• Woman & Beauty

    Is British Vogue’s February cover the best way to celebrate Black beauty?

    Stephanie Busari is CNN’s Supervising Editor for Africa based in Lagos, Nigeria. All opinions expressed in the article below are the author’s own.  “Sis have you seen this wonderful cover … it’s amazing,” a friend wrote to me in an Instagram message.  It was the British Vogue February 2022 cover, which features an all-star team of African supermodels.  It is one of two cover photos released this month (a second cover image features one of the group, supermodel Adut Akech, posing alone) and, according to British Vogue’s British Ghanaian editor-in-chief Edward Enninful, the images aim to spotlight the rise of  

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  • Woman & Beauty

    Meet The Woman Behind Today’s Multimillion-Dollar Black Hair And Beauty Startups

    WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20: Nene Leakes and Founder, Ubiquitous Women’s Expo, Germaine … [+] Bolds-Leftridge attend The Lady Leopard Brunch at Catch 22 on January 20, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brian Stukes/Getty Images) Getty Images In the past ten years, global category-leading manufacturers like Procter & Gamble and Unilever have seized the opportunity to create specific products that appeal to diverse consumers. These consumers spent $473 million in total hair care (a $4.2 billion industry). In addition, they made other significant investments in personal appearance products, such as grooming aids ($127 million out of $889 million) and  

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  • Woman & Beauty

    OUI the People: A black-woman-owned beauty brand that prioritizes black women

    Unhealthy and unrealistic health and beauty standards are forced on consumers from every angle. Television, social media, advertisements at transportation hubs and even subliminal messages in our entertainment do a good job of reminding us all that we’re lacking something special. We’d all be better of if we just purchase the right products and style ourselves like our favorite celebrities, right? A Black woman decided to take a different approach with OUI the People, a beauty brand for, well, the people. Founder Karen Young said she struggled with razor burn and ingrown hairs as a young woman. She took  

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  • Shopping

    Black Friday shopping in stores drops 28% from pre-pandemic levels

    Shoppers with bags from various stores stand next to each other as Black Friday sales begin at The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass in Simpsonville, Kentucky, November 26, 2021. Jon Cherry | Reuters Traffic at retail stores on Black Friday dropped 28.3% compared with 2019 levels, as Americans shifted more of their spending online and kicked off their shopping earlier in the year, according to preliminary data from Sensormatic Solutions. Traffic was up 47.5% compared with year-ago levels, Sensormatic said. This time in 2020, many shoppers stayed at home due to fears around the coronavirus pandemic and as retailers operated  

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  • Skin care

    Best Violet Grey Black Friday Deals 2021: La Mer, Augustinus Bader & More

    It’s not every day you can score luxury skin care at a fraction of the price, so the best Violet Grey Black Friday deals 2021 has us priming our beauty shelves for exclusive finds that are hard to come by. The high-end beauty retailer, known for its vetted, insider-approved skin care, is offering 20% off of everything on its site, including prestige brands like La Mer and Augustinus Bader.  Want to bless your face with best-selling beauty products at a major discount? This year you don’t even need a code at checkout. And now that the retailer’s sale is officially  

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  • Body Care

    Best Black Friday L’Occitane Deals (2021): Hair Care, Body Care & Makeup Savings Rated by Deal Tomato

    BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Here’s a list of the top L’Occitane deals for Black Friday 2021, including deals on body oils, body scrubs, lotions, creams, makeup removers and more. Shop the full range of deals listed below. Best L’Occitane deals: Save up to 50% on best selling makeup at L’Occitane.com – check live prices on lipsticks, balms, makeup removers, and other skin-friendly makeup choices Save on L’Occitane moisturizers, serums, & other skincare staples at L’Occitane.com – includes the best-selling Immortelle Overnight Reset Oil-in-Serum, L’occitane’s #1 serum Save on hand creams and lotions from L’Occitane at L’Occitane.com – also includes deals on  

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  • Skin care

    Black Friday Dermstore Sales 2021: Shop 34 Skin-Care Items to Complete Your Beauty Collection

    Shopping for yourself or your loved ones around the holidays makes the season that much sweeter. For all your beauty needs, look no further than the Black Friday Dermstore sales—after all, there really is no better time to cross a couple of presents off your gift list. Ahead of Thanksgiving, the beauty retailer is already offering up to 30% off sitewide through November 29. Simply enter code BLACK at checkout to score savings across skin-care, hair-care, makeup, and more. Treat your beauty lover to potent vitamin C serums by Sunday Riley or facial cleansing devices by PMD, amongst other  

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  • Woman & Beauty

    How 6 Black Women From Around the World Define Beauty

    This story is a part of The Melanin Edit, a platform in which Allure will explore every facet of a melanin-rich life — from the most innovative treatments for hyperpigmentation to the social and emotional realities — all while spreading Black pride. The Black diaspora is a powerful entity. Whether it be highways and bridges or entire oceans between us, Black folk are connected across both miles and time by elements of culture — our values, customs, art, language, food, beauty. Through the lens of beauty, Afro-diasporic women share countless threads of connection and experiences. In efforts to revere  

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  • Shopping

    What inflation and supply chain woes mean for holiday shopping and Black Friday

    Holiday shopping is going to be annoying this year. Many things are more expensive, and in-demand items are hard to find. It’s a real “All I want for Christmas is to stop hearing about supply chains and inflation for half a second” moment. While it’s a weird time in the economy, that weirdness isn’t necessarily translating to people holding back on buying. People are shopping a little differently this holiday season, but they’re not not shopping. Nearly two years into a pandemic, the American consumer will not be deterred, at least not entirely. But they probably won’t be happy about  

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