Women of color Exposed to More Toxic Chemicals in Beauty

Women of color are being exposed to higher levels of toxins in their beauty products, versus their white counterparts, according to a new study by the The American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG). This may be due to pressures to meet certain standards of beauty perpetuated in society, leading to the purchase of products…

New Song Aims to Redefine Black “Selfie” Esteem

During an age where social media has created an environment where appearance and ego take center stage, singer Tarica June is aiming to encourage black females to embrace their natural beauty with her new song, “SELFIE.” The music video for the catchy tune features young girls taking selfies, free of makeup and wearing their natural…

How Black Military Servicewomen are Embracing the Natural Hair Movement

When the United States Army revised its grooming and appearance regulations at the beginning of the year, it lifted its ban on dreadlocks, allowing female soldiers the ability to wear their natural hair. This was a major milestone for black women servicing our country, who may have had to take on costly and sometimes damaging…

NYC Event Spotlights Beauty Brands for Black Women

On Sunday, August 13th, I attended Project Beauty Expo, a small trade show that is dedicated to spotlighting up-and-coming indie brands that cater to black women. Instead of writing a long blog post of the cool brands that were on display, I created a video with highlights of the show. Check it out on my…

Mixed Race Couples on Marriage and Raising Kids in America

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Loving v. Virginia decision, Brides.com released a series of videos featuring multicultural couples discussing race, marriage and raising a mixed family in America. “People are like oh a black lady with a white-looking child, she’s probably not the mom, she’s probably the babysitter or the nanny,” said…

Empire Actress Serayah McNeill Fronts Multicultural Hair Brush Line

Actress Serayah McNeill will be the face of Wet Brush’s new collection called TxturePro, a line of three tools meant to detangle curly, kinky, way and coiled hair. The actress is well-known for her voluminous natural head of curls, and will promote the line which will feature a detangler, extension brush and wave comb. The…

Khoudia Diop on Embracing her Dark Skin

When Khoudia Diop first burst on the scene, the model’s deep ebony skin immediately caught attention. In an interview with NBC, Diop recalled that she was bullied in school so much that she just stopped going. “I was so ashamed of it that I would spend hours in the shower crying and trying to wash…

Multiethic Kids Can Now Have Dolls With Natural Hair

Natural hair is becoming mainstream and popularized. We saw an entire movement dedicated to the trend during fashion week, and now the movement has taken a new shape in the form of dolls. I remember playing with Barbie dolls as a kid and I had one dark-skinned African-American doll who had jet-black straight hair down…

Subscription Box For Multicultural Skin Tones

What’s your hue? That’s the trendy tag line of a new subscription box service dedicated to the health and beauty needs of women and men of color. The boxes aim to provide multicultural people the ability to try products while learning about small businesses. Customers can choose between one, three, and six, and twelve-month plans,…

Solange’s “Don’t Touch My Hair” Honors Black Beauty

In Solange Knowles’ new album, “A Seat At The Table,” the singer opens up with “Rise,” an intro that sets her album’s sultry Sade-eque tone. If you are a fan of her older sister Beyoncé, then this may not be the album for you since there are no songs that make you want to get…

Go Big or Go Home: NYFW Embraces Natural Hair Trend

From 3a to 4c, textured hair has been seen on almost every runway during this season’s Spring/Summer 2017 New York Fashion Week shows. This new acceptance of playful, thick locks is the industry’s way of making a statement that natural hair is beautiful, and, having a moment. Below we share our top picks of gorgeous…