Event Recap: My NYFW Natural Hair Blogger Meetup in NYC!

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It all started on Twitter, when I mentioned I’d be in town for New York Fashion Week. First one natural hair blogger mentioned they wanted to meet me. Then another. Then I said – what if I had some kind of natural hair blogger meetup during Fashion Week? After that, the concept snowballed into something […]

Los Angeles! Get Ready to Love Your Hair!

Felicia Bantu Knots

Natural hairstyles can be super intricate, or super simple. Our hair is so amazing, we can wear it in any style we want! Often our only limitations are our skill, and our imagination. That’s why I love the lessons Felicia Leatherwood of the Loving Your Hair With Natural Care Workshop has to give. She’s all […]

My Aveda NYFW Hair Transformation

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I got to New York City yesterday afternoon and already got swept up into fashion week fabulousness! Last night’s first stop – a hair, makeup and pampering session at the Aveda Advanced Academy. First – the BEFORE picture. So many of my favorite beauty bloggers were in the house – it was like a fabulous […]

Gorgeous Naturals, Howard University, and the Ford Fiesta

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Back in February, I had the opportunity to be part of something really special. I went to Howard University to cover a unique casting call for Ford Focus – their Inspired By Color event was SO Afrobella-tastic. I was absolutely astounded by the beauty of the aspiring models – all students at Howard with SO. […]

Afro-Inspired Art, From France With Love

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One of my favorite things to do online, is search for afro-inspired art. Many images are cliche. And every now and then, you find something genius. IMO, this is the latter. I stumbled across the button-art of Anouchka Potdevin via Apartment Therapy and HAD to look her up and share with my bellas. Anouchka Potdevin […]

Afrobella Radio’s Hair Steamer Giveaway!

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If you missed last week’s episode of Afrobella Radio, you missed out on a lot! The music of Sister Nancy, the inspiring words of Kim Coles, and a fantastic giveaway! Click on the radio to hear last week’s show, learn the backstory behind Kim Coles’ famous “woo woo woo” on Living Single, and for details […]

Natural Hair and the Goody Simple Styles Hair Pins

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From the moment the Goody Simple Styles hair pins hit store shelves, I started getting questions in my inbox. Hey Bella, have you seen that new Spin Pin? Would it work for our hair texture? Bella, I wanna get the new Modern Updo pin but I’m not sure if I can work it with my […]