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Essence.com: Cipriana Quann’s Top Festival Hair Moments

Essence.com: Cipriana Quann’s Top Festival Hair Moments

Hitting a record attendance of over half million attendees this year at the 20th Anniversary of the Essence Festival, it is no wonder this year was not only record breaking but a momentous one. A four day celebration held in New Orleans, the energy and excitement of the festival was instantaneously contagious. As a first(…)

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(…)

Jesse Boykins III: Love Apparatus Project

Jesse Boykins III: Love Apparatus Project

Love Apparatus jbiiimusic.com   “Creation is the vessel that molds life, without a woman art would not be so courageous. I find peace in openness, so I am grateful for the expression of self and I am aware of the power in vulnerability and the connection it brings about. Love Apparatus is for the heart(…)

Style Like U x Wildfang: Boyish Bodies Can Have Curves Too

Style Like U x Wildfang: Boyish Bodies Can Have Curves Too

“Not to be super va va voom in the streets honestly. I always wanted people to pay attention to me for the things I did well and my intelligence, not so much just for the way I look.” Bee Walker     via: stylelikeu Photos: Rog Walker   Photographer, Bee Walker tells the story of(…)

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(…)

Unified Visionaries Benefit

Unified Visionaries Benefit

“Our goal is to give the youth tangible skills to really develop their sense of self and inspire them to know that they can create their own economic future” - Zebi Williams of Lil Raggamuffin Summercamp       “Taking full responsibility for your life and not waiting for somebody else to tell you or show you(…)

TK Wonder On Tour & Celebrate Brooklyn‏

TK Wonder On Tour & Celebrate Brooklyn‏

“Goodbye New York! I will be leaving tomorrow to embark on a four month music tour in Europe with Kiril Dzajkovski then Brazil in October with Rodrigo Carreira I am super excited and never imagined that performing at poetry and hip hop open mikes in front of a 100 people would take me in front(…)

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.  (…)