The History of the Afro

The History of the Afro

by Princess Gabbara

A little over a year ago, Beyoncé declared to the world: “I like my baby hair with baby hair and Afros.” As far as... Read More

cornrows

The History of Cornrows

by Princess Gabbara

“Boxer braids,” “KKW braids,” and “Birthday braids” are the cutesy terms used to describe cornrows whenever they’re worn by Kim Kardashian or Kylie Jenner... Read More

black hair

The History of the Fade

by Princess Gabbara

If there was ever a haircut that exemplified coolness, it has to be none other than the fade. The hairstyle originated in the U.S.... Read More

bantu knots

The History of Bantu Knots

by Princess Gabbara

If there was ever a contest for the family who has crossed the line between cultural appreciation and appropriation one too many times, the... Read More

dreadlocks

The History of Dreadlocks

by Princess Gabbara

When many folks think of dreadlocks, the drama that unfolded between Zendaya and Giuliana Rancic probably comes to mind. For those who need a... Read More

box braids

The History of Box Braids

by Princess Gabbara

Do you remember when syndicated radio host Don Imus referred to the Rutgers women’s basketball team as “nappy-headed hoes” back in 2007? Sure, this... Read More