23 Best Shampoos and Conditioners for Colored Hair 2022 to Maintain a Fresh, Vibrant Hue

Whether you’ve lost count of how many times you’ve dyed your hair or you’re coloring it for the first time, let’s take a moment to talk about maintenance with the best shampoos and conditioners for colored hair. There’s nothing worse than getting that perfect shade at the salon — or at home, if you’re adventurous … Read more

Want to Be a Hairstylist But Can’t Afford Cosmetology School? This Apprenticeship Program Can Help

Thomas adds that the chance to get to work at Natural ‘Do, a hair salon owned by Valonne Smith that caters to Black women and others with textured hair, crucially allows her to make money while she trains. “The apprentice program costs $2,400 [these fees go to the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology], which means … Read more

What Happened When I Got Tape-In Extensions for the First Time | Review

I’ve had fine hair all my life. In fact, there are photos of me as old as age three with just a few barely-there wisps of hair. Fortunately, my scalp has long since filled out — but the strands that are there are just as baby-fine in texture. So when I heard that hair extensions … Read more

Doja Cat’s New Haircut With Bangs Is “Not a Wig” — Photos

Just like no one ever has to “confess” to getting Botox or injectable fillers or plastic surgery, no one is obligated to announce when they’re wearing a wig. Many celebrities — especially the ones who change up their style on a nearly daily basis — are more than happy to let people know that what … Read more

The Black Beauty Roster Is Trying to Solve Hollywood’s On-Set Diversity Problem

This kind of education is one of the core principles of BBR, but at its helm, the organization works overtime to provide jobs and access to Black beauty professionals who wish to work on major productions and sets. This is precisely why WarnerMedia has partnered with BBR to advance diversity in hair and makeup on … Read more

Tresemmé Is Launching a Course to Teach Hairstylists How to Work with Textured Hair

The ability to walk into any hair salon and find a trustworthy hairstylist is not a luxury that everyone has. For Black women, it’s common to feel anxious when searching for or entering a new salon because the big deciding question is: Who can actually style my hair well without damaging it? The sad reality … Read more

Many Hairstylists Don’t Want to Work Full-Time at Salons Anymore. What Does That Mean for Your Haircut?

But now hiring — and keeping — talented stylists and colorists at salons is more challenging. Junior stylists see other stylists’ success on social, but not the years of work that came before, says Abby Haliti, a colorist in New York and New Jersey who also does hair-color pop-ups internationally. “Assistants don’t want to sweep … Read more

23 Allure-Approved Small Beauty Businesses Worth a Road Trip Across the United States

MAREN MORRIS: My mother is a hairdresser, so when I moved to Nashville I knew I had to find someone who could carry the torch of what she had done for me for 23 years. I googled the best salons in Nashville and then I found you. MARWA BASHIR: I remember when we met. It … Read more

K18 Bond-Building Hair Treatment: Everything You Need to Know

TikTok has been buzzing over the #K18HairFlip, a hashtag created by hair-care brand K18, which has accumulated 10.6 billion views on the platform as of this publication. Influencers like Mikayla Nogueira (11.3 million followers) and Brad Mondo (8.7 million followers) have partnered up with the brand, and there is a treasure trove of videos reviewing … Read more