Tag: team natural

Naturally Next Level: Texturally-Focused Media Platform ‘Naturally Curly’ Joins Essence Communications

Photo: iStock Here’s some “big hair, do care” news for the curly and coiled community: TextureMedia, the company behind multicultural online hair mecca Naturally Curly, has been acquired by Essence Communications. The new partnership promises an even stronger, broader, multilayered platform for their community of over 17 million worldwide, per Naturally Curly’s Q1 Texture Trends […]

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Black-Owned Beauty Month, Day 21: Hair Can Be a Tangled Web

On Day 20, we celebrated Rihanna with a face full of Fenty. As we head into the final week of our Black-Owned Beauty Month challenge, we’re untangling our relationship with hair.Photo: Maiysha Kai This Black History Month has been loaded this year—for a number of reasons. But here at The […]

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Kelly Rowland Takes Us Through Her Iconic Mane Moments

One thing’s for sure: Kelly Rowland’s got lewks. From her pixie cut of the early 2000s, to her blunt bobs and now her natural ‘fro, Kelly’s hair has always made a statement. It is clear the singer-songwriter has a great sense of pride in her hair—in all of its forms. […]

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Baby Hair and Afros: Blue Ivy’s Natural Hair Grows Up, Out and Claps Back at the Haters

Blue Ivy Carter, Jay Z and Beyonce onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California.Photo: Mark Davis (Getty Images) Some of y’all should’ve just sat there and ate your food. You know who you are; those of you who had […]

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Winner’s Circle: Serena Williams Scores Natural Hair Products at Target—Just Like Us!

Serena Williams celebrates after beating Germany’s Julia Goerges at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon on July 12, 2018.Photo: Oli Scarff (AFP/Getty Images) Picture this: You’re cruising the natural haircare aisle at Target, marveling at the selection, when you run into … Serena Williams? “Beauty wise, I go to Target, and they literally […]

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Grab Your Girls and Celebrate Your Curls: CurlFest Returns to Brooklyn This Saturday!

Curly Girl Collective New York naturalistas, where you at? If you’re a devoted member of #TeamNatural, you’re hopefully already familiar with the experiential marketing group known as the Curly Girl Collective, but if you live in the New York tri-state area, this is the weekend to take part in the largest celebration of natural hair […]

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A Breakthrough for New Jersey Braiders: New Legislation Won’t Require a License to Practice

Photo: iStock Big news for braiding entrepreneurs in New Jersey: Legislation that would exempt hair braiders from the state’s current licensing requirements has received legislative approval and will now be submitted to the governor. The bill, sponsored by Assemblywomen Angela McKnight (D-Hudson) and Shanique Speight (D-Essex), would not only remove the stringent and expensive licensing […]

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Is the Mainstream Ready for 4C? Mane Traces the Evolution of Natural Hair Onscreen

NowThis Online media company NowThis turned heads at the top of 2018 with the launch of Mane, a web series focusing on the intersection between hair and culture. On Tuesday, Mane kicked off its second season with a closer look at how the presentation of naturally-textured black hair has evolved onscreen, tracing the current impact […]

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