Hair Styles

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,(…)

The Same Yet Different: The Breakdown Of Our Hair

The Same Yet Different: The Breakdown Of Our Hair

Photos: Joey Rosado  For those of you who are not familiar with who I am, I just so happen to have a best friend who was born from the same egg as mine; my identical twin sister. As twins we get asked some very amusing questions, but a few questions that are consistently asked daily regarding(…)

Urban Bush Babe: Coralie Jouhier

Urban Bush Babe: Coralie Jouhier

(Featured photos: Vivienne Mok) Tell us your name and where you are from? My name is Coralie Jouhier and I come from Paris.         How long have you been natural?   I’ve always been natural.         What do you do? Is there a resistance or compatibility with your hair(…)

Style: Ramones On A Rooftop

Style: Ramones On A Rooftop

With warmer temperatures FINALLY upon our doorsteps in NY and sounds of ice-cream trucks officially confirming spring, I thought it would be a perfect time to admit my itsy bitsy slight obsession (or perhaps collection sounds better, lol) with band t-shirts.  I have about 50 band t-shirts now and always keeping an eye out for(…)