Michelle Holmes: Sticks and Stones

In a perfect world, people would always be nice to us. They’d always be understanding and accepting of our choices and circumstances, and would never waiver in their support of what we want. But of course, we don’t live in a perfect world. We’re subject to the criticisms and judgement of those around us, be they verbal or nonverbal, intentionally hurtful or simply clumsily worded. Case in point – as naturalistas, many of us can attest to hearing less-than-flattering things during our natural hair journey. It’s one thing when we hear it from co-workers or acquaintances or even strangers; when Read More

Helecia Williams’ 7 Tricks to Treat Your Hair

Hair, regardless of color, texture or length, needs all the tender loving care you can provide, and then some. Trust me, your hair will certainly appreciate the gesture! So, in the spirit of Halloween, let’s get into seven tricks for treating your hair.   Deep conditioning is always a good idea. No matter the weather or season, hair needs to be strengthened. Deep conditioning is one of the easiest methods to restore it. All you have to do is simply use your normal conditioner (hint hint: Richee Rich Moisturizing Conditioner), add a plastic cap, and let it sit or apply heat. Read More

Beauty Boss Chronicles: Brashae’s Beauty Supply & Raimon’s Salon De Beaute

The ability to educate and impart wisdom is an important facet of any vocation a person might decide to undertake. A great chef should be able to tell you the ‘when’ and ‘why’ behind every ingredient they use throughout each step of their recipe. An architect’s blueprint is a glimpse into their mind, a snapshot of what they envisioned in the planning stages of their project. The same held true for Linda Pickney, owner of Brashae’s Beauty Salon and Raimon’s Salon De Beaute, a salon park located in Southwest Houston. Before ever starting either business, Pickney understood the necessity of arming Read More

Renee’s Corner: 5 Tips to Stimulate Hair Growth After Chemotherapy

By now you’ve probably heard this statistic ad-nauseum: as a woman, you have a one in eight chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer during your lifetime. Aside from having to be cognizant of your own health and taking preventative measures, what this means is that the likelihood of you or someone you love – a friend, a family member, a co-worker – being affected by the disease in some way, is a virtual guarantee. I’ve had my own breast cancer scare, and have family and friends who battle against this disease daily,   Breast cancer is a devastating, deadly disease, Read More