Earlier this week, we fell in love with 12-year-old badass Vanessa Van Dyke (and her supportive momma!) for not letting her private school enforce racist beauty standards on her hair. The Orlando, Florida, student complained about bullying from students over her Afro and school administrators responded by demanding that Vanessa straighten or cut her Black hair or face expulsion. The school’s dress code said hair must be a natural color and not be a “distraction,” but they only said Vanessa’s ‘fro was a distraction after she complained about the bullying. Fuck you, Faith Christian Academy! In honor of Vanessa Van Dyke, EBONY.com has declared today, November 27th, #NationalAfroDay. Women and men rocking natural hair are invited to submit their photos to Ebony, where they will be posted on a special “We Are Hair For Vanessa Van Dyke” Facebook page. Show Vanessa Van Dyke some love for staying true to herself in the face of bullshit. [EBONY.com, Facebook.com: We Are Hair For Vanessa Van Dyke]
Faith Christian Academy in Orlando, Florida, has forced 12-year-old Vanessa Van Dyke, a Black student who rocks a mane of natural hair, to either straighten her hair or cut it off — or be expelled.
The school claims her hairstyle is in violation of the school dress code, which says, “Hair must be a natural color and must not be a distraction.” It gives examples of inappropriate hair such as rat tails, mohawks and shaved designs. The “distraction” is apparently Vanessa’s complaint to grownups at the school that she was been teased over her hair. Keep reading »
“Giant hair bows” were recently featured on a Huffington Post list of fashion trends guys hate, which made me love them even more than I already did. This loose, half updo would be totally man-friendly on its own, but once you add the big ass bow, it’s like, “Sorry dudes, I do my hair to please me (and also my 6-year-old niece).” Plus, as The Cut pointed out, that list can be used like a guide of What To Wear To Get Basic Bros To Leave You Alone. Yet another reason to embrace the big ass bow.
Ponytails are the ultimate easy, no-effort hairstyle, but the perfect ponytail? That’s a whole different animal. It’s meant for a fancy restaurant instead of the gym. It’s gotta be full, wavy, with layers and movement. This clever little ponytail makeover accomplishes all that in about 60 seconds with nothing more than two hair ties (seriously, there’s no extensions or clip-ins required!). It’s like a cheat code for your hair. Use it. Love it. Let the compliments roll in. [Makeup.com]
Anyone who’s experienced new haircut euphoria will tell you that getting your hair done is never just about your hair — it’s about getting your whole world view shampooed. You walk into the salon feeling like a dirty cockroach who just crawled out of her cubicle and you leave there thinking you might actually bear some resemblance to Marion Cotillard. Just feeling like a French goddess sets off a whole chain reaction of positive side effects that ends with you drinking scotch and cleaning your bathroom until the wee hours of the morning. Really, it’s miraculous. But it doesn’t last for long. So, it’s essential to capitalize on your new haircut high while it lasts. Don’t ever take these wonderful side effects for granted… Keep reading »
Free man Bruce Jenner can do whatever he wants now that he’s no longer the human property of Pimp Mama Kris. He can spend all day flying model helicopters! He can install a putting green in his backyard! He can play golf with Angie Everhart! But more than all of these things, Bruce can finally, finally grow that pathetic baby ponytail he’s always wanted, and I must say, it’s coming in beautifully. This, friends, is what freedom looks like. He wears it well. [Photo: Splash News]
“The top knot…I’ve been doing that for nine years now. I hate washing my hair, so I’d always just put my hair on top of my head. Now it’s this huge thing. But I really feel like I was the first.”
When asked about innovations she’s contributed to the world at the WSJ Innovator Awards, model Jessica Hart insisted that she is the creator of the top knot. When asked if it bothered her that it became so trendy, her response was:
“Yes! I was a little bit. And other people would claim that someone else had been the first person, and I was like, ‘There’s no way.’”
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Your hair is like a tree — it should change color when autumn rolls around. I love fall hair colors because they’re darker, deeper, and more dimensional than summer hues, plus they’re often described with dessert-related words (chocolate, honey, caramel, butterscotch, etc.), which delights me to no end. If you’re yearning to update your tresses this fall (and aren’t we all?), look no further than these 10 celebs’ envy-worthy locks in every shade from icy blonde to jet black. Better yet, have your stylist flip through this slideshow and decide which shade would look best on you. Here’s to the season of gorgeous hair!
Here’s a GIF of the actress trying on Google Glass, but more importantly, we get to see her new haircut — which I suspected could be a wig from someone’s Kate Gosselin Halloween costume — from all angles. It looks better than I previously thought, if still a bit reverse-mullet-y. This concludes my Jennifer Lawrence Cut Her Hair Update.
So many beauties have taken their natural hair journey and embraced it for what it is–hard, frustrating, rewarding, and empowering. What I find most interesting about the natural hair revolution is that it’s brought so many women together to take it one step further an adopt a healthier lifestyle. The process of cutting your hair and finding the right products for your hair type is difficult, and will teach you a lesson in patience. But along the way, Tashia fell in love with a few products that, to this day, she cannot live without. Check ‘em out on Hello Beautiful…