Accessorize Your Natural Hair

One of the most common complaints I get from my fellow Afrobellas is this: “Bella, I’m bored with my hair! What can I do with it?” So, so much. If you’re not into twists, twist-outs, cornrows, up-dos or frohawks, you can do what I always do… keep it simple and rock a stunning hair accessory. […]

How NOT to Care For Your Child’s Hair

“Your little girl is an angel most of the time… until you sit her down between your knees to comb her hair. Then it’s tears and squeals and tantrum time. I don’t have kids myself (yet), but trust me – I know. I was once that little girl. And I can tell you from experience, […]

Lucky Number 7!

This August, I’ll celebrate my third bloggerversary, and believe me when I say it’s gonna be a special month. When I started Afrobella in 2006, I wouldn’t have even dreamed it would find the kind of reception and regard it’s managed to find. I am truly so blessed, and so grateful to all of you […]

Saying Thanks, Giving Back

This June, I made a ton of new friends at a very special Welcome to Chicago party thrown for me by the two wonderful bloggers you see above (although my hair is threatening to eat her face) — Luvvie of Awesomely Luvvie and Karyn of The Fabulous Giver. Together they make up The Red Pump […]

Catching Up With Rachel Roy

Fingers and toes crossed, this bella is hoping to attend New York Fashion Week for the first time this September! I figured it’d be a good idea to get my feet wet by interviewing some designers. So when I got the word that eternally gorgeous and talented New York based designer Rachel Roy was about […]

Rashida B, Eyebrow Goddess

In the world of eyebrow shaping, there are the laypeople (the ones who wax you at any standard day spa or mall outlet), and there are the superstars — Anastasia, Damone Roberts, and Miss Rashida B., among them. Rashida flits between Miami and Chicago, beautifying the brows of the truly fabulous in both cities. When […]

I Want To Ride My Bicycle

I’m getting closer to my dream. You see, when I moved to Chicago I started having pretty vivid dreams of what I wanted from the city. For the most part, they are snapshots. One of them that has lingered with me, and remained foremost in my mind as we looked for an apartment. I see […]