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working girl: tonya rapley, financial educator

Starting off with an utter dislike of math, Tonya had know idea she’d end up changing her life and the lives of others by charting out a course to financial freedom.

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on the street, paris: a chic head wrap

There’s nothing like a head wrap to pull a look together (and protect your hair).

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ask an expert: how do i protect my natural hair when swimming?

Without proper care, your hair will certainly suffer from the dangers of chlorine. Here are some ways you can protect your hair:

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swoon: our favorite 30 solange wedding photos

So Solange got married this weekend! And we’ve rounded up…. oh… just 30 of our favorite Solange wedding photos–from the rehearsal dinner to the New Orleans style parade. Enjoy!

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on the street: a high bun in the tuileries

The weather was unusually warm when we captured this sleek high bun in the Tuileries in Paris…

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product review: eden bodyworks’ all natural peppermint tea tree hair oil

Eden Bodyworks’ All Natural Peppermint Tea Tree Hair Oil is an organic creation from the gods that quenches your scalp’s thirst and penetrates deep into your pores for a fresh, clean, tingly sensation!

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get malinda’s blow-dry-fly pixie (video)

Actress Malinda Williams knows how to keep her pixie looking sharp! Find out how she does it.

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hair story: melissa burgos

“…I have noticed within the natural hair community that more and more Latina’s are rocking their rizos (curls) and it makes me proud.”

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ask an expert: my hair doesn’t cooperate over time. what can i do?

I’ve noticed that over the past couple of weeks my hair will not cooperate and is rebelling against my current routine. What advice do you have to maintain the health, bounce, and moisture my hair typically has?

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celeb-inspired: elle varner’s pony tail (video)

Looking for a flirty pinned back hairstyle without completely taming those curls?

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my hair is relaxed; what should i consider before getting my first weave

There are a lot of factors to look at when deciding to try a weave for the first time.

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grammin’: halloween edition

This year the day of the dead fell on a weekend and celebs were spotted party hopping in amazing get ups! Check them out inside as we throwback to some of our faves…

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on the street: pastel hair

If you’re not in the mood for fall oranges, yellows and browns, maybe some funky pastels will pique your interest.

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working girl: marjon carlos, fashion & culture writer

Not many people can say they were a part of the cool kid clique that is Solange’s Saint Heron, but being one of the founding editors of the website is just the tip of Marjon Carlos’ iceberg.

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un’ruly digest #20: october ’14

We came, we saw and we ate in October, dedicating the month to the delectables that color our culture. We met two working girls in the culinary scene and explored what Black food really is.

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black food: how what we eat connects us to where we’re from

I don’t know if there is such thing as White food but there is certainly such thing as Black food—as in food Black people eat. And it has a lot more depth to it than Urban Dictionary would make it seem.

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from the editor: beyond our borders

This month we’ll be stepping outside our geographical box a little and getting a small taste of what lies beyond our borders.

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on the scene: paris fashion week #tbt

Paris Fashion Week happened a few weeks ago and miraculously the sun decided to pop out while fashion’s glitterati descended on the City of Light.

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is my hair permanently damaged?

The hair around the hairline and nape area can be very fragile. So prolonged use of weaves or added tension from braids can do damage.

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un’ruly life: mango salad with shrimp, #eatpretty

I’m not sure if mangos are still in season (in the US, at least in Florida, I never used to have to worry about seasons) but if you can get your hands on a mango, try out this yummy easy to make salad.

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celeb-inspired: elle’s top knot (video)

Singer Elle Varner paired her bun with electrifying purple lips.

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celeb-inspired: yaya’s combed out ‘fro (video)

Get this simple look-at-me look!

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hair story: helen lasichanh

There’s elegance in discretion, which may be part of what makes Helen Lasichanh, wife of singer/producer Pharrell Williams, so intriguing.

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ask an expert: what can I do to make my perm last longer?

It can be costly and possibly damaging to relax hair before 6 to 8 weeks. Try these tips…

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working girl: janette “puttie” clark, chef

Janette “Puttie” Clark transformed her life and body with food. After being laid off from her corporate job in 2012 she dedicated her newfound extra time to something she loved: cooking.

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un’ruly digest #21: september ’14

In September we focused on entertainment and looked at beauty standards across the pond; our favorite looks from Half of a Yellow Sun and much much more.

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#hairspiration, date night ‘dos: wrapped up-do

Up do’s are an easy choice if you’re looking to class up your look.

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