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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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10 “superfoods” that are good for your hair and body

In the spirit of our food issue, we’re taking a look at foods that are said to help maintain a healthy head of hair and a healthy body.

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#hairspiration, date night ‘dos: a voluminous blow out

Volume is a great way to add drama to your look.

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#hairspiration, date night ‘do: a jumbo ponytail (video)

A jumbo ponytail is both simple and bold, which makes it a great style for a night out.

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un’ruly life: avocado toast, #eatpretty

I’m taking this month’s food focus to kick-off a new series that I’ll post as inspired: #eatpretty.

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#hairspiration, date night ‘dos: a fall ‘fro

A perfectly global combed out ‘fro will leave you feeling angelic.

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yesterday we un’boxed

Product junkies from near and far came out to trade their didn’t-work-out-so-well products for their ooh-I-wanna-try-that products.

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#hairspiration, date night ‘dos: a goddess braid (video)

Youtuber Shaina Glenn shows us how to make a simple goddess braid like Tia’s.

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celeb-inspired: janet’s pin curls (video)

Remember when Janet Jackson was vying for the Dorothy Dandridge role, which ultimately went to Halle Berry?

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working girl: vanessa cantave, chef

With a Haitian-American up-bringing and a culinary education at the French Culinary Institute, Vanessa’s environments have found their way into her cuisine, albeit subtly.

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celeb-inspired: raven’s bow (video)

Throw a bow on that ‘fro!

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product review: motions for natural textures – moisturizing cleanser & smoothing conditioner

“Like many, I’m a junkie for rich textured conditioners – so this one was a true winner. Why? because I like my mane to feel as if each strand is drinking its conditioner.”

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what products and styles minimize shrinkage?

It’s important to keep in mind that shrinkage is a sign of healthy hair that has good elasticity…

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ask an expert: is there a safe way to wear lace front wigs?

The dangers with attaching a lace wig with tape and/or glue is that if they are not removed with the proper solution, it will result in permanent hair loss to your edges…

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hair story: nicole barringer

Nicole Barringer has gone from super long hair to super short to long again and then medium length. See her looks and find out how she retains length.

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from the editor: eat!

Some of my bests memories are made breaking bread with people I care about. Food is a way culture comes to life and can be experienced.

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on the street: all black everything

How cute is this look! We love the limited use of color–almost all black everything–with an expert use of accessories.

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celeb-inspired: tyra’s messy bun (video)

If you’d like to channel Tyra’s 80s style messy bun this #ThrowBackThursday, then hair vlogger SunKissAlba has you covered.

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product review: eden bodyworks’ control edge glaze

With some users calling it the best edge layer around, it definitely delivers on its claim without the flaking or crunchiness you might experience with other gels.

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ask an expert: how can I avoid damage after dyeing my hair?

Water and water-based products can be very tricky with colored treated hair…

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on the street: curls, bangs and polka dots

We spotted (pun intended) this look in New York City.

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event: un’box – a product swap for black hair (october)

Because one girl’s “can’t-have” is another girl’s “must-have,” we’re inviting our New York Un’ruly girls to clear out your cabinets and subscription beauty boxes of any unused or fairly used products…

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working girl: helen r. little, radio host

Helen discovered what she’s passionate about early on and never looked back.

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