Fenty Beauty by Rihanna: Crystal Key’s First Impression

With 40 foundation shades and a soft matte finish, the sisters have lost their minds! Yes, Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty collection is all the rage. Although Fenty Beauty is prized for its all inclusive range of colors, September 8, 2017 marks a historical moment for Black women in particular. Perhaps it is the realization that we come in a multitude of shades. Gone are the days of light, dark, and medium, of having to “make do”, of spending an inordinate amount of time mixing two colors that might match your skin...Read more

Back to School: Brilliant & Beautiful

At Beautiful Black Hair and Skin, we are serious about education. However, we also understand the anticipation and excitement of a new school year: that brand new and organized notebook, new friends, new clothes or uniforms, and let us not forget that fresh new hairdo! This post is simply an extension of our Kid’s Korner where you can find advice or best practices with respect academic success, book recommendations, educational activities, and other resources. We have gathered a wealth of information for parents and guardians. Please take advantage of it...Read more

Proper Skin Care: The Key to Flawless Beauty

Just having a basic skin care regimen can alleviate a lot of skin issues. She is President, CEO, and Chief Cosmetic Chemist of Nuekie (pronounced Nu-whe-key), an innovative health and beauty company for people of color. Also known as Eunice Nuekie Cofie, the newly wedded Mrs. Eunice Cofie-Obeng uses traditional African medicine with modern science to create her products and services. She is of Ghanaian heritage and, as you can see, has absolutely beautiful skin. Eunice has long been an advocate for healthy living and now focuses on proper skin...Read more

U.S. Tour by Makeup Artist Princess Bellaaa

Karla Tobie, aka Princess Bellaaa, is an acclaimed makeup artist and hairstylist based in New York City. Her U.S. tour begins July 9, 2017 in Atlanta, GA and ends September 12, 2017 in New Orleans, LA. Although Princess Bellaaa will offer classes for both beginners and professionals, this is about so much more than a U.S. tour. This is about what is possible when family and community come together to support their own. This is about the power of positive mother/daughter relationships. Karla receives much love and support from her...Read more

Chizi Duru’s Tapered Haircut and Perm Rod Set

Please visit Chizi’s YouTube channel and subsribe. She can also be found on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Don’t forget to view her beautiful photograph on our front page slide show. Thank you, Chizi, for allowing us to use your video. Join the Family and Subscribe! Be part of a sophisticated and educated audience interested in beauty, both inside and out. Get blog posts sent straight to your mailbox!Read more

A Tribute to Mario Epanya, Photographer

My work as a photographer is to bring more diversity and show the beauty of Africa and African designs… With the launch of his new book, Beautiful: Portraits of Black Beauty, Mario Epanya, photographer, makeup artist, art director, and visionary, has once again risen to the surface. Although his stunning photographs should have always been the topic of worldwide conversation, it wasn’t until 2010 that Mario Epanya was placed on the map. His bold move to launch a campaign for the creation of a Vogue Africa garnered both support and...Read more

Natural Hair Chunky Twisted Updo Tutorial by Tawanda Johnson

Well known for her creative natural updos and easy to follow tutorials, Tawanda Johnson, aka TJ, is just the right person to spice up your natural hair journey. Although Tawanda describes herself as a self-taught natural hairstyle innovator, this wife and mother of two also does makeup tutorials, product reviews, discusses spirituality, marriage, family, and even her experiences during pregnancy. Better still, she has a passion for writing and is a fellow poet. Big up to all the poets of the world! TJ enjoys encouraging and inspiring women whether the...Read more

The House of Flawless

I don’t just do makeup. I specialize in it. I study it. I master it. This is what I do. Alores-Cornelius Norris is the first African-American woman to own a beauty lounge in Simpsonville, South Carolina. The House of Flawless is a one-stop shop for all your cosmetic and skin care needs. In addition to their own brand, The House of Flawless carries products by AJ Crimson, BECCA, Lauren Napier, Morphe, Amazing Cosmetics, and more. They even have hair care products by Hydratherma Naturals! Although most of us would rather...Read more

A Tribute to President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama

According to the Constitution, the President of the United States is the Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Government. The President is also Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces. He or she enforces laws, treaties, and court rulings, develops federal policies, prepares the national budget, appoints federal officials, has the authority to send troops into combat, and has ultimate authority in the use of nuclear weapons. However, if we are honest with ourselves, we know that President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have done and endured far beyond their...Read more

Braidout on Natural Hair by Mini Marley

Mini Marley Braidout on Natural HairIn the video below, Mini Marley shows us how to do a braid out on natural hair. Please visit her YOUTUBE channel and subscribe. She can also be found on Instagram, Google Plus, Facebook, and Twitter. Don’t forget to check her out in the slide show on the front page. Thank you, Breanna, for allowing us to use your video.Read more