Natural hair revolution unravels racist beauty ideals in Caribbean
06 January 2019 | 6:10 am
Miss Rizos hair salon is ground zero for the Caribbean's natural hair movement. Here, Dominicans embrace their curls and redefine beauty standards in a society that has until now insisted that kinky hair is bad hair.
30 Jun 2019
In Africa, the huge "dry hair" market of weaves, extensions, and wigs crafted from everything from synthetic fibre to human or yak hair is worth billions of dollars. Tanzania's government has announced a 25% tax "dry hair" imports which have women and industry stakeholders up in arms.
25 Jun 2019
Bearded men twirled, snipped and combed their facial hair to perfection for the French Beard Championship in Paris on Saturday.
26 Jun 2019
In Africa, the huge "dry hair" market of weaves, extensions and wigs crafted from everything from synthetic fibre to human or yak hair is worth billions of dollars. But now, Tanzania's government has announced a 25% "dry hair" import tax, which has women and industry stakeholders up in arms.
13 Nov 2019
The breathtaking reds, yellows, and purples of the Mesoamerican Reef have been turning sickly white, leading researchers on a desperate hunt to understand and fight the mysterious disease killing the Caribbean's corals
15 Nov 2019
Protesters in Bolivia have used an excuse against the mayor of the Bolivian town of Vinto, Patricia Arce, to force her resignation while on her knees after they sprayed her with red paint and subjected to two hours of humiliation.
19 Nov 2019
The second edition of the Afro beauty contest 'Miss Nappy', which promotes frizzy hair and black skin is held in Abidjan.
1 Dec 2019
Bebo Haider's beauty parlour is bright, small, and decorated sparsely with three large photographs: transgender models who became her clients because the Karachi salon is one of the few in Pakistan which caters to them without judgement.
6 Dec 2019
A Kenyan entrepreneur is using sisal to put an an eco-friendly twist on hair extensions. Her products are fully biodegradable, cheaper than synthetic extensions, and can even be reused.
25 Jan 2020
Nilanshi Patel, a 17-year-old from India's Gujarat state, remains a cut above the rest according to the Guinness World Records, having bettered her record of 170.5 centimetres (5.59 feet) set in December 2018 with a new length of 190 centimetres.
5 May 2020
The coronavirus pandemic forced hair salons across Germany to shut their doors for six long weeks. Starting May 4, they can reopen under strict conditions — though it may mean fewer services and higher prices.
31 May 2020
Germany is showing a more relaxed side in the coronavirus era of working at home. Etiquette has taken a back seat as Zoom shows how the country lives — sometimes by accident.
23 Jun 2020
Traffic is back on the streets of Riyadh, and restaurants and hair salons have reopened as Saudi Arabia lifts its coronavirus curfew. Saudi Arabia has been the hardest-hit Gulf state during the pandemic, with over 150,000 confirmed cases.
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UWCL Final: Asisat Oshoala seeks to end 'rollercoaster' year with repeat win
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The recent leak of a confidential US Supreme Court document has confirmed the conservative-majority court's intention to overturn Roe v. Wade, the decision that has guaranteed access to abortion throughout the United States for nearly 50 years. Such a decision would have an unprecedented impact on 75 million women of childbearing age. But at the instigation of the Republican Party, some parts of the US, such as the states of Texas and Oklahoma, are already turning into a medical desert for women who seek a termination. Our correspondents Valérie Defert and Pierrick Leurent report on the "post-Roe America".
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An alleged coup attempt in the West African nation sheds light on the tensions facing the interim government of Colonel Assimi Goita. Yet, despite sanctions and isolation, Malians still back the military.
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With energy prices soaring, Germany's parliament has approved the €9 per month ticket plan for public transport over the next three months. But the plan has its detractors.
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