Essence: Cipriana Quann On The Moment Hair Became More Than Just Hair

Essence: Cipriana Quann On The Moment Hair Became More Than Just Hair

Via: Essence.com By: Cipriana Quann Photos: Joey Rosado   Between trying to learn about demarcation lines and the frustration that can come with dealing with two different textures, throwing in the psychology of transitioning hair can be unwelcomed stress you’re not ready for.   *click photo for larger image   For many, transitioning is something that happens(…)

Behind The Scenes Of Ray Ban ‘District 1937′

Behind The Scenes Of Ray Ban ‘District 1937′

Cordially invited by Ray Ban. I attended ‘District 1937′ a celebration of the brand’s newest collection in iconic materials of leather, denim, steel, titanium and velvet. Held at the Sir Stage in New York, curating was taken to the next level as the venue was transformed into distinct multiple workshops, featuring not only the materials of(…)

Live The Process: A Moment With Cipriana Quann

Live The Process: A Moment With Cipriana Quann

via: Live The Process   Cipriana Quann believes that it’s our imperfections that make us beautiful and strong.   She felt caged in by the culture’s concept of beauty during her childhood and early adulthood. And, as a model, she struggled to build and accept her own identity in the face of unrelenting and conservative(…)

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(…)

Essence’s Journey To Beautiful: An Intimate Dinner with Erykah Badu & Ledisi

Essence’s Journey To Beautiful: An Intimate Dinner with Erykah Badu & Ledisi

On the cusp of Essence Magazine’s 44th anniversary and the recent release of their special 3 cover May issue with Singers, Erykah Badu, Solange and Ledisi, it seems only fitting to start a conversation dubbed the “Journey To Beautiful” and that is exactly what took place on May 7th.   Cordially invited by Essence, I attended(…)

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,(…)

Tedx Hackney: “In My Skin I Win”-Shaun Ross (Video)

Tedx Hackney: “In My Skin I Win”-Shaun Ross (Video)

“When I was younger a lot of people use to tease me, and I don’t come to all of you to say feel sorry for me because I don’t feel sorry for myself, I don’t…I am extremely proud of myself and I wish everyone in this room is proud of themselves as well.” -Shaun Ross(…)