7:58 AM / Friday March 24, 2017


Black entrepreneur/ fashionista launches ‘Joyfulheads’ — a stylish line of versatile Afrocentric hair jewelry

March 10, 2017 Queens, NY — Meet Caren Dawkins. She is a MTA conductor and also the creator/founder of Joyfulheads ( – a versatile fashionable, unisex, multi-purpose line of Afrocentric hair jewelry. Reasonably priced at $7 to $13, her products embrace all stages of hair growth and are completely weatherproof for rainy and windy days. From clips…

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Celebrity hair stylist Shakeya Miles has ‘Crazy Handz’

February 24, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Shekeya Miles   (Photo screen grab: By Kharisma McIlwaine The salon has always been a sanctuary for women in the African American community. A woman’s stylist is not only responsible for her crown, but often plays the role of confidant and friend. One stylist and salon owner Philadelphia should get to know…

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Crochet braid styles continue to rise in popularity

February 24, 2017

By Leah Fletcher For more than five years, Andorra James has styled her hair with crochet braids. Since that time, the mother of three is happy about what she observes as a rise in the popularity of crochet braids. James attributes the expanded acceptance of crochet braids to a transformation of traditional braiding products to…

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How to make traditional pine tar soap

February 10, 2017

PHOTOS: YouTube screen grab and Many report the use of pine tar soap has a soothing effect on their skin, which is why, after centuries, it is still sought after, according to Jim Champion.  There are scores of outlets that sell pine tar soap. However, there are also those electing to make their own….

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African-American men’s hair trends for 2017 range from conservative to edgy

January 27, 2017

By Leah Fletcher In 2017, hairstyles for African-American men are expected to vary from close-shaved conservative looks to long dreadlocks or cornrows. However, in barber Henry Prince’s estimation, natural hairstyles will reign this year, while more modern adaptations play a secondary role.  And, while the new year signals a change in hairstyle for some men,…

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