Tag: Hair

Naomi Watts on the Joys of Post-Covid Beauty

The actress Naomi Watts has been wearing several hats since the pandemic hit. She is a founder of Onda Beauty, an indie retail store with branches in TriBeCa and Sag Harbor, N.Y. She has also been filming, including a couple of movies that will be out this year: the thriller “Lakewood” and “Infinite Storm,” a […]

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The Lesson of Tony Blair’s Long Hair

What is it with male politicians and their hair these days? After decades — centuries — of nondescript short cuts, their crowning glory has suddenly turned into a form of creative expression. And source of controversy. It often seemed as if no one could top Donald Trump’s incredibly complicated cream puff of a construction — […]

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Michigan Dad Pulls Biracial Child Out of School After Teacher, Other Student Cuts Her Hair

Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) A Michigan father was outraged after his 7-year-old biracial daughter told him that her teacher and a classmate had cut her hair at school on two separate occasions. Advertisement The girl’s father, Jimmy Hoffmeyer, told the Associated Press that his daughter, Jurnee, arrived home from Ganiard Elementary, in Mount Pleasant, on March […]

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Auntie Maxine Snatches Jim Jordan’s Baby Hair, Tells the Ohio Rep ‘Shut Your Mouth’

Photo: Stefani Reynolds (Getty Images) If only Rep. Jim Jordan, a former assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State, had something to say when wrestlers were being sexually abused by their team doctor. Instead, Jordan has claimed he had no knowledge of the incidents despite several wrestlers claiming he not only knew but was aware of […]

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Save Your Outfits From the Shedding Season With the Fur Zapper Pet Hair Remover

Best Home DealsBest Home DealsThe best home, kitchen, smart home, and automotive deals from around the web, updated daily. 2-Pack Fur Zapper Pet Hair Remover | $13 | StackSocial We love our pets; we really do. We don’t love their fur on everything we own. I have a wirehaired terrier, and I can’t leave the […]

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The Glow Up 50 2021: Celebrating Our Style Innovators

The Glow Up 50The Glow Up 50Our annual celebration of the black tastemakers, trendsetters and innovators elevating the world of style. The mixed bag that was 2020 may not have brought much in the way of stylish moments—though face masks, tie-dyed sweatsuits and wireless bras certainly had one. But just before world locked down last […]

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Should I Go Gray?

Working from home has lessened my need to color my hair, so the grays are rooting up. Unfortunately, I have black hair, thus the contrast of colors is quite stark. Do I continue to color or cover my hair, or do I let it become natural? I am “winter” in the coloring chart, but I […]

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Review: In ‘Crowns, Kinks and Curls,’ Getting to the Roots of Black Hair

I have 4b hair that remained virgin hair, mostly styled in box braids and cornrows with extensions, until I was 13, when I got my first relaxer. My scalp has known chemical burns, hot comb burns, curling iron burns, flat iron burns and the unrelenting throbbing that comes with hours of tight root-wrenching braiding. I […]

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Will Demi Lovato’s Sexual Assault Revelations Finally Put a Dent in Disney’s Purity Culture?

Lovato is now swinging hard at Disney in the court of public opinion. She could probably only have done it now: Dancing with the Devil is a portrait of a talented addict struggling with the kind of trauma-driven behaviors that the media has only very recently adapted to sympathizing with instead of vilifying. Her revelations […]

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Why I Started Wearing Head Wraps

Seven years ago, at my grandfather’s funeral in Kumasi, Ghana, my extended family and I all wore matching outfits, as is the custom. In our tradition, fabric patterns have distinct meanings, and ours was printed with a symbol that resembles chain links, representing the unbreakable bonds between the living and the dead. There was a […]

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In a Changing Military, the Army Eases Its Rules for Women’s Hair

Women will now also be able to have highlights in their hair and wear conservative shades of lipstick and nail polish, so long as they are not “eccentric, exaggerated, or faddish,” and they can wear stud earrings while not in field training or combat. And the regulations for the first time include guidance on breastfeeding, […]

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Having Won Syria’s War, al-Assad Is Mired in Economic Woes

Most Syrians now devote their days to finding fuel to cook and warm their homes, and standing in long lines for rationed pita. Power shortages are constant, with some areas getting only a few hours of electricity a day, barely enough for people to keep their cellphones charged. Desperate women have taken to selling their […]

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Japanese Student Forced to Dye Her Hair Black Wins, and Loses, in Court

Like many schools in Japan, where most people are born with straight, black hair, the Kaifukan Senior High School in Osaka is fussy about students’ appearances. Perms and braided extensions are off limits, as are dyed and bleached hair. One brown-haired Japanese-born student ran into trouble when school officials, believing that she had flouted the […]

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The Pandemic Probably Caused Your Hair Loss

With every month that passed in 2020, Samantha Hill’s part seemed to widen, the increasingly bald stripe of skin a representation of what she calls “a four-part terrible play” in her life. Reeling from the death of her father in January, Ms. Hill, a 29-year-old freelance photographer, had barely adjusted to her new normal when […]

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You’re Not Imagining It: The Pandemic Is Making Your Hair Fall Out

With every month that passed in 2020, Samantha Hill’s part seemed to widen, the increasingly bald stripe of skin a representation of what she calls “a four-part terrible play” in her life. Reeling from the death of her father in January, Ms. Hill, a 29-year-old freelance photographer, had barely adjusted to her new normal when […]

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Tessica Brown’s Hair is Finally Free of Gorilla Glue

The last few weeks have been a roller coaster for Tessica Brown, the Louisiana woman who used Gorilla Glue instead of hair spray one day in January. She catapulted to internet fame last week after posting a video on TikTok in which she called the decision to use the adhesive spray a “bad, bad, bad […]

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Real Hot Girl Hair: Mielle Organics Announces Megan Thee Stallion as Its First Global Ambassador

Screenshot: Mielle Organics (Instagram) Every stallion needs a fabulous mane, and hip-hop’s hot girl Megan Thee Stallion is no exception. The H-Town hottie may be best known for her growing body-ody-ody-ody of hits and epic wig game—but underneath it all, she’s been on a natural hair journey, announcing in December that she and stylist Kellon […]

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Gorilla Glue Speaks Out After Woman Who Mistakenly Used Product On Hair Hires Lawyer

NewsOne Featured Video The company that makes an adhesive product mistakenly used by a Black woman to groom her hair has spoken out after the woman suggested she might bring legal action. Tessica Brown went viral for all the wrong reasons last week after she admitted on a social media video that she used Gorilla […]

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Woman Who Used Gorilla Glue Spray to Style Her Hair Gives Update on Her Condition, Says Removal Could Take 20 Hours

Screenshot: Tessica Brown/TikTok Stiff where? Still stiff here. Much like the relationship between Black women and our hair, the situation involving our good sis Tessica Brown (aka Gorilla Glue Girl, as she’s been unofficially dubbed on social media) and her horrendous hair catastrophe that went viral last week has also increased in complexity. Last week, […]

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Gorilla Glue as Hair Spray? ‘Bad, Bad, Bad Idea’

Social media users have been captivated by the plight of a woman named Tessica Brown, her decision to use Gorilla Glue instead of hair spray and a harrowing, monthlong quest to undo a seemingly permanent hairstyle. It all started when Ms. Brown ran out of her usual hair spray, Got2b Glued. In a pinch, she […]

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Stiff Where? Stiff Here: Woman Uses Gorilla Glue to Slick Down Hair, and I Am Now in Shambles

Screenshot: Tessica Brown/TikTok No, dear reader, this headline is not fake news. This story won’t be full of alternative facts (unlike someone we know who shall remain nameless). But what this story will be full of is utter disbelief, shock and awe. You see, on Thursday a video from TikTok user Im_D_Ollady (real name: Tessica […]

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Norma Kamali’s Skin Care and Aging Secrets

The fashion designer Norma Kamali stays young in looks and spirit, but not for lack of effort. Ms. Kamali, who is best known for the archetypal sleeping-bag coat that debuted in the mid-1970s, is serious about her skin care — her wellness line, Normalife, was introduced last year — and, perhaps more important, about her […]

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Can You Wear Floral on Your Buzz Cut?

Salons in Los Angeles County have been closed to the public since Dec. 3, but for social-media-savvy stylists like Amanda Lyberger, a colorist known for her eye-catching rainbow looks, the show must go on. In Thair Salon, her otherwise abandoned place of employment in the warehouse district of downtown Los Angeles, Ms. Lyberger, 28, recently […]

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Ron Levin, Sought-After New York Hair Colorist, Dies at 81

For over three decades at the ritzy Pierre Michel salon in Manhattan, the wealthiest and most powerful women in New York waited patiently for the time and attention of a talkative hair colorist named Ron Levin. In 1983, he started working at Pierre Michel, where he became one of the most celebrated and in-demand colorists […]

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The Home Office That Turned Into a Salon and Spa: 2020’s Beauty Products

Unable to visit their hair stylists, aestheticians, hair braiders or nail technicians for much of this year, many people began D.I.Y.-ing their beauty routines. At-home haircuts and dye jobs boomed. Online shopping took center stage. “How we saw this manifest in beauty was with hair color, nail care specifically, facial exfoliators and facial devices that […]

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