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The TSA Gets Touchy With Solange's Hair

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.16.2012 | Black Voices

Just when you thought all of that TSA hair frisking nonsense was over, now comes news that Solange Knowles' curly mane has experienced its very own "D...

Why I Support My Mom's Big Beauty Decision

Dana Oliver | Posted 01.13.2013 | Style
Dana Oliver

Things have gotten a bit smoother (literally!) since she's made this change.

Why Being A TV News Reporter Almost Kept Me From My Natural Hair

Abi Ishola | Posted 12.24.2012 | Style
Abi Ishola

I was comfortable with my kink, but tired of all the work it took to maintain it.

The Straight Truth About Relaxers While Pregnant & 5 Must Have Products For Natural Hair Care

Latham Thomas | Posted 12.10.2012 | Black Voices
Latham Thomas

Hair relaxers contain a cocktail of harsh chemicals that can be absorbed through the skin of your vulnerable scalp, so for your sake and baby's, it's best to err on the side of caution and whip your hair back and forth au natural throughout your pregnancy.

WATCH: Shhhh...We've Got 'The Secret To Long Natural Hair!'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.07.2012 | Black Voices

We all know that patience is a virtue, but it's also the secret to long natural hair--which is precisely the message our favorite funny girl Franchesc...

Black Women (And Men) Discuss The Stereotypes Behind Their Hair

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 10.03.2012 | Style

It's time we get to the root of it all... literally!

PHOTO: Nicki Minaj Reveals Her Real Hair!

The Huffington Post | Michelle Marques | Posted 10.01.2012 | Black Voices

Nicki Minaj is the latest celebrity to hop on the trend of revealing their real tresses to the world. The fashion risk-taker, who is known for her...

Steve Stoute Responds To Solange Knowles Break From Carol's Daughter

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.20.2012 | Black Voices

Solange Knowles might be fashion's new muse, but when it comes to her hair she'd rather you look the other way. In the latest issue of Lurve magaz...

Yea Or Nay: Prince's Au Naturale Afro

Posted 09.18.2012 | Black Voices

Now we've seen it all. Just when we thought the natural hair movement was beginning to plateau, music icon Prince decides to debut his natural tresses...

This 'Marie Claire' Columnist Shares Her Natural Hair Secrets

The Huffington Post | Simone Kitchens and Raydene Salinas | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Earlier this week we ran into Zanele Mji, a columnist for Marie Claire South Africa, right outside our office. Her matchy-matchy jewelry initially cau...

Living Your Life Like It's Golden

Lisa Price | Posted 11.12.2012 | Women
Lisa Price

I love when women in the public eye don't give in to the pressures of public scrutiny when it comes to their beauty.

"To Gray or Not To Gray" That is The Question.

Janet Zeitoun | Posted 11.10.2012 | Black Voices
Janet Zeitoun

At the end of the day, whether you choose to wear gray hair or not, is a personal choice. It shouldn't be judged or categorized. My words won't change the stigmas that society sometimes projects on personal choice. So embrace who you are.

UPDATE: Jill Scott Demands To Show Off Her Natural Hair

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.06.2012 | Black Voices

UPDATE 9/6 @2:00pm: Jill Scott has taken to Twitter to refute the reporting conducted by TheYBF.com. The singer tweeted three messages last night st...

WATCH: Tracee Ellis Ross Gets Silly In Fun Hair Promo

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 08.29.2012 | Black Voices

Remember how we told you about Tracee Ellis Ross being tapped as the face of Optimum Salon Haircare's new multitasking "6-in-1 Miracle Oil"? Well,...

Tracee Ellis Ross: 'My Mom Does All Her Own Hair And Makeup'

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 08.29.2012 | Black Voices

Tracee Ellis Ross is just plain cool. She's beautiful, talented and Diana Ross is her mom -- it doesn't get much cooler than that. We caught up wi...

Why I Finally Embraced My Natural Hair

Lisa Price | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Lisa Price

Throughout my hair journey, I wore braids, twists, locs, weaves, relaxed agin, cut it off and relaxed and cut it off again -- all the while loving the freedom of expressing who I was at that point in time in my life.

Twitter Critics Blast Gabby Douglas' Hair

Huffington Post | Michelle Marques | Posted 08.01.2012 | Black Voices

Gabby Douglas, the 16-year-old 'Flying Squirrel', has made us all proud by helping the USA women's gymnastic team win a Gold medal for the first time ...

PHOTO: Wow, Oprah! Is That Your Natural Hair?

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 08.02.2012 | Black Voices

Looks like Oprah is the newest passenger on the natural hair bandwagon! The Queen of All Media decided to grace the September 2012 cover of O magazine...

Writer Slams Natural Hair Business Investment As 'Dumb'

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.30.2012 | Black Voices

Between the droves of black women embracing their natural curls, natural hair vloggers flooding YouTube and au naturale manes inspiring groundbreaking...

PHOTOS: Alicia Keys Chops Off Her Hair

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.20.2012 | Black Voices

Alicia Keys is one of our favorite Instagramers for good reason. The Grammy Award-winning singer used her social media account on Thursday to debu...

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.

Black Voices Atlanta Spotlight: Exploring The Many Styles of HairLanta

The Huffington Post | Ronda Racha Penrice | Posted 07.17.2012 | Black Voices

Atlanta has long been an economic and cultural powerhouse in American life. From the city’s trade and industrial origins to its growing position as ...

Going Natural Without Joining The Movement

Contessa Gayles | Posted 09.08.2012 | Black Voices
Contessa Gayles

For many natural women today, self-confidence trumps racial pride and self-discovery takes priority over sisterhood. Convenience, time management, budget and health are on women's long and diverse lists of reasons to go natural.

Hair Takes Us To Our Roots

Michelle Whittaker | Posted 09.08.2012 | Black Voices
Michelle Whittaker

My mother was my first hair stylist. Like so many African American girls, the experience of our mothers doing our hair in the kitchen is one of our first memories. I can't imagine myself with a head full of curls.

The Threat of Generic Brands: Natural Hair-Care Companies, Black-Business Owners, and the Retail Boom

Tamika Sayles | Posted 08.29.2012 | Black Voices
Tamika Sayles

The increase of natural hair awareness is prompting an increase in Black-owned companies catering to natural hair. As a result, companies that once marketed exclusively to relaxed hair are creating new products that cater to natural and curly hair textures.