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Contrary to popular belief, we love our hair and the many shades of our skin!  As creative people, we love the ability to change our style at the drop of a dime.  Whether you are rocking braids, locs, twists, fros, weaves, or wigs, this is the place for you!

At Beautiful Black Hair and Skin, we understand that true beauty begins on the inside. We explore the subjects of physical and emotional health, eating habits, stress, the power of love, toxic relationships, the importance of drinking plenty of water, all those things that affect the condition of our hair and skin.  It is our hope that Beautiful Black Hair and Skin will be a safe haven for Black women of all shades, shapes, sizes, and hair textures. Please be sure to join our family and subscribe. Our blog posts will be sent straight to your mailbox.

The Next Generation
Children are naturally beautiful without the help of makeup or hair color. They should look like, act like, and be exactly who they are: kids! Please visit our Kid’s Korner for hairstyles, educational activities, and book recommendations. In case you missed Back to School: Brilliant and Beautiful, please enjoy.


The New Soul Food
With obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease running rampant in our community, isn’t it time we opted for a healthier lifestyle? What we eat not only affects the condition of our hair and skin, it is largely responsible for our physical and emotional well being.
Our Own Rainbow
Since Black women come in so many different shades, finding the right foundation can be an absolute nightmare. Colors are often too light or too dark, almost there, but not quite.  In addition, we have to decide on whether we want a liquid or powder, light, medium, or full coverage, matte or satin finish, the list seems endless Beautiful Black Hair & Skin invites you to share your stories including tips and recommendations.


Featured Children’s Book
Written by actress and choreographer, Debbie Allen, Dancing in the Wings is based on her own experiences as a young dancer. Because Sassy doesn’t fit the body type of a ballerina, she is taunted by her peers. She is too tall, her feet are too big, her legs are too long, and she doesn’t fit in with the other girls. Many readers will be able to relate to Sassy’s lack of self-confidence. More importantly, they will see persistence and a determination to follow her dreams. Please visit our Kid’s Korner
for more book recommendations.


This Month in Cosmetics
Frustrated with the unnecessary chemicals used in cosmetics, the limited range of colors with respect to lipstick, and the industry’s standard of beauty, Melissa Butler, Founder and CEO, created The Lip Bar right in the kitchen of her home in Brooklyn, New York. A firm believer that beauty should not compromise health, products are vegan and cruelty free. Each lipstick is enriched with shea butter, avocado oil, coconut oil and vitamin E for maximum moisture. The Lip Bar offers lipstick, liquid matte, and lip gloss, high end products at a reasonable price.


Beauty & Fashion Spotlight
Naomi Sims (March 30, 1948 – August 1, 2009) was a supermodel, author, and businesswoman who paved the way for other models such as Iman, Beverly Johnson, Naomi Campbell, and Tyra Banks. Her products included wigs, a cosmetics collection, skin care products, and a fragrance which sold for $100 an ounce. Within five years, her company became a multi-million dollar empire. For more information on this beauty and fashion icon, read Naomi Sims: A Pioneer in the Business of Beauty.

Blog Posts in the Spotlight
Mrs. Eunice Cofie-Obeng is President, CEO, and Chief Cosmetic Chemist of Nuekie, an innovative health and beauty company for people of color. Her company uses traditional African medicine and modern science to create her products and services. Read Proper Skin Care: The Key to Flawless Beauty to learn more about this amazing scientist and her skin care products.

A Tribute to Mario Epanya, Photographer
His ongoing discourse with respect to diversity in the fashion industry has garnered both support and criticism.

Glamazonia Exhibition, 2012

Gift Ideas for Any Occasion
Great for that little black dress, crisp white blouse, and black or gray turtleneck. You can even wear this with a black T-shirt and black jeans! The item below is made of genuine onyx, sterling silver, and freshwater pearls. This is an excellent gift for any occasion. Please note that items are never duplicated. If you are interested in this set, contact me for special pricing.

Crafts by Chriscinthia
Genuine Onyx, Sterling Silver, Freshwater Pearls

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