It’s been one heck of a week for dreadlocks, and all who love and wear the style. Thursday, fashion designer Marc Jacobs fought criticism on social media for having white models rock colorful faux locs in his NYFW Spring ‘17 show. Then Friday, the 11th U.S. Appeals Court caught flack for ruling that employers can now legally ban employees from wearing locs.
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I recently came across an article on BGLH regarding a veteran natural stylist’s concerns with the natural hair movement’s effect on hair salons. The article has since been removed, however, I found what appeared to be the original article on atlantablackstar.com. Reading it again, I understood some of the stylist’s concerns, but disagreed with some […]
Overregulation of hair braiders lead to Isis Brantley’s arrest and her suing in federal court to teach this profession.
Due to the abrupt stop in production and shipping of CWK Straight Plates some have call it, A SCAM. Black Girl Long Hair recently described some of the sketchiness of the campaign after exceeding its Kickstarter goal. I will admit that it did seem a little fishy. The lack of transparency and communication on the part of CWK Straight Plates developer, Kelechi Bradley also did not help put the rumors and speculation to rest.
Twists, dreadlocks (locs), Afros and braids seem to be the target of discrimination once again but this time from the US Army.
After hearing way too many stories of children being told by their schools that their hair is “inappropriate” or “unacceptable” I decided to create a children’s book that would teach children of color, they are beautiful just the way they are. If you remember the story of Vanessa Vandyke, she seemed to have confidence in […]
Black Friday is right around the corner and it is time to rack up on some deals! But the deals are not limited to clothes and electronics. There are big savings on natural hair products as well! So that you can focus on checking out the discounted goodies, we scoured the web to search for […]
On the heels of reports that a Baltimore woman lost her job because of her blonde highlights comes another story about a 24-year-old woman who has been ordered to cut her dreadlocks or be fired. Ashley Davis, of St. Peters, Mo., told Fox 2 St. Louis that a change in policy at the finance company […]
Cara B Naturally was so kind as to sponsor this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Last year I was asked to take the Cara B Naturally pledge along with other fabulous moms like Tia & Tamara Mowry, Holly Robinson Peete, Kym Whitley, Nicole Ari Parker and Laila Ali . This is when I was […]
Asha Mandela, women with the longest dreadlocks in the world, says cutting her hair would be like committing suicide even though doctors have warned her of the devastating effects its has on her health.