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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(…)

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(…)

Essence: Cipriana Quann On High and Low Maintenance Hair Care

Essence: Cipriana Quann On High and Low Maintenance Hair Care

via: Esssence.com Photos: Joey Rosado   *click photos for larger view   Transitioning definitely has its highs and lows but add maintenance in the mix, and the highs seem to disintegrate into thin air.     The beginning of my journey was a tricky one. I was stuck in a weird stage of trying to(…)

Essence: Cipriana Quann On Changing Hair Regimens

Essence: Cipriana Quann On Changing Hair Regimens

via: Essence by: Cipriana Quann Photos: Joey Rosado   When embarking in the wonderful world of natural hair, the journey can surprise even the most seasoned guru, and though my transitioning days as a newbie natural are far behind me, the memories alone makes me feel like a small fish in the big sea.  (…)

ELIZABETH ALMEIDA

ELIZABETH ALMEIDA

In this Curly Essence feature, watch Model, Elizabeth Almeida from Angola discuss all things hair, including everything from bullying in her youth, as the only girl of color in her class to finger detangling and her “love of cooking sweets, despite not knowing how to”.       Photos: José Ferreira    *click photos for larger(…)

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(…)

Exclusive Interview with 10 Year Old Twin Dancers; Imani & Nia (Video)

Exclusive Interview with 10 Year Old Twin Dancers; Imani & Nia (Video)

Walking at just 8 and a half months old, these gifted sisters were meant to dance and have been ever since. Meet the beautiful Lindsay twins; Imani and Nia, who were recently accepted into The American Ballet Theatre’s “Young Dancer Summer Workshop” on half scholarship. The American Ballet Theatre or “ABT” is recognized as one of the world’s leading classical(…)