Introducing Ombre! The French-termed hair trend features darker, more natural hues at the roots with gradually-dyed lightening at the ends. It’s been spotted on plenty of A-list celebs: Chanel Iman, Jennifer Hudson, Naomi Campbell, Raven Simone (see pics below). Finally, a trend that doesn’t require a busy woman of the world to run to the […]

The 2011 "Black Girls Rock!" Awards brought out the best in our favorite celebrity ladies - especially on the red carpet. Check out their hottest hairstyles!

Summer heat, salt water and chlorine can damage your hair. Here are three ways to treat and rescue it before fall.

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We love summer, but potential health hazards seem to be everywhere, from jellyfish stings to fried, frizzy's how to get through the season unscathed.

Black men have always seemed to have something against women with shorter hair. While I won’t make a general statement and say that black men have a fear that a woman will lose her beauty if she goes and makes “the big chop” I will say it certainly seems that way. I recently read an […]

Ask Natalie is here to answer ALL your burning hair care questions. Natalie, a professional hair stylist with over 20 years of beauty industry experience, has travelled the world sharing her knowledge and passion for healthy, beautiful hair. Her gorgeous styles have been featured in magazines, on top-rated television shows, and graced the stages at major industry events. As a Master Educator for Design Essentials, Natalie has created several of the company’s chicest styles and hair care techniques. So send her your questions, because she has the answers! Send your hair care questions to:


Gleaming hair is a sign of youth and vitality, so when a woman has lackluster hair—it ages her. Pollution, harsh chemicals, and heat styling can all turn hair dull, but a few extra steps will ensure your head shines. Follow these tips below: 4 Mother’s Day Pampering Gift Ideas With Healthy Benefits START IN THE […]

It seems like candy has value outside of being a sweet treat. According to the blog JazzaBelle Tresses, products used in candy can actually be used to create beautiful tresses. Caramel, peppermint and licorice are just a few examples of candy products that are used in hair products.

(from Glorious, shiny hair is not a matter of luck —it is a matter of good hair care. During the summer, the sun’s heat rays can be very damaging, causing hair to become dry, brittle and frizzy. A few simple summer hair care tips will help you keep hair strong and healthy. When it […]