Meet Kaylin Ransom, a 22-year-old resident of Ocala, FL. She spends her weeks doing hair and her weekends in Lake County Jail. The aptly named Ransom is under a plea deal for felony battery and child abuse, and whenever she checks into her “weekend home” she has to take a new mug shot. So following in the footsteps of Naomi Campbell, who famously wore haute couture while performing her community service with the New York Department of Sanitation, Ransom gets glam, in her own way, before taking her mug shots. She’s known for her lace-front wigs, extensions, false eyelashes, and photo shoot-worthy makeup. Now, if Ransom had lesser charges, I’d say this was a unique way of giving the system the finger, but charges of battery and child abuse warrant a lot more repentance, in my book, than getting fly for a weekly jail stay. [Essence.com] Keep reading »
It’s easy for us longer-haired ladies to walk into a hair salon with an Us Weekly, find a picture of a starlet whose look we envy, and say “Give me Katie Holmes’ hair.” But what if you’re a lesbian looking for a more butch ‘do — or, hey, a straight girl looking for a super-short hairstyle? Two hairstylists, Marco Roso and Laruen Boyle, created a poster of “queer haircuts” showing a diversity of hair types and styles so that salons, particularly in gay neighborhoods, have a better idea of how to do a ‘do.
I have one question, though: where’s the Bieber ‘do? [AfterEllen.com via Dis Magazine] Keep reading »
I thought it was a fluke when I saw two women on two separate occasions wearing a ’90s French roll, a hairstyle in which the hair is rolled and tucked starting at the nape of the neck and pinned to the back of the head. But then, Kourtney Kardashian wore her hair in a roll this week, too. And you know what they say … three instances makes a trend. So is the French roll making a comeback? Keep reading »
In anticipation of the release of her third LP, Let Freedom Reign (out today, Nov. 30), Island Def Jam recording artist Chrisette Michele let a bunch of bloggers pick her brain last night at an event hosted by the Carol’s Daughter store in Harlem. We all know she’s an extremely talented singer and musician (you know, one who actually has a voice and isn’t about gyrating for attention), so what I really wanted to know were Chrisette’s style and beauty preferences. Find out how she gets the power to voice her thoughts and why the reaction to her natural hair was annoying, after the jump. Keep reading »
At the beginning of reporter Rochelle Ritchie’s TV news career, she was told she had to get hair extensions. Like millions of black women, Rochelle has worn long, shiny extensions and wigs because she thought it made her look more professional. For six years, she “faithfully” wore wigs and weaves and progressed up the corporate ladder. But that’s come to an end. “After years of manipulation, I took the break step of going natural,” she now says on this great five-minute-long segment on WPTV. From now on, Rochelle will be reporting from West Palm Beach, Florida, with just her own ‘do — and she looks gorgeous. Keep reading »
On Friday, Justin Bieber gave a reading from his new book, First Step 2 Forever. Not only did he look significantly older than the last time we saw him, but his hair was looking shorter and was—hyperventilating gasp—brushed in the opposite direction from normal. The voice deepening can’t be far behind. [New York, 11/26/10] Keep reading »