black hair

Culture

inside ‘the hair appointment’, the salon-exhibition celebrating the beauty of black hairstyling

Josef Adamu, creative director and founder of Sunday School, brought to life his latest series through a salon-inspired exhibition with a “baby hair station”.
Laura Pitcher
12.9.18
Beauty

model jordun love recreates iconic black hairstyles from album covers

He pays tribute to artists like Janet jackson, Prince, and Stevie Wonder.
André-Naquian Wheeler
2.23.18
Beauty

jessica madavo’s striking portraits of black schoolgirls with natural hair

“Afro Project” is an optimistic response to the discrimination faced by South African schoolgirls with natural hair.
Hannah Ongley
11.15.17
Culture

the radical politics behind afros

Examining the resonance of the natural 'do, from Angela Davis to Beyonce's Black Panthers.
André-Naquian Wheeler
7.7.17
News

lupita nyong’o’s met gala hair referenced african style, not marge simpson

The Oscar winner set fashion commentators straight with a to-the-point Instagram video.
Wendy Syfret
5.5.16
News

the weeknd had to explain to white people that he washes his hair

The politics of black hairstyles doesn't just concern women.
Hannah Ongley
4.17.16
Culture

photographer ronan mckenzie explores today’s perceptions of the black body

21-year-old Ronan looks into contemporary society’s view of the black body relating sexuality, prejudices and power.
Felicity Kinsella
12.15.15
Beauty

real american beauty: south central, la

In this series directed by Liza Mandelup, we explore the very different faces of American beauty today. From the picket-fenced suburbia of Long Island to the pastel-coloured storefronts of Miami, we examine the transformative powers of a hairstyle, and...
i-D Staff
8.10.15
News

​model maria borges on embracing her natural black hair

Riccardo Tisci gave her the encouragement she needed backstage at Givenchy.
i-D Staff
8.8.15
Art

talking politics at the beauty salon

A new exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem explores how women use their hair and nails to assert their identity.
Jessica C. Andrews
3.30.15
Fashion

​10 things you need to know about lineisy montero

Lineisy Montero's debut at Prada this season caused a social media stir when she appeared with her natural mini afro. We catch up with the model of the moment.
Felicity Kinsella
3.18.15
Fashion

​where is fashion at with natural black hair?

After Lineisy Montero’s turn on last week’s Prada runway complete with a short afro, i-D asks, has fashion finally embraced black hair?
Lynette Nylander
3.9.15