TTB Travel: Leonor Greyl Institute in Paris

Huile de Palme

Ever the thrill-seeker, when traveling abroad, I embark on a hunt for new discoveries….an obscure scent, an innovative beauty tool, a skin-perfecting cream. You know, something extraordinary that I can’t find in New York City. And I have to tell you — In this digital age of unlimited information and far reaching access, it has [...]

ThisThatBeauty Previews: Motions STRAIGHT FINISH

Motions STRAIGHT FINISH

New Hair Product Alert!! And this one is strictly for girls like me who are naturally curly but prefer straight styling (most of the time…I made exceptions in the summer). Motions is preparing to introduce  STRAIGHT FINISH – A Revolutionary Heat Styling System for Natural Hair Textures. According to Motions’ research: One in four African [...]

Multi-Ethnic Hair Care at Target

Target Beauty

I bet most you you are a lot like me. You walk into Target, expecting to pick up paper towels, dish liquid, and the like — but somehow, miraculously, through the magic of Target, you exit with an armful of unintended items — you know: those floral print jeans you just had to have…or those [...]

ThisThatBeauty Video Tutorial: Side Sweep Pompadour

ThisThaTBeauty Christene Carr How to do a Pompadour

I’m still trying to decide what I’ll get into for New Year’s Eve. But while I’m thinking about “festivities,” I’m also giving serious thought to what I’ll do with my hair. I have about three inches of very tightly coiled natural hair that is more often than not — in Afro Helmet status. A couple [...]

Felicia’s New York Fashion Week Beauty Prep [Skin & Hair]

Ahh...inside the tents!

Fashion Week is upon. No. Seriously. It’s like this week. First it’s FNO (see our FNO rundown here) and then…BOOM, full on #NYFW. But before nonstop shows, breakneck speed note-taking on my iPad, impossible deadlines, and everything in between, I make time to properly prep and get my booty, I mean, beauty in shape for [...]

Hair Chameleon

ThisThatBeauty is a Hair Chameleon

Hi! My name is Felicia &  I am a Hair Chameleon. I can’t be the only one. . . Comment and share!          

The Best Conditioners for Curly, Wavy, Kinky, and Relaxed Hair

Loreal

My star Contributor @ChristeneCarr shares her thoughts on the best conditioners by hair type… *** I started out 2011 convinced that I was going to slowly transition out of my relaxed hair into a more natural state. Boy, was I wrong. During the course of the year I cycled through conditioners as I tried to [...]

Healthy Hair Resolutions: Heat Protection

Optimum

If you regularly apply heat to hair (via blow dryer, styling irons, hot rollers, curling irons, etc), “protection” is a big deal. It’s the difference between smooth, healthy strands/ends and crunchy, fried, anything-but-cute hair. So how do you protect your hair during heat styling? I try to limit heat styling to about once per week [...]

Destination Beauty: Dana’s Loft

Dana's Loft image

Now here’s a little known fact about me: I have pretty much given up on hair salons. *shock* *awe* Oh, yes! I generally find salons to be a huge waste of time. . . and money. Why? Well — apparently, my hair is the most complex hair type in the world. It’s true! I sit [...]

The World’s Quickest Hair How-to

Feature

Oh, hair! At times we experience much joy…other times, occasional pain. As a girl who literally takes her hair into her own hands (I mainly do it myself at home…go on, judge me!) I often experience the highs and lows of managing rather thick, coarse, non-chemically straightened hair. So when I stumble upon a product, [...]