Naturallycurly.com...where the break room TV stays on E! rather than the actual news (unless the weather forecast includes curl-detrimental humidity). These are the top stories we've been talking about in the past 2 weeks.
GOOGLE SAYS PEOPLE CARE MORE ABOUT MEN'S HAIRSTYLES
Harry Styles and Jared Leto have both perfected the man bun, and Google's recent report shows that from January 2013 to August 2015 "how to grow a man bun" is the most popular hair trend. There's even a new product out in the market to help him achieve this--the man bun hair clip.
KIM AND KANYE CAN'T AGREE ON NORTH WEST'S HAIR
Kim and Kanye are reportedly fighting over how to style baby North West's hair. According to Life And Style Mag, sources say that North has publicly complained about her head hurting and "Kim wishes her hair was straight."
TYPE 4 NATURAL HAIR MAKES ITS VICTORIA'S SECRET DEBUT
Long, fine, straight hair that has been manipulated with a curling wand is no longer the norm at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Model Maria Borges proved that in the most eloquent way possible when she sported her teeny weeny afro on the runway last week during the show.
EXTRAORDINARY SURGERY INCLUDES COLOR-MATCHING HAIR TRANSPLANTDr. Eduardo Rodriguez just performed a breakthrough facial reconstructive surgery on a deserving man. Volunteer firefighter and father of three, Patrick Hardison, has undergone the most extensive transplant ever recorded. It includes hair in his scalp that matches his original dark blonde hue before his tragedy.
SORRY, CHARLES BARKLEY--NAPPY HAIR IS HERE TO STAY
Even if Charles Barkley doesn't like it, there's a new movement happening in America right now. Popular natural hair websites are calling it the Nappyheaded Black Male Revolution. Famous faces like J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar fronting their carefree revolt against the male grooming standard that once ruled.
CHEERLEADER KICKED OFF THE SQUAD FOR HAVING CURLY HAIR
Thirteen-year-old cheerleader, Makayla Fallaw was kicked off her school's squad for refusing to straighten her hair for a competition. Kevin Tonner, the director of Woodlands Elite Cheer, says the girl got the boot because of her attitude, not her curly hair. "We don't want this negativity on our team," he said in an interview with ABC 13.
THE GREAT CULTURAL APPROPRIATION OF CORNROWS DEBATE CONTINUES
In the wake of a growth in the glamorizing of cultural trends that were once seen as "ghetto" or "trashy", a recent essay titled "Does Anyone Own the Cornrow?" on NY Times sparked a wide range of commentary from readers. Some are readers who genuinely find the discussion confusing (one reader writes "the women who like your hairstyle are your friends") and others stand behind claims that cornrows have always been universal (she says "Native Americans, Greeks, Romans, and Celtic art have depicted people in cornrows as long as 1,000 years ago").
THIS IS WHY WE HAVE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH ZENDAYA
Zendaya is the breath of fresh air in the billion dollar business of Hollywood. One reason we all love her is because of the 18-year-old's ability to bend and flow with the changing demands of the industry without conforming to something she is against on a personal level. "I don't want to be just one-dimensional or relatable to one type of person," she stated in a recent interview with Flare.
CHICAGO APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM OFFERS FREE HAIRCUTS ON MONDAYS
Caitlin Chapman is an apprentice in a program linked with Art and Science Salon in Chicago. On Mondays, the salon offers free haircuts and $10 coloring services, headed by stylist Rob Reyes. The top three ways apprentices like Chapman fulfill their apprenticeship are through Craigslist, Instagram, and the Salon Apprentice website.
THIS NEW EDITORIAL SHOWS THE BEAUTY OF LOCS IN BRAZIL
In a recently published photo series of beautiful natural and faux loc'd models, Mukunã Dreadlocks salon has teamed up with photographer Kelvin Yule to display nature's beauty as it pertains to natural hair in the black culture--particularly, Brazil.
IN 2016, YOU WILL SEE THIS BRAID EVERYWHERE
The cage braid has been seen all over social media sites like Instagram and Tumblr. According to PopSugar, it's a modern take on the classic fishtail braid. "A central braid sits between little waterfalls of hair that move from the outside in," writer Jessica Cruel describes.
IF YOU'RE A HAIR BRAIDER IN IOWA, YOU COULD BE FACING PRISON TIME
Just months after opening her brick and mortar retail location, Achan Agit was forced to close her unique hair accessories boutique and hair braiding salon. This is due to Iowa's strict and antiquated laws surrounding hair braiding service salons.