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 […]

Review: Erykah Badu at Lollapalooza 2010 (with video!)

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Erykah Badu – AKA Analog Girl in a Digital World, AKA Medulla Oblongata, AKA Sarah Bellum, AKA Fat Belly Bella – is a polarizing figure at Casa Afrobella. I love her and I tend to err on the side of Erykah-can-do-no-wrong. My husband has never been a big fan of her music, and having been […]

Seeking A Natural Hair Salon? There’s An App For That!

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I love technology! As recently as maybe 7 years ago, if you were looking for a natural hair salon in your neck of the woods, you’d have to resort to word of mouth or ye olde Yellow Pages, followed by a whole bunch of interrogative phone calls. Then came the advent of natural hair forums […]