It’s been thrilling to follow Tamera Mowry -Housley’s natural hair journey over the years. As one-half of the dynamic Sister, Sister twins and a co-host on The Real , we’ve seen Tamera go from sporting floppy hat-adorned ringlets to long and wavy hair extensions . But now, she’s embracing her gorgeous and thick natural curls. On a recent trip to New York City, the 39-year-old was spotted wearing a curly braided updo . Styled by hairstylist to the stars Nikki Nelms ( Solange , Zoë Kravitz , Janelle Monáe , and Lala Anthony are among her famous clients), the look was a fashion-forward combo of fluffy curls and metallic silver ribbon-woven cornrows . Ironically, the pattern the braids and ribbon formed reminded us of the constellations. Nelms is known for using unconventional hair accessories. Remember the googly eyeballs and safety pins she placed onto Janelle’s top knots? What about Solange’s Patrice Rushen-inspired beads and braids ‘do? This curly braided updo she created for Tamera is yet another example of her artistry. Click through to check out Tamera’s stunning hairstyle and the rest of our complete Perfect 10 list, Yahoo Beauty‘s weekly roundup of the best celebrity beauty looks. Read more from Yahoo Style + Beauty: • Tamera Mowry and her mini-me daughter snap the SWEETEST selfie together • Tia Mowry’s Fresh-Faced Summer Selfie Is Everything • Tia Mowry Flaunts Her Bikini Bod After 20-Lb. Weight Loss: ‘I Love Me and That’s All That Matters’ Follow us on Instagram , Facebook , and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyle and @YahooBeauty .
Curly hair comes in a variety of textures and styles, from wavy (the most relaxed) to coily (the tightest) — and they all require different styling methods. The tighter your curls, the longer it takes for the natural oils produced by your scalp to reach your ends. Clarifying shampoos that contain heavy surfactants are not your friend — they'll only strip your curls of their natural oils.
"People used to tell me 'your hair has stayed the same length for years, why doesn't it grow?!' Well there's that theory debunked," wrote beauty blogger Jackie Aina.
Women, men, and children rocking curls , braids , Afros , buzz cuts , and many other different hairstyles flocked to Prospect Park in Brooklyn on Saturday to attend Curlfest , an annual festival where natural beauty is celebrated. Now in it’s fourth year, Curlfest has grown into one of summer’s must-attend events, where major brands like SheaMoisture , Iman Cosmetics , and Palmer’s give out free beauty swag and demo tutorials on the latest hair and makeup trends. According to Simone Mair, co-founder of Curly Girl Collective — which hosts Curlfest — today’s political and social climate makes events like this even more important. It provides a safe space and environment of inclusion for many who often feel excluded. “I think we are here to encourage anybody who feels left out of the beauty conversation to come and get a big ol’ hug from us,” Curly Girl Collective co-founder Tracey Coleman tells Yahoo Beauty. “It doesn’t matter what your hair is — it’s who you are inside. Whether you’re wearing cornrows , no hair, blue hair, or straight hair , you’re welcome here. We’re trying to change the conversation of what beautiful looks like.” Yahoo Beauty was on the scene in Brooklyn capturing all the stunning street style. Click through to see 23 of our favorite looks. Photos: Priscilla De Castro Read more from Yahoo Style + Beauty: • We Can’t Get Enough of This Woman’s Gorgeous Butterfly Braids • #HairTies Video Series Gets to the Root of How Black Women View Their Hair • 14 Things You Should Never Say to a Woman With Natural Hair Follow us on Instagram , Facebook , and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyle and @YahooBeauty .
Chelsea Gulley, 20, figured her all-natural Twitter pic would get no attention. But 18,000 likes, 2,600 retweets, and a spirited debate proved otherwise.
On Twitter, award-winning blogger Chidera Eggerue shared a video with a caption that read, "my issue with the natural hair community."
Filmmaker and former NFL player Matthew A. Cherry has created an animated film on the topic of fathers, daughters, and natural hair that's sure to be a touchdown.
All of the stars are stepping out for Paris Couture Week 2017, and among them is Zendaya, who has been effortlessly stunning fans. Just a sweatshirt really…casual @viktor_and_rolf @luxurylaw @mireyacierto A post shared by Zendaya (@zendaya) on Jul 4, 2017 at 6:48pm PDT
Meechy Monroe, a mega-popular black beauty blogger who was a pioneering force in the natural-hair movement, died on Tuesday at the age of 32.
Professional dancer Najla Gilliam saw the gorgeous Allure magazine cover shoot featuring Zoe Kravitz and was inspired. Channeling the butterflies stylists decided to add to Kravitz’s braids, Gilliam adorned her own hair with butterflies. “I was inspired by mother nature and the beauty of the butterflies,” Gilliam tells Yahoo Beauty.
Some women of color feel that mixed-race women are taking over the natural hair movement. Natural hair has been — and remains — a popular topic of discussion. From women embracing and celebrating their naturally curly, wavy and kinky textures to huge brands creating products that cater to this specific hair type to minors being told to change their natural hair as it goes against school policy, it’s an ongoing conversation — one that can be positive, but in some cases, can also take a bitter turn.
Antonia Opiah, founder of hair blog Un-ruly, has launched a video series called #HairTies that "looks back at how our beauty standards were set ..."
The star and producer of “Being Mary Jane” and creator of the Flawless hair-care line let her textured tresses fly free at the fashion fete on Tuesday.
Despite celebs like Lupita Nyong'o and Solange propelling natural hair to the forefront, a lot of people feel the need to treat it like a science project.
There was a need among South Africans with big hair like Nomvuyo Treffers's for larger swim caps that fit. Thus, Swimma Caps were born.
Demetria Obilor, a local traffic anchor in Las Vegas, shared the kind of racist comments she gets for her natural hair. “Here’s one of the racist, hateful emails I’ve received for rocking my natural hair on TV,” she wrote, sharing a screen shot of the letter in which a person presumes her hair is unclean and smells bad.
A 17-year-old girl in Tallahassee, Fla., is the latest young woman of color to face disciplinary action at her school because of the way she chose to wear her hair.
Board members of the Mystic Valley Regional Charter School announced that the suspension of the 15-year-old twins from school events would be uplifted.
The Massachusetts attorney general this week told a charter school to do away with rules that target black students by banning certain hairstyles.
Natural hair, for more and more celebrities, beauty gurus, and other high-profile women of color — including newly crowned Miss USA Kara McCullough — has become a gorgeous badge of honor. But schools across the country, it seems, have remained behind the curve.
Viewers loved the natural hair sported by new Miss USA Kara McCullough on Sunday night, especially since last year’s winner also displayed that look.
A charter school in Massachusetts is being accused of discrimination because it bans students from wearing braids and hair extensions.
During her time as the first lady of the United States, we saw Michelle Obama in lots of hairstyles — sleek and straight, wavy, permed, with bangs, in a chignon, you name it. The magic happened when Michelle and Barack hopped onto the deck to take pictures, because even the president had to capture the moment when they stepped onto a super-yacht. Michelle let her usually perfectly placed hair fall around her shoulders, all bouncy and beautiful.
Gisele Bündchen and her long, blond and wavy hair have become synonymous with Brazilian beauty. Although her hair is gorgeous, a majority of the black and brown people of this South American country possess kinky or curly hair that is completely different from the supermodel’s shampoo-commercial-worthy strands. Leila Velez knows this emotion all too well.