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 »

Esperanza Spalding Delights and Enlightens at Chicago’s Ravinia Plus ‘Radio Song’ Official Video

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  It is truly rare nowadays to be in the presence of authentically impressive musical talent but Ravinia was the place to be dazzled on a chilly summer night by Ms. Esperanza Spaulding. The work on her most recent studio release, Radio Music Society, was the central theme to her performance at the Highland Park venue with selections such… Read more »

Natural Hair Spotlight: Esperanza Spalding

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Natural Hair Spotlight : Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Spalding is a beautiful person inside and out. From the moment I laid eyes on her I was intrigued by her style, the way she carried herself, and her music is a breath of fresh air.  Esperanza Spalding is a great role model for younger women coming up in a society that doesn’t make… Read more »

Essence’s Best of 2012 Awards Season Hairstyles

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Another awards season has come and gone but before we bid adieu to the hype that it brings, we’re taking inventory of the best hairstyles from the red carpet. At the start of the season, we saw our favorite starlets arrive at the Golden Globe awards in blonde buns, such as Mary J. Blige’s, and… Read more »

Fashion at the 2012 Grammys

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54th Annual Grammy Awards

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards were held on Feb. 12 at the Staple Center in Los Angeles. The biggest night in music is also a big night for fashion. Let’s see who wore what. ♥ Katy Perry graced the red carpet with a stunning Elie Saab applique gown. She took a big risk wearing a blue… Read more »