Sanaa Lathan broke the internet when she revealed her big chop last September. Lathan, who has dazzled the big screen since the late ‘90s, has rocked a number of styles throughout her career— but this moment was different.
Amara La Negra is a proud Afro-Latina who “embraces her truth.” For La Negra this means that rocking her hair in its natural form—an afro. But the pop star’s striking hairstyle hasn’t always been so well received.
New York Fashion Week is well under way, and models with various textures of hair sashayed down the runway to represent. Why have a show dedicated to showcasing coils, curls and kinks, you say? Because natural hair matters.
A woman’s identification with her hair can be a powerful thing, but for a black woman, it is a tangled identity fraught with the ongoing effects of racism, respectability politics and beauty standards that have historically marginalized our hair along with everything else.
What happens when 25,000 natural hair aficionados get together? CurlFest, that’s what! On Saturday, July 21, #TeamNatural gathered in Brooklyn, N.Y.’s Prospect Park for the world’s biggest—and most beautiful—celebration of natural hair.
Picture this: You’re cruising the natural haircare aisle at Target, marveling at the selection, when you run into ... Serena Williams?
New York naturalistas, where you at? If you’re a devoted member of #TeamNatural, you’re hopefully already familiar with the experiential marketing group known as the Curly Girl Collective, and if you live in the New York City tri-state area, this is the weekend to take part in the largest celebration of natural hair…
Big news for braiding entrepreneurs in New Jersey: Legislation that would exempt hair braiders from the state’s current licensing requirements has received legislative approval and will now be submitted to the governor.
Online media company NowThis turned heads at the top of 2018 with the launch of Mane, a web series focusing on the intersection between hair and culture. On Tuesday, Mane kicked off its second season with a closer look at how the presentation of naturally textured black hair has evolved on-screen, tracing the current…
The relationship a black woman has with her hair is ever changing.
Much has been said of Ocean’s 8, the all-female reboot of the franchise (which originated in 1960) made famous for a new generation over a decade ago by George Clooney, Brad Pitt and a crew of other male stars. With the latest installment starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Rihanna in a diverse…
A funny thing happened on our way to the royal wedding this weekend: We got waylaid by something else exciting on the other side of the pond. Namely, some of the most striking black-hair portraiture we’ve ever seen, courtesy of British photographer Luke Nugent and award-winning hairstylist Lisa Farrall.
When is your “wash day”? Saturday mornings? Sunday afternoons after church? However a black woman wears her hair, the wash-day ritual is one she undoubtedly knows well, with techniques sometimes preserved since childhood, or honed to perfection after starting her natural-hair journey.
There are groups, and there are “supergroups.” At over 253,000 members—and growing daily—the Natural Hair Facebook group definitely qualifies as the latter.
Susan Kelechi Watson wows us every week on the hit NBC show This Is Us. Her natural beauty—from her bouncy curls to her tight curves—is the perfect embodiment of her character, Beth Pearson, who is, well ... perfect.
There were lots of exciting trends walking the runways last week during the New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018 collections. Come fall, there’s saturated color, ’90s-inspired silhouettes and a fair amount of fur to look forward to, so get ready.
Lupita Nyong’o has undoubtedly been one of the pioneers of the rising popularity of natural hair on the red carpet. But as she tells Allure in its March issue, her own journey to choosing to wear her hair in its natural state was a very different one from the almost instantaneous success she enjoyed after being cast…
Hairstylist Camille Friend is no stranger to superheroes. In the past four years, the third-generation hairstylist has been making her mark on Marvel films, leading the hair departments of the last two Captain America films, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and, now, Black Panther.
How dope would your hair look if you had a $10,000 wig budget? And how about an über-talented hairdresser like Tym Wallace scrutinizing your every move via a super-closeup iPhone app for moviemakers? You would be flawless, that’s what. Don’t take my word for it, though; see for yourself when Proud Mary,