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FROS and BEAUS Celebrates Naturalistas

The founder and creator of FROS & BEAUS, Joiya Cloud, is a proud naturlista of 17 years. The 35-year-old is a Spelman and Georgetown Hoya graduate who is recognized as a top naturalista in the online natural hair community. The popular Instagram site FROS and BEAUS which celebrates girls with their naturals and the men who…

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Celebrity hairstylist Vernon Francois is well-known for styling Lupita Nyong’o’s sky-high bun that she wore for the Met Ball. And he’s worked with Hollywood celebrities including Kerry Washington, Ruth Negga, Tracee Ellis Ross and Keyshia Cole. Recently he launched a new hair care collection catering to all-natural, curly hair. This eponymous line of products is…

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Innovation, integrity and longevity come to mind when you think of Luster hair care products. The industry icon is the leading African-American owned manufacturer of premium personal care products. President Jory Luster is responsible for ensuring that the company’s legacy continues after almost 60 years. A recent partnership with Family Dollar stores has further expanded…

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Hairstyles are arguably one of the most important aspects of a person’s appearance. They have the power to either up your sex appeal, or have your friends take a look at you and say “you must have missed your alarm this morning.” Since weave has come onto the scene, we can now achieve anything we…

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Photo credit: Monica Morgan Photography Dr. Rose Moten is a clinical psychologist, author and natural hair enthusiast. No matter where you are in your natural hair journey, Dr. Moten offers sound advice for curlies in all stages for embracing natural hair and the psychological effects of going natural. When did your natural hair journey begin? If you’re…

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NuDred is a special styling brush for twists, starting dreadlocks, or for any natural styles. Read what creators Bruce and Brigitte Boyd have to say. How did you arrive at this career choice? Was it a deliberate decision or a gradual and natural evolution? We arrived at this career choice by realizing the need for creating a…

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Ever since the natural hair movement has picked up, Black magazines have featured more and more women rocking their coily locks. Thanks to the increasing interest in natural Black hair, a publication has launched that’s dedicated to the phenomenon. CRWN Magazine was founded by Lindsey Day and Nkrumah Farrar. With Day serving as editor-and-chief and…

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Illinois resident Karen Scruggs was attempting to “fly while Black” last Saturday. Unfortunately, Scruggs was in for a bumpy ride through security at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. According to WGN, when she attempted to pass through security, Transportation Security Administration personnel stopped her and began fingering her thickly-braided natural hair. Per Scruggs, after touching her braids,…

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Akua Agyemfra was excited about getting a new job as a host at Jack Astro’s Bar and Grill in Toronto, Canada. However, she soon became frustrated with her new position after facing discrimination over her natural hair. According to CBC News, Agyemfra, 20, initially wore hair extensions during her interview. But on her third day…

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  Below, Black women engage in the budding debate about Black women’s hair: Should their hair be natural or permed? Is hair weave acceptable? See what the sisters had to say. Share your opinion in the comment section. Name: Antoinette Houston, CUA Profession: – Senior User Experience Engineering Consultant Spoken Word, Musical Artist (NeoSoul Lyricist)…

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Why did you decide to go natural? I wanted to have healthy hair. I’ve had a long, strenuous journey with the “creamy crack” [relaxer] and going natural was [an alternative]. First of all, I did my research and my mother actually is a hairstylist and she does natural hair, but not as much … but…

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