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Curl Fest

CurlFest 2017: A Sea of Black Girl Magic, Curls, and Kinks

For the third consecutive year, hundreds of women of color will convene in Brooklyn, NY…

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Teen Sisters Write Book Urging Young Girls of Color to Celebrate Their Hair

They were encouraged by their father to turn their hair passion into a business opportunity

Like most teens, sisters Zakia (15) and Alanna (14) Tookes, wanted part-time jobs to earn…

By Chanel Martin

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Paris Holds the Largest Natural Hair Conference in the World

We own the hair, so how do we not own the products?

Brands like SheaMoisture, Curls, Cantu, The Mane Choice, Carolina-B showed up and showed out, giving…

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Sequoia Blodgett

My Natural Hair Got Me Invited to Speak in Paris

My entire life, I could not get my hair to grow past my shoulders

Mind you, I was in San Mateo, and there was no one insight, or at…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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In Case You Missed It: The Must Reads You Need This Weekend

Here's what your missed or just need to see again

Just in case you’ve been too caught up with life, or perhaps readjusting to the…

By Selena Hill

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natural hair

Natural Hair Hurts Black Women in the Workplace

A new study proves women of color with natural hairstyles face the most biases

Women of color in the workplace, particularly those with natural hairstyles, are penalized because they…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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natural hair

Mixed Chicks Firmly Rooted in Natural Hair Movement With New Additions for Men

His Mix line of natural hair products caters to men of mixed races

Research shows that wearing their natural hair makes black women feel liberated, confident, and different…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Former Nurse

How this Former Nurse Built a Profitable Haircare Business from YouTube

Mane Choice founder shares her journey to entrepreneurial success

Mane Choice founder, Courtney Adeleye, talks building a profitable hair care line from the bottom…

By Courtney Connley

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Melissa Burgos

Melissa Burgos Chats About Brand Building, Monetizing Your Blog and More

Burgos opens up about the keys to establishing an online brand

Natural hair and lifestyle blogger, Melissa Burgos, talks blogging, building her brand, and making ‘the…

By Courtney Connley

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The Business of Beauty: Wigs and Weaves

Several entrepreneurs have built lucrative businesses in haircare

Today’s woman is constantly on the move. With hectic schedules and intense budgets, she oftentimes…

By Aniesia Williams

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Beauty, Business & Boss Moves: Oprah’s Mane Man Andre Walker Talks Secrets to Success

Celebrity stylist shares tips for success and secrets to his longevity

Andre Walker has styled the crowns of many power women, most notably the Queen of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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[WATCH] Whitney White Turned Her YouTube Platform into a Booming Natural Hair Career

White talks black hair industry and how she remains authentic when making business deals

Whitney White talks turning her natural hair into a booming career on YouTube.

By Brittany Dandy

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Meet the First African American Woman to Hold a Patent for a Natural Hair Product

Gwen Jimmere, 2014 Black Enterprise Elevator Pitch Competition winner, talks about how she did it

It can be very difficult to go through the patent process, let alone to…

By Kandia Johnson

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Weaves, ‘Designer’ Bags and … Sports: Alibaba Teams Up With Companies to Launch New Venture

Deal comes as NBCUniversal lands agreement with world's largest e-commerce source

Alibaba, a mega e-commerce site popularly known for vendors that sell hair extensions and other…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Tips for Healthy Summer Hair

Celebrity stylist Kim Kimble, talks how to keep hair healthy an manageable this summer

Celebrity stylist Kim Kimble, talks how to keep hair healthy an manageable this summer with…

By Brittany Dandy

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[WATCH] ‘Hair Freedom’ Explores Natural Hair Movement in The UK

How 'going natural' affects jobs, relationships, and self-esteem

BBC documentary, Hair Freedom, explores the natural hair movement in the UK.

By Brittany Dandy

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Texas Governor Signs Law Abolishing Natural Hair Braiding Regulations

State no longer to treat hair braiders like barbers, a final victory for Isis Brantley

Texas no longer to treat hair braiders like barbers, ending a 20-year battle against unfair…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Doctor Publishes Book to Empower Young Girls to Love Their Natural Hair

Dr. Phoenyx Austin, M.D. empowers young girls to love their natural hair

Dr. Phoenyx Austin, M.D published “Love Your Hair,” a children’s story and follow-up to her…

By Kandia Johnson

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[WATCH] Miko Branch Talks Building Her Business From Scratch

Miss Jessie's co-owner shares her book's purpose and business lessons

The Miss Jessie’s co-owner, Miko Branch, shares her books purpose and her business lessons learned…

By Brittany Dandy

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Maya Smith, Founder of the Doux, Talks International Entrepreneurship Success

How this master hairstylist was able to transition her brand from Europe to the States

Master hairstylist Maya Smith took her skills abroad to service naturals in Germany has successfully…

By Brittany Dandy

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How to Position Yourself As an Industry Authority

To build your authority, you’ll need a continuous message that tells the world who you…

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‘I See You’: The Power and Beauty of Building Multiple Tribes of Professional Women

Women that make the time to find their tribes of professional sisters have a competitive…

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