Minnesota teacher cuts off Black boy’s Afro without permission

Minneapolis parents are steaming mad after learning that their son’s teacher cut his short Afro without first getting their permission. The 12-year-old boy’s mothers, Daetney and Tadow McReynolds, told CBS their son was originally happy with how his hair was growing.  “It was actually growing pretty well, actually he was thinking about all kind of […]

Maya Smith, creator of The Doux hair care line, develops products from research

The Doux is a phenomenal haircare line produced by CEO and founder Maya Smith. She developed the idea for the hair care line while she was working as a licensed cosmetologist. Smith spent two years perfecting her products with chemists. The Doux is also the name of her salon located in Macon, Georgia. Smith describes […]

CEO Judy Dupart helps women regain confidence with Kaleidoscope Miracle Drops

Jesseca Dupart, known to many as Judy, worked for all of the abundances that she has received. As a hairstylist, she knew there were improvements that needed to be made to her client’s hair, but what she didn’t know is that these improvements would propel her into full throttle success. Dupart is the founder and […]

If you want your hair laid, try 1 of these 8 edge controls

The finishing touch to most hairstyles is laid edges – and half the battle is finding an edge control that works. For Black women specifically, finding an edge control that keeps your edges in place and doesn’t wear off in two hours is quite the challenge. Whether your hair is natural or relaxed, Black hair […]

Chris-Tia Donaldson, founder of Thank God It’s Natural hair care, dies at 42

Chris-Tia Donaldson, the brilliant natural hair care pioneer who helped revolutionize the way Black women looked at their hair through her Thank God It’s Natural (TGIN) corporation, has passed away. She was 42. As of Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, no official cause of death has been given. However, the company posted a heartfelt tribute to […]

Attorney Nicole Thompson discusses her Black hair journey on National Crown Day

Rolling out, in partnership with Dove and JOY Collective, celebrates the second annual National Crown Day by sitting down with black queen Nicole Thompson, Esq. and talking about crowns and Black hair journeys. Thompson is a civil rights attorney turned nonprofit advocate serving as the Executive Director and General Counsel of The Empowered Readers Literacy […]

Why we need the CROWN Act

The CROWN (Creating a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair) Act, created in 2019 by the Crown Coalition and DOVE, in partnership with the late State Senator Holly J. Mitchell of California, was set in place to ensure protection against discrimination based on race-based hairstyles by extending statutory protection to hair texture and protective […]

Young entrepreneurs finding success with thriving beauty supply business

In 2020, Essence magazine reported that African Americans spend $1.2 trillion each year on personal care products. That number is expected to increase to $1.5 trillion by the end of 2021. A 2018 Nielsen report further states the power of the Black dollar. The report outlines that Blacks spend nine times more than other groups […]

Woman undergoes procedure to remove Gorilla Glue from hair (video)

Tessica Brown, the woman dubbed “Gorilla Glue girl,” has had her life flipped upside down over the last seven days. In just a matter of days, Brown became a viral name after she accidentally glued her hair to her scalp. Since her first TikTok video went viral, fans have anxiously awaited seeing how her ordeal […]

Woman in viral #GorillaGlue video shares update about her condition

Over the weekend, Tessica Brown, of New Orleans, La., took social media by storm when she revealed her hair was completely stuck to her head after using Gorilla Glue spray. After visiting St. Bernard Parish Hospital, Brown was given multiple products to take home and begin the process of breaking down the glue. Since her […]

Black teen denied job at Six Flags over locs sheds light on hair discrimination

A Black teen was able to bounce back after being rejected for wearing his natural hair. Kerion Washington, 17, of Fort Worth, Texas, wanted to find employment at Six Flags to earn extra money during the summer. However, Washington was denied the job because of his locs. Washington’s mother, Karis Washington, shared her story about the […]

‘Kinky Conversations’ inspires Black men to discuss their women’s hair choices

How Black women choose to style their hair is a hot-button topic. From corporate women feeling pressure to straighten their hair to artistic women feeling pressure to stay au naturel, hair has always been a trending topic in the Black community. Noted photographer-turned producer Drexina Nelson recently launched her web series, “Kinky Conversations,” tackling the often […]

The hottest braided hairstyles from the 2018 Bronner Bros. Beauty Show

Braids are one of the best protective styles to wear to grow your hair with little maintenance. During the hot summer months, braided styles are especially popular when blow drying and flat ironing your hair can be a hassle. Rooted in African culture, braids are a tribute to our powerful ancestors. Today’s generation is always taking the […]

2018 Bronner Bros. International Beauty Show brings out the fashionable

Beauty and fashion are an inseparable duo that go hand-in-hand. It’s impossible to have beauty without fashion. Together, the two create what we know as style. It’s only right that when you envision the largest beauty show in the United States, you see some very well dressed individuals coming to participate in the beauty festivities. This […]

Reality stars and stylists celebrate Netflix’s ‘Nappily Ever After’ in Atlanta

Netflix and Strong Black Lead hosted a celebratory dinner in Atlanta this week in honor of the upcoming release of Netflix’s original film “Nappily Ever After.”  Actress Sanaa Lathan stars in the film, which is based on the 2001 best-selling novel by Trisha R. Thomas and touches on the realities Black women face on their respective hair […]

Cynthia Bailey hosts Dark and Lovely ‘Slaylanta’ day party at REVEL

Women showed up in style last Saturday for Slaylanta, a Dark and Lovely day party at REVEL Atlanta, which is located in the city’s Westside community. The beauty brand has been maintaining Black hair for 40 years now and recently launched a new line of innovative products. The venue was a real-life purple paradise. Upon […]

Celeb hairstylist sparks beauty entrepreneurship movement starting with brunch

So, 2018 has proven to be the year of the woman and Women’s History Month has taken the focus to an even higher level. African American female entrepreneurs are springing up everywhere, especially in cities like Atlanta, DC and Chicago. Atlanta celebrity stylist Kelz Wallace, owner of the Hair Rock Café in Atlanta, had a vision […]

Let’s celebrate the beautifully glowy awesomeness of Black women (photos)

I’d be willing to go out on a limb and say that it has been scientifically proven that black women are the sh-t. And even if I’m unable to back up that bold assertion with some form of analytical data, the truth remains just that… Black women are magical. Within our pages, today’s magical manifestation […]

Kiara Lanier talks hair and new EP, ‘Tongues and Teaspoons’

Photo credit: www.KiaraLanier.com Hailing from the South Side of Chicago, Kiara Lanier is a hybrid of grit and groove. Rolling out recently spoke with the up-and-coming artist, who has performed for President Barack Obama, about loving herself, her unique style and her soulful sound. Check out the interview below. How would you describe yourself as an artist?  […]