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Dewanda Wise actor She's Gotta Have it

Break-out Star DeWanda Wise Definitely Has It

  2017 was a big year for break-out star DeWanda Wise.  After appearing on the big screen for the first time in Shots Fired, Wise has gone on to star in popular shows such as Underground  and the Netflix drama She’s Gotta Have…

Golden Girl Jill Scott

  Jill Scott is a singer/songwriter, grammy award winning artist and serious hair goals icon. In 2000 she broke into the music game with her smooth, sultry voice with hits like A Long Walk and Honey Molasses. Her debut album Who…

What is The Big Chop

Truth is, long hair don’t care, but short haired naturals matter too! Recently, with everyone from celebrities to best friends opting to chop relaxed or natural hair off to start a new regimen, there are a lot of common misconceptions about…

How to Use Black Seed Oil for Hair Growth (And Prevent Hair Fall)

Black seed oil is one of the most potent plant extracts for growing thicker hair, stopping hair loss, and keeping good health in general. It has even been proven to kill cancer cells1, with no side effects besides better health. If it's that…

Your hair cuticle challenge: Look fly, not fly-away

The hair cuticle is your first line of defense, your last resort for moisture retention and your source of shine in your finished hairstyle. Not only does the cuticle protect the cortex from undue harm, it also works overtime regulating…

The sebaceous gland: Oil shortage or overdrive?

If you’ve ever experienced excessively dry, or possibly oily hair and scalp,  it’s more than likely the sebaceous gland played a part in it. Tasked with providing moisture and lubrication to our skin and hair, it holds the key to that…

The Cortex: Providing Substance for the Human Hair Shaft

If you’ve ever wondered why your hair is fine or coarse, brown or black, you’ve actually been questioning the contents of your hair cortex. Although the human hair shaft is comprised of the cuticle, cortex and, depending on the size…

Human hair follicle: Your hair growth factory

ATTENTION CONTROL FREAKS. You’ve cut. You’ve colored. You’ve curled. You’ve straightened. You’ve coaxed. And sometimes...you’ve even cried. There’s only one thing that has more control over your hair than you and that’s the follicle.…

Hair Anatomy 101: The Foundations of Human Hair

Have you ever had one of those days? You find yourself standing in front of the mirror, staring at the marvel that is your hair, asking yourself, “Why?” Why does my hair grow like that? Why are my curls so random? How did I ever end up with…

Hair Stories

Ruth Mitchell

Natural Hair Don’t Care The first thing you need to know about Ruth Mitchell is that she really believes in the beauty of natural hair. So much so that she has dedicated time to teaching women how to care for their own hair through…

Portia Clark

Portia Clark - TV Personality Portia Clark is a mother, writer, and wife. She is a clever radio personality for CBC, the oldest broadcasting network in the nation, and a household name. Portia aptly divides her attention between her passion…

Jen Holmes

Jen Holmes - On Natural Hair and Standing Out Hers is a story that many women can relate to, but few have had the courage to step out of. Jen has a confident voice, contagious laugh and a distinctive head of hair thanks to her Jamaican…

Sintra Lewis

Put together. Stylist. Fit. Beautiful. Those are some of the words I would use to describe Sintra Lewis. For fourteen years, Sintra was a dedicated track and field athlete. Then one day she decided she was over the tomboy look. She started…

Krystle Dos Santos

#BHSHerStory, with Krystle Dos Santos - Krystle's Branded Fro The air feels electric as Krystle Dos Santos winds down from the second-last song in her set. It's only 10.30 on a Sunday morning and a horde of blues-lovers have gathered in…

Asha McLeod

Asha is an award winning hair stylist whose style work has graced the pages of Vogue, Essence, Passion, Modern Salon, American Salon, and Shop Talk. Asha's story of how she opened her salon, Jazma Salon, is start studded and filled with obstacles. Check…

Lily Lynch

Lily connects with her roots - through her roots. A quick glance at Lily's shining blue-green eyes, fair skin and light freckles does not tip you off about the shades of her history. But if you let your eyes wander to the delicate dirty…

Salon Profiles

Jazma Salon Profile

Interview with Jazma Salon owner, Asha MacLeod Why did you open your salon? Read the #HerStory of why Asha MacLeod opened her award-winning salon here What keeps you motivated? Kids. Kids who are passionate about hair. When I teach young…

Amorphous Salon Profile

Interview with Amorphous Salon owner, Buster Berkely Why did you open your salon? I was in transit between New York and Toronto. I was styling hair in Brooklyn & Manhattan. I wanted to displace some of my creativity, inspire others,…

inHAIRitance Salon Profile

Interview with inHAIRitance Salon owner, Abisara Machold Why did you open your salon? I started inHAIRitance 2 years ago because I saw a great need. I moved to Montreal, Canada 4 years ago from Berlin, Germany. I was used to not finding…

Hair Talk

What is The Big Chop

Truth is, long hair don’t care, but short haired naturals matter too! Recently, with everyone from celebrities to best friends opting to chop relaxed or natural hair off to start a new regimen, there are a lot of common misconceptions about…

How to Use Black Seed Oil for Hair Growth (And Prevent Hair Fall)

Black seed oil is one of the most potent plant extracts for growing thicker hair, stopping hair loss, and keeping good health in general. It has even been proven to kill cancer cells1, with no side effects besides better health. If it's that…

Your hair cuticle challenge: Look fly, not fly-away

The hair cuticle is your first line of defense, your last resort for moisture retention and your source of shine in your finished hairstyle. Not only does the cuticle protect the cortex from undue harm, it also works overtime regulating…

The sebaceous gland: Oil shortage or overdrive?

If you’ve ever experienced excessively dry, or possibly oily hair and scalp,  it’s more than likely the sebaceous gland played a part in it. Tasked with providing moisture and lubrication to our skin and hair, it holds the key to that…

The Cortex: Providing Substance for the Human Hair Shaft

If you’ve ever wondered why your hair is fine or coarse, brown or black, you’ve actually been questioning the contents of your hair cortex. Although the human hair shaft is comprised of the cuticle, cortex and, depending on the size…

Human hair follicle: Your hair growth factory

ATTENTION CONTROL FREAKS. You’ve cut. You’ve colored. You’ve curled. You’ve straightened. You’ve coaxed. And sometimes...you’ve even cried. There’s only one thing that has more control over your hair than you and that’s the follicle.…

Hair Anatomy 101: The Foundations of Human Hair

Have you ever had one of those days? You find yourself standing in front of the mirror, staring at the marvel that is your hair, asking yourself, “Why?” Why does my hair grow like that? Why are my curls so random? How did I ever end up with…

What is Trichology (And When You Should See a Trichologist)

  Trichology is the science of the hair and scalp, their structures, diseases and functions. Every stylist should have a decent foundation in trichology, even if you're the stylist working on your own hair.  And if you're aspiring…
Malaysian hair extensions

What are Malaysian Hair Extensions

What are Malaysian Hair Extensions and, when the ethnicity of hair matters We’ve walked you through Brazilian hair and Peruvian hair extensions. Now we’re back again talking to you about Malaysian human hair. You’ve read all of our…

What are Peruvian hair extensions

Is A Peruvian Weave Worth Trying? Nina: A never ending barrage… That’s all it is. People assume just because you're black, you ought to know everything about black hair. But the reality is that there are many of us out there who are…

What is a Jheri Curl

Is the Jheri Curl Coming back? The Jheri curl was an invention of Jheri Redding, a white entrepreneur and chemist from Chicago, who saw fame in reinventing the curly perm for black people. A curly perm, or permanent, is the process of permanently…

‘Sis, colouring your natural hair won’t kill you’

What does Kelis, Chrisette Michele and Viola Davis all have in common? They took the brave step of colouring their natural hair and haven’t looked back since. 2017 has seen a plethora of naturalistas taking dyed natural…

Celebrity Corner

Dewanda Wise actor She's Gotta Have it

Break-out Star DeWanda Wise Definitely Has It

  2017 was a big year for break-out star DeWanda Wise.  After appearing on the big screen for the first time in Shots Fired, Wise has gone on to star in popular shows such as Underground  and the Netflix drama She’s Gotta Have…

Golden Girl Jill Scott

  Jill Scott is a singer/songwriter, grammy award winning artist and serious hair goals icon. In 2000 she broke into the music game with her smooth, sultry voice with hits like A Long Walk and Honey Molasses. Her debut album Who…

Nicole Ari Parker is Our Favourite Style Chameleon

One of the things we love the most about Nicole Ari Parker is her ability to bring fresh, exciting styles to the table - without fail. Nicole isn’t afraid to change it up yet she always seems to slay with the same effortless charm. Talent…

5 Looks that Prove Kimberly Elise is Slaying the Natural Hair Game

Rocking chunky box braids since her first break out role in Set it Off (1996), this actress stands as an icon for kinky-haired girls everywhere. Not only does she bring us a variety of flawless, textured styles -she’s committed herself…

The Queen Still Rules

Queen Latifah has long been in the game as a Grammy award winning rapper, record producer and actress. Her debut album All Hail the Queen (1989) put her at the top of the list of female MC’s to this day. After countless successes on and…

Jada Pinkett Smith: Timeless Style

Time has flown by since we first saw Jada Pinkett Smith light up the stage on a Different World or lead the most iconic bank heist in all of movie history (personally speaking). No matter the decade we can still count on this diva to…
Kenya Moore long sleek hair - Black Hair Spot

Kenya, Moore than just a Pretty Face

Kenya Moore, known for her winning role as Miss USA 1993,  also has a hold on both the business and film industry. Moore has not only acted in, but also produced and helped write many films and tv shows. Ms. Moore has her own successful…

Pretty Porsha Williams

Porsha Williams like many of the other ladies on the Real Housewives of Atlanta, is known for her drama. In particular, Porsha’s divorce in 2013 seemed to attract a large amount of media attention and also fuelled some debates between herself…

Lisa Wu’s Looks

Although Lisa Wu is no longer a member of The Real Housewives of Atlanta cast, and because she was one of the original cast members, we thought it only fair to give her some spotlight. After leaving RHOA in 2009, Wu appeared in later seasons…

Cynthia Bailey - To Weave or Not to Weave?

  Model and Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey has rocked many hairstyles over the years from short straight bobs, to a Scary Spice style curls, she’s seen it all. Many of these styles have been weaves although…

Regina Hall Shines Brighter Than Ever Before

The clouds in the sky have cleared for actress Regina Hall, 47 - allowing her to shine like the bright star that she is.  After years of playing supporting roles in a string of well known movies, Regina Hall has finally stepped out into the…

Tiffany Haddish: Break-Out Style Vixen

This past summer, funny-girl Tiffany Haddish lit up the big screen with her first major role in the movie Girls Trip. Since exploding on the scene, Tiffany has flaunted a variety of grown-and-sexy style choices featuring everything from…

It's a Family Affair: The Fab Ladies of Black-ish

From household names like Jenifer Lewis and Tracee Ellis Ross, to up and coming stars like Yara Shahidi, the leading ladies of Black-ish give us so much hairspiration - proving the beauty and diversity of black hair on and off the big screen. Ooh…

Janelle Monae: Creative Titan

Recording artist Janelle Monae has long been known for her quirky, fun personality. Her music and style scream unconventional and for that we are grateful. With a fresh take on music and love for her natural tresses Monae has been an inspiration…

Lupita Nyong'o is Our Big Chop Hero

In 2014 she was named the World’s Most Beautiful Woman by People’s Magazine, but to us Lupita Nyong’o will always be the champion of the TWA (teeny weeny afro) and our Big Chop Hero. This Oscar award winning actress bravely did the Big…