According to Vogue, North West is inspiring a Natural Hair Movement.
North West is arguably one of the cutest little curlies to grace the overexposed stage that is called Celebrity. While we will not deny that, claiming that North is the sole trendsetter in a movement that has been decades, centuries in the making, is an offensive, dismissive stretch. Yesterday Kim and Kanye's daughter turned 2 years old, an age at which most children do not receive relaxers or other chemical straighteners anyway. So the likelihood of a mixed race toddler rocking 'natural curls' is high and it's the norm, really--celebrity kid or not. Marjon Carlos of Vogue says "North’s pint-sized hair styles... [have] established little Nori as a kind of hair icon for a nascent and diverse generation of tots rocking their natural curls with unprecedented flair..." What do you think, NaturallyCurly world?
Men don't think curly hair is sexy, according to Harper's Bazaar.
From Olivia Palermo's "long & straight" hair to Gigi Hadid's "slick high ponytail", we can't help but notice the absence of curly, textured hair representation in Harper's Bazaar's slideshow of 12 hairstyles that every man fawns over. What does your significant other think of your natural hair?
This writer wanted to be pre-meltdown Britney Spears for a day.
From Baby One More Time pigtails to I'm A Slave 4 U, Britney Spears had some pretty hot hairstyles in her videos before the dreaded Kevin Federline-barefoot-headshaving era. Bustle contributor Phoebe wanted to highlight Spears' glory days through her iconic hairstyles. Ah, pop culture nostalgia--everything was better in the '90s. We are here for this.
Lebron's barber defends "Bigen hair dye" claims.
The playoffs are over and the nation has been crying Lebron tears ever since. Amidst all the game talk, everyone has also been focusing on one specific thing during the season that had nothing to do with basketball at all--Lebron James' hairline. According to the Cleveland Cavaliers' star player, barber Nick Castemanos stands by his claims on the head of his "toughest client". “There is no dye. No additives. No preservatives,” Castemanos told Yahoo Sports. “Everyone thinks he’s dying his hair using [temporary hair colorings] Bigen or Black Ice. It’s all his hair. They still don’t believe me. I get Bigen comments all the time.
Finally, a hair care system that focuses solely on the needs of the consumer.QVC founder Joseph Segel is funding ProfilePRO, which may just be the miracle hair care system we've all been waiting on. For $15, you can formulate your own conditioner and shampoo based on your hair type and needs, create a customizable label for your line, and choose either full size or travel-size products. Seriously, how cool does that sound?
This Cuban performance artist reopened the racial beauty discussion with a natural hair competition.
Discrimination among the Cuban population has been prevalent for quite some time, and while it is often a discussion that gets swept under the rug, Havana performance artist Susana Delahante invited 70 women to participate in a friendly hair competition. Two of the competition's three categories were fulfilled--natural and braided. According to US News, "Sociologists say black Cubans' reluctance to identify themselves as such is a powerful indication of lingering prejudice."
Don't ask a girl if her natural hair is "an add-on"--then touch it without asking.
Last week Mad Men actress Teyonah Parris had to shut down a blissfully ignorant man while lunching with friends. An "old man" approached her, proceeded to let her know that her hair was "stimulating" and asked "Is that yours or an add-on?" in the next breath. Parris shared a series of tweets to support her rant that, basically... "#ignorance, #privilege" and being unabashedly "dumbfounded" ain't a good look. This week, Selma director Ava DuVernay had a dishearteningly similar experience with a perpetrator.
An 8th grader gave his principal a Lebron cut.
It was an effective incentive, that's for sure. 8th graders at Bennett in Chatham County, North Carolina, got to watch their principal, Dan Barnwell, get his head shaved to a buzz cut for passing the End of Grade (EOG) testing with a 90 percent proficiency in the Science category.