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ESSENCE launches “Hot Hair” special edition on October 8 for African-American women

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.

Aron Ranen documentary “Black Hair” delves deeper into the black hair industry

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.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa accepts Green Youth Movement 2010 Humanitarian Award

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.

Mazuma Hair Salon in Fairfield, OH offers $10 doobie

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.

Cincinnati: Perfections Salon seeking frizzy haired volunteers for Brazilian Keratin before/after

Perfections Salon ( 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 ( smoothing treatment. Sarah Caudill who recently joined the salon as Perfections’ Brazilian Keratin expert will deliver the service for free.

Comsetic company Reviyve LLC announces 2010 Beautiful Women of Color contest

Reviyve LLC (, 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 ( will begin on March 1st and run for 10 consecutive months throughout the end of 2010.

Urban Beauties Magazine launch party Mar 18, 2010 in NYC

Today at the offices of Urban Beauties Magazine (, 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 (

Chris Rock’s “Good Hair” not exactly what black folks hoped for

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.