I’m not going to lie. I’ve been puzzled by Alicia Keys’ #nomakeup campaign for some time, particularly who exactly it’s targeted at. Black women are known for having great skin that ages significantly slower than women of other races. Additionally many high profile black women are regularly seen without makeup. We’ve seen Beyonce, Tyra Banks, Kelly Rowland, Gabrielle Union, Nia Long, Serena Williams and countless others run around town or post images to social media with bare faces. Earlier this year Lupita Nyong’o and Viola Davis went bare-faced for a Vanity Fair photo shoot. It’s just not a huge deal.
The first platinum-selling female rapper turned Empire actress and radio host, Da Brat debuted a new curly look this week on her Instagram account. This is a departure from Da Brat’s normal style of braids and plaits. What do you think of her new ‘Glam’ look? Black Girl with Long Hair
by Alondra Innocent or Offensive? The national salon chain, Hair Cuttery, sent people of the natural hair community into an uproar last month with a brow-raising advertisement. As a part of their Look Smart campaign, they included the “Straighten Up Package,” which apparently was created for those of ethnic decent. Just as the package title suggests, this service is for those who prefer to wear their hair straight. It includes a relaxer, shampoo, some fancy treatment, blow dry and flat iron…everything you need to have a head of silky, straight hair! Considering the fact that there are many women
What do you think about the look? Do you love it? Black Girl with Long Hair