Contributors: Jessica C. Andrews
Still Whitewashed? A Look at Black Influence During Fashion Week
Sep 13, 2012
Fashion Week Whitewashed

There’s a well-dressed elephant in the room for any person of color attending Fashion Week. No matter how beautiful the models or exquisite the clothes, the question remains: Are Black […]

Sleeping Beauty: The Issue of Tying Up Your Hair When He Sleeps Over
Jul 16, 2012

For most women of color, tying up our hair before bed is a necessary task. From reducing breakage to maintaining our ‘do, wearing a scarf at night has a myriad […]

5 Common Mistakes Women With Natural Hair Make
Jul 4, 2012
Natural Hair

Most women who transition from relaxed to natural hair haven’t dealt with their unaltered texture since childhood, thus having to learn how to manage their hair from scratch. The task […]

5 Tips For Growing Out Your Natural Hair After A Big Chop
Apr 27, 2012

Since I made the decision to go natural a year ago, I’ve fielded as many questions about growing hair as styling it. While long hair is desired by many women […]

Turbans: Trend to Try or Watch Go By?
Mar 21, 2012

The turban has been around for ages. Screen sirens from the ‘40s and ‘50s regularly drew inspiration from the Middle East, wrapping their heads with colorful fabric. The head wraps […]

Over Natural vs. Relaxed Hair Wars
Mar 20, 2012

Read any Vixen article about natural or relaxed hair and you’ll find a flood of comments from readers debating about which style is better. Remarks often veer on the argumentative […]

Kimbella vs. Erica: Why Video Models Get No Respect
Dec 28, 2011 | 14 Comments
Kimbella and Erica Vibe Vixen

I know I wasn’t the only one whose mouth dropped yesterday when yet again, two grown women resorted to drink-throwing and hair-pulling on national TV. While cat-fights of this type […]

Weave Changes Things
Oct 31, 2011

What’s so bad about weaves? From black men complaining that weave creates artificial women to ladies rocking their weave-less hair like a superior badge of honor, it’s clear that weave […]

5 Things June Ambrose Taught Us About Style
Oct 24, 2011 | 10 Comments
June Ambrose

June Ambrose is one of the most celebrated figures in contemporary black fashion. She is our stylist du jour, thrilling us with her imaginative outfits and adventurous Twitter tales of […]

Could Cheating Save Your Relationship?
Oct 17, 2011 | 1 Comment
The Secret Lives of Wives

From UPTOWN–Picture this: you’re crazy about a man who has great husband potential but you rarely see him and sleep with him even less. Or you’re married to a woman […]

Would You Date A Bisexual?
Oct 4, 2011
Rihanna Nicki Minaj

From UPTOWN–Here’s a test. Walk into a room of eligible, attractive, educated, single black men and women. Show them a picture of their dream mate: smart, good-looking, well-spoken, charming, romantic, […]

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