Lauryn Hill’s natural hair transformation

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Music soul child and legendary rapper Lauryn Hill is not just known for her sultry voice and lyricism, she is also known for her beauty and style evolution. Are you planning to do the big big chop, go natural or rock a new protective style? Well, chances are, this hairstyle star has tried just about… Read more »

Beyonce sports new ‘do’ on tour

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  Queen Bey continues to be a fashion force worth watching. For her current Mrs. Carter Tour, Beyoncé has decided to switch it up and rock a short, wavy bob cut. This year we’ve seen Beyoncé rock long extension, weaves and a controversial pixie cut. Now, Mrs. Carter is rocking a new do. Is she a blonde bombshell or is… Read more »

No Shave November

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If you’re a woman (or man) who likes a more rugged looking man this is your month! November or Movember (a portmanteau for mustache and November) then you’re in luck. “No-Shave-November” is upon us and yes, it does apply to both men and women. There are several charities that raise money with the help of men growing… Read more »

10 stars who inspire us to go natural

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We all struggle with bad hair days. Whether your hair is natural, pressed, permed or in a protective style, we all face the same hair woes: dryness, limp, lifeless locks and frizz. For many African American women, even in Hollywood, those rocking natural styles consider their locks, hair woes and all as both a blessing… Read more »

Review : DreamDry NYC

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DreamDry NYC

New York is a bustling city known for running ’round the clock. For the New York City woman on-the-go, there are only a few niche places that satisfy her 24-hour needs. DreamDry is one of those niche places: no colors or cuts, just blow drying and fabulous up-dos. Using top-of-the-line Oribe products, the blow-dryer-wielding hair fairies transform most hair types,… Read more »

Vanity Hair Studio NYC gives hair tips

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We stopped by Vanity Hair Studio NYC in Brooklyn  to get some tips for hair care in New York City.  We spoke with Natasha Watterson, Ms. Watterson is the owner and operator of Vanity, the only private salon in New York City.   Here are a few of  the tips she gave: What is the easiest hairstyle to… Read more »

Sofia Vergara goes Blonde: Spring’s Hot Hair Trend

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  Sofia Vergara, the spicy Latin brunette actress, is no longer that! She’s a blonde! The Columbian actress debuted her new look in a recent Twitter picture, and since then, she’s even shared with us a few throw back modeling pictures, where her hair was blonde before.  Did you know she was a natural blonde?… Read more »

Flat irons: Ceramic vs. Tourmaline

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Ceramic flat irons allow us to enjoy straightening our hair without damaging our tresses, unlike metal-plated flat irons. Ceramic irons use infrared ionic heat that is gentle and may even help repair hair follicles. The high-heat setting capabilities can straighten the coarsest, curliest of ethnic hair.  The tourmaline flat irons pose even less risk to hair… Read more »

Best fruits and vegetables to aid in hair growth

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A shiny mane gives your confidence a boost. Before you go out flaunting your tresses, make sure your hair is healthy. The best way to achieve this is with a balanced diet one that gives you all the nutrients you need. After all, you are what you eat. Eat your veggies We’ve been hearing this… Read more »

6 Spring 2013 Hair Trends from the Runway

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    Runway hair usually gets a make under for us ladies who can’t wear big, bird-filled buffonts and messy braids to work, but this year, there isn’t too much fixing to do!  Whether you’re a beautiful naturalista who’s looking for an up-to-season style, or a weave wearer looking for some simple ideas, we comprised… Read more »

5 hair oils that give the best shine

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Looking for a nourishing hair oil that gives you a great shine without weighing your hair down? You’re in the right place. Here, we’ve listed five hair oils that give the best shine without the heaviness. L’Oreal Professionnel Mythic Oil L’Oreal Professionnel Mythic Oil ($25.59) is inspired by the old, traditional beauty secrets of the Silk Road, the… Read more »

7 best moisturizers for a kinky afro

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The best afro is a moisturized afro.  Here are some the best products on the market to help you manage, moisturize and style yours. Miss Jessie’s Baby ButterCreme Great for mommies, babies and daddies alike, Miss Jessie’s Baby ButterCreme ($58) can rescue the whole family from dried out, tangled curls and kinks. This ultra-hydrating moisturizer only… Read more »

Hair Discussion: Is Natural Hair for Everyone?

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Sunday night, Bravo debuted a new show called Fashion Queens.  The show is hosted by Bevy Smith, and featured Real Housewives of Atlanta hairstylists Miss Lawrence and Derek J. They spilled the tea on a lot of things but their natural hair talk sparked a little bit of mayhem on the net. Bevy Smith pulled up a picture of Solange Knowles performing at SXSW, and asked… Read more »

Kitchen products for your hair

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If you are looking for the best products for your hair, look no further than your kitchen. It’s a great source for beauty products. Do you want to know the one best thing about these products? They don’t contain harsh chemicals that can damage or harm your hair. Here are some easy recipes for beautiful… Read more »

How to wear bangs

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Bangs transform your appearance. They can make you look cute or homely. So make sure you follow these tips to style, maintain and wear your bangs. When choosing your hair cut, consider the shape of your face and the texture of your hair. To determine the shape of your face, start by pinning your hair… Read more »

5 ways to treat alopecia

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One month's supply: Empress Re-Grow 2% Minoxidil ($19.99, Target) and Men's Rogaine 5% Minoxidil ($26.99, Target)

Many men and women suffer the shock of Alopecia, hair loss, all alone and in silence. They alter their hairstyles to hide bald patches without finding cures for their condition. Here we’ve simplified the process by providing five hair options to promote hair regrowth. Try medication: Minoxidil is an FDA approved topical medication that can be… Read more »

Kim Kardashian debuts new hairstyle- bangs!

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  Kim K is sporting a new hairstyle, but does this mean we should add bangs to our Spring 2013 hairstyle trends?  Sound off below!   Yes people, it’s real this time!  No clip-on bangs necessary! Mommy-to-be, Kim Kardashian has finally went for the cut, and is now rocking blunt bangs.  Celebrity stylist Phillip Wolf… Read more »

Celebrities who rock natural hair styles

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Kinky coils, curly ‘fros and fly Bantu knot outs have been ruling urban sidewalks, boardrooms and the red carpet since the natural hair phenomenon exploded back in 2005. Recently, celebrities like Solange, Elle Varner, Janelle Monae and others have been gracing the red carpet, magazine covers and ad campaigns with their natural tresses on display…. Read more »

Celebrity Hair Trend: Buns

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    The easy and chic hairdo, the bun is super in this year as celebrities off all lists sport the hot trend with their own twist!  Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Ashanti and Ciara use the bun trend in their glam statements, rocking their sleek high buns on the red carpet, while those like Beyoncé and Gwen… Read more »