Makeup Tutorial in Nigerian Pidgin English by Josephine Okhiku

Josephine Okhiku, aka Jojofine, is a Nigerian makeup artist currently living in the United Kingdom. She provides makeup tutorials for both beginners and those more advanced. Whether she is sharing her simple skin care routine or her journey as a YouTuber, whether she is providing a wig review, a fashion haul, or simply doing a Q&A session, her videos are always laced with honesty, energy, and integrity. Below, Jojofine provides a full face makeup tutorial using Nigerian Pidgin English. Don’t worry, you’ll understand it! Please visit her YOUTUBE channel and...Read more

Healthy Recipes: Black Bean Avocado Corn Salad by Cecilia Payne, RN

Beauty is an inside job. Make no mistake about it. The condition or our hair, the condition of our skin, and what we eat are inextricably bound. Beautiful Black Hair and Skin takes the issue of health very seriously be it physical, emotional, or spiritual. Yes, I know the fried chicken, the ribs, the oxtail, the pig’s feet, the biscuits, and the hush puppies taste good. I get it. However, with obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease running rampant in our community, isn’t it time we opted for...Read more

The Battle of Versailles: How Black Women Revolutionized the Fashion Industry

“It was a show that was bound for disaster and it turned out   to be absolutely extraordinary.”                -Oscar de la Renta (July 22, 1931 – October 20, 2014) History is filled with stories unfamiliar to the general public, especially when it involves African-Americans. Such is the case with an historical event that occurred on November 28, 1973 known as “The Battle of Versailles”. What started out as a charity event for the restoration of Louis XIV’s palace at Versailles, ended up an international showdown between the French and American fashion...Read more

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