Monday, December 31, 2012

A Look Back at Natural Hair in 2012.

2012 was the year of the kinky, curly, coily tresses. The media was buzzing with curly news, celebrities embraced the transitioning movement and several books were written to help women conquer their curls. Here are a few noteworthy natural hair events of 2012....

In December 2012, just when we thought, we had seen and heard it all when it comes to natural hair....Rhonda Lee a meteorologist for an ABC affiliate station was fired after responding to comments about her natural hair. (Meteorologist Rhonda Lee Fired from ABC Affiliate For Natural Hair Comments. )

Even though Solange claims not to give a "damn" about her natural hair or team natural, no matter where she goes her hair gets attention. In November 2012, TSA got a little touchy-feely with Solange's natural hair while she was on a trip in Miami, FL. The question still remains, "What did TSA find in Solange's hair?"

In October 2012, Nicki Minaj aka Barbie, hung up the pink, purple, blonde and every other color wig and gave us a glimpse of her natural hair via twitter.

In the September 2012 issue of O Magazine, Oprah revealed her natural tresses and it became a heated debate on our blog and facebook page when I posted a throwback photo of Oprah's hair in the 80's. (Wait Did Oprah Get A Texturizer?)

Hampton University did the unthinkable and bans dreadlocks and conrows for some of it's business school students in August 2012. (Read More Here). 

The Coiffure Project- May 2012. Glen Nunez, the founder of TYP Photography Studio, released a collection of portraits celebrating the beauty of black women and their magnificent natural hair. (See more photos here.)

Who could forget Viola Davis in that stunning emerald green gown and her beautiful TWA. Viola Davis, star of "The Help", was the talk of the 2012 Oscars and even Joan Rivers of the Fashion Police did not have a bad word to say about the actress's new look. (Viola Davis at the Oscars in February 2012)

What does 2013 have in store for the natural hair community......

 Curly Nikki's Book "Better Than Good Hair". 

The Release of Kurlee Belle Natural Hair Care Products!!!!! YAY!

Are you looking forward to the natural hair movement in 2013? 

Happy New Year! 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

curly close up

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Friday, December 21, 2012

It's The End of the World! How Are You Wearing Your Hair?

According to the Mayan calendar, today December 21, 2012 is the end of the world. Since, the Mayans were a little off base and we are all here alive and well. The planet earth is still spinning around and around......the more important question is "How are you wearing your hair?

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Michelle Obama Doll....

Would you buy this doll for yourself or your daughter? To me it looks more like Olivia Pope a.ka. Kerry Washington than FLOTUS. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Meteorologist Rhonda Lee Fired from ABC Affiliate For Natural Hair Comments

The beautiful Rhonda Lee a meteorologist at an ABC Affiliate in Shreveport, La was allegedly fired after responding to derogatory comments from a viewer about her natural hair. Here are the comments that led to Rhonda's dismissal: 

On Oct. 1, a viewer identified as Emmitt Vascocu wrote, “the black lady that does the news is a very nice lady.the only thing is she needs to wear a wig or grow some more hair. im not sure if she is a cancer patient. but still its not something myself that i think looks good on tv. what about letting someone a male have waist long hair do the news.what about that (cq).”
Rhonda’s response –   “Hello Emmitt–I am the ‘black lady’ to which you are referring. I’m sorry you don’t like my ethnic hair. And no I don’t have cancer. I’m a non-smoking, 5’3, 121 lbs, 25 mile a week running, 37.5 year old woman, and I’m in perfectly healthy physical condition.
I am very proud of my African-American ancestry which includes my hair. For your edification: traditionally our hair doesn’t grow downward. It grows upward. Many Black women use strong straightening agents in order to achieve a more European grade of hair and that is their choice. However in my case I don’t find it necessary. I’m very proud of who I am and the standard of beauty I display. Women come in all shapes, sizes, nationalities, and levels of beauty. Showing little girls that being comfortable in the skin and HAIR God gave me is my contribution to society. Little girls (and boys for that matter) need to see that what you look like isn’t a reason to not achieve their goals.
Conforming to one standard isn’t what being American is about and I hope you can embrace that.
“Thank you for your comment and have a great weekend and thank for watching.
What are your thoughts on the matter? Do you think Rhonda should have publicly addressed the viewer? What do you think about the viewer's comments?

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