By SANDRA E. GARCIA On my first trip back to the Dominican Republic in 10 years, as I wandered down the streets of La Zona Colonial, I noticed how their names were weighted with history. Calle de las Damas, a street made specifically for the wives and daughters of noblemen from colonial times to walk […]
By CRYSTAL MARTIN Maisha Stephens-Teacher opened her hair salon, Bibi, on Frederick Douglass Boulevard five years ago. “I’ve done this for 27 years,” she said. “My salon uses high-end products. Our stylists are very talented, but I couldn’t command prices commensurate with that. People would say, ‘Well, I can pay that downtown.’” But in the […]
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A Word From Miss Rizos My name is Carolina and I am the creator of MissRizos.com, a community and online platform that celebrates and promotes afro-textured hair! Miss Rizos’ vision is to change our societies standards of beauty through facilitating individual self-acceptance for women and girls through their hair. We’ve created this campaign to increase […]
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Locs Revolution has teamed up with Unveiled Unlocked and the FOLLICLE film production team, to bring you a Natural Hair event like none other. Saturday, Feb. 8th the event, Know Your Roots: Natural Hair and the “Movement”, takes place at Dinosour BBQ in Harlem. This event will also serve as a fundraiser for the film project. Support Here: […]
BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) Over a decade ago, when I first decided to leave my hair in it’s natural kinky state and free of chemical relaxers, the response from many in my mostly-Dominican community was outright negative. If you didn’t notice, hair and beauty are a big deal in Washington Heights and the fact […]
By Sandra E. García Beauty is a beast. Hair is a notoriously fickle, and important, part of one’s appearance. And given the preponderance of beauty salons and barbershops throughout northern Manhattan and the Bronx, the upkeep of hair is particularly important to the many men and women who are quick to schedule a shape-up, or […]
Photography by Toni Dubois
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Uptown’s very own, Yaris Sanchez (@Yaris_Sanchez), is one of the 3 girls nominated for King’s Web Girl of the Year award. The Dominican goddess, who has made standout appearances in several men’s magazines as well as music videos, has a huge…following – 19,000 Twitter followers and growing exponentially. With that said, […]
Written by Gloria Pazmiño Hair salons in the Heights. There is nothing more symbolic of both our need to look good and our entrepreneurial spirit than these shops that seem to dot every block. We go there to fulfill a need to look our best, primp our hair, do our nails, change a look – […]
BY DeJesus Look around, art is all around us and Uptowner Ami Vega validates this statement. Her hand skills make hands cool. She is not just some run of the mill manicurist, she is a talented artist who uses nails as her canvas and nail polish as her paint and paint brush. She is contracted for […]