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Natural Hair 101: Tips, Tricks and Trends

Natural Hair Tips, Styles and Trends

Discovering My Hair Identity: What's My Hair Type?

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Discovering My Hair Identity: What's My Hair Type?

By Aida Solomon About a month ago I introduced a new partnership that I began with the largest black owned online beauty and haircare store called 4th Ave Market. If you missed the first article, you can find it here. With the intention that I will finally figure out my hair’s needs, I am diving straight into the next part of this journey.  What's My Hair Type? For a long time, I had heard the term "hair type" and it being some kind of ID that helped you to understand your hair on a deeper level. I began my research with...

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Meet the Image Consultant Who Said, "My Bald Head Made Me Realize an Unapologetic Version of Me"

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Meet the Image Consultant Who Said, "My Bald Head Made Me Realize an Unapologetic Version of Me"
Meet Mikara Reid, the Image Consultant Who Said, "My Bald Head Made Me Realize an Unapologetic Version of Me." What's more, she has five skincare tips for unapologetically glowing skin.

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Four Lessons I Learned from the Netflix Series “Self-Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker”

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Four Lessons I Learned from the Netflix Series “Self-Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker”

“Hair is our heritage," said Madam C.J. Walker in the opening scenes of the Netflix series. "It tells us who we are, where we've been and where we're going...hair is power." I don’t know about you, but I’ve never thought about hair that way. What I do know is that hearing those words made me feel empowered and nostalgic because I grew up in a hair salon. It was an unlicensed one, but a hair salon no less. Many days, the smokiness of bacon mixed with a hint of Isoplus in the air got me and my siblings out of...

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How and Why We’re Following in 4th Avenue Historic District’s Footsteps in Birmingham, Alabama

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How and Why We’re Following in 4th Avenue Historic District’s Footsteps in Birmingham, Alabama
We don’t have to know where you’re from to paint a picture of your neighborhood beauty store. In aisles, black and brown women – women who look like you – scan for hair products and hair accessories. And behind the counter are friendly faces from different races. That wasn’t always the case nor does it have to remain that way.

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Why It's Important to Celebrate Women’s History Month

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Why It's Important to Celebrate Women’s History Month

"Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women," said the late Dr. Maya Angelou.  Women’s History Month is the acknowledgment that women have not backed down. It is the receipt that we stood up for ourselves personally and professionally. And by doing so, we have uplifted known and unknown women along the way throughout history.  We celebrate it in March to align with the International Women's Day, which was created to promote equal rights. On the eighth of the month, women all around the world can celebrate...

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