Stories by Tiffanie Petett

7 Genius Ways to Nix Hair Shrinkage for Good

Celebrities have done it. Runway models have done it. Even fiercely chic socialites have dabbled in the natural hair movement. If there's anything the big and beautiful trend has taught us, it's that it doesn't matter if you're a budding beauty blogger or the kid sister to Beyoncé -- embracing your God-given kinky hair and curly spirals is inspiring. Some who've grown tired of chemical treatments and damaging weaves say the hairstyle trend has even helped them to identify their true self.   read more


How to Pull Off a Twisted Side Fro Hawk

When we say styling natural hair takes time, effort and patience, we mean it. But would our favorite naturalistas change it for the world? Not a chance. Take YouTube phenom Helecia, otherwise known as iKnowlee on her channel. Famous for her braid outs, twist outs, updos and other natural hair video tutorials, this girl has racked up nearly 100,000 subscribers. One of the signature looks we're loving: her twisted side fro hawk.   read more


Try This Trend: Floral Hair Accessories

After a winter that could make even the shiniest optimists falter, spring has finally arrived. And with it, comes a new crop of warmer-weather trends that spurn all things stark or frosty. Our favorite spring accessory trend: floral hair accessories. The styles on our radar -- intricate floral headbands, teeny tiny daisy adhesives, hyacinth clips and soft rose barrettes -- are flirty and feminine, of course, but understated and sophisticated for a look you can pull off every day.   read more


Flawless Spring Looks You'll Love

Master makeup, hair and fashion trends straight from the runway   read more


We Tested 10 Edge Control Products for Black Hairstyles

In the world of hair styling, edge control is something most of my fair, flaxen-haired friends have never heard of, but it's an essential step for kinky-curly, bound-to-be-frizzy, African-American hair maintenance. Those stray wispies along the hairline aren't meant to roam free, as in some sepia-toned Alicia Keys video. If there's anything our favorite naturalistas have taught us, it's that going natural isn't just about going with the 'fro, and taming those frazzled edges at your hairline takes a lot more artillery than a little shine serum and hairspray. Controlling your edges can be a lifelong project ... a mission, if you will. But there's a whole category of products designed to make this mission: possible.   read more


The Cure for Poshitis: Micro Bags

Express massages, tiny stud earrings, small dress sizes, mini bar bottles of vodka -- these are just a few of the teeny tiny things we love. And we're adding one more to the list: pint-sized purses.   read more


Carrot Tops, Gingers and Copper Heads -- Red is Hot

Spring cleaning for beauty junkies goes way beyond the wardrobe. In the final dreary days of winter, nothing warms the soul like the warm touch of spring found in the new Spring 2014 makeup collections, and this year, there's another spring trend heating things up: red hair.   read more


Try This Trend: Your Initials --> Here

Wearing anything embroidered with your initials may seem like toddler onesie territory, but monogrammed accessories are hot right now. Designers like Ralph Lauren and Burberry are in on it, and the fashion savvy are snapping up personalized pieces of all sorts -- from purses and ponchos to necklaces and statement rings. Instead of brandishing a designer label, think of it as flaunting your very own logo. Online clothing stores like KItson and jewelry websites like Etsy and Nordstrom are offering customers the option to sew or stamp initials on just about anything right now. If the trend seems a bit too preppy, follow Kourtney Kardashian's lead and wear your kiddo's initials on a necklace.   read more


11 Fresh Scents Better Than a Dozen Roses

Roses are red, and that's all fine and good, but they eventually die. Flowers are gorgeous and special, but we're also practical women -- we won't turn down a dozen, but for our money, we want something that lasts beyond a few days. For Spring 2014, rose scents are all over the place -- in soaps, candles, body lotions and fragrances.   read more


15 Best African American Hairstyle Trends

A great hairstyle can elevate a beauty look from ho-hum to smoking hot. African American hair varies in color and texture, and with so many trendy styles for black hair -- braids, twists, updos, afros and more -- the possibilities are seemingly endless.   read more


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