India Arie Does The ‘Big Chop’ Again & Let Her Haters Know: ‘I Dont Follow Trends’

As the weather gets warmer expect alot of “Big Chops” cause its definitely the season.

Anywho, a day after Tamar Braxton debuted her shaved head, India Arie took to social media to let folks know, she too, has set herself free again.

Apparently, a few folks didnt act like they knew and accused her of following a trend ; she quickly had to school them.

🎼 I AM NOT MY HAIR I AM NOT THIS SKIN I AM NOT YOUR EXPECTATIONS NO I AM NOT MY HAIR I AM NOT THIS SKIN I AM THE SOUL THAT LIVES WITHIN. BEEN Black Girl Magic since before we were CALLING it Black Girl Magic. Don’t get it twisted now! #wakandaforever – But THIS me being ME. This is who I BEEN. I can’t even COUNT the times I’ve cut my hair lol ~ ya’ll know me. 1. Some one said, I need a line up – I am VERY intentional about my hair. I think line ups ar masculine – i Iike my edges soft. #Imjustsaying 2. those how think i was wearing wigs – I wasn’t – usually i had a nice sized fro and would add BRAIDS to it – not wigs. And I wore a wig or two. SO WHAT #justdoyou 3. Your opinion doesn’t matter to me ( unless you like it! Lol is which case HEY BOO! hahaahahah!) #worthy Love to all #Soulbirdsworldwide #iamlight #iamnotmyhair

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Bye, Wig! Tamar Braxton Goes Bald

So I guess Tamar Braxton had a Bernadette moment last night and shaved all hair off or was it all damaged anyway ijs.

“I’m over feeling captive to a wig, weave, people, people’s comments & opinions hell…even my OWN feelings! WE can choose to stop these things from having the power and victory over us!! And for me, that starts TODAY,” she captioned a photo of her newly bald

✂️ finally free

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Its aight…..Maybe itll grow on me 🤔🤔🤔

My Favorite Natural Skincare and Wellness Products

After using some skincare products for a few months , you decide it wasn’t worth the coins.

The results are just “blah.”

In fact, you notice better results with a $7 coconut oil and a $2 box of baking soda you bought at the drugstore.

But how were you supposed to know that before buying the product?!

The department store brands is high-end and reputable, after all ( or so you think).

If you’re like me, you don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars trying and testing different formulas (shit aint cheap.

So below im sharing my secrets to great natural and glowing skin.

I HAD an awful breakout from milk. See how i got my glow back and blackhead FREE

Black Women Are The True Pioneers Of Acrylic Nails 

Think back to the moment when you got your first manicure or the time your mother gave you the okay to get acrylic nails. How did it make you feel? Powerful? Feminine? Grown up?

For most young Black women, getting our nails done is the ultimate act of self-love and care. And with the success of TV shows like Claws and Boss Nails, acrylic nails are having a beauty resurgence.

The modern acrylics we see today on influential stars, like Rihanna, Zendaya and Keke Palmer, are less than 70 years old. But it’s well-documented that Black women have been wearing artificial nails for decades — long before acrylics became mainstream.

Actually, you can thank a dentist named Frederick Slack Jr. for the invention of acrylics. In the 1950s, he broke his nail and used different chemicals and dental acrylics to create an artificial-looking nail to go over his old one. Of course, the trend trickled down to the African-American community and was very prominent in Hip-Hop culture in the ‘80s and ‘90s.

1966

Donyale Luna was the first Black model to appear on the cover of Vogue, and she sported acrylic nails in Twen Magazine in 1966.

1970s

Legendary singer and actress Diana Ross paired her signature red lip with red artificial nails. She soon swaped the long, round shapes she wore in the ‘70s for more of a square shape in the ‘80s. 

1979

Singer-songwriter Millie Jackson wore red talon-esque nails on the cover of her album A Moment’s Pleasure.

1980s

Olympic track star Florence Griffith-Joyner’s claws were often the topic of discussion, even more so than her athleticism. Having worked as a nail tech, Flo-Jo brought her skills to the track, wearing four-to-six inch acrylic nails.

1990s

Although many R&B stars wore long acrylic nails in the ‘90s, it was girl group SWV who was most known for it, especially lead singer Coko. As a young child, growing up in a religious home, Coko rebelliously began growing her nails long. By the time SWV hit the music scene, her curved nails often commanded more attention than her incredible voice.

1998

Janet Jackson embraced pierced acrylic nails in the ‘98 video for Busta Rhymes’ sensuous song, What’s It Gonna Be

Today, there are more than six different nail shapes, including almond, square, coffin, oval and, the increasingly popular, stiletto. Not to mention, today, nail art enthusiasts can glam their digits up with jewelry, rhinestones and different painting techniques.

This Article Was Originally Featured on Essence.com

From Hot Mess to DOPE AF

New Color…. Who Dis?!

So there’s a saying among many that when a woman changes her hair length, style, or color.. a big change in her life is near. A new relationship. Getting out of a bad relationship. A new job. A new school. There is something about being able to change the way you look that reinvigorates you and makes you happy.

It first took one year for me to color my locs and I have been using permanent color that entire time. The bleach scares me.  First it was a auburn, then red and now it is a tangerine blonde. I bleach once a year.

Who Wore It Better?! Rihanna vs. Trina

The dopest shades of the season come courtesy of Dolce Gabbana , these oversized Spring 2018 crystal embellished D&G frames have been spied on Rihanna and Trina.

Rihanna rocked hers with Fenty Beauty’s red Stunna Lip Paint

While Trina accessorized with lots of bling, nude lips and bold red hair.

Both ladies looked 🔥 but tell us…who wore them better?!

SZA Is The New Model For Fenty Beauty

The Grammy-nominated artist popped up on the Instagram for Rihanna’s beauty line.

Shade: #MIDNIGHTWASABI. | Hold your wigs! #MATTEMOISELLE comin’ 12/26.

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On Tuesday, Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty line announced Mattemoiselle, a new line of lipsticks. This evening, the Fenty Beauty Instagram account shared a portrait of SZA modelling one of the new shades. Check out the photo above. Rihanna previously collaborated with SZA on “Consideration,” a song from 2015’s ANTI.

SZA debut album Ctrl have five nominations at the 2018 Grammys, the most of any woman this year.