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We love seeing the results of celebrity hairstylist Ursula Stephen’s work, so when we were invited backstage to watch her create four distinctly different visions for New York Fashion Week, we jumped at the chance. With the help of The Glow Up’s trusty correspondent Makeda Sandford, we were able to catch a glimpse of…

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From Michael Jackson’s Jheri curl from the Thriller era to Colin Kaepernick’s iconic ’fro, one thing’s for sure: Black folks know hair, and our hair often makes a statement.

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Looks like it’s one step forward, one step back for New Jersey braid practitioners, as legislation introduced to abolish the current licensing requirements for braiders was conditionally vetoed by Gov. Phil Murphy, with suggestions for revisions before he’d reconsider.

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When it comes to finding low-maintenance hairstyles for our children that are school-appropriate, it’s beginning to seem we’re damned if we do, damned if we don’t. Last week, a video of a first-grader in Florida being turned away from his first day of school because of his dreadlocks sparked viral outrage and…

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theGRIO REPORT - Despite having already won a gold medal and preparing for tonight's individual competition, Gabby Douglas seems to be getting more Twitter mentions about her hair, rather than her athletic abilities...

The post Gabby Douglas' hair gets more attention than her gold medal appeared first on theGrio.

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Alicia Keys has gone under the knife! No, she has not had an emergency operation -- she just did the "big chop" with her loose curls and is now sporting a shockingly short 'do.

The post Alicia Keys chops off long locks, sports a chin-length bob in new Twitter pics appeared first on theGrio.

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OPINION - Are white people not allowed to practice yoga, Buddhism, get tribal bands, or wear locs since it’s not ‘white culture’ (and what is ‘white culture’ anyway)?...

The post White people with dreadlocks: Fearless fashion choice or co-optation by the privileged and clueless? appeared first on theGrio.

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CLUTCH - In a market in which all must sell their labor for profit, discrimination against natural hairstyles decidedly limits the options of people of color, who at times must choose between being true to themselves or conforming to racist and other appearance standards.

The post Black hairstyles: Do women with natural hair still face employment discrimination? appeared first on theGrio.

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