Braids

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
beauty week 2018

how kelsey lu’s hair artist incorporates tradition and modernity into her work

Nena Soul Fly created the looks for 'Shades of Blue'.
Jack Sunnucks
6.11.18
don't touch my hair

solange tells magazine “don’t touch my hair” after they edit out her braids

An accompanying profile that quotes Solange on the meaning of braided hair for black women has now been publicly disowned by the interviewer.
Charlotte Gush
10.20.17
think piece

why cornrows are not just braids

Tracing the evolution of a hairstyle that's gone from hip-hop to art and back again.
André-Naquian Wheeler
6.22.17
Beauty

for solange collaborator shani crowe, braids are art

The artist and hairstylist elevates black feminine beauty through intentional symbolism.
Antwaun Sargent
6.20.17
News

a massachusetts school is punishing black girls for their braids

Parents say the school's ban on hair extensions unfairly targets black students.
André-Naquian Wheeler
5.12.17
News

why are we all googling braids and man buns?

As Google publishes a new report on 2015's top hair trends, we explore what our most-searched hair obsessions say about us as a culture today.
Emily Manning
10.29.15
i-D

i-D's top 10 beauty trends of 2014

Chopping, cropping, dyeing, frying, soaking, twisting, piercing, painting, and stripping: 2014 was the year we pushed beauty to the extreme. Whether testing how faux we could go with fake piercings and temporary tattoos or scaling things back-to-basics...
Emily Manning
12.17.14