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Jada Pinkett Smith Is a Blonde - and Boy, Does She Look Hot as Ever

It's not up for debate: Jada Pinkett Smith has always been a bona fide babe, but fans are floored by how hot she looks as a blonde. The actress posted a selfie to Instagram of her new hair color with the caption, "When that Sandy blonde drip you use to rock in the '90s still goes hard✨," and it looks so good on her, we're surprised she hasn't returned to this look sooner. The star wore this hair color for a few years in the '90s, and it's just as flattering on her now as it was then. Check out ...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Black Women, Jada Pinkett Smith, Pinkett Smith, Sandy, Hair Color, Beauty News, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Hair


Need a New Protective Style? These 21 Photos Will Make You Want to Wear Bantu Knots Every Day

A bantu knot, as popularized in parts of Africa, is a section of hair that's twisted or braided and later wrapped around itself to form a small bun at the top of one's head. You might simply think of them as a convenient way to give your natural hair a dramatic set of curls sans heat, but they also serve as a really chic protective style that's perfect for keeping hair out of your face and off your shoulders for a few days. As a bonus, they're also very easy to customize with different part desi...
Tags: Africa, Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Hairstyles, Black Women


22 Photos of Women Rocking the Hell Out of Their 4C Curls

With a sea of YouTubers and natural hair influencers boasting looser, type 3 curl patterns, it's safe to say 4C natural hair doesn't always get a lot of love. As a 4C girl who spent years manipulating my hair with chemical relaxers and weaves before finally going natural, it even took me a while to come around to being proud of my texture. That's mostly because of a hair texture hierarchy of sorts that, more often than not, has caused people to deem type 3 hair as "good hair," the concept of whi...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Hairstyles, Black Women


Lupita Nyong'o's Us Screening Beauty Look Is Both Gorgeous and Terrifying

Anyone who's seen a trailer for Jordan Peele's new horror flick Us knows it's going to be pretty goddamn horrifying, but what is more unexpected is the beauty look star Lupita Nyong'o wore to the screening. The actress wore makeup that can only be described as a sexy bride of Frankenstein, complete with metallic black lips and eye shadow and scarlet blush. One of the most shocking aspects of her look was the crimson contact lenses the star wore, giving her an almost undead appearance. In fact, ...
Tags: Makeup, Beauty, Lupita Nyong'o, Black Women, Lupita Nyong, Jordan Peele, Beauty News, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Makeup, Beauty Trends


21 Bantu Knot Looks That Will Make You Consider Wearing Them Every Single Day

A bantu knot, as popularized in parts of Africa, is a section of hair that's twisted or braided and later wrapped around itself to form a small bun at the top of one's head. You might simply think of them as a convenient way to give your natural hair a dramatic set of curls sans heat, but they also serve as a really chic protective style that's perfect for keeping hair out of your face and off your shoulders for a few days. As a bonus, they're also very easy to customize with different part desi...
Tags: Africa, Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Hairstyles, Black Women, Bantu Knot Looks


12 Times Naomi Campbell Has Shown Off Her Glorious Natural Hair

Naomi Campbell's most notable hairstyles (you know the bangs) are almost as iconic as the complete level of fierceness she so effortlessly breathes. As if we needed any more reason to spiral down a Naomi rabbit hole, she has been spotted as of late with a head full of gorgeous curls. Although it seems like a drastic departure from her signature style, Naomi isn't new to the natural-hair game. Perhaps she's trying to put those harsh images of her damaged hairline that circulated the internet a fe...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Naomi Campbell, Black Women, Celebrity Hairstyles, Naomi, Celebrity Hair, Curly Hair, Red Carpet Beauty, Times Naomi Campbell


The Expert's Guide to Transitioning to Natural Hair

After a million YouTube videos, tip-laden articles, personal stories, products, and an abundance of patience, the process of transitioning from chemically processed styles to naturally curly and textured hair remains a struggle. It's hard. Committing to the actual stages of it, no matter what your initial transition plan, is like strapping yourself into an emotional roller coaster that you aren't quite sure you're ready to ride. The journey is personal, but the natural hair world has created a m...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Black Women, Hair Care, Hair Tips


A Model's Criticism of Backstage Hairstylists Incapable of Doing Natural Hair Is a Must-Read

Image Source: Getty / Melodie Jeng A model is drawing attention to the need for hairstylists who are able to style natural hair, particularly backstage at runway shows. Following an upsetting experience, Olivia Anakwe shared a lengthy post about the fashion industry's persistent diversity problem both at the forefront and behind the scenes. Alongside videos of herself getting her hair done by two black hairstylists, Anakwe began her post, "This message is to spread awareness and hopefully reach...
Tags: Beauty, Models, Hair, Natural Hair, Black Women, Rothwell, Yvette Nicole Brown, Beauty News, Olivia Anakwe, Hollywood Actresses, Getty Melodie Jeng, Anakwe, Gabourey Sidibe Natasha Rothwell Gabrielle Union


The Beauty Item I Was Ashamed Of Using As A Woman of Color - Until Now

There were so many hair accessories I used growing up. Whether it was the hair clips I wore as a child or the huge banana clip I used to create a faux-Mohawk during my preteen years, I went through phases of trying to enhance or protect my hair. Since I transitioned to a less-is-more approach (and grew out of many embarrassing hairstyles), I've said goodbye to a few and hello to new ones. Four years ago, I decided to wear my hair naturally curly. It took some time for people to adjust. I was q...
Tags: Youtube, Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Black Women, Beauty Essay


The 1 Beauty Item I Was Ashamed of Using as a Woman of Color

There were so many hair accessories I used growing up. Whether it was the hair clips I wore as a child or the huge banana clip I used to create a faux-Mohawk during my preteen years, I went through phases of trying to enhance or protect my hair. Since I transitioned to a less-is-more approach (and grew out of many embarrassing hairstyles), I've said goodbye to a few and hello to new ones. Four years ago, I decided to wear my hair naturally curly. It took some time for people to adjust. I was q...
Tags: Youtube, Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Black Women, Beauty Essay


The Very Best Products From Kylie Cosmetics, Because It's Not Just Lip Kits Anymore

Regardless of what you think of Kylie Jenner, the 21-year-old makes some quality makeup products. Since launching her revolutionary lip kits in 2015, Kylie Cosmetics has grown tremendously and now includes tools, eye shadows, highlighters, and more. The expansive color selection and limited-edition collections can be tricky, so we've picked out the very best formulas in the line so you can shop with ease. Check them out ahead so you can recreate Jenner's makeup looks with the products she uses ...
Tags: Makeup, Beauty, Kylie Jenner, Jenner, Black Women, Beauty Products, Makeup Palettes, Beauty Review, Kylie Cosmetics, Beauty Product Review


Yara Shahidi's Lilac Eye Shadow Is Basically Swipes of Springtime

Despite how many colors were swirled into her blouse, the ones on Yara Shahidi's eyes demanded the most attention. Shahidi showed up at this season's Tommy Hilfiger show during Paris Fashion Week with an eye shadow look so vibrant, we couldn't look away. Her lids were painted with lilac eye shadow that had a hint of shimmer. Shocks of color are showing up more and more on celebrities - like this electric blue cat eye - as we near the start of Spring. See Shahidi's look ahead, plus five shadows ...
Tags: Makeup, Beauty, Paris, Tommy Hilfiger, Black Women, Eyeshadow, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Makeup, Beauty Trends, Yara Shahidi, Shahidi


Rachel Lindsay's Biggest Pet Peeve About Her Fiancé Bryan Is a Tale We've Heard 100x

It's not as dire as the whole Colton-jumping-the-fence thing, but The Bachelor and Bachelorette alum Rachel Lindsay's wedding to Bryan Abasolo is coming right up - you know, in between moving to Miami, traveling, and all the other projects she's working on - and she's been doing some planning. "Years ago, I would have said my perfect wedding is walking to the courthouse," she told POPSUGAR. "Then, the shows played out in the most public way possible. Now I want it to be more private. It's not t...
Tags: Beauty, Miami, Skin Care, Black Women, Bryan, Colton, Lindsay, Beauty Interview, Popsugar, Wedding Beauty, Bachelorette, Bachelor, Rachel Lindsay, Bryan Abasolo, Abasolo


Missy Elliott Knows How to Work It With Her Natural Hair

Missy Elliott knows what she's got going for her: she's got a cute face, chubby waist, thick legs, and now she's adding her natural hair to the list, too. In a video she posted on Instagram, fans got a glimpse of the rapper's long, voluminous curls. The 41-year-old is no stranger to switching up her hair - she's worn her hair straight, curled, and in braids - but her God-given curls are undoubtedly beautiful. Check out her versatile looks ahead.
Tags: Beauty, Natural Hair, Black Women, Missy Elliott, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Hair, Beauty Trends


Solange Just Beat Out Cardi B, Ariana Grande, and Kim Kardashian For Longest Hair Ever

Solange Knowles is no stranger to bold hair looks. She's worn a braided halo multiple times and experimented with curls, hair colors, braids, and now, floor-length extensions. The singer's hairstylist Jawara posted a teaser on Instagram for her new video for "When I Get Home" (which premieres on Apple Music at 7 p.m. ET), and it features a clip of her with Rapunzel-length hair. Jawara explained in his caption that he used a 96-inch unit to achieve this fairy-tale look, which is truly magical. F...
Tags: Kim Kardashian, Beauty, Hair, Solange Knowles, Black Women, Cardi, Beauty News, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Hair, Jawara


Solange's Hair in Her New Video Is Something You Must See to Believe

Solange Knowles is no stranger to bold hair looks. She's worn a braided halo multiple times and experimented with curls, hair colors, braids, and now, floor-length extensions. The singer's hairstylist Jawara posted a teaser on Instagram for her new video for "When I Get Home" (which premieres on Apple Music at 7 p.m. ET), and it features a clip of her with Rapunzel-length hair. Jawara explained in his caption that he used a 96-inch unit to achieve this fairy-tale look, which is truly magical. F...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Solange, Solange Knowles, Black Women, Beauty News, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Hair, Jawara


12 Iconic Black Women Whose Beauty Style Is Iconic

There's an endless list of women who have inspired the public with their talent, personality, and style - and some have become full-blown beauty icons in the process. These particular women have inspired beauty looks throughout the last century and have become known for being unapologetically themselves. Check them out, ahead. Related: 18 Black-Owned Beauty Brands That Need to Be on Your Rada
Tags: Beauty, Black History Month, Black Women, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Hair, Celebrity Makeup


Danai Gurira Wore Braids to the Oscars and Looked Like an Actual Goddess

By now you've probably scrolled through dozens of red carpet looks in honor of Sunday night's Oscars ceremony, but can we stop for a moment to talk about Danai Gurira looking like a golden goddess? The star of Oscar-winner Black Panther showed up at the 91st Academy Awards rocking a gold, strapless, floor-length gown from Brock Collection and a head full of braids that I couldn't take my eyes off of. The braids are the work of celebrity hairstylist Larry Sims, who created the look by placing cor...
Tags: Danai Gurira, Beauty, Oscars, Hair, Black Women, Braids, Black Panther, Red Carpet, Gurira, Celebrity Beauty, Award Season, Brock Collection, Red Carpet Style, Larry Sims, All Angles


21 Women Whose Box Braids Should Be on Your Protective Style Vision Board

Braids come in many different shapes and forms, but there's something about box braids that gives us heart eyes every time we see them. Not only are they a low-maintenance protective style that works well for people with time-consuming haircare routines, but they're also pretty versatile. These days, box braids present people with the perfect opportunity to experiment with new colors, lengths, accessories, and part designs without the burden of putting too much stress on your natural hair. If y...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Black Women, Braids, Hair Trends


Lupita Nyong'o Looks Good in Makeup of Every Color of the Rainbow, and Here's Proof

Let's face it, a red carpet isn't truly exciting until Lupita Nyong'o steps in front of the cameras and reveals her beauty look. The actress is the queen of color and frequently wears vivid, bright hues on her lips and eyes. While she's worn everything from gold to purple on her lips, her go-to eye color is cobalt blue. More than the rest of the rainbow, Nyong'o wears the color as graphic eyeliner, smoky shadow, and mascara. She's proof that beauty-lovers shouldn't be intimidated by color, and ...
Tags: Makeup, Beauty, Lupita Nyong'o, Black Women, Lupita Nyong, Nyong, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Makeup, Beauty Trends


14 Black Beauty Influencers You Need to Be Following on Instagram

A decent beauty tip can sometimes be hard to come by if you're not looking in the right places. But thanks to social media, we can find some of the best advice on how to look photo-ready at all times just by scrolling. Whether you're on a mission to finally nail that "no makeup" makeup look or you're searching for the best products for your hair type, these black beauty influencers are people you're definitely going to want to keep on your radar. Related: ...
Tags: Makeup, Instagram, Beauty, Black Women, Beauty Influencers, Jackie Aina, ItsMyRayeRaye


14 Instagram Accounts For Blerd Girls Who Are Looking to Invigorate Their Timeline

Back in the day, "nerd" was one of the worst things someone could call you. Nowadays, there's a little piece of nerd pie for everyone to get in on. Folks are embracing their nerd-dom, and a lot of black people are claiming space in a community that we haven't always felt invited to. As blerds - aka black nerds - we've been building communities that center the black perspective on all things nerdy, whether that be anime, video games, or comic books. As black women, it can be a little harder findi...
Tags: Instagram, Religion, Black Women, Geek Culture


Alicia Keys Wore This Hair Wrap at the Grammys, and We Can't Stop Thinking About It

Even though Alicia Keys was at the Grammys as a host, she won the night with her five mind-blowingly sexy outfits. Keys opened the show in a teal Oscar de la Renta jumpsuit, accessorized with a floral-printed Emilio Pucci scarf ($645) as a hair wrap. Paired with a fresh face, this small yet bright wrap added a pop of color to the 15-time Grammy Award winner's look. If you're looking for a new statement piece for your wardrobe, consider a hair wrap. Try it on your head, around your neck, or even...
Tags: Beauty, Alicia Keys, Hair, Keys, Grammy Awards, Grammys, Black Women, Scarves, Oscar de la Renta, Beauty Trends, Hair Accessories, Award Season, Emilio Pucci


We Can't Stop Thinking About Alicia Keys's Hair Wrap at the Grammys, So We Found It For You

Even though Alicia Keys was at the Grammys as a host, she won the night with her five mind-blowingly sexy outfits. Keys opened the show in a teal Oscar de la Renta jumpsuit, accessorized with a floral-printed Emilio Pucci scarf ($645) as a hair wrap. Paired with a fresh face, this small yet bright wrap added a pop of color to the 15-time Grammy Award winner's look. If you're looking for a new statement piece for your wardrobe, consider a hair wrap. Try it on your head, around your neck, or even...
Tags: Beauty, Alicia Keys, Hair, Keys, Grammy Awards, Grammys, Black Women, Scarves, Oscar de la Renta, Beauty Trends, Hair Accessories, Award Season, Emilio Pucci


Alicia Keys Will Look Hot Without Makeup at the Grammys, and Here's Proof

Alicia Keys stopped wearing makeup in 2016, simply because she didn't want to anymore. Fans have admired her conviction ever since and loved seeing her barefaced on The Voice, on red carpets, and presumably as the host at the Grammys. The 38-year-old singer has let her freckles shine through over the years, occasionally wearing a bit of makeup, but only when she feels like it, not because anyone expects her to. Ahead, you'll see some of the many times she's attended an event without so much as a...
Tags: Beauty, Alicia Keys, Grammy Awards, Voice, Black Women, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Hair, Celebrity Makeup, Beauty Trends, Award Season


Cardi B Looks Like a Real-Life Rapunzel on the Cover of Harper's Bazaar

Cardi B's Harper's Bazaar cover was just revealed, and the rapper looks like she stepped right out of Disney's Tangled. The Rapunzel-inspired shoot features the star sitting in the window of a tower letting down her super long hair. Considering the countless times she's worn different wigs and extensions in her day-to-day life, we can only imagine how enthusiastic she was about the shoot. This isn't the first time she's opted for super long hair either - the star adores having her hair down to...
Tags: Disney, Beauty, Hair, Harper, Bazaar, Black Women, Cardi B, Cardi, Rapunzel, Beauty News, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Hair


Kelly Rowland on Her Short Hair in Destiny's Child: "It Was This Statement of Individuality"

Kelly Rowland has a lot of love for her hair - or, as she calls it, her "crown" - but that hasn't always been the case. As a preteen, the Destiny's Child alum struggled with embracing her natural texture due to mainstream perceptions about how women's hair should look. But by her earlier days with the girl group, that feeling managed to fade into the background thanks to the statement-making pixie cut she was known to sport. "I thought I was fly, period," she told POPSUGAR. "But I was like, 'Ok...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Black Women, Dove, Coconut Oil, Kelly Rowland, Rowland, Hair Products, Celebrity Beauty, Beauty Interview, Beauty Diversity


Lupita Nyong'o Wore Box Braids to the SAG Awards, and It's the Only Thing I'd Like to Discuss Today

Award season is in full swing and my only question thus far is how much longer are we going to pretend that Lupita Nyong'o isn't queen of the red carpet? My pride and joy, and the star of Jordan Peele's upcoming horror flick Us, appeared alongside her Black Panther costars at the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards looking everything but boring in a blinged-out Vera Wang ensemble and a full head of box braids. The braids are the work of celebrity hairstylist Vernon François, who created the look by...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, SAG Awards, Lupita Nyong'o, Black Women, Braids, Red Carpet, Lupita Nyong, Nyong, Vera Wang, Jordan Peele, Celebrity Beauty, Vernon François, Award Season, Celebrity Instagrams, Times Lupita Nyong


25 Photos That Document Meghan Markle's Royal Beauty Transformation

As much as we adore Kate Middleton, we are thrilled to have another member of the royal family to obsess over: Meghan Markle. The actress has always been a beauty enthusiast, with a documented love for Shu Uemura lash curlers, YSL concealers, NARS blush, and countless other products. Because she was a public figure before she ever met Prince Harry, we've been blessed with a vault of photos documenting her entire beauty evolution. Markle has always embraced her natural beauty and seems to go by ...
Tags: Makeup, Beauty, NARS, Kate Middleton, Harry, Royal Family, Black Women, Markle, Shu Uemura, MEGHAN MARKLE, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Makeup


These Beautiful Bridal Hairstyles Will Make Your Wedding Day Even More Gorgeous

Wedding day hair is all about exuding elegance, expressing your personal style, and showing off your natural beauty, which is why finding the perfect hairstyle for the big day can be one of the most difficult parts of wedding planning. With so many styles to choose from, it's hard to narrow it down, since there's only one that will be the one for you. From short curls to long locs and braids, intricate updos to romantic waves, take a look at these gorgeous hairstyles worn by black brides and see...
Tags: Beauty, Wedding, Hair, Black Women, Wedding Hair