“I think that there are a lot more black women now embracing their blackness and being unafraid to show it. ... This is my hair; this is what grows out of my head—who are you to say that it is not normal?" Meet @stbeautyband, the musical duo redefining empowering hair. Tap the link in our bio for the full interview and all the rad photos.
Hey! It's Byrdie's features editor @amanda_montell here. So... the other week, I wrote a little story on the history and etymology of the word "pretty," and a lot of you seemed to like it. (Thanks for that, btw!) So, we're gonna keep this language theme going. Once a month, we plan to interview linguists and literature scholars to take a deep dive into the language of the beauty industry, but we need your help, too. Is there a beauty-related word or phrase that you've always wondered about? Like why we use it and where it comes from? (Could literally be anything from "anti-aging" to "pimple.") Leave a word or two in the comments below, and stay tuned on Byrdie.com to find out the story behind it! // #regram@welovecoco