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Meet Us At The 73rd Annual Bronner Bros. Beauty Show

By: Yasmein James When we think of education and artistry of black hair, it’s hard not to think about Bronner Bros. Beauty Show. For more than 70 years, the privately-owned company has been leading the way in showcasing all that is possible with hair. Whether it be colorful hair that is structured like out-of-this-world crowns or even …

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For the Love of Kinks, Coils and Curls!

For the Love of Coils! If you’re a woman of color then you probably have a number of childhood stories revolving your hair. Whether your monthly regimen included re-tightening your locs, relaxer touch-ups, wash and press or box braids install, you were well acquainted with your local salons. While black women are taught to take …

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Stoops and Strands: A Candid Conversation About Natural Hair

From baby boomers to millennials, black women from all over this country could change their hair weekly and still have endless options. We’re talking protective styles like box braids and crochet weaves, ponytails, afros, dreads, press and curls and much more. But one thing that many weren’t afforded as young girls growing up was a choice. At …

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5 Visionaries that Shaped the Industry for Years to Come

LBy: Yasmein James   5 Visionaries and their products that Shaped the Industry for Years to Come Like most things these days, hairstyles have a way of coming back in style. Today, we can see that with the resurgence of the double buns hairstyle that has taken on a life of its own. A good …

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Why It’s Important to Celebrate Women’s History Month

“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women,” said the late Dr. Maya Angelou. Women’s History Month is the acknowledgment that women have not backed down. It is the receipt that we stood up for ourselves personally and professionally. And by doing …

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4th Avenue Historic District in Birmingham, Alabama

By: Yasmein James How and Why We’re Following in 4th Avenue Historic District’s Footsteps in Birmingham, Alabama We don’t have to know where you’re from to paint a picture of your neighborhood beauty store. We’ll forget the products for a second because those should change with demand. Instead, we’ll focus on the people in the …

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Four Lessons I Learned from the Netflix Series “Self-Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker”

“Hair is our heritage,” said Madam C.J. Walker in the opening scenes of the Netflix series. “It tells us who we are, where we’ve been and where we’re going…hair is power.” I don’t know about you, but I’ve never thought about hair that way. What I do know is that hearing those words made me …

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