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The Hair Story Beauty Box is Here!

Love, Aunt Bonnie is more than a really smart beauty website. It is also, according to its founder Corey Huggins, our “modern day Beauty Godmother” who will guide women in their journey to knowing our beauty. Over here at Hair Story we couldn’t agree more. Love, Aunt Bonnie guided us to realizing what we are…

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Fly with the Angels: Dr. Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was everything. No, really. She was everything. Woman, mother, writer, dancer, poet, author, activist, adventurer, actress, professor. It seemed that there was nothing this woman could not do and yet her stories and her journeys through life were so relatable to so many people, men and women, Black and White. Probably because Ms.…

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What’s Going on With Hair Story? (Hello, NY Times)

It has been a busy–no, the busiest–winter and early spring ever here in Hair Story world. The reception for the updated book has been incredible. And just when things seemed to be slowing down, the Army released its new grooming and dress code, which was discriminatory to Black women when it came to hair. Here, in case you…

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The Army Has Heard You! Black Hair Gets a Second Look

Who said it couldn’t be done? Yes, it’s too early to claim victory, but yesterday Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel officially announced that the Army would reconsider its new uniform policy, specifically the parts that reference Black hair. So, clearly the voices of our Black female troops, as well as many of you concerned citizens…

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My Hair Story: “I Owe Her My Hair”

  Often the beauty decisions we make–including hair–have little to do with beauty. They have to do with memory, identity and allegiance. Here, Hairstoryonline.com is excited to share an essay by a guest columnist, journalist Erin Williams, memorializing her aunt and the unexpected way she impacted her life.     It seems to be typical…

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The War on Black Women’s Hair — Part 2

Just to keep you up to date on the latest in the war on natural hair in the United States military, the website Tribe Called Curl has the latest on how the military is responding to the outcries of protest against their new policies restricting many natural Black hairstyles. Check it out and stay tuned.…