Sanaa Lathan on Natural Hair, Hollywood, and Being the New Face of Pantene

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Sanaa Lathan is no ingenue. As the star of such films as Love and Basketball, The Wood, The Best Man, Brown Sugar, Out of Time and most recently, Stephen Soderbergh’s Contagion — she began her acting career at Yale, performing in Shakespearean plays while attending the Yale School of Drama. Sanaa has been in top […]

Hot Holiday Hair Tips from Ursula Stephen!

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If you’re familiar with celebrity hairstylists, then the name Ursula Stephen probably rings a bell! Ursula has blessed MANY celebrities with her magical hands, but she’s most famous as the woman responsible for Rihanna’s most notable hair colors and cuts. Edgy bob? That was Ursula. Stoplight red hair? Yup. Ursula. Now Ursula is working with […]

Naturally Professional — Marisa, Reliability Engineer

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It’s been a long time since we left you with a Naturally Professional to step to! Or something like that… Bellas, the monthly series dedicated to inspiring women in the workplace to wear their hair in the style which makes them feel most free, confident and comfortable is officially BACK on both Afrobella.com and CurlyNikki.com! […]

Black Women, Hair, and Exercise. Tips From the Pros

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Here’s one natural hair story I’m sick of — the “black women don’t exercise because of their hair” story. It’s been written too many times and guess what? It isn’t necessarily true. Yes, sure — there are women of color who don’t want to get their hair all sweaty, especially after getting their hair freshly […]

The Natural Hair Muppet is BACK!

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Back in 2010, a little curly ‘froed Muppet on Sesame Street stole my heart and made the rounds of every hair blog on the internet. Who can forget that adorable natural haired Muppet who sang I Love My Hair? Back in 2010, many of us publicly expressed concern that our little Muppet sistren would be […]

Natural Hair Events, Everywhere!!

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I found this photo of a hair show from the 1920′s, featuring the products of Madam CJ Walker, and it struck me. Hair shows and events are a part of our collective history, dating back further than I had assumed. Hair shows have traditionally been about sharing and displaying pride in our unique beauty. And […]

Quick, Easy Head Scarf Tutorial!

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At my event in Toronto, I had the pleasure of meeting many lovely naturalistas and many of the bellas who attended were entrepreneurs, bloggers and generally interested in fashion and beauty. One of the ladies who I met was the lovely Thomasina Greaves, creator of teeshirt line Love Me As I Am. In addition to […]