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Mawa Theatre Company, left to right: Gabrielle Brooks, Maisey Bawden, Danielle Kassaraté and Jade Samuels. Photograph: Gabriel Mokake Photography/Mawa Theatre Company

The team behind the UK’s first all-black, all-female Shakespearean theatre company say it is planning to re-examine some of the Bard’s most famous works from a black female perspective and make him accessible for a new generation.

The Mawa Theatre Company was launched by actors Maisey Bawden, Gabrielle Brooks, Dan

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From Sorella Magazine

This thought-provoking essay on colorism and identity comes from the publication Sorella Magazine aptly titled: Words From A Black Girl Who Used To Wish She Were White.

DEAR BLACK GIRL,

It’s not easy being you. Trust me, I know, because it’s not easy being me. I haven’t spent a second in your shoes, and you probably couldn’t even pick me out of a crowd, though someone somewhere might mistake us for sisters. And they wouldn’t be too far off.

As Black women, we share the sam

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If you don’t want to be weighed down by the sheer length of Lemonade braids but are still looking for a protective style, braided bobs are the perfect match for you. Though the short cut of the hair might seem to also cut your stylistic options in the process, bobs still leave enough wiggle room for creativity and individuality.

Here are 12 of the many braided bob hairstyles we’re obsessed with right now.

1. Half Up, Half Down Bob

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Bringing part of the bob up allows

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15 Best LeaveIn Conditioners for Curly and Natural Hair

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1. Keep It Simple!
I know this sounds easy for an intro and it is, do keep it simple. There has always been this notion that natural hair requires high-maintenance, and while it does require time and patience, you don’t necessarily need a complicated regiment or apply all the products in this world to maintain a healthy head of natural hair. A good and consistent regiment consisting of a shampoo, conditioners and essential oils is fantastic and simple. Now you might be thinking “It can’t b

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Headwraps

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People wear headwraps or headscarves for a variety of reasons: hair loss, protecting a style, one of those I-don’t-feel-like-styling-my-hair days, cultural traditions, or just because they want to. Whatever category you’re in, headwraps are endlessly versatile and can be dressed up or down. Read this NC article to learn about some places to buy headwraps. 

Short and Sweet

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There is no feeling like making the decision to cut your ha

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Wearing a protective style during the warmer seasons is like heaven on earth. There’s no better feeling than freeing yourself of styling responsibilities for an extended period of time. Although they are convenient, fiinding the perfect style that balances both your professional and personal life can be challenging! Have no fear; here are five styles that will protect your hair while maintaining professionalism in the workplace.

The Braided Updo

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Looking for a style that is simple and pr

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7 Good Drugstore Makeup Products

  

1. Nexxus Hair Spray: This comb-through spray is amazing because your hair doesn’t end up sticky and you can brush through your curls. 

   

2. Batiste Dry Shampoo: This product is only about $8, depending on where you buy it. The dry shampoo is great to use between washes, and you can get it at any drugstore. 

3. Rimmel London Foundation: This foundation is a great alternative to department store foundations. This lasts up to 25 hours. 

   

   

4. e.l.f. False Lashes: These lashes ($3–

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CoverGirl knows that a 40-shade foundation range isn't nearly enough — when it comes to inclusivity and diversity in beauty products, other products and color options matter just as much.

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Introducing #COVERGIRL's NEW Full Spectrum Collection, now available @ultabeauty! This collection was scientifically designed to celebrate Women of Color and features super rich pigments and bold shades that stand out! ?????????????????? #IAmWhatIMakeUp #COVERGIRLCrueltyFree #COVE

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This product is sulfate-, paraben-, and cruelty-free!

Promising review: "I love Shea Moisture products and use them regularly. This shampoo and conditioner set is by far my favorite. I have coarse and dry, wavy hair and I made the mistake of dyeing my hair after already bleaching it. My hair was so damaged it felt like straw when I ran my fingers through it

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10 Kid-Friendly Curly Hairstyles

Parents already have plenty of responsibilities with their kids so any way they can save time is a win. Having a little hair inspiration can shave down a few minutes of preparation in the morning. Check out these 15 kid friendly hairstyles that will give your little girls variety.

1. Headband Puff

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If your young one has hair that is not quite long enough to put into a ponytail, any type of headband will pull the hair back into an adorable puff.

2. Half-Up Half-Down

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You can bring a whole new dimension to your hairstyle, and the best part is, your braid will stay intact for weeks.

However, some last only for a day or two, and it all comes down to the style, shape, and design of the braids.

But as a general rule of thumb, braids last a long time.

And there are many modern variations of this hairstyle.

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Moisturize first, always. Then imagine drawing a halo on your face that goes from forehead to chin. Take your perimeter shade and apply it starting from your hairline to about a half-inch out. In this case, Martin is using a liquid foundation shade (Dior Backstage), which he blends in with a brush.

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Next, apply a light layer of your secondary shade everywhere else with a brush. Use a sponge to gently buff in and blend where the two shades meet so that there isn’t a line of demarcation.

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1. Garnier Ultimate Blends Honey Strengthening Hair Mask helps stop breakage and combats frizzy flyaways.

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"I love Garnier's Ultimate Blends entire line, especially the hair masks. You lather some in, let it sit, wash it out if you feel like it and go about your day, and you're set for at least 2-3 days. This stuff is mad cheap and works better than any high-end brand I've ever used — I couldn't be happier about this line."

You can get the mask from Boots for £4.99, along with the res

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Things To Consider

Before you dive headfirst into braids that spell out your postcode, there are some things to bear in mind if you want to keep your look more Lil Uzi Vert than Riff-Raff.

Hair Length

Men who’ve not leaned into the long hair trend can forget their dreams of cornrows. If you’ve got less than three inches of length then braids won’t hold, says Charmaine Haughton, a trichologist and owner of Nefertiti Hair & Beauty in London.

That’s the minimum, though – ideally you’ll have a lot

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Cornrows and Crochet

Celebrity stylist Felicia Leatherwood, who specializes in natural hair, has been working her #blackhairmagic on the gorgeous Issa Rae for years now. At last year's 48th NAACP Image Awards, Leatherwood helped Rae debut a dazzling cornrows up front/crochet braids party-in-the-back look.

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Twist Out Curls

Influencer and blogger Alicia B. Gettys knows first-hand about the versatility of the crochet route. Depending on the texture you choose f

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Mohawk is a hairstyle that can set you apart from the crowd easily. This type of hairstyle isn’t only a time-saving idea, but also a trendy one. Mohawks were often associated with the punks. Recently, it became one of the latest trends in hair styling in black and white women.

There are endless options on how to style your mohawk. If you need an inspiration for your new mohawk or you just want to upgrade your current one, check our suggestions and pick the one that suits you the best.

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12 Kid-Friendly Curly Hairstyles

Parents already have plenty of responsibilities with their kids so any way they can save time is a win. Having a little hair inspiration can shave down a few minutes of preparation in the morning. Check out these 15 kid friendly hairstyles that will give your little girls variety.

1. Headband Puff

NC Headband Puff @tristybryant 700

IMAGE: @TRISTYBRYANT

If your young one has hair that is not quite long enough to put into a ponytail, any type of headband will pull the hair back into an adorable puff.

2. Half-Up Half-Down P

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