Sunday, October 25, 2015

4 Natural Hair Professional Looks Great for Work and Interviews

Watch as natural hair blogger Tina a.k.a, missT1806 demonstrates professional natural hair styles that you can wear at the office and on your job interviews.

Tina says: "Natural hair is not professional" How many times have you heard that? In this video I share 4 quick and easy styles that are work appropriate and would also be perfect for polishing your look to nail that job interview. Enjoy!

Which hairstyle would you like to try?

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Photo Series ‘Hairdo’ Celebrates Black Children’s Hair Texture

London-based photographer Emily Stein is hoping to eliminate the judgment and scrutiny Black children feel as a result of wearing their natural hair texture.

Stein was inspired by hairstyles and decided to take a closer look at the hairstyles of kids of Caribbean- and African-descent in her neighborhood, reports the New York Daily News. She features the intricate and often technical hairstyles worn by the children in her photo series Hairdo.

“The purpose of the project was to celebrate charismatic kids with equally charismatic hairstyles,” Stein told the Daily News. “Children are bombarded by images on social media and this syncs into their psyche.”

Some of the hairstyles Stein snapped and included in the photo project are cornrows, Bantu knots, box braids, and buns, which were oftentimes adorned with plastic beads, barrettes, and bows.

After asking parents’ permission, Stein would photograph the children right on the street, with a piece of colored paper serving as backdrop. Since she wanted the children, ages 3 to 8, to be, well, natural, she would instruct them to move as they wished.

“I wanted the children to be in charge, so I asked them to move as they wanted, which resulted in them yawning, hiding, or lavishing in the moment,” Stein said to the Daily News.

The photographer has plans to use the images in a limited-edition photo magazine of 200 copies.

My Fair Hair comments: Hi Ladies, I wanted to share this article because one of the goals of My Fair Hair is to eliminate the idea that natural hair is unpolished and unprofessional. I think once we, as adults, understand this and demonstrate this idea, it will encourage children to love their hair as well. Enjoy!

Check out all the Hairdo images on Stein’s website.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Fall Lookbook | Box Braids and Curly Havana Twists

As the fall season gradually comes upon us, I will be previewing Fall Lookbooks. Here is some natural hairstyle inspiration in the form of Box Braids in a symmetrical bob cuts and curly Havana Twists.

As always, when styling braids or twists, make sure to braid or twist loosely, as to not strain or pull the hair. Never attach large quantities of hair extensions to your edges as this can result in hair strain. Also remember that hair extensions should not remain in your hair for longer than 4-6 weeks (4 weeks being the maximum, in my opinion).

Blogger Coily Bella showing off her chunky curly twists

Which look will you try?