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The Big Chop: Behold My New Hair, Styled by Neal Farinah, Sponsored by Dare to Have Hair!

So I finally did it: I cut my hair! I went to Neal Farinah, who has created iconic looks for Solange, Nicki Minaj, and Queen Beyonce herself to do the Honors. Check out the video below: Behold the Before: And After! I’ll be honest: The process was pretty intense. First, they cut off my locs, then picked through what remained with a needle. Then, they braided my itty bitty ‘fro into cornrows. That part hurt! Then it was time for…

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Save the Date: Cocktails with Claire x Ty Hunter November 11th, 2017

Cocktails with Claire x Ty Hunter is coming to NYC! Save the date for November 11th, 2017, for a day full of inspiration, fashion, and fun. It all goes down at Beautique New York, located at 5 West 58th Street! We’ll have a VIP brunch from 3-5 and the main event from 5-8pm. Special guests will be announced soon, but please know we will have limited space! And we always bring the hot fire! Get your tickets here: Powered by…

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No Means No: Reflections on Harvey Weinstein and Basic Respect of Female Desire

If you’ve been reading the news, you’d know that Harvey Weinstein, a prolific Hollywood producer and former film studio executive, is all up in the headlines. Several actresses, from bold faced names to those little known, have come forward, saying that Weinstein forced himself on them, asked for massages, placed hands on private parts, and did even more aggressive, uncomfortable things. Many stayed quiet for so long because he is powerful and could compromise their careers. But after several years…

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Hair is Nothing, Hair is Everything: Reflections on the Politics of Hair on the Eve of My Big Chop (Yes, I’m Cutting My Hair)

“Now question: is every nigga with dreads for the cause? Is every nigga with golds for the fall? Naw So don’t get caught up in appearance”~Outkast, Aquemini Happy Monday! I’m writing to you on the day of the big chop. Yes. I am cutting off the locs I’ve had for over 15 years and exploring different hair styles. Weaves, wigs, bundles down my back or faux locs, I’ve decided to take the plunge and switch things up. I am terrified.…

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Back in New York! Wearing a Red Balmain Blazer, Peter Pilotto Skirt, and Stuart Weitzman Nudist Sandals

I’m back in New York! It took me a minute to get over the jet lag, but by Thursday, I had recovered and was ready to hit the ground running! Yep, I cut my hair. Basically, as I’m sure you could tell, but the red color didn’t quite work as I thought it would. My blonde locs are still peaking out underneath, and no amount of coloring (and subsequent ruined pillowcases) will fix it. I’ve actually been thinking of switching…

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