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thefemaletyrant

"Complicated Roman Hairstyle Decoded"

cosmicyoruba:

My non-existent hopes were non-existent even before I clicked on this link, but look at what they are calling “complicated”;

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Meanwhile, the hairstyles of people who have been depicted, stereotyped and degraded as simple for centuries.

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They clearly don’t know what complicated means.

(via masteradept)

gradientlair

7 Things To STOP Saying To Black Women About Beauty

gradientlair:

1) Stop calling our natural hair ugly.

2) Stop approaching our natural hair with a hierarchy than reinforces colourism.

3) Stop using placement in the natural hair community to bully Black women who may still have relaxed hair or weaves.

4) Stop saying “she’s pretty…for a dark-skinned woman.”

5) Stop saying “she’s pretty…for a big/fat woman.”

6) Stop implying that any biracial women who identify as Black or any light skinned Black women are the only ones that are attractive, and stop acting like any Black woman who deviates from this appearance should be “lucky” to have a man, regardless of how utterly lousy that man might be. Love is not something to be rationed out like a commodity only for those who are closest to appearing White.

7) Stop saying “you’re too pretty to be single.” Attraction to someone has NOTHING to do with THEIR choice to pursue a relationship or not. This is inherently patriarchal and in fact not even a logical thing to say.

Who should stop this? ANYONE who does it (that’s you White and people of colour), INCLUDING other Black men and Black women. Reject White supremacist, Eurocentric and patriarchal thoughts about beauty.

(via witchsistah)

nudiemuse:

ravennightshade:

gizellediorxxx:

art

ALL THE AWARDS. 
I mean, ho-ly fuck, that’s good.

This is fucking amazing.

nudiemuse:

ravennightshade:

gizellediorxxx:

art

ALL THE AWARDS. 

I mean, ho-ly fuck, that’s good.

This is fucking amazing.

fyeahblackbeauty

thatneedstogo:

fly.

Sideswept twists with curled ends = I NEED DIS!

(via ethiopienne)

howlinglynx

elledy:

darkjez:

viroblog:

darkjez:

Viroblog: sailorpedazitos: howlinglynx: I go to cosmetology school and a woman…

sailorpedazitos:

howlinglynx:

I go to cosmetology school and a woman of color turned me down as their stylist just because i am white. right in front of my face she explained she did not what a white person doing her hair and requested a person of color. the school asked her to leave…

It is not incumbent upon black women to allow ignorant white students who attend cosmetology schools with a white supremacist curricula to use our hair as guinea pigs you ignorant fuck. Why don’t you actually read the testimonials of those of us who’ve tried that shit & see how poorly it turned out for us.

If you’re going to allow students to style your hair you should realize that to a certain extent, regardless of your race, you are a guinea pig. You should also realize that regardless of your type of hair there is a chance it will come out poorly because they are students

You’re also assuming that black cosmetologists know how to style all types of hair, which isn’t true. I’ve seen (and know) a lot of girls with naturally straight hair who don’t know how to style coily or spirally hair and even fuck it up.

If you don’t want there to be “ignorant white students who attend cosmetology school”, you should offer assistance and education. You shouldn’t be flinging around racist comments or defending those who do. That doesn’t solve anything. That just makes you look like a pretentious asshole. 

People do not just wake up and know how to style every type of hair under the fucking sun. It doesn’t fucking work like that. For someone to know how to style hair they actually have to come in fucking contact with it. They (gasp) have to make mistakes and learn from them.

Calling white students ignorant while offering no input or education (a simple: “this product works great”, “this x might offer more information”, “this iron goes great with x type of hair”), like so many people do all the time on this website, does little to nothing to solve the fucking problem. 

I can tell you straight up that licensed black cosmetologists sure as fuck know how to do white folks hair because that’s exactly what beauty school teaches. 

When white folk decide that they want to make learning how to do black hair enough of a priority that they will incorporate black folks’ knowledge into formal curricula—and pay us for the privilege—we can talk. Until then? You can shut the fuck up with blaming black folk for living in a white supremacist society.

- yaps on about equality and human rights on their blog

- tells black people they should be content with being treated like guinea pigs as if that isn’t some of the most othering shit ever (ie. “you aren’t the default so of course we gotta learn from experimenting on you like an animal”)

typical white girl bullshit

naturalhairproblems

White Woman Wears Afro Wig, Changes Life. Or Something.

naturalhairproblems:

my latest piece at PostBourgie.com.  there’s a white lady running around in a ‘magical’ afro wig in new york, completely oblivious as to what white privilege has to do with anything.  have mercy.

(via thestoutorialist)

unapproachableblackchicks

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

unapproachableblackchicks:

You have no fricking clue how excited I was in my living room when I saw this on Sunday morning. I literally shreiked. 

Soooooo much Black beauty and Black intelligence and not nearly enough time!!

Melissa Harris Perry and her gawjus guests on the politics of Black hair!!

(via ethiopienne)

vintageblackglamour
vintageblackglamour:

Three women on their way to take their licensing examination by the Texas State Board of Cosmetology ca. 1940. 
Photo: Franklin Papers, Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

vintageblackglamour:

Three women on their way to take their licensing examination by the Texas State Board of Cosmetology ca. 1940. 

Photo: Franklin Papers, Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

afrobarnet
notesonascandal:

afrobarnet:

@ellibaker ahaha I look like I have an #afro lol #LOL #funny #hats #friend by hannah_brown_99 http://instagr.am/p/Phx_JvuFDE/

AfroBarnet, a lot of the pictures you post and tag as “afro” are offensive and ridiculous as fuck. An Afro is not a head full of “random curls”. An Afro is not messy, dirty, tangled hair. An Afro is not a hat or some clown wig. An Afro is a carefully cultivated hairstyle worn mainly by those of us of African descent. It is a cultural source of pride and identity. It is even political. What do you know of the historical implications of Black Girls and their afro-textured hair? It’s not a game. It’s not a joke. Stop playing games about something that means so much to people, especially women, who look like me & share my culture and heritage. 
Stop it now. 

notesonascandal:

afrobarnet:

@ellibaker ahaha I look like I have an #afro lol #LOL #funny #hats #friend by hannah_brown_99 http://instagr.am/p/Phx_JvuFDE/

AfroBarnet, a lot of the pictures you post and tag as “afro” are offensive and ridiculous as fuck. An Afro is not a head full of “random curls”. An Afro is not messy, dirty, tangled hair. An Afro is not a hat or some clown wig. An Afro is a carefully cultivated hairstyle worn mainly by those of us of African descent. It is a cultural source of pride and identity. It is even political. What do you know of the historical implications of Black Girls and their afro-textured hair? It’s not a game. It’s not a joke. Stop playing games about something that means so much to people, especially women, who look like me & share my culture and heritage. 

Stop it now. 

originalheifer
velocikrafter-of-the-water-tribe:

super-eklectic1:

originalheifer:

this just showed up on my fb feed. can you even imagine how hard it would be to not laugh at this poor girl irl?

ummm but this is dope!

why would anyone laugh at her? this looks awesome!

I think it would look better without the braid (or with a different braid, that one looks heavy & drags down the style to me), but I wouldn’t laugh. This is some epic hair styling skill on display.

velocikrafter-of-the-water-tribe:

super-eklectic1:

originalheifer:

this just showed up on my fb feed. can you even imagine how hard it would be to not laugh at this poor girl irl?

ummm but this is dope!

why would anyone laugh at her? this looks awesome!

I think it would look better without the braid (or with a different braid, that one looks heavy & drags down the style to me), but I wouldn’t laugh. This is some epic hair styling skill on display.

(via snarkbender)