Before I present these videos, I want to say that I have never changed my hair texture for the purposes of a job search. I have worked for conservative Fortune 100 companies, smaller companies, and been an entrepreneur and it’s never been a hiring issue.
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Trinity Designs, Inc. who first launched a set of collector’s sorority dolls “The Essence of Delta” have now launched several additional doll collections representing the following black sororities: The Essence of Zeta, The Essence of Lady Ivy, and The Essence of Lady Sigma.
Many African American women spend thousands of dollars each year getting their hair chemically relaxed. But did you know there’s a way to use henna to relax your hair? Yes! The same henna that is used as a natural hair dye, also has chemical relaxant properties.
(Reuters Health) – The definition of a ‘healthy’ waistline may have a bit more wiggle room for African-American women than for white women, a new study suggests.
Miss Black Connecticut USA, Osas Ighodaro, is the new Miss Black USA® 2010. She immediately gave praise of thanksgiving to God during her acceptance of the crown at the historical Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC. This is the first time in history that two queens from Connecticut won the title of Miss Black USA®.
ESSENCE, the preeminent lifestyle magazine for African-American women for the past 40 years, has served as the definitive beauty bible for its audience of more than 8 million. Continuing in this role, ESSENCE will highlight the unique relationship between African-American women and their hair with the launch of “Hot Hair” — a cross-platform, interactive experience covering all things hair, from root to tip, for African-American women. The “Hot Hair” special issue, which hits newsstands on October 8th, will cover all of the beauty needs, questions, concerns and triumphs of African-American hair care and style. The cover price will be $4.99.
Weight Watchers is proud to be a sponsor of O, the Oprah Magazine Live Your Best Life Walk in New York City on May 9. As part of the festivities, Jennifer Hudson will lead the walk alongside Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King where thousands of participants are expected to walk to support ten deserving charities.
I finally saw “Good Hair” last weekend (I know I’m super late), and thought Chris Rock did a good job presenting an overview of Black America’s obsession with hair and attaining what has been called “good hair” meaning straight, anglo-saxon hair. “RealitySurfer” left a comment on my post “Chris Rock’s ‘Good Hair’ not exactly what black folks hoped for” pointing me to the Aron Ranen documentary “Black Hair.” So far I’ve only watched the the 10 minute clip below, but I’m already intrigued.
Los Angeles Fashion Weekend marked a successful feat for the Green Youth Movement (GYM), a local nonprofit that aims to teach sustainability and green living to the younger generation – the organization hosted THE GREEN INITIATIVE, an eco-friendly fashion show featuring environmentally conscious designers last Saturday, March 20 at Sunset Gower Studios. Prior to the runway show, GYM presented Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa with the 2010 Humanitarian Award, marking the beginning of a partnership to bring sustainability to Los Angeles’ communities.
Destined to appeal to an upscale business and leisure clientele alike, an alternative $10 hair style is poised to transform the face of hair care and service in this cosmopolitan metropolis region. This 5 step process is called a “Doobie.” The 5 steps is shampoo, condition, roll, dry and wrap. A Doobie is very healthy for hair and pockets during economically hard times.
Perfections Salon (www.perfectionssalon.com) is searching for frizzy-haired women who would like to volunteer for a before-and-after photo session to show the results of the Brazilian Keratin (www.braziliankeratin.com) smoothing treatment. Sarah Caudill who recently joined the salon as Perfections’ Brazilian Keratin expert will deliver the service for free.
Reviyve LLC (www.reviyve.com), a virtual personal care products company that offers handmade ethnic cosmetics has launched a new program to acknowledge, honor and highlight beautiful women of color who are beautiful not because of their outer appearance but because of the beautiful things they do. The 2010 Beautiful Woman of Color Contest (www.freshradiantskin.com/beautiful-woman-of-color-contest) will begin on March 1st and run for 10 consecutive months throughout the end of 2010.
Today at the offices of Urban Beauties Magazine (UrbanBeautiesMag.com), an announcement has been made for the magazine’s official print release and commemorative celebration. This event, hosted in partnership with Laseland Publishing, will take place on Thursday, March 18th, from 6:00pm Until 11:00pm at the STAY lounge in New York City (stay-nyc.com).
I still haven’t seen Chris Rock’s “Good Hair,” but I’ve certainly blogged about it. Even the very words “good hair” inject divisiveness to the African-American community that dates back to slavery. To me, using those words came with high expectations. Maybe Chris Rock would finally set the records straight for black people, especially black women, as well as all of the world’s ethnicities out there that are forever curious about nappy hair. Besides, Chris Rock had his “boy” helping him out, none other than Nelson George.