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
12.7.18
Culture

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
11.14.17
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
Beauty

a magical visit to susy's brooklyn braiding salon

i-D penciled in an appointment with Hair by Susy, located in Brooklyn's East New York neighborhood. The owner talked us through her unique, intricate takes on styles like bantu knots and the mambo.
André-Naquian Wheeler
6.23.17
Photography

william ukoh's photos capture the jubilant beauty of black hair

"With every project I do, the first thing I think is: Which black model can I cast in this role?"
André-Naquian Wheeler
6.22.17
Culture

5 african-german women on natural hair and cultural appropriation

What does hair have to do with self-acceptance? What needs to change to stop the pressure for women to have straight hair? We head to Berlin to talk confidence and cornrows in the German capital.
Naomie Chokoago
6.21.17
News

why it’s hard to wash away the shea moisture controversy

Featuring three white women, the black-owned company’s “break free from hair hate” commercial struck many in the black community as an insult.
André-Naquian Wheeler
4.25.17
News

white model apologizes after (unknowingly) appearing on the cover of 'blackhair'

'I believe this shoot is from when I was around 15 and didn't understand cultural appropriation or the impact it has on POC,' Emily Bador wrote on Instagram yesterday.
Hannah Ongley
11.22.16
News

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

The politics of black hairstyles doesn't just concern women.
i-D Staff
4.14.16
News

an iconic black hair brand is coming to sephora

America's favorite beauty store will carry a revived line of products inspired by the legacy of America's O.G. #girlboss.
Hannah Ongley
2.26.16
Culture

meet the 21-year-old photographer exploring society's perceptions of the black body

Ronan McKenzie's new exhibition considers contemporary views on black sexuality, prejudices and power.
Felicity Kinsella
12.15.15
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