for the 8th annual AfroP...

An Eyeliner That Never Gives Up

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver and Raydene Salinas | Posted 08.19.2013 | Style

Ghana native Asantewaa Prempeh's beauty regimen is all about keeping it simple. The baby-faced grad student, who moved to New York City to study filmm...

7 Common Hair Mistakes That Age You

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpgSPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com | Dawn Wilder | Posted 08.17.2013 | Fifty

Your haircut, style, or color may not be doing you any favors in the youthfulness department. Follow these tips to take years off your look. You ca...

WATCH: Vogue-Approved Natural Hair Tricks

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.29.2013 | Black Voices

When Vogue wants to know your beauty secrets, you're doing something right. That's definitely the case for singer/DJ Kilo Kish, who recently dished ab...

WATCH: Rock Out With Your Curls Out!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.17.2013 | Black Voices

Hey naturalistas! Need a new feel-good-about-your-follicles jam? If so, we offer you "NA-TU-RAL" by Qu'ality. The Harlem-based rapper calls the tu...

Dana Oliver

The Product That Gave Me Diana Ross Hair

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Oliver | Posted 07.16.2013 | Style

If the temperature is 80 degrees before I roll out of bed in the morning, there are only a few ways I can style my naturally curly hair. I can keep th...

The Natural Hair Book We've Been Dreaming About...

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.02.2013 | Black Voices

We've been completely enamored with Glenford Nunez's ongoing "Coiffure Project" -- portraits of women modeling their glorious crowns of natural hair. ...

Is the Natural Hair Journey the Old Road to 'Good Hair'?

Cassandra Jackson | Posted 08.25.2013 | Black Voices
Cassandra Jackson

The growing number of white women who are choosing to cultivate their curls instead of straightening them are not referred to as a movement in the way that black women's shift to natural hair is.

'I Don't Want You To Want My Hair'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.18.2013 | Black Voices

Hair envy is a serious matter. The intense emotion has made droves of women fry, dye and cut their hair to replicate fabulously coifed notables (see: ...

A Social Experiment, NOT A Movement

Julee Wilson | Posted 08.10.2013 | Black Voices
Julee Wilson

She gently touched my hair and gleefully exclaimed "it's so soft." While that was a sweet sentiment, I was left feeling of awkward and violated -- even though I allowed the touching. However, I loved that fact that opening myself to this opportunity in turn invited a very real and honest conversation with the woman.

Julee Wilson

Why Are People So Fascinated With Black Hair?

HuffingtonPost.com | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.08.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- For most women of color, being asked "Can I touch your hair?" (or the sensation of an uninvited hand already in her tresses) is irritating...

Why My "Dream" Hair Wasn't Worth Going Bald Over

Julee Wilson | Posted 08.07.2013 | Style
Julee Wilson

"I was constantly in pursuit of silky, shiny, blows-in-the-wind, 'white girl' hair."

How Raw Shea Butter Can Work Wonders For Your Curls

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver and Raydene Salinas | Posted 06.03.2013 | Style

It was a scorching hot day when we came across Andrea Thomas in Union Square. The model had been running around the city all day on castings, but she ...

Harlem's First 'Green' Salon Opens

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.23.2013 | Black Voices

Everyone is going green and Harlem is no exception. New York City's historically black neighborhood has just welcomed its first-ever eco-friendly beau...

Curly Nikki Talks Curls Across Cultures

Essence | Nikki Walton | Posted 07.16.2013 | Black Voices

I’m in Spain for a multitude of reasons. The funny thing is, however, that for the most part this trip came completely out of nowhere. Don’t g...

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.

Why I Believe Women Are Defined By Their Hair

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 06.25.2013 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

I believe Hair Matters. A lot. No matter what our ethnicity, who we are, what we do, it defines us.

Natural Haircare Bill Passes

www.oregonlive.com | Posted 06.23.2013 | Black Voices

Urban Democrats and free market-loving Republicans united Tuesday to unanimously pass a bill to ease regulations on natural hair care, a critical asp...

The New Hair Trend is "Less"

Janet Zeitoun | Posted 06.20.2013 | Style
Janet Zeitoun

If we were to look back in time as far as the 1800s, hairstyles were more complex than a math equation. I still marvel at the old black and white films that conveyed some of the most elaborate and obscure hairstyles ever created. Today, hairstyles are far more simplistic. Thank God right?

WATCH: This Woman Spent How Much On Hair Weaves?

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.18.2013 | Black Voices

This story is quite literally unbe-weaveable. Erikka Yancy, a Los Angeles-based documentary filmmaker and HuffPost blogger, recently opened up abo...

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.

Judge Me Not By the Texture of My Hair But By the Content of My Character

Damona Hoffman | Posted 06.10.2013 | Black Voices
Damona Hoffman

When I was born with a caramel hue and a head full of dark, wavy hair, my mother proclaimed, "My prayers were answered. You got the long hair like Betty.

Shedding the Fake Layer

Audrey Bellis | Posted 06.09.2013 | Women
Audrey Bellis

My 3-year-old nephew called me fake. He was right. Everything from my hair extensions, eyelash extensions, colored-in eyebrows and acrylic nails were all fake.

PHOTOS: A Homage To The Afro

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.08.2013 | Black Voices

Whether being praised or despised, black women and our hair is a hot topic. And the latest headline-making story comes courtesy of the creative ambass...

WATCH: Woman Whips Off Her Wig!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.01.2013 | Black Voices

Melissa Harris-Perry dedicated a "Nerd Land" segment of her show on Sunday to a subject near and dear to her heart (and head) -- hair. The host of...