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‘LBHB’ goes Belgium!

Fase 2: “Little Black Hair Book’ goes Belgium


It’s been a little over 6 months since ‘Little Black Hair Book’ got released. The book has been very well received by the media, and this has resulted in lot’s of media attention in The Nederlands, but also abroad. Time to spread our wings! …Read more →

Sunscreen? But I am black?!

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It is June, we are already halfway through the year 2014. And the temperature is rising fast. With the festival season on its way starting this weekend with Pinkpop, and holydays are being booked, it is a good moment to protect ourselves from the sun.  Inspired by this picture above, a collage of the favorite sunscreen products of one of my favorite Make-up artist Benjamin Puckey.

‘But I am black?’, some of you might think. At least, that’s what I use to think for a very long time. Does a person with a dark complexion need to protect her/himself from the sun? Let take a closer look..

Dark complexions have both advantages and disadvantages when it comes to sun exposure. On one hand, dark skin is less likely to get sunburned and less likely to develop skin cancer. On the other hand, because dark skin naturally provides protection from the sun’s ultraviolet rays, it prevents dark-skinned people from producing the necessary amount of vitamin D.

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Good Hair Festival


If you are half as obsessed with afro hair as me, and you want to learn more about your own hair, and others textures, you must visit the ‘Good Hair Festival’ in Amsterdam’s Tropenmuseum this weekend.

Why are we so fascinated with hair, what are the hair facts, the differences, and similarity between black and white.

As part of the exhibition ‘Black and White’, The Tropenmuseum has a full program this weekend.

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MIRROR, The Hair Convention


On April the 13th and 14th Amsterdam hosted it’s first ‘MIRROR’ The Hair Convention in Kromhout Hal Amsterdam. With a professional team who are responsible for the Modefabriek, which has the reputation of being one of the most important fashion venues to attend, they now developed an event for the professional hair industry.

No need to travel to London or Paris to see international top artists. MIRROR brought them to Amsterdam! hairdressers, trendspotters, bloggers and vloggers attended the inspiring event. From workshop, speeches by international hairdressers to refreshing hair shows for less.

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The Natural Hair Parade and Festival

The Natural Hair Parade and Festival is the brain child of natural hair pioneer, Isis Brantley. As the first entrepreneur to own a natural braiding salon in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, Isis continues to be an advocate for economic empowerment and pride within the African American community.
“The Natural Hair Parade & Festival is a celebration of natural hair.” Isis Brantley
Erykah Badu, a long time friend of Isis, is a sponsor and supporter of the Natural Hair Parade & Festival. Erykah has challenged Isis to get 400 people to march and participate in the parade. The free event will take place on September 3, 2011 in Dallas, beginning at the Wynnewood Shopping Center,655 W. Illinois Ave. and ending at the Naturally Isis Beckley location, 2642 S. Beckley.