Hair Styles

Urban Bush Babe: Lauren Muller

Urban Bush Babe: Lauren Muller

Tell us your name and where you are from? Lauren Muller from New York. Originally from St.Lucia and Guyana.     How long have you been natural? Since I was born.       What do you do? Is there a resistance or compatibility with your hair in your field of work? I’m a painter(…)

Cipriana Featured In Essence Magazine’s September Issue

Cipriana Featured In Essence Magazine’s September Issue

“With a signature pompadour that demands a conversation, this 27 year old trendsetter has a beauty philosophy that perfectly accents her  eclectic style.”- Essence Magazine         Excited to be featured in Essence Magazine’s September Issue with beautiful cover star Jill Scott. Find out some of my favorite beauty products and more thoughts on fashion below.(…)

My Braid Out Side “Do” with Review for Bee Hold Curly Butter

My Braid Out Side “Do” with Review for Bee Hold Curly Butter

I can’t remember the last time I did a review for a hair product, and honestly I have not been taking care of my hair since I moved to Austin in December. You guys know how much work it can be to take care of natural hair and I just didn’t want to be bothered,(…)

Essence.com: Cipriana Quann on The Advantages of Short and Long Hair

Essence.com: Cipriana Quann on The Advantages of Short and Long Hair

via: essence.com Photos: Aaron Parker *click photos for enlarged view   Longer days and shorter nights are one of the many benefits summer brings but combating the off and on humidity when it comes to our hair, coupled with transitioning can feel like an unnecessary burden whether your length is Tomiko Fraser or Esperanza Spalding. Stay with me(…)

Urban Bush Babe Adeline Michèle‏ (Part 1)

Urban Bush Babe Adeline Michèle‏ (Part 1)

Tell us your name and where you are from? My name is Adeline Michèle. I am from Paris. I live in Brooklyn.   Photo: Mike Schreiber    How long have you been natural? Forever. I had one experience with hair relaxer at 9 years-old, that was it.     What do you do? Is there(…)

Watch Lupita Nyong’o in “Braids”, An Original Vogue Short Film

Watch Lupita Nyong’o in “Braids”, An Original Vogue Short Film

“When I got back from school learning how to braid hair in Kenya, I also decided it was going to be my side hustle, I was going to make some money braiding people’s hair. So I went through the great troubles of creating a poster but I just didn’t have the heart to charge anyone(…)

Essence: Cipriana Quann On The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Vitamin D

Essence: Cipriana Quann On The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Vitamin D

A beautiful day at the beach can turn into a living nightmare for our hair if left unprotected from the sun. Although vitamin D is a necessity for our bodies, navigating your exposure to the nutrient as a transitioner can be a bit tricky because your hair is very fragile—especially at the line of demarcation.(…)

Essence: Cipriana Quann Gives 5 Reasons Why Less is More in the Summer

Essence: Cipriana Quann Gives 5 Reasons Why Less is More in the Summer

Summer is almost here and like changing seasons, it can be hard to predict the state of your hair, even for the most savvy hair connoisseur. Taking in all the glory that summer has to offer, also has its side effects—like, humidity, which can wreak havoc in more ways than one. Learning how to show(…)

Marawa The Amazing Presents … ‘Exotica’ (Video)

Marawa The Amazing Presents … ‘Exotica’ (Video)

“This is a short piece I made showing all the different characters from my solo show, Exotica. The characters are all based on performers – mainly from the 20th century, who were at the forefront of breaking down the stereotypes female performers often faced.” -Marawa The Amazing   Hula Hoop Virtuoso, ‘Marawa The Amazing’ presents(…)

Current Nighttime Routine

Current Nighttime Routine

Photos: Delphine Diaw Diallo   I think one the biggest realizations during this ongoing hair journey it is just that … an ongoing journey! I use to be so diligent in sticking with one regimen that worked, but later grasped I would never have grounded a regimen that I am even more content with today,(…)