The best Black-owned hair brands and the women behind them

Afro hair is finally getting the premium, natural, nourishing products it deserves. Meet the boutique brand owners at the forefront of the charge. Like so many women with afro and curly hair, I used to rely on high street afro beauty shops to stock everything my hair needed. I’d suffer the towering shelves full of […]

4 Moves for A Sculpted Back from Brrrn Trainer Coco Minot

For people who were never really fans of being shoulder-to-shoulder in a packed, sweaty hot yoga class, Brrrn burst on the scene as the first cool-temperature cardio, strength-training, and bootcamp studio. They pivoted in 2020, as many fitness brands did, to offer Brrrn At-Home workouts featuring their signature sliding board, meant to feel like your […]

Tia Mowry Gets Candid About Her Eczema Going Undiagnosed for Years

Tia Mowry has been a household name since the '90s for her role in the iconic sitcom Sister, Sister — and she's been dealing with eczema for just as long. The actress and author says she went decades without knowing that she had the chronic skin condition, which is often characterized by dry, flaky, itchy […]

Lori Harvey Shares The Deets of Her Highly-Anticipated Skincare Brand, SKN By LH

Lori Harvey may be known for her stunning skin, which she proudly displays ostentatiously on social media, but the model-turned-beauty-entrepreneur reveals that it wasn’t always like this. “Growing up, I would try out different products which honestly made my skin worse because I was using things that were too harsh,” Harvey tells ESSENCE exclusively.   She […]