Open Letter From A Hairstylist to Natural Hair Lovers & Fellow Hairstylists

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  When I opened the floor for Camille Reed of Noire Salon to share her opinions based on experience in the Hair Blogger Falsehoods post, I had no idea we’d strike such a nerve. There were such vehement responses that I had to ask Camille to come back and address the issue further. I realized […]

Hairdresser Horrors. Who Hurt You?

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  I don’t know if you’ve been reading my blog for a long time or not so forgive me if I’m repeating myself, but back in 2006 I wrote a post titled Hairdresser Horrors. It was an Ask Afrobella response to a reader who was lamenting the state of hair salons, in terms of price and professionalism. […]

The Umberto Beverly Hills Experience

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My Target Inner Circle trip to Los Angeles in March remains a fabulous memory that feels more like a dream. Within just a few days, I experienced so many amazing things. I already told you about my Essence Black Women in Hollywood experience, and my Napoleon Perdis smoky eye makeover. Now let me tell you […]

Happy Birthday, Diana Ross! Thank You For Everything

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One of my earliest hair-related memories was watching Diana Ross’s concert in Central Park, 1983. Of course I wasn’t actually there – the concert was televised, and I remember watching it with my parents in Trinidad. I was so little and I remember watching this goddess of a woman with this resplendent mane of kinky, […]

5 Hair Blogger Falsehoods, Debunked by a Professional Cosmetologist

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  I love what the natural hair movement has done for us in terms of empowerment and self-validation, entrepreneurship and inspiration. Future generations of women with natural hair now have an industry of products made for us, and a bounty of information offering advice and insight on handling our hair texture. We have ignited an […]

SAG Awards Fashion & a Public Announcement for Celebrities of Color

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Every awards show, it’s the same thing. A cavalcade of celebrities get gussied up for the event. Hair, makeup, accessories, and of course a dress to die for. Most of the time, all of those things have been provided by a brand. And most of the time, the brands then send press releases about what […]

Natural Hair, Winter Care. 7 Products I Recommend

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This week, temperatures in Chicago were reading in the negatives and single digits. As a woman born and raised in the Caribbean I hope you know that I am not about that cold weather life. Neither is my skin (see yesterday’s post) and neither is my hair. Thanks to the extreme chilliness of outside and […]