cornrows

The History of Cornrows

by Princess Gabbara   Jan 20, 2017

“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   Dec 27, 2016

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   Nov 29, 2016

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   Oct 18, 2016

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   Aug 24, 2016

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

Hairstylist Nightmares: Readers Tell All!

Hairstylist Nightmares: Readers Tell All!

by Kimberly Walker   Apr 12, 2012

We’ve all left a hair salon thinking ‘Did I really just pay for that?’ Though there are millions of fabulous hairstylists that can whip... Read More

WHAT HE SAID: Men Dish on Black Blondes

WHAT HE SAID: Men Dish on Black Blondes

by #teamEBONY   Feb 01, 2012

For some, blonde hair on a Black woman is like the unbearable screeching of fingernails across a blackboard. For others, it’s a unique compliment... Read More