Entries by Arielle Townsend

Dynamic Diva: Taraji.P Henson

At first glance, Taraji P. Henson is a Hollywood elite, dripping in red carpet charm and black girl magic. But what many don’t know, is that this real life diva is a fighter and go-getter who never let failure stop her from going after her dreams. At the very start of her career Henson was […]

New Hair Crush Alert: Empire’s Grace Gealey

There is something so strong yet pretty about Grace Gealey’s signature pixie cut. It’s spunky and versatile with the added benefit of being low maintenance. Don’t believe us? We took stock of some of this rising star’s most fab hair moments just to prove that a little goes a long way with this low-cut do. […]

Hollywood Sweetheart Desiree Ross

Hollywood has been taken over by a series of gorgeous young ladies with bright futures ahead of them. We’ve taken some time to profile one of these leading ladies -Desiree Ross from Greenleaf. Actress Desiree Ross’ offscreen personality is not that far off from her character Sophie Greenleaf. Both young ladies have big hearts and […]

The Oh-So- Lovely Lovie Simone

The cast of Oprah’s new hit TV show Greenleaf is teeming with delectable family drama, intrigue and romance. Not to mention the sea of fresh faces quickly making their way into our list of fav celebs. One of these fresh faces is truly a star in the making – none other than Lovie Simone Oppong. […]

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 it where she plays a free-spirited artist juggling her love life and career. From […]

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 is Jill Scott received positive acclaim and received a Soul Train music award for […]

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 off the big screen- including an Oscar nomination for her role […]

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 serve us a mix of fresh stylspiration. Ffrom the technicolor flare […]

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 her foundation Fabulously Far Above Rubies. While she doesn’t claim to […]

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 long, loose curls to chic, face-framing bobs. From what we can see so far, the future looks bright […]

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 for every kind of black woman who  refuses to be placed in a […]

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 Chop at the age of 19 after her father jokingly mentioned she should […]

Solange Knowles: A Visionary Style Icon

For a long time the world simply knew her as Beyonce’s little sister. But not anymore. This songstress has carved out her own space in the entertainment industry with a fresh sound and unique look. She has a flare all her own and has never failed to stay true to her soul – a virtue […]

Oprah Winfrey: A Celebrity Style Story

When it comes to Oprah Winfrey we could say a lot – like how inspiring she is to the millions of black women who enjoyed watching her talk shows, or how her openness and honesty has encouraged others on their journey of self-empowerment. One thing we couldn’t say about this media mogul however, is that […]

Rachel Lindsay: All’s Fair in Love & Fashion

This summer, Dallas Attorney Rachel Lindsey made history as the first African-American woman on the ABC hit-series ‘The Bachelorette’. But the slew of gorgeous men were no match for Rachel’s cool, flawless style and in the end we witnessed this leading lady say ‘yes’ to love in a passionate whirlwind proposal. Her signature hairstyle, worn […]

Stylespiration: Insecure’s Yvonne Orji

Stunning both on and off the big screen, this Nigerian born actress is best known for playing the fierce and stylishly clad Molly, on HBO’s hit series ‘Insecure.’ We’ve seen Yvonne serve us fresh style ever since the show hit the air in 2016, and we can’t wait to see what this femme fatale has […]

What are Hair Twists?

Black hair has gone through many cultural shifts and evolutions over the years but it continues to be a symbol of our identity and a response to the culture around us. In the 80’s and 90’s a rising cultural awareness of black power and beauty spurred the need for diversity in hair styles in the […]