Keyaira N. Boone

Freelance writer and pop culture enthusiast.

Keyaira is passionate about learning and all things beautiful.
She believes coconut manicures are awesome, olives are underrated, and “you can never be overdressed or overeducated”.

5 Reasons Every Plus Size Woman Needs a Bralette

Like the tankini and the yoga pant, the bralette is one of those items you didn't know you needed and then suddenly couldn't live without! Part top, part undergarment these versatile items of clothing can be worn numerous ways to suit all of your style needs.

What You Should Know Before Investing In A Jade Roller

Celebrities, social media stars, and skin care experts swear by the benefits of the jade roller. This popular skin care tool has been said to have the ability to erase dark circles, decrease puffiness, and even increase the effectiveness of your favorite skincare products!

Meet Joe Chea: The Man Behind Your Favorite Instagram Images

Walker is draped across a bed at the Tillary Hotel, with rich blue velvet encasing her shoulders. The clavicle she spent last summer slaying for is on full display. She turns a quarter of an inch away from the oxblood hued gown she will be donning on the Met Gala's red carpet in just a few hours.

4 Ways to Bring Your Hair Back From Bleach

No matter how much deep-conditioning you do in preparation bleach dries out your hair follicles. And in the summer, when hair bleaching is at its most popular, environmental factors like sun rays, heat, and wind can dry it out even more. Looking for a way to bring yours back from last summer's balayage?

13 Products To Keep You Summertime Fine And Fresh

Let's face it summer is gross. You're sweaty and sticky and so is everyone else! Outdoor events like Made in America and Curlfest require standing outside for hours in the heat and humidity and they aren't the only place where things can get a little grimy.

13 Deep Conditioners That Work As Great As They Smell For Natural Hair

Being natural is amazing. You get to go out in the rain without worrying about your edges. Guys start calling you "sis" and "Queen" instead of "shorty in the red". And most importantly you get to smell like fruits and berries. Unfortunately not every product with a great scent has great slip.

11 Times Rico Nasty Broke All The Black Girl Hair Rules

Rico Nasty plays by her own rules. The sole female making a splash amongst "the lil's" in the larger conversation surrounding Soundcloud rap, she's ignored convention and found a way to create a fun style that's totally 80's punk rock meets early aughts rap princess.

9 Women Share What They Love About Their Braids

Black women showed up and showed out at the fifth annual Curly Girl Collective's Curlfest! All of the shiny kinks, coconut oil coated coils, and freshly untwisted strands were on display in Brooklyn's Prospect Park on Saturday, but they weren't alone.

Black Women Get Honest About Hair Privilege At CurlFest

The majority of the top influencers in the natural hair community could star in a reality show called Lifestyles of The Racially Ambiguous. With light skin, slender figures, and loose curl patterns their appearances all tend to fit into the same predictable mold. And that mold can be a profitable one.

Everything You Need To Know About Microneedling On Melanin Skin

If you've stopped in the tools section of a Sephora or an Ulta lately chances are you've probably seen advertisements for microneedling tools. Once only available in dermatologist's office for prices upwards of $300 the popular skin care procedure can now be easily practiced at home for under $30.

Tired Of Laying Your Edges? You're Not Alone.

The natural hair movement has worked diligently to shatter the pervasive European that have led to black women literally standards of beauty to get straight hair, but it has also set new standards through a lack of representation.

12 Black-Owned Brands We'd Like To See On Insecure

Insecure is back and with the return of our newly glowed up crew on the HBO hit series comes some amazing style choices that represent the community the show celebrates. She might be a Cover Girl but creator and star Issa Rae is known for working businesses on the show that prove she truly is "rooting for everybody Black".

10 Dark-Skinned Women Share Their Favorite Foundation

We'll never knock the merits of natural beauty but sometimes a girl just wants to play dress up! Unfortunately for Black girls that's not as easy as it should be. Finding the perfect foundation to properly highlight our fierce can be extremely difficult, especially when it comes to those of us who have more melanin than most.

Yandy Smith Won't Let Racism Bring Down Her Kids

When "Love & Hip Hop New York" star Yandy Smith decided to take in a young girl in need of a home she not only became responsible for her physical well-being, she became responsible for shaping her sense of identity and building her confidence as well. Fortunately, she already had plenty of practice.

7 Dupes For Urban Decay's Soon To Be Discontinued Naked Palettes

This month Urban Decay announced without warning that their cult favorite Naked Palette series would be discontinued. A staple in the makeup arsenal of the Youtube tutorial generation the Naked Palettes allowed even the most visually challenged to create the smokey eyes of their dreams-after justifying the hefty price tag.

#NYFWNOIR: 7 Of The Blackest Things At Harlem's Fashion Row This Season

style awards and fashion show in partnership with Nike and it was one of the blackest events we've ever attended. While other Harlem's Fashion Row held it's 11th annual runway shows look to Black people for their sense of cool and refuse to integrate them in meaningful ways this star studded event celebrated the culture on and off the runway.

NYFWNOIR: 7 Moments From Texture On The Runway That'll Make You Proud To Be Black

There are some events at New York Fashion Week you just can't miss and Texture On The Runway is one of them. The show celebrates all kinks, curls, and coils and variety of cultural backgrounds but the black girl magic was overwhelming this year. Here's the 7 blackest moments you missed at Gotham Hall this year.

17 Beauty Looks We Loved At Texture On The Runway

Texture On The Runway was full of hot beauty looks on the runway and off. Seasoned makeup artists interpreted themes on the beautiful models who were apart of the show but the women in the crowd were not to be outdone. Each showed up with her own special brand of beauty.

Jenifer Lewis Rocked Nike On The Red Carpet To Support Colin Kaepernick

Many a fashion statement was made on tonight's Emmys red carpet but none was quite as impact as Jenifer Lewis'. The self proclaimed "Mother of Black Hollywood" decided to skip the designer gowns and couture creations and instead hit the red carpet in head to toe Nike.

13 Nail Shades Created By Black Women Perfect For Fall

As we settle into a new season it's time to switch up our beauty selections. Everything from your moisturizers to your foundations should be evaluated when the leaves start shedding but while the process can be pricey it's also fun!

7 Black Footwear Designers You Should Know

Black designers like LaQuan Smith and Carly Cushnie are finally getting the attention they deserve within the fashion industry. The industry is known for imitating, appropriating, and deriving inspiration from Black culture, without crediting the source. While fashion is finally utilizing its platform to elevate these designers, the same could not be said about accessories...until now.

9 Unisex Grooming Products Everybody Can Get Into This Fall

MadameNoire is about speaking to and providing information for all black women so when we were rounding up our favorite grooming products for the fall we wanted to go beyond the usual pink and frothy suspects. Stay well cared for this season with these dynamic products that suit a beauty routine designed to benefit all bodies.

Everything You Need To Know Before Trying Microblading

Wondering if microblading is the right choice for you and your melanin? We spoke to Better Brows and Beauty's owner Kendra Bray to find out everything you need to know before letting someone take a tattoo needle to your face. Remember, the best advice comes from the experts.

7 Scalp Stimulating Products Perfect For The Winter Chill

There's not much that I appreciate about winter. You have to wear tights, you can't have brunch outside, and you need to let your car heat up before you take off for some reason (that I always tune out my when my mechanic tries to explain it to me).

GET THE LOOK: Jonathan Simkhai's Fall 2019 Runway Beauty Is Very New York City

Jonathan Simkhai presented his latest collection in what could arguably be called the most New York fashion ever. The designer, who has been featured on Issa Rae's , threw a carousel style cocktail party at Industria on Washington Street where attendees could see the clothes the way the designer wanted them seen; on the coolest girls, at the coolest party, in the coolest city in the world.

LUXE FOR LESS: Catch The Spirit Of Beyonce's NBA Finals Courtside Slay

While the hive was busy trying to locate Nicole Curran's home address the Queen was sitting pretty court side. Taking her Lion King role to the next level Beyonce' has been showing us that muted tones do NOT have to be boring lately and her outfit for Game Three of the NBA Finals was the perfect example.

MODEL MONDAY: Jade Nikaylah Williams Loves Her 4C Hair!

Photo Credit: Tamron George Name: Jade Nikaylah Williams Instagram: @jadenikaylah Agency: Self Represented Creme of Nature, Deva Curl, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Danessa Myricks, were all drawn to Jade Nikaylah Williams because of her beauty but its her confidence that sets her apart from the other pretty faces in her industry.

MODEL MONDAY: Clara Holmes Is Much More Than Her Wheelchair

In an exclusive interview with Hello Beautiful Clara Holmes shares how her personal desire to live her best life turned into being rushed by people who wanted to know her secret, a blogging passion project, and ultimately a new gig as a professional model.

#NYFWNOIR: LeBron James Works With Black Women To Release His Latest Shoe Collaboration

Keyaira Boone is a freelance writer, lover of sarcasm, and new book smell enthusiast. In 2016 she founded the New Jersey based lifestyle site to highlight all things culture, civics, and chic in the Garden State. Sneakerheads were shocked this week to find that the Lebron '16 shoe isn't just your typical Nike designer collaboration.

NYFWNOIR: Model Myori Granger Discusses The Importance Of Black Hairstylists At NYFW

Keyaira Boone is a freelance writer, lover of sarcasm, and new book smell enthusiast. In 2016 she founded the New Jersey based lifestyle site to highlight all things culture, civics, and chic in the Garden State. Myori is relaxed in the chair chatting away with her stylist her eyes lazily taking in the other models surrounding her.

Another Black Designer Finds A Carbon Copy Of Her Work For Sale Online

This week Instagram learned of yet another black fashion designer being forced to watch their creativity line the pockets of others. Fe Noel posted side by side images of pants she designed for a previous collection with those presented by designer Ulla Johnson.

MODEL MONDAY: Ashley Chew Started #BlackModelsMatter After Seeing Fashion Week From Both Sides

Agency: Crawford Models Claim to Fame: She has been featured in two Yeezy shows and created the #BlackModelsMatter movement. Her artwork has been featured in Spike Lee's powerful Netflix series "She's Gotta Have It." As a freelance production assistant for Fashion Week Indiana native Ashley Chew had a rare view of the process that eventually places women on the world's runways.

Model Monday: HBCU Dancer DaQuendra Elston Never Let Her Size Hold Her Back

Name: DaQuendra Elston Agency: State Model Management Claim to Fame: DaQuendra won the Torrid model search. She also appeared on America's Got Talent with her dance troupe the Honeybeez. On a balmy July afternoon most members of the Alabama State University graduating class of 2019 are working diligently behind the desks of their entry level jobs and hard-won internships; DaQuendrea Elston isn't among them.

5 Hair Mistakes This Celebrity Stylist Wants You To Stop Making In 2020

The celebrity hairstylist nicknamed "The Growth Guru," who has placed her growing hands on the likes of SZA, news anchor Demetria Obilor, Raising Dion's Alisha Wainwright and founded healthy hair protection accessories line Silken Beauty Sleep is sharing hair mistakes she wants you to stop making.

GET THE LOOK: Logan Browning's 2020 SAG Awards Coral Smokey Eye

2020 has been about bold prints, and shapes so far but Sunday night at the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards Logan Browning reminded us less can be more. The "Dear White People" actress and SAG co-ambassador graced the carpet in an airy Jason Wu gown.

10 Inspirational Quotes From 'Circle Of Sisters' About The Power Of Black Sisterhood

Circle Of Sisters returned to New York's Jacob Javits Convention Center last weekend, helping over 40,000 sisters come together to celebrate their power. Produced by New York radio station WBLS-FM, the annual event is the largest in the city that is dedicated to supporting, uplifting, and showcasing Black women's talents on the stage and in the boardroom.

8 Trending Moments At The 2018 American Music Awards

The biggest names in Black Hollywood showed up as their most authentic selves during last night's 2018 American Music Awards, held inside the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Taylor Swift was the big winner of the night, earning four AMAs Tuesday night bringing her to a total number of 23 awards earned in her career.

These 3 Black Women Are Aiming To Change The Face Of Talk Shows

Black female talk show hosts were once confined to slender, well-enunciated palatable women, chosen by executives who wanted to reach the broadest of audiences. Everyone had the same safe opinions; the same clipped tone of voice. They wore the same jewel-toned pantsuits, and for a while, they even seemed to have the same awkward off-center part in their hair.

11 Life Lessons We Learned From Michelle Obama's 'Becoming'

Michelle Obama went from a straight A student on the South Side of Chicago, to a corporate lawyer, to one of the most influential women in history - and now she's sharing how she did it. Thousands of women have flocked to her sold out book signings eager to be in her presence.

6 Of The Most Unforgettable Viral Moments Of Black Twitter In 2018

This year brought many exciting gifts - but especially on social media. Not only did the universe give us new dance crazes and catch phrases, but also some truly unbelievable celebrity moments. Take a walk down memory lane with us as we remember some of the most unforgettable viral moments of 2018 that took over Black Twitter and beyond.

Tracy Morgan Says Black Fathers Need To Set A 'Standard Of Love'

Like his character in the TBS comedy series The Last OG, comedian and actor Tracy Morgan has been given a second chance by the universe to do right by the women in his life. But unlike his television alter ego, Tray Barker, Morgan refuses to jeopardize it offscreen.

Lizzo's New Album 'Cuz I Love You' Leaves The Door Open For Black Women

It's a good week to be Lizzo. After shutting down the stage at Coachella, the twerk team MVP is serving up another helping of self-love-laced music. The "Juice" singer's third album Cuz I Love You is now available to stream today. Lizzo announced her excitement about the project's release on her Instagram page.

Black Stories Matter: 13 Books By Black Authors For Black Children

Black creatives set trends and shift culture everywhere they go, and the bookshelf is no exception. Black authors have set their sights on affirming and educating Black children by creating modern stories that present Black people as beautiful, talented and intelligent.

Tamera Mowry-Housley Explains Why She's 'Done Having Kids': 'Parenting Is Work'

Tamera Mowry-Housley doesn't believe in all work and no play. The Emmy Award-winning talk show host and mother of two is committed to enjoying herself no matter what. Prioritizing herself despite being an actress, businesswoman, partner, daughter and sibling has not been easy, but she accomplishes it through deliberate choices, and at 40 she isn't shy about sharing them.

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Shaka Senghor Shines a Light on Life After 'Release'

Mass incarceration has been a buzzing topic for quite some time, with academics, politicians, pundits and activists dominating the discourse. Yet, for all the attention the subject has gotten, there is a serious missing piece of the conversation: What happens to the parents, sons, daughters, and friends who are snatched out of our communities once they finally make it home?

Recap: In Her Shoes 2017 Holiday Bazaar + "She Did That." NYC Sneak Peek!

In Her Shoes 2017 Holiday Bazaar + "She Did That." Sneak Peek from Renae Bluitt on Vimeo. The location was Neuehouse, an opulent coworking space on Manhattan's East Side. But instead of hoodie wearing tech bros and the financiers who keep them in Red Bull and Supreme caps, the room was comprised of Black women entrepreneurs and their enthusiastic supporters.

14 Problems Girls With Box Braids TOTALLY Get

Box braids are a great protective style. They're low maintenance, versatile, and fun. That said, they can come with their own unique set of challenges. Which should come as little surprise because to an extent, beauty ain't always pretty.

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POD CORE, Vol.2: This Week's Must Listen Podcasts

Episode 1 (Cassius) Hosted by Cory Townes, and Mouse Jones Released: 8/01/2017 Available via Bumpers.FM CASSIUS enters the podcast game with a new series that explores the male point of view on relationships and the wildly-popular HBO series.

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POD CORE, Vol.1: This Week's Must Listen Podcasts

Take a look (er, listen?) at CASSIUS' favorite podcast episodes from the past week. "On That Lo Life $hit" The Nod (Gimlet) Hosted by Eric Eddings and Brittany Luse Released: 7/24/2017 Available via iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Podbay Eric and Brittany explore the or...

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Listen Up! The CASSIUS Weekly Podcast Recap The couple devotes this week's entire show to answering listener questions, offering tips on what to do when your Black child is being bullied in an all-white school, how to respond when your partner feels a previous marriage disqualifies you from receiving a fantasy proposal, and how to tell your husband that you're through experimenting with threesomes.

Everybody's Favorite Mama: 5 Things We Learned From Tina Knowles

J anet Mock has turned her "love of conversation and culture" into a new podcast dedicated to discussing the "moves and mishaps" that shaped some of her favorite people. This week, she kicked off the inaugural episode of "Never Before" with guest Mama Tina Knowles-Lawson.

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Lucid Bliss Breathes Life into Beauty - Sasha Nycole| On-Air Talent & Correspondent

Tracks, clip-ins, bundles, extensions, there's no shortage of ways for women to accentuate their natural tresses. But these options should be just that optional. Acclaimed hair stylist to the stars Tiffany Lamb is striving to make sure that's the case with her line of luxury hair care products called Lucid Bliss.

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Newark New Jersey Steps Into The Black - Sasha Nycole| On-Air Talent & Correspondent

The aftermath of this severely divisive election cycle left many feeling hopeless, distraught, and fearful but not Linda Spradley Dunn. On November 11th she stood in front of a room full of elegantly dressed women of color full of energy and direction. The occasion was the Into The Black Tour and the goal was progress.

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Luke Cage's Simone Missick Saves The Day at "SHERO" Event - Sasha Nycole| On-Air Talent &...

In these dark times women of color are poised to take on the role of being their own superheroes. Edens Bodyworks recently continued their long-standing history of encouraging the empowerment of women and girls by co-hosting the "EdenShero" event with In Her Shoes Blog in support of the non-profit Petals-N-Belles.

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#StyleCrushFriday Africa Miranda - Sasha Nycole| On-Air Talent & Correspondent

An established performer in her own right it's no surprise that actress, model, and singer Africa Miranda's signature look is inspired by the drama of one of Hollywood's grandest divas. Describing her personal style as "Diana Ross in Mahogany meets Breakfast at Tiffany's", Miranda is always ready to slay a major moment but the breakout reality ...

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NYFW: Malcolm Diggs Spring 2017 - Sasha Nycole| On-Air Talent & Correspondent

Last night I was invited to view Malcolm Diggs's Spring 2017 collection at Chelsea's Tusk. Diggs' unofficial theme was world tour and with artists like Drake, Future, Queen Bey and renowned style icon Rihanna hitting the stage this summer he's had no shortage of inspiration. It's clear he found the revenge he was looking ...

You Can't Air Quote Away Appropriation Marc Jacobs

Racism does not merely present itself in cases of blatant hatred. It is the airline employee who assumes you're not in first class, the coworker who's compelled to tell you how "well you speak", and the fashion designer who refuses to acknowledge your culture within his vision.

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NYFW: Christian Siriano Spring 2017 - Sasha Nycole| On-Air Talent & Correspondent

The Christian Siriano woman is elegant, strong, and unfailingly confident. This season that woman just happened to come in a variety of sizes. The designer, who has long been a shining example of runway diversity in terms of skin color, integrated a variety of body sizes into his Spring/Summer 2017 presentation with very little fanfare.

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NYFW: Fenty x Puma Pop Up Shop - Sasha Nycole| On-Air Talent & Correspondent

After reluctantly leaving Christian Siriano's star studded Isle of Capri on Saturday evening I visited a private pop-up shop held in honor of Rihanna's collaboration with Puma. The event was hosted by celebrity stylist and former Vogue staffer Sarah Slutsky whom I had the opportunity to speak with briefly about her lifelong passion for clothes ...

#StyleCrushFridays: Kéla Walker - SashaNycole| Something New

If you're a brown girl and you have a Snapchat chances are you're watching the Kéla Walker show. The Emmy nominated television producer, celebrated fashion blogger, and vivacious red carpet host uses the app to bring her supporters everywhere from post first date gab sessions to fashion events but where they really want to be ...

The Colored Girl Campaign Launches "Rebirth" - SashaNycole| Something New

Recording artist Victory Jones and wardrobe stylist Tori Elizabeth have brought a group of creatives together "in formation" to contribute to the change they'd like to see with The Colored Girl campaigns. Designed to celebrate the beauty and diversity of women of color the initial campaign entitled "Debut" sought to combat the manner in which ...

LBS Opinion: Why I Support Black Girl Magic and #MobilizingColor - LoveBrownSugar

In the face of a world that is quick to co-opt our style why shouldn't women of color say to themselves and one another "I appreciate you"? Once referred to by Zora Neale Hurston as "the mule of the world" the expectation of the black woman to be perpetually courageous, solid and strong can be infuriating.

5 Liquid Lipsticks for Brown Girls - LoveBrownSugar

Liquid lipsticks are a great way to step up your makeup game this summer. These convenient choices pack a serious punch providing even the most basic beauty look with staying power. We've rounded up five shades that are sure to flatter any brown girl below. 1.

LBS Opinion: Should We Drop The Plus? - LoveBrownSugar

Written by Keyaira N. Boone Plus. Extended. Womens. No matter what you call the section of a store that caters to size 12 and above, it's separate. And when I walk into the Mall at Short Hills with a slim friend I know I'm preparing for a separate but not so equal shopping experience.

BBS Moms Know Best: Kelly Rowland - BabyBrownSugar

She may be a Grammy award winning singer with seriously enviable skin, but at the core Kelly Rowland is just a girl losing sleep over a boy; a six month old boy that is. The songstress, performer and new mom recently shared a few tips with us on parenting, pouring back into yourself, and what it's like to see the world through her baby boy's eyes.

LBS Kickin' It: Curl Fest 2016 - LoveBrownSugar

This weekend, while Christina was at the LA installment of the #BrownGirlSLoveBrunch, I had the pleasure of attending the annual celebration of confidence, style, and self acceptance that is Curl Fest.

LBS Kickin' It: Made in America Day 2 - LoveBrownSugar

This Sunday I got to say goodbye to summer at the second day of the 4th annual Budweiser Made in America festival. Fabolous graced the stage earlier in the day setting the tone for a day filled with rap superstars.

LBS Kickin' It: Sister Souljah's 'A Moment of Silence' Book Launch - LoveBrownSugar

Last week I had the privilege of attending an event celebrating the launch of Sister Souljah's most recent release "A Moment of Silence" at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Hosted by the Mayor of Newark and a longtime friend of the author Ras Baraka, the event was an opportunity for the community to come together in appreciation for Sister Souljah's works and the positive message behind them.

Kickin' It: Verizon Presents "The Big Payoff NYC" - LoveBrownSugar

Verizon celebrated their consumers with a night of entertainment and inspiration at " The Big Payoff " in Harlem. Assembling an expert panel of industry insiders that included Apprentice finalist and MSNBC commentator Kwame Jackson, Live Events Coordinator at Essence, Michelle Nance, Director of Publicity for the Entertainment Communications division of CBS Television Network, Noelle Llewellyn and more.

CLASSIC MAN CRUSH MONDAY #MCM: Nana Kwabena - LoveBrownSugar

Nana Kwabena was born with rhythm. The talented producer began by his career pounding on pots and pans as a toddler! Now his equipment might be more sophisticated but his passion is as pure as ever. Working with artists like Jidenna and Janelle Monae he not only creates classics from the heart he gives from it as well.

On the Market: Eat Me Up Cuisine - LoveBrownSugar

Eat Me Up Cuisine's Chef Alexia Grant is on a mission to feed the world. When she's not cooking up vegan feasts for celebrities, including fashion designer and reality star Angela Simmons, or developing creative healthy eating challenges to engage and motivate her beloved clients, she's lending her services to charitable endeavors like the hashtag movement #TakeCareofNewark where with the help of local activists the New Jersey native worked to feed over 700 less fortunate members of Newark's...

Texture on the Runway Recap

On Saturday February 13th curly girls of all colors, shapes, and sizes came together to celebrate Texture on the Runway. The lively fashion week event, held at City Winery, was a chance for attendees to gush over each other's curls, kinks, and coils.

On the Market: Mane Hair Society - LoveBrownSugar

While successful blow dry bars are appearing all over the country it can often seem like women with textured hair are an afterthought of this booming business trend. Time restraints and poor training techniques can be a major hassle for someone whose hair requires more than a paddle brush and a plucky attitude.

Get Like Me: I Don't Do Clubs Founder Genese Jamilah - LoveBrownSugar

Brown girls from New York to Los Angeles, can set their calendars by I Don't Do Clubs, a website dedicated to providing details on events from day parties to charity galas. Founded by digital expert and entrepreneur Genese Jamilah the site has become a staple for the young, black, and gifted who value a good ...

CLASSIC MAN CRUSH MONDAY #MCM: Rob Markman - LoveBrownSugar

It's Classic Man Crush Monday! At LoveBrownSugar a #MCM is a man with a mission and this week's man has plenty. Making his way to Head of Artist Relations for Genius and becoming Senior Hip-Hop Editor at MTV News it's easy to see that Rob Markman never met a goal he couldn't dominate.

LBS Kickin' It: Harlem's Fashion Row Style Awards and Fashion Show - LoveBrownSugar

I recently had the pleasure of attending Harlem Fashion Row's Style awards. In an industry that's known to throw more shade than North West everyone was complimenting and applauding one another with sincerity and encouraging newcomers to join their ranks. It was an environment filled with love and possibility.

LBS Backstage Beauty: Libertine - LoveBrownSugar

This season the energy at Libertine was chic yet carefree. Easy waves and relaxed swoops took over the runway as the TGI Catwalk team created casual styles that allowed for movement with the adding of a slight lift at the crown.

Classic Man Crush Monday: DJ MPURE - LoveBrownSugar

Michael Purefoy, more commonly known as DJ MPURE, has devoted his time to more than turntables and tracks. The seasoned DJ and budding producer has donated his talents to worthwhile causes like the Annual Toy Drive at Bayonne's Sneaker room hosted by Victor Cruz of the New York Giants several Christmas seasons in a row.