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I Used to Douse My Hair in Chemicals. Now I Embrace My Natural Texture

I Used to Douse My Hair in Chemicals. Now I Embrace My Natural Texture

I was nine years old the first time I had my hair chemically relaxed. Out of curiosity, I experimented with weaves, wigs, braids and straw sets that mimicked my natural texture without having to give up my precious perm. Ironically, I was wearing my hair kinky when I landed my first network TV hosting jobs....
  • Camping at a Music Festival: Your Beauty Packing List

    Camping at a Music Festival: Your Beauty Packing List

    It’s music festival season, a time when you’re expected to look Instagram worthy despite not bathing (or sleeping) for two days of tromping around in the mud and/or sun. And while you’ll probably possess an inner glow brought on by gorgeous music, time with friends, new connections made, and a stem or two of some...
    Review: Fulfill Your Dream of DIY Beauty With Classes at the NY Institute of Aromatherapy

    Review: Fulfill Your Dream of DIY Beauty With Classes at the NY Institute of Aromatherapy

      There are plenty of fun little classes in NYC, where you get a quick and cursory lesson in some sort of craft, a two-hour long diversion meant for the dabbler, for entertainment. This is not what the NY Institute of Aromatherapy is about. It’s the first and only school in NYC that can turn...
    News You Gotta Know: Definitely Don't Shop at Gap

    News You Gotta Know: Definitely Don’t Shop at Gap

    My old boss launched a venture called Army of Dads, where fathers can join and support ethical and safe brands and products. Check it out! Didn’t forget about the Bangladesh factory collapse, did you? Keep up with all the ways the industry hasn’t changed with this excellent Pulitzer Center reporting. Meanwhile, the Bangladesh Safety Accord...
    Green Beauty Review: Testing 13 Non-Toxic Nail Polishes

    Green Beauty Review: Testing 13 Non-Toxic Nail Polishes

    I decided to try out as many nail polishes that are cited as natural and non-toxic alternatives as I could find. I took each brand to the nail salon, topped it with the same Beautiful Life topcoat, and wore it for one week before photographing the results.